Politics

Something old, something new — trans identities are not up for outsider debate

Earlier this year (way back in March), columnist for The Nation Katha Pollitt wrote an article titled “Who Has Abortions?” Pollitt’s thesis was essentially that as some organizations shifted to move inclusive language around issues of reproductive rights, women were being erased. For instance, saying “pregnant people” as opposed to “pregnant women.” (Why “pregnant people?” Well, […]

By |November 6th, 2015|Culture, Politics, Transgender|3 Comments

Kim Davis, Mike Huckabee, and the New American Theocracy

Can we talk about this whole Kim Davis thing?

As we all know, in June, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a Constitutionally-protected right to get married. While some (many) conservative politicians didn’t like the outcome, that’s how it worked out. Sometimes the Supreme Court rules against your own beliefs — thanks for

By |September 4th, 2015|LGBT, Politics|0 Comments

The Equality Act is an important step forward in addressing intersectional violence.

As we all know, last month, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality. The historic decision marked a high point in the fight for LGBT rights in the U.S.; it also highlighted just how spotty anti-discrimination measures are around the country. As many have pointed out, though it’s now legal for same-sex couples to […]

By |July 23rd, 2015|LGBT, Politics|3 Comments

It’s a shame that you didn’t get a say in whether or not trans people exist, but get over it.

If I pointed out every time someone wrote an article in which a trans person’s identity was treated as a debate topic, well, I wouldn’t write about much else. As such, I tend to just sit back, roll my eyes, and move on with life. There was one post, however, that caught my […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Culture, Personal, Politics, Transgender|5 Comments

Pentagon Decides that Trans People are People (Sort of)

Yesterday, USA Today reported that Chelsea Manning has (finally) been cleared to begin receiving hormone replacement therapy as she serves out her 35-year prison sentence at Fort Leavenworth. While I remain skeptical about the veracity of this claim, as neither she nor her laywer has issued a statement acknowledging this (we’ve […]

By |February 13th, 2015|Politics, Transgender|0 Comments

Breaking Down The New Yorker’s TERFy, Transphobic, Ahistorical Noise

I thought the J Nelson Aviance Huffpost tantrum was a fluke. I thought that’d be the end of me annotating writing. Well, I thought wrong.

Everyone’s favorite fake liberal Michelle Goldberg is back, and taking on “radical feminism vs. ‘transgenderism.'” Now, first, anyone actually using the term “transgenderism” in an unironic way can politely go screw […]

By |July 29th, 2014|LGBT, Politics|5 Comments

Why I Secretly Hoped New Hampshire’s Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Amendment Would Crash and Burn

Earlier this year, the New Hampshire state legislature debated a measure that would have given voters the opportunity to enshrine protections on the basis of sexual orientation into the state constitution. The state, which already has a law on the books providing these protections, saw a constitutional amendment as a more permanent solution, […]

By |July 24th, 2014|LGBT, Politics|1 Comment

Scott Walker’s LGBT Balancing Act

In an interview with Bloomberg TV’s Al Hunt, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker lauds the effectiveness of their anti-discrimination law that is “very similar to .” He then follows this up by pointing out that the state has a constitutional amendment  banning same-sex marriage. In his mind, this constitutes a “healthy balance.”

I have to […]

By |November 26th, 2013|LGBT, Politics|0 Comments

The “War on Christmas” is the Brain Child of Hypocrites

Earlier today, I wrote an article at Thought Catalog about my annual conversation with my mother in regards to her “War on Christmas” pins. Shortly after publishing it, I decided to dive into the the mindset of someone who actually believes that there’s some sort of attack against Christmas.

Eric Owens, Education Editor at the […]

By |November 18th, 2013|Politics|3 Comments