Beyond the Gender Binary: Yee Won Chong at TEDxRainier – YouTube

“Yee Won Chong shares a story about the challenges of navigating the world while transgender, and provides suggestions on being a good ally.”

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He Put A Ring On It: Transgender Rights Activist Janet Mock Gets Engaged!


Author and transgender rights activist Janet Mock (pictured) announced her engagement to longtime beau and New York photographer, Aaron Tredwell (pictured).  Mock showed off her sparkler and answered her betrothed’s question on her Twitter and Instagram sites by simply stating, “I said “YES!”

 

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Congratulations to them!!

 

 

I Am Jazz by Jazz Jennings and Jessica Herthel

Imagine a world where it’s no big deal to be transgender, a safe space for everyone. I Am Jazz is the kind of children’s book that brings us closer to that world. With a matter-of-fact and endearin…

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Alicia Menendez Interview: Trans People & Media’s Invasive Questions | Janet Mock

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Janet Mock flips the script on the Fusion host asking about her body, vagina and identity to demonstrate how transgender people are treated by journalists.

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Transformations: Transgender Man Works to Change Media, Perceptions

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“Lance Hicks used to get mad when schoolyard bullies would argue with him about his race. “I used to carry around family photos to show them because I would get really upset when people would tell me that I wasn’t the race that I said I was,” he says, sitting on a bench in Clark Park. “Its just that idea that a perfect stranger based on how you look feels entitled to say they know more about you than you do.”

 

Hicks has a white parent and a black parent. He also has fair skin and light eyes. So when people look at him, they often only see a white man. But his race is not the only part of his identity people often misread. Hicks, 22, has been correcting them about his gender since coming out as transgender at 15.”

 

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All-American Student Leader’s Search for Identity

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“In this episode, we hear from Ari Shroyer, a sophomore at Roosevelt University, who tells us what it’s like to be a gay, conservative, biracial student-body president—and explains how the university’s openly gay president has served as an inspiration.”
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Adele Logan Alexander: 2010 National Book Festival

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Author and scholar Adele Logan Alexander appears at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Adele Logan Alexander’s research and teaching incorpo…
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