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Cissexism

Trans* People Murdered for Truth Telling

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

When any group of people is targeted for oppression, it is ultimately everyone's concern. We all, therefore, have a self-interest in actively working to dismantle all the many forms of oppression, including cissexism.

Westboro Baptist Church: They're Baaaaack!

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Fred Phelps, until his death in March this year, and his Westboro Baptist Church -- composed mainly of family members -- travel around the country pro...

LGBT Discrimination And The Promise Of Tikkun Olam

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.15.2012 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I have a hope. I hope we can all join together as allies to counter the misunderstanding, marginalization and oppression so we can make real the true potential of "Never Again."

Trans 101: A Primer For The Ignorant And The Intolerant

Valerie Keefe | Posted 03.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Valerie Keefe

I hate to go back to Trans 101 material after earlier having been able to use words as complicated as "cissexist" without any explanation, but I want there to be no doubt as to what I'm talking about among people who don't know better or don't want to know better.

Degender Her, Erase Her, Deny Her, Quip She's an 'It'

Valerie Keefe | Posted 01.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Valerie Keefe

I would like to offer my own list of 15 ways the media would be different if it were 97-percent run by second-wave cis feminists (rather than those feminists with a more inclusive view) instead of being 97-percent run by (presumably cis) men.

Not to Praise Barney Frank...

Valerie Keefe | Posted 01.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Valerie Keefe

What if the Civil Rights Act had specifically permitted segregation, and specified, in detail, how government and business could legally discriminate on the basis of race? That's what Barney Frank's bathroom compromises amounted to.

Pardon Andrea Jones

Valerie Keefe | Posted 01.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Valerie Keefe

Andrea, after three weeks in jail, and facing indecent exposure charges, has shown that Tennessee's de facto law regarding trans people is to give none of the rights and all of the responsibilities of any other woman.