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Rebecca Juro
Rebecca Juro is a freelance journalist, blogger, and Internet radio talk show host. Her work has been published in a variety of community print media, including The Bilerico Project, the Washington Blade, Gay City News, EXP Publications, and Lesbianation. Her weekly Internet radio show, The Rebecca Juro Show, is heard live Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m. ET, and in rebroadcast on, and covers issues and topics of interest to LGBT people with a special focus on transgender-relevant content. The Rebecca Juro Show podcast archive can found at, and Rebecca's personal blog, "Becky's Blog," is at

Activist organizations Rebecca has worked with and supports include the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition, the National Center for Transgender Equality, and the Gender Rights Advocacy Association of New Jersey. She also served as Co-Chair of the Trans and Allies Caucus of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association during 2004 and 2005.

Rebecca is single and lives in North Brunswick, N.J.

Entries by Rebecca Juro

10 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

(55) Comments | Posted May 24, 2014 | 9:40 AM

For the first time since I started writing, I've stolen another writer's idea wholesale, and I'm reconceptualizing it as my own. I'm also admitting whom and where I stole it from: a post written by Gail Caldwell, author of the memoir New Life, No Instructions, for The Huffington...

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Staying Put and Speaking Out for Change

(11) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 2:45 PM

Like many trans and allied journalists and bloggers, I've been pretty vocal in expressing my disgust at seeing that horribly transphobic "RuPaul's Drag Race Season 76" "comedy" video that HuffPost Gay Voices posted last week. I had Noah Michelson, Executive Editor of Gay Voices, on my...

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A Necessary Conversation

(52) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 10:48 AM

Um, hi. Excuse me, Gay Community? It's us, the Trans Community. Have you got a few minutes? We really need to talk.

It's about this RuPaul thing, but it's also about a lot more. Grab a cup of coffee, or a latte if you prefer, and please, sit...

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Where The Rubber Meets The Road: Old GLAAD vs. New GLAAD on the Issue of RuPaul

(12) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 6:09 PM

It came to me a few nights ago, as I was doing my weekly Internet radio talk show. I was expressing my frustration with the way GLAAD has been handling the issue of anti-transgender slurs being thrown around by gay male actor RuPaul on RuPaul's Drag...

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This Means War

(1) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 10:21 AM

If you've been paying attention at all to LGBT-relevant issues and politics over the last several years, you know that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and protecting LGBT worker's rights has been a priority goal for LGBT working families for a long time.

The problem is that it hasn't...

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Where Piers Morgan Went Wrong

(47) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 1:40 PM

I wasn't able to watch Janet Mock being interviewed by Piers Morgan, but before the show had even been posted online, I'd heard that Janet wasn't happy with the interview and had made that known on Twitter. Of course, I watched the videos right after they were posted,...

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Tunnelvision of the Elites

(4) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 9:51 AM

If you're a regular viewer of "All In with Chris Hayes" on MSNBC, you may have seen this segment, which aired Thursday, August 22nd. Trigger warning: It opens with a brutally violent hate attack by young Russian thugs on a transgender woman.

At first, you, like me,...

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Fired for Being Trans: The Rest of the Story

(6) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 4:01 PM

Recently, I was a panelist on HuffPost Live to talk about my experience with workplace discrimination due to being trans. My story was turned into a feature on the Gay Voices vertical, and while it's completely accurate, some of what I said may have left an inaccurate impression...

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Why I'm Voting for Cory Booker in the New Jersey Senate Primary

(5) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 3:57 PM

It's unquestionably the hardest decision I've ever had to make as a voter.

In the New Jersey Democratic Party Primary Election to replace the late Senator Frank Lautenberg there are three candidates running for whom I have the greatest respect, Congressman Rush Holt, Congressman Frank Pallone, and Newark Mayor...

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More Senators Come Out in Favor of Gay Marriage Money

(29) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 5:00 PM

It's as obvious as it is pathetic.

The continuous marriage bandwagon-jumping of Senators hungry for Gay Inc. campaign cash demonstrates once again that when push comes to shove, what these people really care about doesn't have anything to do with what's right, fair, and best for LGBT Americans. As...

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Even After All These Years, HRC Still Doesn't Get It

(13) Comments | Posted April 1, 2013 | 7:55 PM

The ongoing war between the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the trans community is not only longstanding but quite damaging for both sides. And yes, before you ask, it most certainly is fair to call it a war, albeit a war that's being fought with press releases, money, media access...

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President Obama Still Turning a Deaf Ear to Equality for LGBT Working Families

(15) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 9:00 AM

With the U.S. economy being what it is, you'd think that signing an executive order to protect the rights of working-class LGBT Americans would be a no-brainer for a president who campaigned for office on LGBT inclusion and equality as one of his core beliefs, but recent history has taught...

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Justice for Sale

(8) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 6:44 PM

We've seen it a lot lately, too often not to be able to start drawing some conclusions.

We see it in states like New York and Maryland that now have full civil rights protections for gays and lesbians but have thus far chosen to leave their transgender citizens and the...

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If I Could Talk to the President

(63) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 5:36 PM

Let's be honest here. Chances are that someone like me isn't going to get an opportunity to personally tell President Obama what she thinks. I live in New Jersey, a state that President Obama is almost certain to win in this election. I'm a working-class transgender woman, a member of...

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Reality Check: Why Marriage Needs to Take a Backseat to Workplace Rights

(148) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 4:00 PM

It never ceases to amaze me how the wealthier portions of the LGBT community and their political allies continue to try to promote the fallacy, indeed the out-and-out lie, that same-sex marriage has become a mainstream value in America, one we as community should be focusing the bulk...

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It's Time for the U.S. Senate to Walk the Walk on ENDA (AUDIO)

(3) Comments | Posted June 21, 2012 | 4:07 PM

It was great to see the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hold a hearing on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) last week. Not only was it long overdue, but in today's economy turning a blind eye to the legally sanctioned discrimination against LGBT workers in...

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A Big Step Forward for MSNBC's Coverage of the LGBT Civil Rights Movement, But...

(14) Comments | Posted March 8, 2012 | 9:09 PM

Last week MSNBC took a big step into 21st-century reality when, for the first time in the network's history, it demonstrated that it understands that the modern civil rights movement isn't entirely wrapped up in whether gays and lesbians can serve in the military or marry each other, that just...

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You Don't Get to Tell Us When to Be Offended, RuPaul

(106) Comments | Posted January 19, 2012 | 3:24 PM

RuPaul was recently interviewed by Michelangelo Signorile on his Sirius OutQ radio show and clearly demonstrated how completely out-of-touch he is with the reality that most full-time trans people (i.e., transsexuals) actually live in.

Before I continue, I want to make clear that my opinions expressed here...

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Thank You, Barney Frank

(9) Comments | Posted December 1, 2011 | 11:07 PM

For those who've read my work and listened to my radio shows over the years, the title of this post will probably come as a surprise, but there's good reason for trans people and allies to be grateful to Barney Frank for his work in Congress in advancing the cause...

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True Equality

(8) Comments | Posted November 28, 2011 | 6:33 PM

We hear the word a lot these days, don't we? Organizations like to tell us they're fighting for it, politicians and activists like to tell us that the passage and enactment of certain laws represents it. Yet, if we take the time to really consider the term "equality" and what...

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