Tag Archives: transgender

Back to the Bathroom

Michael Tew Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has introduced legislation to bar individuals from using the restroom corresponding to their gender identity. Similar to the highly controversial North Carolina HB2 that did the same thing (along with banning local governments … Continue reading

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Challenges of Trans* Parent Identities

Research reviewed by Timothy Ward “Making trans parents visible: Intersectionality of trans and parenting identities”, Beth A Haines, Alex A Ajayi, and  Helen Boyd The study examined what challenges uniquely facing Trans* parents either during or after transition. Trans* parents … Continue reading

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Transgender Awareness after the Week

Commentary by Nina Brennan Most people would argue that the momentum for LGBTQ equality has been gathering remarkable steam over the past few decades; same-sex marriage, of course, being one of the most forefront debates across the United States. Yet, … Continue reading

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Listening to Trans* Stories is the Way

Research Reviewed by Michael Tew This review examines the conclusions of two studies about Trans* identity development. One is from a social work perspective and the other from communication studies. Both conclude that expression of the self is central to … Continue reading

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Propaganda, the Silencing of Speech, and Strange Bedfellows

Propaganda – n. chiefly derogatory information, esp. of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view dissent – v. [intrans.] hold or express opinions that are at variance with those … Continue reading

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The Consequences of Michigan “Equality” Policies

Michael Tew Mounting evidence indicates that Michigan remains one of the most discriminatory states regarding LGBT people and communities where public policy is concerned. The Michigan Department of Civil Rights reported the results of a major study (published 1/28/13) of … Continue reading

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Michigan on the wrong side of Antidiscrimination Policy Issues

Michael Tew When LGBT activists began the movement toward Marriage Equality, some criticized their efforts as being “too far ahead of public opinion.” While there are numerous flaws in that argument when it comes to civil rights issues, it seems … Continue reading

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