Items tagged with: transphobia
As Judd Legum reports, the superintendent of the Charlotte County, Florida, public school system, Mark Vianello, has ordered schools in the district to remove all books with LGBTQ characters or themes from school and classroom libraries. This ban is not directed to books considered to have sexual material — it's a ban of any book that has a character who is LGBTQ.
Hermajestie the Hung told us, “I was given spaces to explore the real me, not the me that I had to be in order to stay alive. #Drag is so healing.”
In Digital Editor Kit @oconnell's #Culture feature from our magazine, the performers of #Austin celebrate their art in defiance of persecution: https://www.texasobserver.org/austin-drag-queens-defy-ban/
USA conference organizers: please do not plan conferences in trans-exclusionary states.
Here is the current list of USA trans-friendly states/regions:
- New Mexico
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island
Content warning: rupol, transphobia, russia
Today a russian government organization "Rosmolodezh" or "Russian-youth" (Federal Agency for Youth Affairs) blocked access to the website "Center-T".
Center-T is an organization that helps trans people in russia financially, psychologically (trans-friendly psychologists, organizing community events, support groups etc) and therapeutically (therapists, doctors etc).
Rosmolodezh is given the right to block any lgbtqia+ websites it deems as "lgbt propaganda" without any court decision even if it's dating apps, support organizations, news etc. It has already blocked a shit-ton of lgbtqia+ websites and continues to do so on a daily basis.
These websites, if hosted outside of russia, can still be accessed through a vpn, but the transphobic fascists are currently in the process of disabling vpns and blocking websites about vpns.
However Center-T is not giving up, they are working as usual and trying to make the website accessible without a vpn.
To the anti-fascist russian and ukranian queer folk: we will be free, please survive through this and I promise we will be free.
To anyone watching from the outside: please find solidarity with those who live in oppressive countries like russia and goes without saying those who live and fight in ukraine. only through solidarity, intersectionality, class-consciousness, and direct action will we ever be free.
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