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Michigan Womyns Music Festival

TERF Wars: Trans Women and Feminist Extremism in Context

Dana Beyer | Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Second-wave feminism included many lesbians who didn't know many trans women, because few were out and active in those circles in the '70s, and found it very easy to weave into their philosophy the absurd idea that trans women are "the avant-garde of the patriarchy's invasion of women's spaces."

'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner': Lesbian Trans Exclusion Gets Noticed

Dana Beyer | Posted 08.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Our community's problem isn't with MichFest. If it became trans-inclusive tomorrow, the underlying problem would remain. It isn't even with the antifeminist nature of the trans-exclusionary radical feminists; if they quieted down tomorrow, the underlying problem would remain. The problem is the iceberg below, which no one wants to recognize.

A Trans Woman on Saving MichFest

Kayley Whalen | Posted 09.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Kayley Whalen

When people all around you are telling you directly that you have no claim to your womanhood and that by merely existing you are furthering the patriarchy, it cuts right through to your heart. I want to be able to return to the Land feeling welcome and safe. MichFest is my home too.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Protests Mount Against Music Festival That Excludes Trans Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.31.2014 | Gay Voices

A music festival is facing increasing pressure to end its exclusion of transgender women, a practice that critics call discriminatory. For the past...

Readers' Top 10 Transgender Stories of 2013

Courtney O'Donnell | Posted 02.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Courtney O'Donnell

During 2013, I wrote approximately 250 articles for The Guerrilla Angel Report, the vast majority of them transgender-related. The following are the 10 most read stories of the year.

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.

Indigo Girls Encourage Music Festival Protest Over Transgender Exclusion

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Though they'll be on hand to perform, the Indigo Girls are encouraging a protest against the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival for the event's continu...