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.

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…

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…

Transition causes strokes! Or you know, not.

The newest claim making the sex essentialist activist rounds is that transition will probably cause you to have a stroke or heart attack. TERFs and other sex essentialist activists, from the political right to the…

Rapid onset gender dysphoria and other myths

The anti-trans movement created a new pathology they’re shopping around to various (mostly right-wing) news outlets. It’s called “rapid onset gender dysphoria” and you catch it from websites like DeviantArt, Tumblr, and Reddit. A great takedown…

Q&A: Taking a break from trans advocacy

The TransAdvocate Q & A is where we answer your questions. If you’d like to submit a question, go to our contact page and send it in. Today’s question is: Is it responsible or okay…