"There is a very conservative narrative in the US that eligibility for military services means a person can be considered a full citizen," says Spade. "Some people believe that gaining inclusion in the military changes the public image of marginalized groups, and that will change how they are treated." He disagrees. "Movements for social justice want people to be considered human, deserving of housing, food, education and everything else they need, without having to be connected to possibly the most destructive and dehumanizing force on earth, the US military."
In over a decade working in trans communities, Spade says he’s never heard military service raised as a key priority among trans people. Instead, “criminalization, poverty, unemployment and immigration enforcement are the priorities we hear again and again.”
Welcome to Queens Cottage Shelter!Thank you for viewing our campaign. We are a small, grassroots organization that is working with the community to open the first Bay Area trans housing program - Queens Cottage Shelter.
Trans* people are often shunned and abused by the shelter system; they are often forced to sleep on the streets because they are abused and harassed by other shelter residents. Trans* women sorely lack a safe haven, where they can go for supportive housing. Queens Cottage Shelter will work with local partners to help empower residents reach for their goals of recovery, employment, school, and stable housing.
We hope you will join us with passion we have for trans* affirming housing! This dream needs your passion and financial support. Thanks!
Pregnancy and Parenting Blog :)
Hello! I submitted a while ago a picture of my bump and thought I’d follow-on with a link to my blog. This blog was specifically set-up for pregnancy-related posts (some linked to being a trans* parent and others not) and then regular updates once my baby has arrived!
So if anyone is interested in checking my blog out, you can find it here.
This is a really great blog about going through pregnancy as a trans person!
Fundraising and having frank conversations about money are within organizing spaces. We can all sit around and discuss our dreams of capitalism somehow imploding but the reality of the situation is it’s still probably going to be here tomorrow. Oppressed communities are still going to need resources. Queer people and people of color are not just concepts, critical theories, or abstractions – they are communities of people who can benefit from material support.
Wrote a blog for Resource Generation about the importance of donating and fundraising as class privileged young people!
- Glamour UK: What do you get riled up about in a feminist context?
- Gillian Anderson: A lot. I have feminist bones and when I hear things or see people react to women in certain ways I have very little tolerance.
- Glamour UK: But don't you feel sorry for modern men? Not knowing whether they should help us with our bags and open doors for us or whether we'll see it as an affront?
- Gillian Anderson: No. I don't feel sorry for men.
i don’t care if it’s a only a joke, please don’t make comments about how someone’s choice of field of study isn’t going to take them anywhere because it can be a great source of stress and your joke won’t help.
also, destroy the idea that we should only pursue dreams if they are likely to give you status in this capitalist piece-of-shit society.