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Gay Transphobia

Gay Transphobia, 2015 Style

Dana Beyer | Posted 11.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Neither the gay nor the ally community has been free of having to deal with the "ick factor," and there is just as much trans homophobia as there is gay transphobia, in my experience. Just as racism goes both ways, but is far more significant when directed against the powerless, gay transphobia is far more dangerous than trans homophobia.

Everything Changes, Even My Shoes: Evolving Past My Own Transphobia and Internalized Homophobia

Cindy Zelman | Posted 07.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Cindy Zelman

As I've shed my sexy boots, so too have I shed my narrow-minded views on the queer community. I may not be bringing sexy back with my new dress style, but I'm bringing back something much more important: a wider and more encompassing perspective.

Gay Vs. Trans Cultural Influence, And The Slow Evolution From Ignorance To Acceptance Within The LGBT Community

Dana Beyer | Posted 06.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The way the stories about Michelle Shocked's homophobic rant and the Indigo Girls' commitment to stand with the trans community at the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival developed exemplifies the difference in power between the gay and trans communities, which are united except when they're not.

The Queer Community Has To Stop Being Transphobic: Realizing My Cisgender Privilege

Todd Clayton | Posted 04.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Todd Clayton

I used to be a transphobic gay man. I remember making jokes. I remember feeling uncomfortable when trans* people would walk into the coffee shop. But something shifted inside me when I saw Matrix co-director Lana Wachowski's acceptance speech for the HRC Visibility Award in 2012.