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When #MeToo Celebrities Fail Trans Women

in Cary Costello/Opinion/Politics

If celebrities are going to profit off of being the figureheads for our collective traumas, then we have the right to demand they do it right. Trans people are sexually victimized at a sadly high rate. All victims of sexual harms deserve to be respected and represented by those treated as the spokespeople of the #MeToo movement.…

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The Gill Foundation & NCTE choose money over trans lives

in Community Activism/Kelley Winters/Opinion/Politics

By Kelley Winters The National Center for Transgender Equality Executive Director Mara Keisling responded[]to sharp criticism[] of the recent strategy by NCTE and other nonprofits funded by the Gill Foundation to back a Pennsylvania state nondiscrimination bill that included LGBT employment and housing protection but excluded public accommodation protections. Ms. Keisling explained that trans people “really need” housing and employment protections, “desperately,…

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What the US Attorney General actually said about trans people & fighting NC in court

in Cristan Williams/Fact Checking/Featured

On Monday, May 9th, the United States Attorney General, Loretta Lynch came out swinging against North Carolina’s commitment to discriminating against trans people. The speech that AG Lynch gave is incredibly striking and stands as a singular moment in the history of trans advocacy. While numerous sites will pair soundbites with their own commentary and others…

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Showdown in NC: Read the ultimatum the DOJ sent NC

in Cristan Williams/Featured

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has given the State of North Carolina until Monday, May 9, 2016, to cease discriminating against trans people: Both you and the State of North Carolina (the “State”) are in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964… Specifically, the State is engaging in a pattern…

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On Free Speech, No-Platforming, and the Media’s “Transgender Debate”

in Cristan Williams/Opinion/Pop/Slider

While it’s well and good to call out those who denigrate trans people in the media, it’s time to take it a step further. Making Money with Media What cis privilege looks like. Chances are that you’ve seen the clueless being used to generate ad revenue for corporate media interests. Have you ever wondered why the press…

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The TSA: a binary body system in practice

in Featured/Guest Transadvocate/Politics/Pop

Traveling While Trans: The False Promise of Better Treatment By Dr. Cary Gabriel Costello Back in 2012, I wrote about the problems I regularly encountered as a trans person when going through TSA security screening at airports. Since that time, we’ve been promised, much has changed. The TSA has formally stated that it will not discriminate…

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