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Trans Inclusion

From Music Festivals to College Campuses: Trans* and Women's Communities

Mona Shattell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mona Shattell

There are a number of complicated perspectives and positions on trans inclusion in women's spaces, and these dialogues illustrate some of the complexities of combating patriarchy.

Staying Put and Speaking Out for Change

Rebecca Juro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rebecca Juro

I have to disagree with Mitch Kellaway's decision to stop blogging on Gay Voices. I'm sure he feels that it's the right decision for him personally, and I respect his choice and his reasoning. But rather than remove myself from the conversation by withdrawing as a blogger, I believe the opposite is called for.

Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace: The Time Is Now

Vanessa Sheridan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Vanessa Sheridan

Transgender inclusion in the workplace has quietly become a phenomenon of global proportions. In 2000, there were three Fortune 500 companies that included gender identity in their employee nondiscrimination policies. Today, over half of Fortune 500 have implemented such policies.

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

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Trans Inclusion: Trust, Verify, Eduate

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marianne Mollmann

There are lessons to be learned from the Suzanne-Moore/Julie-Burchill-vs.-transgender-people debacle. The invisibility of trans communities is real. So are unthinking insults. But by treating the latter as intentional, we do nothing to inform and educate about the first.