Reina Gossett is the Activist Fellow at Barnard College’s Center for Research on Women, a filmmaker and sought after speaker & trainer.

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  • Miss Major in The Personal Things

    Miss Major "I'm still fucking here" by Micah Bazant

      I just directed an animated short about the small every day ways Miss Major Griffin-Gracy fights back and challenges the status quo. At a moment of increased violence I wanted to release it on Trans Day of Resilience/Remembrance because Miss Major is someone whose life and labor has allowed for so many of us […]

  • Commencement Address at Hampshire College

    Hampshire Commencement Address

    I was honored to address the Hampshire College graduating class who have consistently amazed me with their activism and dedication to connecting issues on campus with broader social movements.  Below is the video and the text I drew from for my speech that I wrote with the brilliant Grace Dunham & Tina Zavitsanos! First off, I want to thank […]

  • Thank you for funding our film!

    Thank you for funding our film!

    Dear friends, Our post production campaign is officially over! Through your support Happy Birthday, Marsha! was backed over 630 times and raised a total of $35,700! We cannot say it enough: Thank you!  You made this campaign such a powerful statement about our collective power and the importance of this story.  We honestly could not have […]

  • Trailer for Happy Birthday, Marsha! And Post-Production Fundraiser

    Happy Birthday Marsha

    Check out our trailer and find out more here! – Last summer, we raised funds to shoot the film via Kickstarter (thanks to many of you) plus grants from Trans Justice Funding Project, Gil Foundation, Astraea Global Arts Fund, and many many individual donations. Since then the scope of the film has changed dramatically. Rather […]

  • Reina Gossett: Historical Erasure as Violence

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    A few years ago I talked at the Queer Dreams & Non-Profit Blues conference about learning and sharing histories of trans women of color, including Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson, and STAR (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries), as a strategy to transform and heal from historical isolation and erasure. BCRW and The Engaging Tradition Project co-convened a […]

  • Touch One Another – talk by Reina Gossett & Grace Dunham

    Gay Liberation Front Flier

    Below is the text of a talk that Reina and Grace gave at Williams College on April 30th. It’s about the after-life of anti-cross-dressing and anti-touch laws, embarrassment, and friendship, along with a lot of other things that feel important to us right now. It’s existed in many versions, and will probably keep changing.  Today […]

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