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Every year, staggering numbers are entered into the statistics documenting the murder of trans people across the globe. Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, often abbreviated to TDOR, a day we use to commemorate the lives lost to and endangered by bigotry. Image via Webster Journal.
Each year, five women are selected to judge the awards. No transgender woman has ever been a judge or been longlisted, including this year, as far as I can see. That this longlist is the first to include a non-binary transgender author is absolutely a historic moment.
It was a stark realization of fears coming true, that the current administration would take real and tangible steps towards erasing and therefore endangering those who do not identify along the gender binary or who have transitioned. Acquiring legal protections for trans and nonbinary people has been a long and arduous fight, and this attempt to roll back the rights we have gained during the Obama administration is a direct attack. In a country that is already dangerous for trans people, this new policy would make it even harder for trans people to exist and move about in this world, and would open them up to even more harassment, with no legal protections against it.
Transgender Health is currently an open access, peer reviewed journal dedicated to addressing the healthcare needs of transgender individuals throughout the lifespan and identifying gaps in knowledge as well as priority areas where policy development and research are needed to achieve healthcare equity. The Journal aims to promote greater awareness of the health concerns of transgender populations including disparities in treatment and barriers to care, health services research including cultural competency, mental health and well-being, reproductive health, sexually transmitted infections, hormone therapy and surgery, and best practices, protocols, and guidelines to ensure optimal care. The Journal publishes peer-reviewed original research, theoretical analysis, short reports or clinical research letters, and reviews from health, behavioral and clinical health care disciplines.
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Happy final Friday of Pride Month. I have 25 no lie! By no means is this an exhaustive list—think of it as a recent starter kit.
A recent San Diego Comic-Con panel on the current state of censorship in comic books event even cited the Sturges cancellation. He said library staff failed to get the Sturges event approved by the city prior to the day of the event, so they were forced to cancel it. He said the city always intended to temporarily ban all outside guests speaking to children until the council gives them direction.
She worked as a school teacher, where she began writing books aimed at young adults until she became successful enough to leave her teaching job. In Juno came out as transgender, having begun her journey of transitioning 18 months prior, and beginning hormonal transition in early In Juno published The Gender Games, her first book aimed at adults, discussing themes of gender as well as her own life experiences.