The Media Aren’t The Only Ones Failing Transgender Women of Color | The Mary Sue

The Media Aren’t The Only Ones Failing Transgender Women of Color | The Mary Sue:

“I think we can all agree at this point that the coverage of transgender women in mainstream media is terrible. The handling of trans issues is not exactly positive even at the best of times, and this is despite handy media guides put out by the likes of GLAAD. When it comes to transgender women of colour (TWoC) the coverage gets worse, it spans all the way from disrespectful at one end to abusive lies at the other and recent tragedies have brought this to light in the worst way.”

Trans women of color are overwhelming oppressed, even more ignored – The Independent Florida Alligator: Columns

Trans women of color are overwhelming oppressed, even more ignored – The Independent Florida Alligator: Columns:

“Our current sociopolitical climate is confusing and sometimes paradoxical. I’d like to believe that legislation reflects popular opinion or, at the very least, is protective and just. The shortsighted have praised marriage equality gains as a reliable sign of progress. But many are quick to forget the end of the LGBTQ+ acronym. 

Social equality doesn’t begin and end with gay men — there’s a host of neglected nonbinary people that can’t boast the same ‘progress.’ Transgender women, especially those of color, are some of the most disadvantaged people, facing legal discrimination and unequal targeting of hate crimes. According to a 2013 study by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, nearly 67 percent of hate violence homicide victims were trans women of color.

We continue to not only ignore the needs of transgender Americans but also allow legislation that blatantly discriminates against them. A law passed in 2012 in Tennessee actively prosecutes transgender people for the so-called crime of using the ‘wrong’ public restroom. Not too long ago, similar laws outlawed marrying someone of the ‘wrong’ gender, yet the same opinionated allies who oppose homophobic laws are often silent on issues of trans rights.”

(Via. alligator.com)

Trans Violence: Who’s Counting Anyway? | The Column

Trans Violence: Who’s Counting Anyway? | The Column:

“The Southern Poverty Law Center is an organization dedicated to fighting hate, extremism and protecting the rights of the LGBT community. However, finding statistics on transgender violence is difficult and surprisingly, the SPLC has failed to issue a report on transgender violence since 2003. In 2011, results from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National LGBTQ Task Force, were released and as expected, trans people of color [POC] suffer the most discrimination:”

(Via.The Column)

100+ Self-Education Resources For Lifelong Learners

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100+ Self-Education Resources For Lifelong Learners:

“Self-education and the embrace of lifelong learning is becoming a critical mindset to navigate our rapidly changing world. Lifelong learning can be a catalyst for earning more money in your career and it can be a gateway to self-employment. Fortunately, the Internet has made it easier than ever to find the right resources to spark your curiosity and learn what you need to know.”

(Via. diygenius.com)