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“T4T as Praxis: Trans Mutual Aid during Plague”

Trans people have been struck by plague before. Trans people know very well what it feels like to watch friends pass away unexpectedly, to lose housing and one’s entire means of income and savings, and to continue to struggle under such coercive systems of white supremacy, cisheteropatriarchy, capitalism, and genocide. Trans people–disproportionately Black and brown […]

“Utilizing Tenets of Anarchism and Abolition in Our Daily Lives”

Times right now feel, and are, well… Tough? Weird? Stressful? Fucking awful?  Wildfires are continuing to spread across the West coast and other natural disasters are consistently taking place across the country at the harsh cost of climate change and blatant disregard for Native peoples across Turtle Island. Anti-Black, trans-misogynistic, and xenophobic hate crimes across […]

“The Perils of TERF Epistemologies”

At the beginning of June of this year, writer J.K. Rowling made a volatile thread of comments surrounding the validity of trans women’s existence, explicitly marking the separation between “women” and “trans people” in a variety of tweets and interviews. Rowling’s trans-exclusionary radical feminist (hereinafter ‘TERF’) ideology–an ideology quite the actual opposite of ‘radically feminist’–however, […]

“The Justification of Loving a Trans Woman”

Earlier this summer, dozens of trans women across various social media outlets created a motion to “Boycott DL Men” via Instagram, Twitter, and so forth. The overall intent behind this motion was to call-out the double-bind that we trans women find ourselves hegemonically placed in as a result of men’s treatment towards us, whereas all […]

“Trans Butch Blues”

“You’re a woman!” Theresa shouted at breakfast… “No I’m not,” I yelled back at her. “I’m a he-she. That’s different… They don’t call the Saturday-night butches he-she’s… It’s a way we’re different. It doesn’t just mean we’re… lesbians.” Theresa frowned. “What’s the matter?” I shrugged. “Nothing. I just never said that word [‘woman’] before. It […]

“Competing Commitments in San Francisco: Tech Hub or Gay Mecca?”

For decades, San Francisco has prided itself on being labeled as the world’s “gay mecca” (Carlsson 1995). A stroll down Castro Street today will highlight the eccentricity and openness of a community with rich history as it pertains to queer and transgender (‘trans’) justice and liberation. A newcomer today may likewise notice a variety of […]


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