Our Mothers

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. Today we mourn the loss of our trans siblings to violence and celebrate their lives, bravery, and accomplishments. Today we honor our elders and those who paved the way before us. Today we use our mouths to speak the voices that have been silenced. Below is a collection of… Continue reading Our Mothers

Healing My Community

 A reflection by Women's Center staff member Daniel Trigger warning for suicide mention; resources at the bottom of the post My community experienced a tragedy early this October, and the ripples from the impact are still cascading across campus and beyond. I woke up that morning to several messages from friends and coworkers telling me… Continue reading Healing My Community

Queering Your Queue

 A short reflection by student staff member Shira Devorah ( She/Her or They/Them)  I really love queer media. I've probably watched most of the movies in the "Gay and Lesbian" category on Netflix, as long as they didn't look too dull or exploitative. There are some really fantastic and challenging shows and movies available at… Continue reading Queering Your Queue

More Than a Band-Aid: LGBTQ Health Inequity

A reflection by Shira Devorah, Women's Center Student Staff  Going to the doctor is never fun; most people dread pesky checkups getting in the way of their day. While medical appointments can feel like a nuisance to some, for many people in the LGBTQ community, just seeing a doctor can be dangerous. Saying that structural… Continue reading More Than a Band-Aid: LGBTQ Health Inequity

On Self Love and Testosterone

Halloween was this Friday (as if you didn’t already know that-- I know, I’m still recovering from my candy coma, too) and I’ve been doing a lot of self reflection on the past year. Most people do their reflecting in January at the start of the new year, but Halloween is my “new year.” I… Continue reading On Self Love and Testosterone

Honoring Stonewall, LGBTQ History Month, and Reina Gossett

In celebrating LGBTQ History Month, it's important to remember those who don't fit into the mainstream representation of the LGBTQ community. As the LGBTQ community has made gains in society, it is important to recognize that the face of the movement is increasingly white, cis, male, gay, upper class, able-bodied, and heteronormative. When arguments for… Continue reading Honoring Stonewall, LGBTQ History Month, and Reina Gossett

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013

Today is the 15th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.  TDOR was originally held to honor Rita Hester, whose unsolved murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. The purpose of TDOR is… Continue reading Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013