While transgender women become increasingly visible, there is one place where the promise of shared womanhood does not include them.
A perennial source of controversy, Michigan Womyn's Music Festival's 'womyn born womyn' intention comes under fire from one of the state's largest LGBT advocacy organizations.
The singer-songwriter tells The Advocate she opposes Michfest's intention to exclude trans women but will still headline the event.
Michfest organizer Lisa Vogel clarifies that trans women aren't banned — they just aren't wanted on the land.
Lea DeLaria has joined the lineup for this year's Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, an event that explicitly forbids trans people, like her Orange Is The New Black costar Laverne Cox, from attending.
The long-running women-only music festival has been criticized over a policy that excludes transgender women and is viewed by some as transphobic.
MichFest can do better.