“We Need to Make a Change”: Trans Youth Speak Out and Walk Out
The following is a speech by a student activist from NYC for Trans Rights.
Alex CarrollMarch 10, 2023
Ominous New Attacks on Trans Rights Remind Us…It’s Capitalism
If the viciousness and hostility against trans people and ultimately all LGBT people is today open-carried on the Far Right, it is our dependence on fair-weather liberals and the politicians of the Democratic Party that is our Achilles’ heel.
Ian Scott HorstFebruary 17, 2023
Over 300 Anti-Trans Bills Got Only Nine Seconds in Biden’s SOTU Address
President Biden spent just nine seconds of his State of the Union speech addressing the oppression of trans people, despite Republicans advancing more than 300 anti-trans bills through state legislatures. In the Republican response, however, far-right governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders spent a significant portion of her time pushing anti-“woke” transphobic messaging. This is not a coincidence.
Reba LandersFebruary 9, 2023
The New York Times Is Wrong: Trans Kids Need Support, Not “Gender Skepticism”
While state legislatures across the country have launched an unprecedented attack on trans youth, the New York Times saw fit to publish a pair of articles calling on liberals to make space for “gender skeptical” ideas among parents. They are wrong. Trans kids need more support, not gender skepticism.
Reba LandersJanuary 31, 2023
Class Struggle Solidarity and the Trans Movement (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Class)
While writers at The New York Times staged a 24-hour walkout on Thursday, some trans people expressed skepticism about showing solidarity for workers at a publication that distributes so much transphobia. A trans socialist explains why queer solidarity with the labor movement is so important, even when workers might not yet be taking up our struggles.
Enid BrainDecember 11, 2022
Graduate Unions Lead the Way in National Reproductive Rights Walkouts
Students from schools across the United States are leading a Day of Action today to fight for the rights to safe, legal, and accessible abortion, gender affirming care, comprehensive sex education, and free contraception. They show the power of a labor movement that fights for workplace demands hand in hand with the defense against oppression.
Olivia WoodOctober 6, 2022
GOP Introduces Federal Bill Attacking Trans Children
House Republicans have introduced a federal anti-trans bill specifically attacking children and school employees. It’s a sign of things to come from the GOP’s increasingly reactionary agenda.
Olivia WoodJuly 15, 2022
Republicans’ Legislation Against Drag Shows Is Part of their Anti-LGBTQ+ Agenda
Right-wing reactionaries are taking aim at drag shows as part of their attack on LGBTQ+ rights. These proposed bills will undoubtedly open the floodgates for more and more explicit attacks against queer people across the country.
Sawyer SmithJune 14, 2022
Democratic Governor Betrays Trans Youth in Louisiana
The Louisiana State Legislature has banned trans girls and women from participating in school sports teams. Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards refused to take action.
Olivia WoodJune 8, 2022