The school district demanded the teachers stop saying that their classrooms are safe spaces for LGBTQ students.
Teachers in a Missouri school district have been instructed to remove LGBTQ-inclusive “safe space” signs and stickers from their classrooms.
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?
Tribune of the People
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.
Growing up in San Francisco, the loudest, proudest queer town around, made it clear to me that gender was what you made of it.
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.”
Prejudice, not medical science, is driving some states to limit or deny Medicaid payments for gender assignment and other procedures.