TERF hate and Sandy Stone

Sandy Stone was a problem that Janice Raymond, author of The Transsexual Empire: The Making of the She-Male, decided to take care of. Raymond felt that Stone — an out trans woman who was part…

Moving trans* history forward symposium

Left to Right: Ariadne Kane, Viviane Namaste, Susan Styker. Photo by Dr. Aaron Devor.   You can never go wrong when you hang out with Ms. Bob Davis. Seriously. Ms. Bob is professor at City…

Top TransAdvocate Stories of 2013

The TransAdvocate joins other media outlets in celebrating that most hallowed of Holiday traditions: The Top 2013 List. What follows is a look back of the most popular and most evocative stories we published in…

Sheila Jeffreys and the myth of where trans care comes from

Sheila Jeffreys has for years claimed that trans surgery is the product of some malevolent conspiracy: [Transsexual surgery] could be likened to political psychiatry in the Soviet Union. I suggest that transsexualism should best be…

The Letter

When I learned Routledge Press was planning to publish a book about “transgenderism” by Australian academician Sheila Jeffreys, I was astonished. Why was I astonished? Because Jeffreys considers transsexual surgery a human rights violation, has called medical…