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NY High Court Allows Retrial on Hate Crime Charge in Killing of Transgender Woman

NY High Court Allows Retrial on Hate Crime Charge in Killing of Transgender Woman

NEW YORK, NY—The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) yesterday renewed its call for justice in the case of a slain transgender woman after the New York State Court of Appeals overturned the hate crime conviction of the man accused of killing her but allowed the state to retry him on the disputed hate […]

Fantasia Fair Hosts 40th Annual Conference in Provincetown, Mass.

Fantasia Fair Hosts 40th Annual Conference in Provincetown, Mass.

By: Clara Lefton/TRT Reporter— PROVINCETOWN, Mass.—The week of October 19-26, 2014 marked the 40th anniversary of Fantasia Fair, a conference focusing on transgender issues in Provincetown, Mass. and the world’s longest running annual transgender event. Approximately 151 participants between the ages of 21-89 attended this year’s fair from across the United States and other countries […]

Ask a Trans Woman: TDoR, a Vigil for Our Dead, a Reminder for Our Community

Ask a Trans Woman: TDoR, a Vigil for Our Dead, a Reminder for Our Community

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— I’ve been avoiding writing this. It’s been in my head for a while now, but every time I sit down to write, I find something, anything else to distract me. It’s not the sort of column I like to write. I prefer to focus on the positive things about being trans. […]

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When Death Claims a Trans Person: Family, Planning, Remembering

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— Recently, I received a phone call from a friend to inform me that John, one of our trans brothers, had passed away and to ask me if I knew if he had any relatives. I remember talking with John many times, but I didn’t remember him ever mentioning his family, […]

In Defense & Celebration of Femininity: Getting Beyond Judgments, Even Within the Queer Community

In Defense & Celebration of Femininity: Getting Beyond Judgments, Even Within the Queer Community

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— This month I decided to write about the idea of femininity, specifically as it relates to me, but also in the broader sense as it applies to all of us. The idea was solid. I’m a femme identified trans woman who does queer activism but also gets around quite a bit […]

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How Being Visible Helps the Transgender Cause, Keeps the Momentum Going

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— Last month my Springfield, Mass. trans support group, UniTy, was asked to march with Baystate Health in the 2014 Springfield Puerto Rican Day Parade. Of course, UniTy Moderator Keri Stebbins and I happily accepted the invitation, and we sent out information in our Yahoo and Facebook groups about the event. […]

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Transition & Family: Dealing with Resistance and Lack of Acceptance

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— When you decide to transition, it can be a wonderful thing. Up to that point you may have felt you’ve been living untrue to yourself, and now all those painful years of being in the closet are finally over and done. Everything is full speed ahead. There’s no looking back, […]

Standing on Your Own & We Can Stand with You: Being Your Own Best Advocate

Standing on Your Own & We Can Stand with You: Being Your Own Best Advocate

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— I usually like to focus on the positive aspects of being trans in this column. I’m happiest when I’m celebrating our lives and experiences, but there is no denying that a lot of the trans experience can be difficult. We face more slings and arrows in our lives than many people […]