School forces teachers to remove LGBTQ safe space stickers because they’re not “appropriate”

The school district demanded the teachers stop saying that their classrooms are safe spaces for LGBTQ students.

School forces teachers to remove LGBTQ safe space stickers because they’re not “appropriate”

Teachers in a Missouri school district have been instructed to remove LGBTQ-inclusive “safe space” signs and stickers from their classrooms.

Resisting Right-Wing Christian Co-optation: How I Responded as a Detrans Woman When Conservative Christians Misused My Work

Resisting Right-Wing Christian Co-optation: How I Responded as a Detrans Woman When Conservative Christians Misused My Work

Ky Schevers:

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.

How to be a Socialist Transphobe (but still feel good about yourself)

How to be a Socialist Transphobe (but still feel good about yourself)

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!

A Cotton Ceiling Conspiracy Rebranding: Super Straight

A Cotton Ceiling Conspiracy Rebranding: Super Straight

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.