Like so many parts of American history, popular culture depicts transgender history as one in which white leaders paved the way for everyone. But, as our community has to keep reminding people, it was trans women of color who led the Stonewall riot and set off the gay rights movement in this country. The work of countless black trans warriors have made significant impacts on equal rights and visibility throughout history. These pioneers forged ahead despite intersecting challenges and oppressions.
Click the link above to view five of the many black trans women whose influence has helped shape the transgender community as it is today.
Transphobes will still hate trans people regardless of how nice we are.
Queerphobes will hate queer people regardless of how nice we are.
Sexists will still hate women regardless of how nice we are.
Racists will still hate people of color regardless of how nice we are.
It doesn’t matter what we say or how we say it, they will still hate. And if your “support” is totally dependent on oppressed people’s tone and attitude, then you weren’t a supporter to begin with.
Hello all I am directing a play that I wrote on super short notice. Even if this doesn’t pertain to you please pass along!
A Kiss In The Dream House is the story of Zoe, a young Vietnamese-American woman preparing for her engagement ceremony to long time partner Michelle. When it is revealed…
To those who have been re-tumbling, THANK YOU!
The public email that can be shared if there are any questions or if anyone wants to set up an audition time:
Re-Tumbling for visibility. Email DreamHousePlay@gmail.Com fire more info
Valleywag compares dating service to the comfort women during World War II and refuses to retract with an official apology despite public outcry. They deem it appropriate satire.
A few of us engaged with their editors about mocking the many rape victims during World War II. They tried to get us to comment on their website for traffic + revenue. They asked us to email them to avoid transparency. One editor mocked us and blocked. They told us they do not retract unless it is “factual errors” and refuse to apologize.
I urge all Koreans, Korean Americans, and anyone who cares about social justice to please signal-boost and share this so that Gawker and its Valleywag editors will apologize for what they did.
Please tweet and hashtag #GawkingAtRapeCulture, @Gawker, @ValleyWag and their editors @samfbiddle @max_read so that the public receives a full retraction and official apology. Stop rape culture. Stop violence against women.
Please help this go viral. Retweet. Tweet. Reblog. Whatever it takes.
Tuesday March 11th, 2014
7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Janet Mock (janetmock.com) and Laverne Cox (from Orange is the New Black) will sit down for an intimate couch conversation during Women’s Herstory Month.
You can watch this event in real time by following this link: