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#TERFweek: In stealth with the TERFs at MichFest

in #TERFweek/Fallon Fox

I remember the first time I encountered Transgender Exclusionary Radical Feminist (TERF) transmisogyny face to face. It was years ago in 2011 when I attended the 33rd Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival (MWMF or MichFest) in stealth. If you’re not on the up and up on what the MWMF is, this page will briefly catch you…

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#TERFweek: The Changed Language But Consistent Viewpoint Of MichFest’s Lisa Vogel

in #TERFweek/Autumn Sandeen/History

This is a long-form article on MichFest’s co-founder and current producer Lisa Vogel. The article contains extensive text of what Vogel has stated regarding trans people over several decades, as well as analysis and commentary on her carefully evolved language, but unevolved perspective, that trans women are males. Lisa Vogel, a co-founder and the producer…

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Admit it, Obama is our Fierce Advocate

in Marti Abernathey/Opinion

Recently Rebecca Juro wrote a post at the Advocate called “No, Obama’s Executive Order Is Not a (Total) Win” that I find extremely short-sighted and politically naive.  Soon after the election in 2008 of President Barack Obama, many started to question President Obama’s claim as a “fierce advocate” for the LGBT community. I have my…

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The Playbook: Equality comes to Houston, the fringe freaks out, threatens to kill Mayor [UPDATED]

in Cristan Williams

On Wednesday, May 28, 2014, the Houston City Council approved a sweeping non-discrimination ordinance barring discrimination against 15 protected classes, including an explicit protection against discrimination due to one’s religion. The city’s right-wing community immediately claimed to be oppressed, threatened to recall everyone who voted for the ordinance and pledged to put their own religious protections…

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“Slacktivism” Plus Brick-And-Mortar Activism Equals Trans Civil Rights Aims

in Autumn Sandeen/Opinion/Politics

The Chicago Sun-Times published an op-ed by Kevin D. Williamson entitled Laverne Cox Is Not a Woman. The op-ed was Williamson’s response to the Time Magazine spread where Laverne Cox was featured on the cover of Time Magazine issue with the header The Transgender Tipping Point. The Williamson op-ed was first published by the National…

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A Sincere Happy Mother’s Day Wish To Me From Cathy Brennan

in Autumn Sandeen/History

Back in 2011, Cathy Brennan and I were among a group of people working to pass Maryland’s HB 235 (Prohibiting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination) into law. I developed what I thought was a friendship with her while working on the bill — this was the e-mail she sent me that changed the tone…

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