It’s been a year since Dolores Nettles rushed to the hospital and listened to her daughter’s heart beat for the last time. Since then, she has been waiting for the results of an investigation into her daughter’s death. Police say they’re on the case,…
Silverman: Sunday marks one year since 21-year-old Islan Nettles was brutally killed on a street near her home in Harlem. Nettles, an African-American transgender woman, was a design intern at a fashion company. She was beaten to death in the early hours of Aug. 17, in the shadow of the NYPD Housing Bureau’s Service Area 6 .
Men of all genders benefit from the complicit oppression of black women.
With rates of LGBT youth homelessness and HIV on the upswing, and with trans youth of color particularly vulnerable, it’s time to ignite a conversation.
The Messengers: Janet Mock is one of mainstream media’s smartest voices on how to cover trans people. If there’s anyone journalists should listen to, it’s Mock.
b. binaohan’s first print book is now available!
decolonizing trans/gender 101 is a short, accessible disruption of the hegemonic and imperial aspirations of white trans/gender theory. it seeks to remedy the reductive (and, thus, violent erasure) nature of trans/gender 101s that seek to explicate (but really construct) a white trans/gender discourse assumed to have universal legitimacy. a legitimacy that has widespread implications and consequences far beyond the borders of whiteness.
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Truth Be Told is a series by Katina Parker that will profile black queer and trans visionaries, including Staceyann Chin, B. Slade, Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Patrik-Ian Polk, Mia McKenzie, Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Toshi Reagon, Emil Wilbekin, Darnell Moore, Linda Villarosa, Karamo Brown and Justin Robinson.
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Bravo announced yesterday that the Orange is the New Black star will be playing “Adele Northrop, a Pulitzer Prize-winning war journalist and LGBT activist…
In a dark end to the month of June, a fourth trans woman of color has been found murdered in the U.S. — this time shot to death.
Yaz’min Shancez’s remains were found behind a Fort Myers, Fla., dumpster. Police remain without leads.
Sissieretta Jones made history June 15, 1892, by being the first African-American female to sing at Carnegie Hall. It took 122 years, but now the first openly transgender African-American performer will play the hallowed venue when the violinist and mezzo-soprano takes the stage June 25, 2014.
AM Tonight host Alicia Menendez and I did something fun, awkward and enlightening. Alicia suggested that I “flip the script”on her during our interview about my book Redefining Realness and ask her all the invasive questions I’m asked to prove my validity during interviews.
The following is a series of screengrabs where I ask her to prove her identity as a woman to me by asking about puberty, her transition from girl to woman, her genitalia and whether she used tampons. This was beyond uncomfortable but I hope our demonstration illuminates the problem in our media culture and it serves as a teaching moment for us all about self-determination and the fact that we are all valid, real and don’t need anyone’s interrogation into our lives, bodies and identities.
I LOVE JANET MOCK thank you for this. YES YES I want to shout at my screen in support.