Texas GOP, KKK, & My History

I’m a white Texan that grew up a couple of blocks from the KKK headquarters in Pasadena Texas. I grew up at a time where the KKK and evangelical leadership teamed up to fight against queer employment equality. I grew up during a time where the KKK would pass out fliers with caricatures of effeminate gay men warning the public that people like that were vile, dangerous, and were a clear target of the Klan. Texas Republicans want to censor this history.

A Cotton Ceiling Conspiracy Rebranding: Super Straight

An internal discussion within the trans community, originally known as the Cotton Ceiling, concerned itself with the way physical cisnormative beauty standards impact notions of desirability, how these biases relate to the fetishization of trans people,…

Fascism and transphobia are ALWAYS linked

Anti-feminism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, and racism are THE entry points to fascism. Remember, the FIRST Nazi book-burning was the burning of books from a trans clinic. Given that, would it surprise you to know…

Your How-To Guide to Gender Critical Activism

Do you fear trans people and want to rationalize the simmering hate you feel? We here at the TransAdvocate have spent almost 2 decades debating and debunking anti-trans nonsense and we’ve learned a thing or…

If transgendering is a thing, then so is cisgendering

Anti-trans sex essentialist activists love to pretend that “transgender” is a verb for the same reason anti-gay activists like to pretend “gay” is also a verb. If being gay or trans is a mere matter…

Is Briscoe “Gun Nut” Cain a closet queen?

If you know anything about the queer community, you’re familiar with the stereotype of the closeted dude who lives a lie by pretending to be Mr. Manly Man. You know, the guy who can’t shut…