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Moving trans* history forward symposium

in Dallas Denny/History

Left to Right: Ariadne Kane, Viviane Namaste, Susan Styker. Photo by Dr. Aaron Devor.   You can never go wrong when you hang out with Ms. Bob Davis. Seriously. Ms. Bob is professor at City College of San Francisco and a serious collector of trans literature. She’s a multi-talented woman, with two of those talents…

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Remembering Tom Lantos

in Politics

“Love cannot be defeated.” as said to rock vocalist, Bono by Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA) The political group I belong to – the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (NTAC) – noted the passing of longtime Rep. Tom Lantos in a press release on Monday from complications due to esophageal cancer. Chances are, most of the transgender…

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I’m A Bitch, I’m A Lover

in Opinion

Meredith Brooks once sang: “ I’m a bitch, I’m a lover I’m a child, I’m a mother I’m a sinner, I’m a saint I do not feel ashamed I’m your hell, I’m your dream I’m nothing in between You know, you wouldn’t want it any other way“ But I guess there are some gay men…

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Same Ole “Ball and Crain” Dreams

in Opinion

“I know some of my transgender sisters question my commitment to their equality, but let me be the first (I think) to point out where the top-three Democrats on in inclusion of gender identiy in federal hate crimes legislation (where I support it) and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (where I support in principle adding it…

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A Week of Direct Advocacy

in Politics

If nothing else, last week was historic in that the three major transgender advocacy organizations (National Transgender Advocacy Coalition, National Center for Transgender Equality, and the Gender Public Advocacy Coalition) brought in citizen lobbyists to Washington D.C. from across the United States for a week of direct congressional advocacy. Rolling in to DC on Tuesday,…

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Your Serve Is Rather Weak

in Opinion

According to a Reuters report: “As Renee Richards, the world’s most famous transsexual athlete, looks back on her life, she has one regret — the fame she attained.” Dearest Renee, your 15 minutes of fame are WAY past. If you’re so against the fame you received, why are you writing another book? “In the mid-1970s…

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