Cristan’s 2012 Year in Review

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Cristan’s 2012 Year in Review

My 2012 highlights:


Schadenfreude Anyone? – It turns out that the lawyer trying to do away with trans marriage racked up YET ANOTHER ethics violation!

Equality = Bathroom Bills = Rape: Reality Check –RadFems take up the exact same blood-drenched tactics used against them to take aim at trans folk.

Nikki Araguz, Jewel Thief Extraordinaire – Nikki goes to jail for stealing a watch… or so the story goes.


More History on Trans Terms – Supposedly the term “transsexual” was “coined” in 1949 or, if you like, a German version was coined in 1923. I discover that the word was being used in the English language as early as 1907.

Objectively Measuring Our Community – I begin a survey of American trans folk, measuring (for the first time) our “sense of community.”


Tracking Transgender – A fairly comprehensive review of how we actually got the language we use and the false narrative that became dogma for many.


I’m Calling It: The Death of the TS Separatist Movement – A pithy (of course!) review of why the trans wars are over.


Ashley “I’m Colonized” Love – My research “hogwash” and its existence constitutes mental violence. I should prepare for the “backlash.”

Critiquing Academic “Coinage” Myths: The Virginia Prince Fountainhead Myth – The need to tell a simple story about how personal and group identity occurs has poisoned the trans community.


Rewriting Trans History With 3 Simple Points – I discover that transgender was in use in 1965 (and the person using it wasn’t Virginia Prince), that “transgenderist” was in use before Prince ever used it and that multiple umbrella uses of trans terms existed in the early 1970s.

GenderReality Fails: Cristan Williams is Subhuman, Needs to be Dealt With – Those tied to the Virginia Prince Fountainhead Myth try to un-rewrite history. Could this be the dreaded “backlash” Ashley Love foretold?

RadFems Are Attacked At Dyke Gathering! – Or not. And here’s why.


Dun Goofed: TS Separatist Threatens “Legal Action” – Another adherent to the Prince Fountainhead Myth threatens to come after me when she backs out of our scheduled trans history debate.

Ashley Love, Quit Colonizing Isis King – Isis King, Janet Mock and I demand that Love quit using Isis to support her bogus narrative.

Gender Orientation, Identity and Expression – Gender is made up of all three (though RadFems like to pretend otherwise) and this is why.


Transgender Timeline – A simple timeline concisely reviewing how the trans+gender lexical compound has been used since 1965.

The American Psychiatric Association, RadFems and Fundies – It sucks to be a RafFem or Fundie right now and here’s why.


… was an uneventful month. Yay!


Thank You OutSmart Magazine! – I’m voted best female blogger.

A Grateful Life – I never thought my life would turn out like this.

Jan 2, 2013: Republicans, Transgender People, HIV & Death – Republicans are about to unleash a 1980s-era AIDS epidemic on the trans community and here’s the proof.


Bigots Unite! Deploying the Klan Fallacy in 3… 2… 1… – Destroying the RadFem/Fundie talking points.

Chronicling 2012 Republican Voter Fraud – The Republican party engaged in an unprecedented amount of voter fraud and here’s the proof.

HIV in the Trans Community: A Reality Check – Correcting misinformation that’s being propagated by the “Transgender Awareness Week” campaign.


The Virginia Prince Fountainhead Myth Must Die! – How the myth poisoned all things trans and why it must be killed.

A Look Back at the T in the 1979 “Gay March” on Washington – Yeah, we were there, loud and proud (though that fact was erased/forgotten by the authors of queer history)!

Dismissed Trans Heroes: Lee Brewster – Reintroducing the trans person who helped organize and fund the queer community’s civil rights effort and how they were wiped from the history books by RadFems and their gay ideological supporters.

For a really amazing (very comprehensive yet concise) review of all things trans in 2012, Zagria (an awesome trans historian) is almost done with her annual review. CHECK IT OUT!


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