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Cristan Williams

Cristan Williams has 271 articles published.

Cristan Williams is a trans historian and pioneer in addressing the practical needs of the transgender community. She started the first trans homeless shelter in the South and co-founded the first federally funded trans-only homeless program, pioneered affordable healthcare for trans people in the Houston area, won the right for trans people to change their gender on Texas ID prior to surgery, started numerous trans social service programs and founded the Transgender Center as well as the Transgender Archives. Cristan is the editor at the social justice sites TransAdvocate.com and TheTERFs.com, is a long-term member and previous chair of the City of Houston HIV Prevention Planning Group.

Actual medical group supports trans kids while media seems to only listen to fake medical groups

in Cristan Williams/Health

By Cristan Williams Today, the actual medical group, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released several pieces of evidence-based guidance to support the care and protection of transgender youth. This included a detailed press release, user-friendly info kit, and a citable evidence-based review of the best practices for trans care for youth. A google news…

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Hurricane Florence & the trans community: how you can help

in Cristan Williams

The North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia trans communities are at significant risk of taking a direct hit from one of the region’s largest hurricanes of the last 50 years. Hurricane Florence will be a catastrophic disaster and thousands are already displaced due to mandatory evacuations. North Carolina, home of HB2, banns cities from protecting LGBT…

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Rewrite: Trans woman in Pakistan set on fire for resisting sexual assault from cis men

in Cristan Williams/Rewrite

Rewrite is a TransAdvocate feature wherein unethical journalism is corrected and rewritten in ways that are respectful of the trans, intersex, and genderqueer experience.

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Texas GOP’s Trans Panic: Beto & Sri

in Cristan Williams/Fact Checking/Politics

While the GOP in Texas has recently made it clear that they intend to persist in promoting the various lies that support transphobic “bathroom bills,” they’ve taken their anti-trans hysteria further by claiming that various cisgender Democrats running for office are perhaps transgender. Perhaps most well known is the specularly failed attempt to make a photo…

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Butchering Intersex & Trans Privilege

in Cristan Williams/Podcast/Politics

The TA Podcast is an intergenerational show featuring a trans Baby Boomer, Gen Xer, and Millennial that considers the issues affecting the lives of trans and intersex people. We welcome Koomah to discuss the largest Intersex IGM protest ever and talk about news you won’t hear anywhere else!

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Transphobe Alex Jones Seems to Watch Trans Porn

in Cristan Williams/Media Watch

Alex Jones, recently banned from various platforms such as Facebook and YouTube for, in part, his dehumanization of trans people, accidentally revealed that he watches trans porn on his phone. In a recent commercial for his various health aids, Jones unexpectedly shows the camera the open tabs on his iPhone. At the 00:37 mark, Jones reveals that…

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