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Your How-To Guide to Gender Critical Activism

March 3, 2020 路

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 two about the irrational knots bigots tie themselves into when they try to pass off their fear and hate as fact and reason. Therefore, we've put together this handy-dandy list of the BS arguments that you, a budding bigot, are likely to find really, really… Read more.

Trans Radio Theater: Poe Comedy With A Purpose

August 31, 2013 路

From the Houston trans community comes this comedy gem: [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/27466208" params="" width=" 100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] A poe is someone who parodies fundamentalism in such a way that it is ridiculous yet simultaneously difficult to tell if the media is real or a parody. The "radio show" mixes absurd reality with absurd comedy to make a deadly serious point. Enjoy!   Tip this TransAdvocate! Writers for the TransAdvocate work hard to bring you news and… Read more.

TERF Appropriation of the Trans Day of Remembrance

June 11, 2013 路

Our friend Lee is back with another awesome critical commentary comic: On May 13, the TransAdvocate wrote about the appropriation of the Trans Day of Remembrance by Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists (TERFs). Cathy Brennan, contributor to the Radfem2013 conference, has sunk to yet a new low. 聽She is now trying to聽exploit the death of our sisters聽(Transgender Day of聽Remembrance 鈥 TDOR) 聽to further her justification of transphobia. She wants us all to believe that it isn鈥檛 transphobia that kills us, it… Read more.

Patriarchy, Petitions & Possums: The Simple Process of Getting a Name and Gender Change in Texas

February 3, 2013 路

The Omen Damn! 4:30 a.m. I fumbled with the off switch on the alarm clock, knocking over the glass of water I kept on my bedside table. I can only compare the sound my alarm makes to the unholy union of grinding metal and fingernails on a chalkboard.聽I needed to get up. I needed to get ready. I thought of the things I needed to do. I reminded myself to make sure I have all of the documents I would… Read more.

9 Reasons Transgender Isn鈥檛 a Choice

January 18, 2013 路

By Michelle Elianna Wolf Would you believe even today, widespread belief exists that people actively choose a homosexual lifestyle or gender transition? Of the former, there is plenty of dialog, so I鈥檓 not going to bother going there. Trans people face this level of malarkey just as frequently, so I thought it couldn鈥檛 hurt to put together a few talking points. This shouldn鈥檛 be too hard, because seriously, who in the world would do this if they didn鈥檛 have to?… Read more.