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DISABLING TRANS: POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS AND POSSIBILITIES OF CONSTRUCTIONS OF TRANS AS A DISABILITY

Within the trans community, trans activists and authors have discussed the construction of trans (trans/transgender/transsexual/two-spirit/genderqueer) to identify as a disability at length. There are a number of important reasons this issue has been taken up, from theoretical issues about identity construction to access to anti-discrimination protection and medical interventions. This is an ardently debated issue…

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Trans 101: A Brief Guide

This short guide is intended for Mennonite and Brethren communities seeking education and understanding about transgender realities. This booklet will introduce important terms and concepts, statistics about what transgender people face in the current social climate in the United States and Canada, and address some of the misconceptions and dominant narratives about transgender identities and…

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Peeing in Peace: A Resource Guide for Transgender Activists and Allies

This short guide is intended for Mennonite and Brethren communities seeking education and understanding about transgender realities. This booklet will introduce important terms and concepts, statistics about what transgender people face in the current social climate in the United States and Canada, and address some of the misconceptions and dominant narratives about transgender identities and…

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This is a Prison, Glitter is Not Allowed: Experiences of Trans and Gender Variant People in Pennsylvania’s Prison Systems

Accounts of prison conditions from these contacts show the intensity of discrimination, abuse, medical neglect, and punitive isolation that our communities face on the inside. Incarcerated T/GV individuals report dismissal, intimidation, or retaliation when attempting to file grievances. In response to these injustices, formerly incarcerated T/GV Philadelphians and their allies began a conversation about ways…