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Trans Justice

Welcome to the Age of Trans Political Power

When I saw the historic wins of Danica Roem and Andrea Jenkins permeate through social media on Tuesday night, I felt a surge of joy. Their victories signaled the shift of trans people from political fodder to political leaders. For
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White Supremacy and Transmisogyny are Cousins

My stomach dropped when I first heard about the events unfolding in Charlottesville last week. I thought I had been transported back in time when I saw images of tiki-torch bearing white supremacists chanting around a statue of Confederate villain
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Why Aren’t More Trans Women on PrEP?

Feelings of forced vulnerability and exploitation cycled through my body as I waited for my number to be called at a local HIV testing clinic. I didn’t know what to think of my predicament. I was the girl who always
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Trans Women Are Women. This Isn’t a Debate

Nigerian writer and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been a favorite of mine since I first saw her “We Should All Be Feminists” speech. It was just a few months shy of Beyoncé’s release of her iconic anthem “***Flawless,” which
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Bathroom Rules Contribute to the Murders of Trans Women

Last week, the Trump administration reversed federal guidance outlining protections for transgender students, the same week that Jaquarrius Holland, Chyna Doll Dupree, and Ciara McElveen, three Black trans women, were murdered in New Orleans.Since reports of their deaths, there has
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We Must Act Now in the Face of Transphobia

We’re only days into 2017 and three trans people have already been murdered. During the first week of the year, Mesha Caldwell, a Black trans woman, was found shot to death in Mississippi. Three days later, two-spirit woman Jamie Lee
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