Austin Books & Comics
"...The death of Jennifer Laude is not simply a story of murder. Call Her Ganda, the latest documentary by award-winning local director PJ Raval, is a complicated film that finds itself at the intersection of transphobia, imperialism, and poverty, while simultaneously addressing an age-old tension between America and the Philippines..."
"...But Westbrook's work extended beyond lobbying lawmakers and organizing. She used her writing to address transphobia and misogyny..."
"...John Kerry compares homo/transphobia to Jim Crow...."
"...Whole Package Samuel Contreras and Rico Perez-Grant of YouTube's Tea Time With T Boys lead a conversation on sexual attraction and transphobia. Tue., July 24, 7-9pm..."
"...Jones – with the creation of Queercore in the Eighties. Their zine J.D.’s was a direct, confrontational attack on the sexism, homophobia, and transphobia that ran rampant in the punk scene, while the dominant lesbian and gay cultures moved toward a more conservative mainstream..."
"...Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and a litany of intersecting issues continue to marginalize communities in Austin, and mainstream awareness of how queer people of color navigate these obstacles is sorely lacking...."
"...The eye is part of Jennifer Raye's interactive art installation, Boa Retina, and her first with a content warning: "Transphobia and emotional/physical abuse." Don't let the disembodied eye make you think the game is an entirely impressionistic telling of a universal coming-out story. Raye clarifies, "I didn't want to just make a game about being trans, but about my experience being trans." It's an experience the eye would like to deny you while navigating Boa Retina, and an experience she admits "was not very nice all the time."..."
"...In GRL's opinion, promoting inclusivity not only combats inter-queer community issues such as bi-phobia, transphobia, and racism, but also educates unwelcoming members of sorority and fraternity life. By integrating itself in Greek life, GRL is getting up-close and personal with people who've likely had less exposure to queer issues...."
"...Additionally, 55% of 2014’s LGBTQ murder victims were transwomen, 50% of which were transwomen of color. Laws such as SB 6 help bolster ignorance and create justifications for transphobia and hate crimes...."
"...In a world where millennials are frequently shat on for their supposed shallow indifference, this anti-Trump march worked as a consolidated middle finger in response. Led by a group of marchers who wore scarves and bandannas to cover their faces, the young protesters appeared not only acutely aware of the issues currently plaguing our country – racism, transphobia, blind hatred toward Muslims – but seemed angry and united...."
"...After hosting an open meeting for new members in March, the answer for many of those in attendance was a resounding yes. Queerbomb is both necessary and relevant "because homophobia, transphobia, racism, and sexism still exist," says filmmaker PJ Raval, also a co-founder..."
"...“The Lt. Governor and Attorney General demonstrated today that they are blinded by transphobia,” wrote Chuck Smith, CEO of LGBTQ-rights advocacy group Equality Texas..."
"...CB: It would take a large amount of denial and willful ignorance to not examine the world and feel dissatisfied with the state of our country in terms of inequality and economics, and in terms of police brutality, in terms of women’s healthcare and the war against Planned Parenthood. There’s also widespread transphobia and racism..."
"...Challenging the terms of the Philippine-U.S. Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) through grassroots organizing and courtroom advocacy, a cast of unforgettable feminist and transgender activists tirelessly confronts homophobia and transphobia, as long-simmering postcolonial tensions rise to the surface...."
"...WE Con is free, open to the public, bilingual, and registration includes free childcare and food – to facilitate attendance by those facing such situational obstacles. A noted objective is to "work toward creating a genuinely inclusive space free of racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, heteronormativity, ableism, ageism, transphobia, cis normativity, and all other forms of oppression."..."
"...Oh look, here’s the intersection of transphobia, homophobia, racism, and sexism. The Fugly..."
"...Two New York morning zoo hosts have showed us what a thoughtful apology looks like after a transphobia flap...."
"...Friday: Combat Latent Inequality Together as CLIT Fest starts off their weekend long DIY punk festival. “United against sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, sex negativity, body shaming,” etc, these punx will be taking over Cheer Up Charlie’s all weekend long..."
"...The shooting of this trans woman is a perfect example of why the fight against transphobia is a life-and-death battle. The Fugly..."