by Emma

Social Justice Advocates Handbook: A Guide to Gender

March 25, 2013 in Androgynous, Campaigns, Community, Gender Binary, Gender Fluid, Gender Identity, Gender Non Conforming, Gender Queer, Heteronormative, Identity, Intersex, Transgender, Transphobia, Transsexual by Emma

Genderbread PersonFor the past few years I have been lucky enough to call myself a social justice comedian. Yes, that’s a thing I made up. And yes, it’s something that often throws people off at first, because the two ideas aren’t often mashed into one.

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by Emma

Birchil Transphobia – PCC fails to act

March 23, 2013 in Bigotry, Comment Articles, Culture, Europe, Heteronormative, Legal, LGBT, Member Articles, Society, Transgender, Transgender Spectrum, Transphobia, Transsexual, United Kingdom, Wipe Out Transphobia by Emma

julie-burchill's hateful articleOn January 13 2013, UK Sunday newspaper The Observer published a piece by author and journalist Julie Burchill under the headline “Why Transsexuals should cut it out” The piece, written ostensibly in defence of her friend polemicist Suzanne Moore, turned into a pejorative laden attack on the Transgender community.

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14th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 19, 2012 in Bigotry, Campaigns, Coming Out, Community, Cross Dressing, Culture, Gender Binary, Gender Fluid, Gender Identity, Gender Non Conforming, Gender Queer, Identity, Intersex, Legal, LGBT, Passing, Sexuality, Society, TDOR, Trans, Transgender, transgender day of remembrance, Transgender Spectrum, Transition, Transphobia, Transsexual, United Kingdom, United States, Wipe Out Homophobia, Wipe Out Transphobia by Emma

Wipe Out Transphobia - Transgender Day of RemembranceA Transgender Day of Remembrance Perspective from a Writer

During 2012, I’ve written twenty articles on the deaths of twenty different sisters killed during the course of this period. I also know that a year from today, 20 more articles will be written. It’s one thing to know of the statistics of transgender deaths, but it’s another thing to keep tabs on it, week after week.

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“We are Allies” – Campaign Report

November 3, 2012 in Bigotry, Campaigns, Canada, Community, Culture, Gender Fluid, Gender Identity, Gender Queer, Identity, LGBT, Society, Trans, Transgender Spectrum, Transition, Transphobia, Transsexual, Two Spirit, Website, Wipe Out Homophobia, Wipe Out Transphobia by Emma

Wipe Out Transphobia Article As an organisation dedicated to Wiping Out Transphobia, we are always delighted to hear and see people declaring their support as allies, either from inside or outside our community.

Earlier this year, a supporter for trans rights and equality sent us an image saying, “My House, My Home, My Heart, A Safe Zone, I am an Ally”.

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“TrAnnie” will dehumanise and trivialise #Girlslikeus

September 23, 2012 in Australia, Bigotry, Comment Articles, Community, Cross Dressing, Culture, Gender Identity, Identity, LGBT, Member Articles, Society, Trans, Transgender, Transition, Transphobia, Transsexual, Wipe Out Transphobia by Emma

trAnnie in the Sydney Opera HouseThe upcoming stage show “TrAnnie” will dehumanise and trivialise #Girlslikeus: #Girlslikeus deserve better because we matter.

Trans women, or #Girlslikeus, deserve better because our lives matter, and our lives should matter to the Sydney Opera House and the writers of “TrAnnie”. You may be asking why I’m referring to trans women as “#girlslikeus”.

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by Emma

Behaviour that’s Transphobic and Why

July 20, 2012 in Campaigns, Identity, Legal, Trans, Transgender, Transphobia, Transsexual by Emma

Transphobia KillsTRANSPHOBIA: The fear or hatred of transgender people, or people who are perceived as not meeting society’s expectations around gender roles, identities and presentations. Transphobia is closely linked with Homophobia and Biphobia.

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