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I’m Trans, and I Don’t Like or Use the Trans Flag

in Marti Abernathey/Opinion

Facebook recently came out with a way to “rainbowify” your Facebook icon to show support for the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality. Soon after, a way to “celebrate trans pride” was also released. Recently a friend of mine, Shadi Petosky, posted on Facebook something that expressed my feelings about the trans flag perfectly: “I’ll…

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Indonesia’s Trans Muslims

in Monica Roberts

Here’s a documentary focusing on our Indonesian trans sisters.   They have been catching hell there lately, and the anti-trans attitudes whipped up by fundie Muslims even affected a 2010 international trans conference held there. The anti-trans hatred is felt even more keenly by our Indonesian trans sisters who are Muslims who simply want to be themselves…

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You Don’t Have to be For Bradley Manning to be Against Lisa Williams

in Katrina Rose/Opinion

As I said earlier: I think its fine to have concerns about Manning being an honorary marshal for SF Pride. But, Williams’ response was so obnoxious that it seems as if she’s auditioning for a position with HRC (say, one that will be in charge of disseminating propaganda to the media about why its okay…

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Why I’m Kind of Over “Pride Day”

in Opinion/Suzan Cooke

For one thing I remember when “Pride Day” commemorated the Stonewall Uprising. Back in those days it was political. I didn’t go to the Christopher Street West Gay Liberation Marches until 1974.  The prior years I was dealing with more pressing issues including surgery dates. I went to my first Christopher Street West March and…

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Stonewall Plus 1

in Featured/History/Katrina Rose

August, 1970 Readers knock, praise the big parade Editor: As a subscriber and reader of your paper, I would like to comment on the Christopher Street West Parade held last Sunday (June 23) here in L.A. I consider myself pretty well up on what is happening regarding current affairs relevant to our segment of society,…

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Pride 2009: We Yelled, They Screamed. But Did Anyone ‘Hear’ Us?

in Vanessa Edwards Foster

It was one for the ages. Forty years after Stonewall, to the day (with an additional 12 hours added) … we found ourselves marching down Fifth Avenue through downtown New York and cutting a path directly through Greenwich Village and right down Christopher Street in front of the Stonewall Inn where the riots – the flashpoint for the organized Gay Rights Movement around the world – began.

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