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The Year in Trans Voices

Here is a sampling of some of the best op-eds published this year by The Advocate, addressing some of the most prominent issues transgender people face today.

Op-ed: What's Missing From Recent Trans Marriage Victory Celebrations?
Trans lawyer Ezra Young explains how despite recent wins for trans men Thomas Beatie and Buck Angel, long-term change will require a deeper look at underlying legal biases.
By Ezra Young

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Op-ed: An Open Letter to The New Yorker
When The New Yorker took a look at the tension between transgender women and radical feminists, one writer says the examination was unfair.
By Julia Serano

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Op-ed: Lessons From Filming a Trans Web Series
Brothers director Emmett Lundberg explains how creating a show about trans people brings unique pressures to the casting process.
By Emmett Lundberg

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Op-ed: Turning the Page
Can trans people trust the Human Rights Campaign now? Maybe, if the organization can prove worthy of it.
By Becky Juro

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Op-ed: They're Trans, They're Hispanic, and They've Changed This World
Sylvia Rivera. Diego Sanchez. Pat Cordova-Goff. Carmen Carrera. The list goes on and on...
By Ezra Young

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Op-ed: A Haven for Trans Health in Upstate New York
One transgender health program in Ithaca, N.Y., ensures that rural New Yorkers don’t have to travel hundreds of miles for simple care.
By Maureen Kelly

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Op-ed: Dear 'Anonymous' Wellesley Trans Man, Excluding Trans Women Isn't Really About 'Safety'
A trans male Wellesley alum breaks down why the claim that trans women should be kept out of women's colleges is really rooted in "purity" myths and misogyny.
By Tim Chevalier

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Op-ed: The Deadly Effects of Outing
When Grantland's Caleb Hannan outed transgender scientist Essay Anne Vanderbilt, his reporting dehumanized her. She eventually committed suicide.
By Parker Marie Molloy

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Op-ed: Why Aren't More Trans Women in Paintings?
Discover how straight, cisgender painter Janet Bruesselbach plans to change the future of art history with her portrait series, Daughters of Mercury, featuring trans women as subjects.
By Janet Bruesselbach

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Op-ed: What Not To Say to a Trans Person on OKCupid
Just a few basic tips.
By Samantha Allen

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Op-ed: Heading to Trans Mecca
It may seem like just another ordinary conference, but the Southern Comfort Conference helped one woman come all the way out.
By Stephanie Battaglino

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Op-ed: Why Are The Advocate's Commenters So Transphobic?
Antitrans vitriol posted in response to The Advocate's coverage of transgender issues is symptomatic of broader divisions in the LGBT population.
By Autumn Sandeen

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Op-ed: Can Media Please Stop Focusing on Trans People's Bodies?
In interviews with Carmen Carrera and Laverne Cox, Katie Couric displayed a lack of understanding of trans issues that is too common in media.
By Parker Marie Molloy

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Op-ed: Remembering Pioneering Trans Writer, Activist, Matt Kailey
Colorado-based transgender journalist, author, and teacher Matt Kailey passed away in August, but his influence is remembered by those he worked with.
By Jacob Anderson-Minshall

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Op-ed: L.A. PRIDE Makes a Transgender First
Los Angeles's pride festival announces that they're putting transgender people first.
By E. Jaye Johnson

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Op-ed: Why The CDC’s Latest HIV Report Is So Alarming
And what the CDC is doing to offset high HIV transmission rates among transgender women.
By Leela Ginelle

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Op-ed: Transparent Tells the Rest of the Story
Transparent does justice to trans women of a certain age.
By Rebecca Juro


 

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