In Brooklyn yesterday I witnessed a lot of happy new New York Police Department inductees strolling out of the Barclay Center -Jay-Z’s stadium build to resemble all the Brooklyn warehouses & factories since demolished to make room for the Nets. Or turned into luxury condos. Or both. But that’s a different story. So joyous & […]
A Special Holiday Message From Chris and Greg this is an amazing video from Chris & Greg! (Source: http://vimeo.com/)
Gun control -with its roots in racist colonial laws- < abolishing the military industrial complex & US empire
FRIDAY, DEC 7, 2012 04:06 PM EST Police drone crashes into police SWAT team and people say fairies and queer spirits don’t exist!
Thanks to cis feminists, GID was never a valid case for disability, you see, cis feminists (not just white) colluded with Jesse Helms to make certain GID transness, etc were NEVER treated as medically legitimate by CMS and virtually all federal entitlement programs, eg SSI, Medicaid, etc. Damage: total. so, while it may carry some […]
The pushback from trans people around the inclusion of GID in the DSM seems to fail to incorporate a larger assessment of why we are so afraid of “disorder” and who enjoys the benefit of avoiding stigma and pathologization. I want to think about the DSM and other medical and medicalizing tools in a way […]
The change in language in the DSM-V may set back decades of legal challenges brought by incarcerated transgender individuals, mostly transgender women of color without counsel, that created avenues for treatment and and gender self-determination for people in prisons, jails, detention centers and various other sites of civil commitment. Prisons and courts may argue that […]
Debating ‘Gender Identity Disorder’ and Justice for Trans People My brilliant friend Chase Strangio wrote a really great piece in the Huffington Post on the underlying anti-mental illness/anti-crazy tone of the movement to get GID or GD out of the DSM, and the effects that has on low income, disabled and people of color who are TGNC! […]
😀 thanks anon!
“Mainstreaming, normality, being normal. I understand how much everybody likes to fit into that mainstream gay and lesbian community. You know, it used to be a wonderful thing to be avant-garde, to be different from the world. I see us revert into a so-called liberated closet, because we, not we, yous of this mainstream community, […]