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Transgender Inclusion

Political Platforms: 2016, a Stunning Tale of Two Parties

Barbra Siperstein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Barbra Siperstein

I thank that it will be a safe assumption that the DNC will have a strong and inclusive set of planks for full LGBT equality in their 2016 convention platform. There will continue to be a very clear difference as to where each political party stands for you and for me!

This V-Day, Let's Work Together to Prevent Violence Against All Women and Girls

Calpernia Addams | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Calpernia Addams

The V-Day movement and Eve's play continue to evolve and respond to issues of the day, and our work with the movement was meant to be the start of a conversation about including sex and gender minorities. We encourage you to join us in working together to eliminate violence against all women and girls.

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.

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.