Informed Voting: Official Voter Guides and VOTE411


It seems like the clarion call to "go out and vote" is shriller than ever this year. But the fact remains that merely showing up to the polls and casting a ballot on election day (which, in truth, is becoming intentionally harder for non-rich, non-white voters across the U.S.) is not enough: the power of... Continue Reading →

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Call for Submissions: “Native Liberation and Abolition,” a Blog Series


Below is a summary call for submissions from Abolition: A Journal of Insurgent Politics.This is a great opportunity to contribute to the scholarship of abolition, especially for Native/Indigenous scholars! Submissions are due December 1, 2018, though they say they will continue to accept submissions after that time. Abolition: A Journal of Insurgent Politics invites submissions for... Continue Reading →

Fighting the (Q)arceral State: 10/19-20 Lambda 2018 Political Conference


I'll be speaking this weekend at Harvard Law School on the impact of policing and caging transgender people of color for the Lambda 2018 Political Conference. It promises to be a great conference and much needed conversation. It's a free event with refreshments provided. Please come out if you're local! Facebook event details here. Registration... Continue Reading →

I am not a liberal and hope I never become one.


"The difference between a liberal and a progressive is that a liberal is open to everyone’s views; a progressive is as narrow-minded and judgmental (more?) than any conservative." — Doug Reitsch, Pharmacist at Kamilche Pharmacy in Shelton, WA According to this myopic internet definition, being “open to everyone’s views” is good and something people should... Continue Reading →

Muhammad Ali and Other Black Celebrities Didn’t ‘Transcend Race’


Transcending is a perpetual one-way street for black people, yet famous white people like Antonin Scalia, David Bowie and Merle Haggard weren’t asked to transcend their whiteness for black people to recognize their importance. They didn’t have to transcend being Italian-American, British or an Okie from Muskogee. They were just accepted for being who they... Continue Reading →

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