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When Will I See Black Trans Characters Like Edie Stokes Again?

in Featured/Monica Roberts

Back in 1977, in the Jefferson’s fourth season we were introduced to George’s old Navy buddy who was in New York to visit for a few days.   George’s buddy had a reputation in the Navy as a practical jokester and he was eager to see his old friend. However, there had been some major…

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DADT Dies Today, But Not For Transpeople

in Monica Roberts

While today is a historic and monumental day for GLB people who serve in the military with the death today of the odious Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, there’s one part of the rainbow family who still will not be able to serve in our military openly and proudly in the transgender community. Never mind…

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Washington DC Taking Step To Address Trans Job Issue

in Featured/Monica Roberts

According to the DC Trans Coalition,  the city has promised to help address on of the pressing problems in the local trans community in terms of unemployment. As the Injustice At Every Turn report painfully pointed out,  Black transpeople are facing unemployment rates as high as 26% almost double the African American employment rate. The…

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Thai Army Ordered By Court To Halt Problematic Trans Classification

in Featured/Monica Roberts

I talked about this issue that Thai transpeople face when they are disqualified for military service by labeling them as mentally ill. There has been a lawsuit filed, activism centered on the issue and changes to that policy are being discussed in the ‘Land of Smiles’. Because the birth records of Thai transwomen are not…

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We Are Not Defined By Our Genitalia

in Monica Roberts

I’ve said this multiple times on this blog and will continue to say it until you peeps embed this point in your brain cells.   You need to focus on what’s between a transperson’s ears, not their legs. I’m tired of repeating this obvious point ad nauseum, but if that’s what it takes for you recalcitrant…

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Thai Transwomen No Longer Considered ‘Insane’ By Military

in Monica Roberts

While United States transpeople are gearing up for a battle to openly serve in the military long since won in other nations such as Canada, Israel, Spain, the Czech Republic and Australia, our Thai transsisters recently won one just to not be labeled insane by their military for being themselves. In Thailand all males starting…

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