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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Yesterday* was Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to remember and memorialize those who have been killed because of transphobia, and to bring attention to the damage transphobia does to trans and gender-nonconforming people. You can find events and information here.

Transphobia kills. Here are just some of the people who we’re memorializing this year. Continue reading

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Prudie takes on gender transition

And it’s… not great but also not the worst worst? Definitely not GOOD, but also understandable. Unless I am way off base. Am I way off base? Continue reading

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Why Breastfeeding Is A Feminist Issue

What’s going so wrong with the breastfeeding and formula-feeding conversation? Start with the rampant individualism. Conversations about how you feed your baby tend to be preoccupied with women’s choices and decisions.. and then, blame. You know the conversation has little … Continue reading

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This is Wrong. Breastfeeding Support Groups Should Not Exclude Transgendered Breastfeeding Dads

As someone who has pretty much worked in bureaucracies her whole career I’m fairly patient with protocols and administrative processes, but every now and then I see people stumbling around in ‘red tape’ that has ceased to fulfill a purpose … Continue reading

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Bad Advice: Should I Tell My Cousin’s Boyfriend That She Was Assigned Male at Birth?

NO. No you should not. No no no no no definitely not. Continue reading

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Hateful Girl Scout Mad That Girl Scouts Lets In Girls

“Wait, what?” you ask. “I thought the Girl Scouts was for girls?” And it is! But one California teen haz a mad because the Girl Scouts created a policy to let in all girls — including trans girls. She wants everyone to boycott Girl Scout cookies, because the Girl Scouts should be punished for not ostracizing a little trans girl from their organization. If you want to be extra-horrified, read the Baptist Press’s take on the issue. And then make yourself feel better by ordering a few extra boxes of Samoas this year. Continue reading

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“She always knew who she was.”

The Boston Globe has a sweet, heartbreaking, heartwarming story of Nicole Maines, her twin brother Jonas, and their parents. Nicole knew from toddlerhood that she was a girl, and her family and friends are supporting her in developing “a physical … Continue reading

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Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance

The International Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Some of the memorial events have already happened, but there are still events coming up in some areas. Here’s … Continue reading

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Auf’ed Is A Word In Every Gender: A Few Reality TV Notes

So here’s the thing: while waiting this past weekend in my just-across-the-block-from-the-evacuation-zone apartment for the threatened transformation of New York from this: Into this: …I did not spend my weekend writing posts for Feministe, as was my brief, but instead … Continue reading

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The New York Times ran this article on Sunday about, of all things, transgendered women. And while mocking the Grey Lady was my rainy day activity over at my blog–oh, Ross Douthat, keep chasing that rainbow!–I have to give them … Continue reading

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Transformative Change

Guernica interviews Dean Spade, the first openly trans law professor, about his activism and work with the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. It’s a must-read, but the lead particularly caught my eye: The average life span of a transgendered person is … Continue reading

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Radical childcare collectives across the USA

I recently found this awesome article by Heather Bowlan, originally published in make/shift and republished in Utne Reader: In 1989, China Martens went to an international anarchist gathering in San Francisco with her one-year-old daughter and found, to her surprise, … Continue reading

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