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Cristan Williams

Cristan Williams has 274 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.

Senator Ben Sasse noticed our nihilistic ennui ūüôĄ

in Cristan Williams/Podcast/Politics

Vince Pryor with the Victory Fund joins us to discuss Senator Ben Sasse’s (R) latest hand wringing book and the biggest issue effecting us all: the upcoming election. 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…

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ROGD researcher caught lying to the press

in Cristan Williams/Fact Checking

Dr. Littman lies, possibly misleading parents into withholding care from trans kids. Recently¬†the¬†author of a Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria (ROGD) study lied to a credulous Canadian reporter who printed¬†misleading medical and psychological information that can encourage parents to withhold evidence-based care from their children. The following is an excerpt from Canada‚Äôs The Globe and Mail…

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Kavanope + the Center for Gender Research and Policy

in Cristan Williams/Podcast/Politics

Yup, we have Kavanaugh-fatigue too and this is how we deal with it. Also, we introduce the new Center for Gender Research and Policy! 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. Subscribe to the…

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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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