Tag Archives: opinion

Everyday Feminism: 3 Ways White Cis Gay Men Can Do Better for the LGBTQIA+ Movement

Just as the issue of what cis white gay men can to to help the trans community rather than be a stumbling block has come up for me I find others addressing it. I recently reblogged a piece on the … Continue reading

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Transgender Issues Trove

Transgender Issues News Stories I Selected for Trove Note: The formating may not be totally correct but this will give you an idea of the stories I’ve curated (selected) for the news service known as Trove. Agender JerBear in SantaFe picked … Continue reading

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The Classmates of Trans Teen Lila Perry Should Be Ashamed | Advocate.com

This is an excellent opinion piece by BRYNN TANNEHILL and originally appearing in The Advocate. Because the piece is so good I’m reproducing it in full. Please continue to patronize the good folks at the Advocate. The treatment of Missouri … Continue reading

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Opinion: Conservatives Need to Stop Whining About Gender-Neutral Pronouns – Excerpt

In this post by Camille Beredjick at the Friendly Atheist blog the author takes aim at conservatives who are attacking gender neutral pronouns and their recommend use. I have excerpted about half of Camille’s post. Read the second half by … Continue reading

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A Psychiatrist Writing in The New York Times Forgets That First He Should “Do No Harm”

I previously read the opinion piece in the New York Times referred to by this post in The Huffington Post. I was quite upset and angry and was considering how to respond when this post came along. I have excerpted … Continue reading

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Gender-Neutral Pronouns Are Here — And On Their Way To Being A New Standard

An objective opinion piece about gender neutral pronouns and why they may be here to stay. There is still a significant amount of backlash against gender-neutral pronouns, but signs are beginning to point to these becoming a new standard, and … Continue reading

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When Racism and Transphobia Equal Death, Why Are White Gay Cisgender HIV Activists Silencing Debate on the New Stonewall Film? – HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Gay Men – TheBody.com

A thoughtful opinion piece, by Jeremiah Johnson writing for TheBody, on the controversy surrounding the trailer for the upcoming film Stonewall and it’s apparent underrepresentation of transgender and people of color both trans and cis. I hope it reaches some … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: ‘Growing Up Trans’ on FRONTLINE Got it Wrong and We Need Your Help | Affirmed Mom

The Frontline documentary, “Growing Up Trans,” perpetuated some myths about transgender children. The most glaring was conflating gender non-conforming children without gender dysphoria with gender non-conforming children who don’t exhibit dysphoria. Although this piece doesn’t mention it, the documentary also … Continue reading

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Op-ed: What the Ruby Rose Obsession Misses About Gender-Fluid Lives | Advocate.com

Micah has said what so many of us who identify as non-binary have been longing to say. I have placed the parts of this piece that I viewed as important in bold face. As you can tell by the end … Continue reading

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Al Franken: What Congress must do for LGBT kids – CNN.com

A great opinion piece by Senator Al Franken and Randi Weingarten on serving  LGBTQ youth. Here are the opening paragraphs, continue reading by following the link at the bottom of this post… Al Franken represents Minnesota in the U.S Senate … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: The Struggle for Fairness for Transgender Workers – NYTimes.com

The New York Times continues it’s advocacy on behalf of transgender people in this opinion piece. Here’s an excerpt from the opening paragraphs. Continue reading this opinion piece by following the link at the bottom of this post… Shortly after … Continue reading

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Struggling LGBTQ Youth Need Mentors

Wendy Foster, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay has penned an excellent Op-Ed in the Boston Herald about the need LGBTQ youth have for mentors. I urge you to read the entire piece but I particularly like … Continue reading

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The Other Side of Pride: In the Fight for LGBT Rights, Visibility for Some Doesn’t Mean Justice for All | Creative Time Reports

A timely look at the mainstreaming of LGBT culture and those, (like me ), who see the need to celebrate difference. Here are the opening paragraphs of this commentary by Dark Matter as it appears in Creative Time Reports… As … Continue reading

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Op-ed: Trans, Intersex Visibility and the Myth of Scarcity | Advocate.com

In this wonderful opinion piece H. ADAM ACKLEY, Ph.D., writing in The Advocate, looks at some of the tensions between some intersex and transgender people as we as the diversity of experiences within Trans* communities. I encourage you to read … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Column: Reject homonormativity in LGBTQ rights movement – Arizona Daily Wildcat

I reccomeded reading this opinion piece by Tom Johnson in The University of Arizona’s student newspaper, The Arizona Daily Wildcat. The columnist argues that the LGBT movement has focused too much on mirroring heterosexual norms at the expense of many … Continue reading

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David Letterman Takes On Indiana’s Governor

Native Hoosier David Letterman Takes On Gov. Pence over anti-LGBTQ law.

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Rocker, Thinker Henry Rollins on Homophobia and ‘Gay’ Marriage

I’ve always admired rocker, poet and thinker Henry Rollins. We need more straight guys to be allies like this! Heads up thanks to Upworthy

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Accept trans youth and value their diverse experiences – San Francisco Chronicle

I found this opinion piece by Mikey Prizmich, 19, who is a reporter for OutLoud, the voice of LGBTQ youth, a project of Youth Radio. It appears in the San Francisco Chronicle and while it is just one youth’s voice … Continue reading

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Stop Letting Trans People Die | Mya Adriene Byrne

I know I  just said that I’d be posting less but this post and the last are two reccomeded reading links I can’t ignore as they are implant relevant to my own situation. Here’s an Op-ed that you really should … Continue reading

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Louisiana Governor’s “Prayer Rally” Elicits Concern an Protest From LGBTQ Activists and Others

Progressive Louisianans joined together at Louisiana State University to protest Governor Jindal and his “Prayer Rally” sponsored by the hate group, The American Family Association. (Why do so many anti-LGBTQ groups have “family” in their name?) Thankfully the LSU student … Continue reading

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