Transgender, LGBT

JK Rowling Confirms Stance Against Transgender Women

JK Rowling Confirms Stance Against Transgender Women

Out of her 14 million followers, Rowling herself follows less than 700 people on social media, so it’s safe to presume her perspective aligns with that of the well known transphobe whose account is solely committed to espousing misinformation and dangerous rhetoric toward transgender women. This clearly isn’t another middle-aged moment. Instead, it seems more like Rowling unapologetically pulling back the curtain and finally ending what little left there was to speculate about with any optimism.

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LGBT, Transgender

Forsaken transgender pioneers recognized 50 years after …

Forsaken transgender pioneers recognized 50 years after …:

NEW YORK, June 12 (Reuters) – According to LGBTQ legend it was Marsha P. Johnson, a black transgender woman, who threw the first brick at the Stonewall Inn 50 years ago, sparking the modern gay liberation movement.

Whether her act of rebellion was truly the first in the rioting is debatable, although she was “almost indubitably among the first to be violent,” writes David Carter in “Stonewall,” his 2004 book about the police raid on a New York gay bar that became a historic moment.

What is certain about Johnson’s role, at least for today’s transgender community, is that the stone she cast packed the most thunder.

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LGBT, Transgender

As Pride is celebrated, transgender people are often overlooked – and now increasingly under attack – New York Daily News

As Pride is celebrated, transgender people are often overlooked – and now increasingly under attack – New York Daily News:

In the drive to secure basic human rights for sexual minorities, the T in LGBT — transgender — is not only last in the ordering of that acronym but also the last to have rights recognized and codified, and now is the most vilified by those trying to roll back rights for all.

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