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Jaime Grant, Ph.D.
Jaime Grant was the Policy Institute Director at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the founding Executive Director of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. Currently she is the director of the Global Transgender Research and Advocacy Project. She holds a Ph.D. in women’s studies from the Union Institute. For six years she directed the Union Institute's Center for Women, the nation's only academic women's center dedicated to collaborations between scholars and activists. Her articles on transformational organizations and coalition work have been published in major academic journals and anthologies. Grant has offered a course in social movements at Georgetown University and Kalamazoo College and workshops on gender expression and sexuality at Whitman Walker’s Lesbian Services Program and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's Creating Change Conference. She has served as a program designer and facilitator for the Ford Foundation’s signature leadership program, Leadership for a Changing World, at the Advocacy Institute.

Entries by Jaime Grant, Ph.D.

Sexual Assault On Campus: College Policies Support Rape Cultures

(5) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 11:11 AM

In the first semester of my freshman year, heady with the sexual freedoms and experimentation that were the hallmarks of campus sexuality in the '70s, I was assaulted by my ex-boyfriend. My situation had all of the makings of a judicial disaster: My former boyfriend and I had a wildly...

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I Am a Feminist and I Love Fifty Shades

(12) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 9:11 PM

As Fifty Shades of Grey hits the theatres, critics on the right and left have already lifted their poisoned pens to dis the film adaptation of this massively popular BDSM novel.

Detractors on every side are predictable and miss the point. On the right, Fifty Shades confirms that we are...

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18 New Year's Resolutions to Fight Racism

(14) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 12:36 PM

The destruction of Black life in this country is built on white silence -- on white heartlessness about Black people's -- including Black children's -- imprisonment and murder. White people turn away from the bloodshed, throw up our hands about the alleged "futility" of the current state of anti-Black violence...

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It's Time to Pass a Trans-Inclusive ENDA (INFOGRAPHIC)

(17) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 5:16 PM

When the U.S. House of Representatives passed a trans-exclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in 2007, it was a shot heard round the world for trans people and progressive queers in the U.S. and beyond. The 11th-hour, betraying machinations that shepherded the 2007 House vote exposed the transphobic underbelly of the...

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The 7th Annual International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization

(3) Comments | Posted October 18, 2013 | 9:20 PM

Co-authored by Ignacio Rivera

This weekend marks the seventh annual International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization, organized by trans activists and people around the globe who are working to confront gender injustice. The global trans movement has grown exponentially in the years since the campaign started, and the effort...

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Just Lead

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 6:25 PM

A video of President Obama wiping a tear from his eye, as he thanks scores of young campaign staff members and volunteers for helping re-elect him to a second term, has gone viral and is redefining "leadership" for a generation of young organizers and passionate politicos.

Dare I hope that...

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Beyond Male and Female: Creativity, Risks, and Resilience Among Genderqueer People in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey

(18) Comments | Posted May 14, 2012 | 9:51 PM

Are you male or female? For many people, answering this question doesn't cause a moment's hesitation. But for genderqueer people, this question isn't so easy to answer, and survey research that offers only two gender options may overlook genderqueer people's experiences altogether.

Genderqueer people are those who identify their...

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Our Families Count

(5) Comments | Posted July 21, 2008 | 5:55 PM

Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau announced it will not count legally married lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) same-sex couples in its 2010 data collection effort. Instead, LGBT spouses will be counted as "unmarried partners." This political move to annul the marriages of LGBT same-sex couples in Massachusetts and...

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