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Erica Keppler
Erica Keppler is a transwoman living Phoenix, Ariz., and is an activist for LGBT rights and equality. She is a software engineer working in the aeronautics industry.

Entries by Erica Keppler

Republicans Should Call For Donald Trump's Impeachment

(12) Comments | Posted July 18, 2016 | 2:27 PM

In this presidential election season we've witnessed something remarkable: a major American political party being forced to tolerate the nominating process subjecting them to a presidential candidate they really didn't want or like. One that threatens the very survival of the party. Rumblings of an attempt to oust Donald Trump...

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The Danish Girl -- An Opportunity Lost

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2015 | 12:38 PM

I had an opportunity to see an early screening of "The Danish Girl," a depiction of the life of Lili Elbe, the first medically transitioning transsexual. As a film, it is beautifully shot. It is in many respects a cinematographer's film, highlighting the technical artistry of...

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Bruce Jenner, Republican?!!!

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2015 | 4:04 PM

For those of us in the transgender community watching Bruce Jenner's interview with Dianne Sawyer, the stories told all rang very familiar with us. We know what it's like to have these feelings since early childhood. We know what it's like to feel that you absolutely must...

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How ABC Can Salvage Work It

(25) Comments | Posted December 22, 2011 | 8:15 PM

It is clear from reading public comments attached to various articles and blogs on ABC's upcoming new show Work It, which revolves around two masculine men forced by economic circumstances to seek work as women, that the general public does not comprehend why the transgender community is upset...

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Religious Discrimination: Right To or Protection From?

(221) Comments | Posted December 9, 2011 | 12:38 AM

In a recent incident of open, hostile, aggressive discrimination against a transgender woman, a store clerk in a Texas Macy's attempted to bar a trans woman from entering a women's fitting room, claiming it was a violation of her Christian religion to allow the trans woman to do...

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The Desperate Catholic Clerical War On Gays

(55) Comments | Posted October 31, 2011 | 6:04 PM

In another assault on LGBT rights, Minnesota's Roman Catholic bishops are urging parish priests across the state to form committees to help get a proposed marriage amendment passed by voters in 2012. Archbishop John Nienstedt wrote in a letter to his priests:

It is imperative that we marshal our...
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Change Happens, Hank

(5) Comments | Posted October 13, 2011 | 9:41 PM

Hank Williams, Jr., in a reaction to effectively being fired as a spokes-singer for the NFL, has just released an anti-Obama musical rant insightfully titled, "Keep the Change." It includes the lyrics:

I'll keep my freedom
I'll keep my guns
Try to keep my money
And my religion, too...
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Chaz Bono's Place in History

(18) Comments | Posted October 5, 2011 | 10:44 AM

Chaz Bono's reintroduction to America post-transition, through talk show interviews and most especially his appearance as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, marks more than a mere chapter in his life and career. With any luck, it will eventually prove to be a milestone in the advancement of transgender...

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