Dalila Ali Rajah
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Boys Do Cry

This special series focuses on intersectional issues of violence facing transgender men and other transmasculine people. It strives to elevate the voices of transmasculine survivors of violence, whether from self-inflicted harm, state-sanctioned violence in the criminal justice system, or emotional and cultural violence that stems from the silencing effect that can accompany masculinity.

Considering how to frame conversations, engage with media, conduct research, and create safe space are all ways to begin the work of addressing the murders of trans men.

February 17 2016 6:12 AM

While data on fatal violence against trans men is sparse, analyzing details about the last four known murders can illuminate where to begin in combating such crimes.

February 16 2016 5:46 AM

Boys Do Cry: Many LGBT people growing up in dysfunctional homes will relate to this trans man's harrowing tale of abuse and survival.

August 20 2015 4:45 AM

Boys Do Cry: When we expand violence data beyond hate crimes, it's clear that trans men are targeted at comparable rates to trans women.

July 23 2015 4:45 AM

Boys Do Cry: Shelter, foster care, mental health, and legal systems keep letting men like me fall through the cracks.

July 21 2015 12:38 PM

Boys Do Cry: Hatred and fear of transness and femininity undergird most gender-based violence, so protecting trans women will help protect us all.

July 17 2015 11:26 AM

Boys Do Cry: An out trans Army sergeant shares his story of childhood pain so that others do not feel alone.

July 17 2015 11:18 AM