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Marti Abernathey

Marti Abernathey is the founder of the Transadvocate and the previous managing editor. Abernathey has worn many different hats, including that of podcaster, activist, and radiologic technologist. She's been a part of various internet radio ventures such as TSR Live!, The T-Party, and The Radical Trannies, TransFM, and Sodium Pentathol Sunday. As an advocate she's previously been involved with the Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance, Rock Indiana Campaign for Equality, and the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition. She's taken vital roles as a grass roots community organizer in The Indianapolis Tax Day Protest (2003), The Indy Pride HRC Protest (2004), Transgender Day of Remembrance (2004), Indiana's Witch Hunt (2005), and the Rally At The Statehouse (the largest ever GLBT protest in Indiana - 3/2005). In 2008 she was a delegate from Indiana to the Democratic National Convention and a member of Barack Obama's LGBT Steering and Policy Committee.

Transphobic Jokes, Context, and the Free Speech Canard

Cristan Williams

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 and, is a long-term member and previous chair of the City of Houston HIV Prevention Planning Group.

Sorry haters, Americans increasingly support trans people

Gwen Smith

Gwen Smith has been a transgender advocate for more than two decades. She is the writer of the Transmissions column for the Bay Area reporter, now in its 15th year. She is also the founder of the Transgender Day of Remembrance an early transgender Internet pioneer, and the managing editor for

Gender Nation: Funeral funded, certificates changed, and film faux pas fixed

Rani Baker

Rani is the frontperson of Destroyed For Comfort, Managing Editor of Harlot Media, gamedev of alt-game titles like Never Go To Work and retro game enthusiast. Probably writing about something pop culture related. Once had a Tumblr post reach 40,000 notes. Has a reputation, for good or bad.

Right-Wing & Anti-Trans Feminist YouTube Shooter Conspiracy

M. A. Melby

M. A. Melby grew up on a farm in rural Minnesota. She studied physics and music as an undergraduate and applied physics and computer music composition at the graduate level. She currently teaches physics. During her college years, she was highly involved in student government and served as the Minnesota State University Student Association Cultural Diversity Representative from her campus. She is active on twitter and serves as a Block Bot administrator; frequently documenting online abuse. She was the lead author of the petition presented by Secular Woman, asking the Southern Poverty Law Center to list Gender Identity Watch as a hate group.

Women’s privacy is under attack

Dr. Cary Gabriel Costello

I'm an academic and scaler of boundary walls, intersex by birth, female-reared, legally transitioned to male status, and pleased with my trajectory. Come journey with me! I blog about intersex issues at the Intersex Roadshow, and about trans issues atTrans-Fusion. If you are interested in contacting me or having me speak to your organization, please email

Trump set to abolish intersex people


Margo Schulter is a Second Wave radical feminist who has been involved in Women's Liberation since 1973. As a nonviolent Amazon, she is committed to the project of a radical feminist theory which includes and embraces the experiences of intersex, trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming (GNC) people.

Violence, Nonviolent Action, and Social Reaction: A Nonviolent Amazon Perspective

Yana Kirey-Sitnikova

Yana Kirey-Sitnikova is a trans* activist and feminist from Moscow, Russia, and the author of the first book on transfeminism in Russian.

How Russian authorities will now process trans people

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