Gay Republicans who have fought for acceptance within the Texas GOP over the past three decades told The Texas Tribune progress has been excruciatingly slow. Many of them have left the party, even as the number of Log Cabin Republicans in Texas continues to grow.
I decided to share this post from my old blog because I want people to see an example of a detransitioned person resisting co-optation by right-wing Christians and talking about how their interests are aligned with those of trans people. I want to point out that I published this almost a year before Ryan T Anderson published his anti-trans book When Harry Became Sally, where he used my story and quotes from my writing without consulting with me first (or with the other detrans women whose stories he used). So by the time his book came out, I had already publicly stated that I opposed my work and story being used by conservative Christians such as himself to push transphobia and a larger right-wing political agenda. I made it clear that I found such actions harmful and deeply violating.
Dear Jen de Critique, I am a committed socialist, and I hate prejudice of any kind: racism, homophobia, classism, sexism, ageism, ableism, you name it. However, I find trans people a bit yucky. Can you offer any advice about how to reconcile my pro-equality views with my feelings about trans people? Yours sincerely, Tribune of the People
Dear Tribune, I’m glad you asked! Actually, I have lots of advice. So much, that I’ve divided it into a multi-point plan!
An internal discussion within the trans community, originally known as the Cotton Ceiling, concerned itself with the way physical cisnormative beauty standards impact notions of desirability, how these biases relate to the fetishization of trans people, how it impacts the perception of trans people in queer spaces, and how these cisnormative standards affect the body image of trans people.
Lansing — An Michigan Court of Appeals panel ruled Tuesday that transgender people are not protected by a state law criminalizing ethnic intimidation against people based on their “race, color, religion, gender or national origin.”