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Entries by Dana Beyer from 02/2014

Suicidality and Resilience in the Trans Community

| Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices

The major political issue for me is presenting ourselves as victims. Many of us are and have been victims, but the best way to gain allies, and to build support and empathy, seems to be by emphasizing our humanity, strength and resilience.

Speaking for Ourselves

| Posted 02.12.2014 | Gay Voices

Last week we saw the Janet Mock/Piers Morgan saga degenerate into a situation where both protagonists ended up speaking past one another. Still, I believe that however difficult it has been for everyone involved, it is ultimately all for the good.

Facebook's Gender Identities

| Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices

As expected, there was a rush of praise from the LGBT community, and condemnation from Fox News and its reactionary brethren. On further analysis, I believe this is significant progress yet not as momentous a change as some imagine.

Arizona, Put on Your Rainbow Shades

| Posted 02.28.2014 | Gay Voices

Why, if most Americans reject discrimination, do their elected legislatures support it? And, in particular, that means the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.