Religion

African Voices: Well behaved women rarely make history

August 23, 2017 路

Well behaved women rarely make history: A Botswana transgender woman made history after filling a monumental constitutional case against the government for refusing to legally change her gender marker. By聽Miles Tanhira In her High court application against the department of Registrar of National Registration, Tshepo Ricki Kgositau who is the Executive Director of Gender DynamiX, a regional transgender right organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa, argues that the State has a duty to fully realise the constitutional protection of… Read more.

The Real Housewives of Gilead

June 15, 2017 路

The Handmaid鈥檚 Tale isn't as Fictional as you Thought For most Americans, The Handmaid鈥檚 Tale by Margaret Atwood is a novel about a dystopian future where women are chattel whose only purpose is to procreate. For a surprising number of American women in positions of cultural, legal, and legislative power, it is an instruction manual on how to remake America in the image of Gilead. They want a future where not only is abortion illegal under all circumstances, so are… Read more.

Religious extremist attacks cis woman for using unisex bathroom

March 24, 2017 路

A cisgender man connected with a Florida Christian convention accosted a cisgender woman with a Bible as she exited an "All Genders" restroom at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando. 聽The man, shouting about聽Biblical interpretations of gender while waving his bible around wildly, apparently assumed the cisgender woman was a transgender woman who was participating in a nearby LGBT media convention. The incident came to light when the hotel publicly apologized to the LGBT media convention, on behalf of the… Read more.

Religious Bigots: Intersections of Trans, Racial and Feminist issues | PodCast

February 26, 2014 路

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/136808690" params="color=ff2c00&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Hey there folks this is Cristan Williams with another TransAdvocate podcast. Today I have a few topics I want to touch on. We'll talk about the Arizona "right to discriminate" bill. Specifically we'll hear the office of the bill's sponsor, Senator Yarbrough, say that his bill will protect the right of the Ku Klux Klan to institute racial segregation based on "religious belief." We'll talk about why a recent… Read more.

Buddhist Bigots, Buddhism and Trans Folk

August 3, 2013 路

Editor's Note:聽This is part of a TransAdvocate series on religion. This series seeks to explore how various religions conceptualize聽trans聽and how聽trans聽people conceptualize religion. There is an ex-trans temple in Thailand that is trying to chant, meditate and bully the trans out of trans people.聽Wat Kreung Tai聽has a special program for male-bodied trans people between the ages of 11 and 18. The Kreung聽in Wat (Wat = monastery in Thai) Kreung Tai has a certain connotation that鈥檚 is significant in their reparative… Read more.

LifeSiteNews鈥 Ben Johnson misrepresents 鈥淐hristian position鈥 on transgender people, fails to actually cite the Bible

August 2, 2013 路

Editor's Note: This is part of a TransAdvocate series on religion. This series seeks to explore how various religions conceptualize trans and how trans people conceptualize religion. Eunuch Ebed-Melek successfully argues against the rest of King Zedekiah鈥檚 court and leads a team of 30 men to rescue the prophet Jeremiah from a well. (Jeremiah 38)   By Daniel Gonzales Ben Johnson of LifeSiteNews is in a tizzy聽over Pat Robertson鈥檚 declaration that transgender people altering… Read more.