Show some love the Trans Center & Archive!

Views: 11283During the holiday season, show some love the Trans Center. Please join me in being a monthly subscriber through a PayPal subscription: VIP $25: http://tinyurl.com/ohbm2ua Friend $10: http://tinyurl.com/pn8vcmr Donor $5: http://tinyurl.com/q8zkpqp Sponsor $100: http://tinyurl.com/omgljht Elite $250: http://tinyurl.com/qymrj5g Patron $500: http://tinyurl.com/njy5etp I’ve been a substantial donor to the center for years and It’s my goal to ensure that everyone knows that […]

Lana Wachowski: In Her Own Words

Views: 2632 Years later I find the courage to admit that I am transgender and this doesn’t mean that I am unlovable. I meet a woman, the first person that has made me understand that they love me not in spite of my difference but because of it. She is the first person to see me as […]

Rewriting Trans History With 3 Simple Points

Views: 5031The above represents practically all that’s wrong about the transgender coinage myth that’s been propagated over the last 20 years. Let me just put that myth to rest with 3 simple bullet points: Here’s the trans+gender lexical compound being used in 1965 to describe transsexuals. Here’s a 1975 newspaper article from a trans leader reporting that […]

Tracking Transgender: The Historical Truth

Views: 76493/25/12 – Rough Draft: Thoughts on this rough draft are appreciated! While the thesis will remain (meme transference and diffusion via opinion leaders) I’ll continue cleaning up typos and structure for a bit. If you feel that I need to cover something that I’m not covering or that I need to cover something differently, please […]

Call for Community

Views: 1772From a 1989 speech given in San Antonio, Texas: You may feel that a specific national broadcast or the efforts of a specific local group are not in line with your personal gender identity. This might be true, but the gender spectrum is a continuum, and for each of us, there is a level […]

Objectively Measuring Our Community

Views: 3062If you’ve not done so, PLEASE take this quick trans community survey: [button link="http://research.cristanwilliams.com/surveys/index.php?sid=27854&lang=en"] Take Survey Here [/button] This measures the “sense of community” within our population. When the survey is done, the cities with the most responses will have a “community profile” available to them. This profile will include basic demographics, how the […]

I HATE Separatists?

There’s nothing wrong with being colorful when demolishing a falsehood and there’s nothing wrong with robust and vigorous debate… in fact, there’s everything right about that process. The continued tradition of robust debate around language, the objective merits of Separatism vs Inclusionism, communal goals, etc. is a sign of health and should be valued. Community is about unity and NOT uniformity.