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Stealth Doesn’t Help The Trans Community

in Monica Roberts/Opinion

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series on “stealth.” The goal of this series to examine the nuanced ways trans opinion leaders conceptualize stealth and how they feel about it. Suzan Cooke kicked off the series with her article, The Many Shades of Stealth. It should be noted that TA is not endorsing any…

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Why Transgender Activism

in Autumn Sandeen/Politics

[alert type=”info”]I published an earlier revision of this essay first on January 12, 2011 at Pam’s House Blend. I believe the hypothesis of this essay is still true and bears repeating every now and again. ~~A~~[/alert] I work on LGBT community issues, as well as transgender community issues. I have, and will continue to work…

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Gender Orientation, Identity, and Expression

in Cristan Williams/Featured/Opinion

I’ve witnessed many arguments and misunderstandings explode over the conflation of these THREE dimensions of what we in trans discourse collectively refer to as gender: Gender Orientation: One’s subjective experience of one’s body, including its sexed attributes. Gender Identity: Identity labels used when socially constructing sexed personas within the context of social groupings. Gender Expression: One’s situational expression of cultural cues which…

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Chile To Cover SRS

in Monica Roberts

South America is quickly becoming the most trans friendly continent on our planet.Argentina just passed a groundbreaking Gender Identity Law and now their next door neighbors in Chile have made some moves that benefit their trans population.Chile will soon cover sex reassignment surgeries under its public health plan in order to allow citizens of limited means…

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I Repeat Gay Media, RuPaul is Not A Trans Expert

in Monica Roberts

Gay media, did I not succinctly make the points in this 2009 post that RuPaul is not a trans person, emphatically said he was a gay man, and if you want to know what the trans community is thinking about an issue it would behoove you to ask a living breathing transperson? Guess I need…

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‘Work It’ Ain’t Working For The Puerto Rican Community Either

in Featured/Monica Roberts

  For those of you who have been keeping up with the latest news and views in the trans community as the 2k12 goes through week one of the 51 remaining in this year you are probably aware of the kerfluffle that has been building since May over the problematic show Work It. It has…

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