17 September 2011 ~ 5 Comments

Facing Mirrors

Sometimes you have to be forced to leave your homeland in order to appreciate it more. I went to see Facing Mirrors, playing at National Geographic Grosvenor Auditorium as part of the All Roads Film Festival. It’s one of the better films I have seen in the past few years, and certainly among the best […]

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23 August 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Reading and Rioting

My dear law school friend Sam Ames, tells all current and budding lawyers to read Tips for Communicating with Transgender Clients in Prisoners’ Rights Cases that was published by the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. If you are starting law school this week, check out How To Read A Legal Opinion from my criminal law professor, […]

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20 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Gender Boundaries

When we allow women/queer organizers to leave activist spaces and protect people whose violence provoked their departure, we are saying we value these de facto state agents who disrupt the work more than we value people whose labor builds and sustains movements. – Why Misogynists Make Great Informants “What is your gender?” 0 to 100 […]

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13 March 2011 ~ 0 Comments

GW Law’s Transgender Spring Problem Turns Real

I haven’t been a happy camper lately. Last week was hellish with regards to hate and the last thing I needed was a heads-up that the school isn’t doing all it could do to fight the transphobia that has come about as a result of the Legal Research and Writing (LRW) spring problem. I’ve been […]

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12 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Trangender Asylee Speaks Out About Immigrant Detention

Courage comes in many different forms. For Esmeralda a transgender asylum seeker from Mexico who faced horrific circumstances in immigration detention, it came in the form of seeking justice. Kept in a segregated cell with other transgender detainees, Esmeralda never realized that her experience in detention would match the trauma of discrimination she had faced […]

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