Tag Archives | Trans Rights

  • photo: Cenesex

    Conga against Homophobia and Transphobia in Cuba defends peace in Palestine

    Representatives of Cuban LGBTI activism and friends from other countries joined the parade calling for “All rights for all people”, organized by the National Center for Sex Education (Cenesex) as part of the Cuban Days against Homophobia and Transphobia, May 3-18.

  • 2015 Philly Trans Health Conference (Photo: TransGriot)

    Which side are you on? Far-right deepens threats to trans lives, Biden stays silent

    Threats of violence by neo-Nazis grow in tandem with the “official” attacks. Incursions by hate groups aimed at queer events and spaces are becoming more common even in “safe” cities like Los Angeles and Boston. 

  • Photo: Serena Sojic-Borne

    A trans person reflects on Cuba and Florida

    Melinda Butterfield: “As I sat in Miami, I was keenly aware that Gov. Ron DeSantis was preparing to sign several laws aimed at banning trans people from public life and getting the health care they need to live.” (DeSantis did sign these laws just a few days later, not by coincidence, on May 17 – the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia.)

  • Trans rights are under attack

    Trans rights are under attack

    There is a dangerous escalation of transphobia happening right now. The political right in the United States and the United Kingdom are rolling back civil rights for trans people specifically and LGBT people more broadly. This is being driven by an amalgamation of mainstream conservative parties, the far right, Christian fundamentalists and right-wing shock jocks and tabloids.

  • Families and supporters of trans youth protest at the governor’s mansion in Austin, Texas, March 13.

    Hands off trans youth!

    Trans people, and especially youth, are under attack in state capitols across the U.S. And the most egregious attack so far has come in a state that is a stronghold of the neofascist takeover of the Republican Party – Texas.