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We Have a History, Too

in Featured/History/Monica Roberts

Another one from the TransGriot The Newspaper Column archives that I pined in February 2005 for Black History Month. We Have a History, Too Copyright 2005, The Letter Ever since I was a child I’ve loved history. I enjoy looking at past events to get an understanding of how the reality of the present took…

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“So, what was Stonewall?”

in Cristan Williams/Featured/History

In the wake of the President Obama’s historic speech referencing Stonewall, NPR ran a piece asking and purporting to answer the question, “So, what was Stonewall?” The article calls upon Martin Duberman, now 82, to retell the story of Stonewall. Martin Duberman published the first history of Stonewall in 1993. His history significantly featured trans folk. Bizarrely, the NPR author Liz Halloran…

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Aftermath of a Boycott: Moving the Discussion Forward on Trans Issues

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Today’s guest post comes from Savannah Garmon. Garmon is a physics researcher and trans activist who presently lives in Toronto but calls Texas home.  She likes social justice, cats, beer, and runs her own blog at leftytgirl.wordpress.com. Most of us are familiar at this point with the events around the boycott declared on Xtra! by…

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Yo Don, We Need To Talk – Again

in Featured/Monica Roberts

I was parked in front of the TV like most of trans America watching Don Lemon’s interview on The Joy Behar Show, and I spent most of it like Janet Mock and probably countless other people around the country mumbling WTF under my breath Here you had a panel that includes Harmony Santana, Isis King,…

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The G & The L Rises, T Sinks And Fails, And All Is AOK? BS!

in Vanessa Edwards Foster

“He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” — Martin Luther King Jr. Well it didn’t take long for responses to my last blog. One person wrote me privately saying she was disappointed I didn’t “understand” how “serious” the Pam’s House Blend controversy was and that I should’ve “come down…

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Hate Crime Blood Lust

in Featured/Opinion

To those that use Angie Zapata’s death as a way to “raise” your profile by covering the trial, shame on you. I have to agree with Brielle over at Women In Love. “Anyone who presents a rational ideology to empower the lgbt as a whole is basically ignored. People want blood. It’s the only thing…

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