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Allyson Robinson

Changing My Recorded Gender With The Department Of Defense

in Autumn Sandeen/Community Activism/Featured

fter my surgery and later issuance of a new birth certificate last November, I wanted to apply to the Department of the Navy (DON) to change my recorded gender. The Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) keeps track of servicemembers and retirees genders, so I wanted, for gender affirmation and DOD acknowledgement, my gender reflected…

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The Indigo Girls, The Bigotry Of The MWMF WBW Policy, And Peaceful Action

in Autumn Sandeen/Community Activism

As Cristan Williams pointed out in her recent Transadvocate piece Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, segregation against trans women has been occurring at that festival for a very, very long time. Over the years, many intra-LGBT community allies of trans women have spoken out against the policy — including the Lesbians for Justice in 1992, the…

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