How to Respect a Transsexual Person

The term “transgender” is an umbrella term that includes any and all gender variant people: transsexual people, cross-dressers, drag kings and queens, intersexuals, genderqueers, bigendered people, and many other types. Drag performers and cross-dressers are typically not transsexual people. Please don’t call it cross-dressing if I am wearing clothes that match my gender. Don’t assume …

Countering Gender Discrimination and Negative Gender Stereotypes: Effective Policy Responses

Countering Gender Discrimination and Negative Gender Stereotypes: Effective Policy Responses Share Print Date: 13 July 2011 UN Women Deputy Director and Assistant Secretary-General Lakshmi Puri moderated a panel discussion on “Countering Gender Discrimination and Negative Gender Stereotypes: Effective Policy Responses during the Coordination Segment of the Substantive Session of ECOSOC in Geneva, 13 July 2011. The …

Thank You G Philly Magazine & Philly Black Gay PRIDE for the AMAZING Article!! Much LOVE!!

Special THANKS to Mr. Josh Middleton for Your Inclusion and for a such a GREAT Article In partnership with Philadelphia Black Gay Pride, every day throughout the month of February we will spotlight one of the most important black movers and shakers in the city. LGBT Black History Month Spotlight: 7 Questions With Activist SharRon Cooks First …

Policing Gender and Sexuality: Transgender Sex Workers: HIV & Justice

Policing Gender and Sexuality Transgender Sex Workers: HIV & Justice Sex work is a term usually used to describe a wide range of commercial sex activities from escorting to porn to exotic dancing—but also used sometimes as a synonym for prostitution. It was coined by activist Scarlot Harlot in an attempt to create a stigma-neutral …

Rights for Sex Workers: Housing, Income, Safety, Education and Well Being

FEBRUARY 28, 2013 Rights for Sex Workers: Housing, Income, Safety and Wellbeing, Education Sarah M. is an MA student in literary studies at Athabasca U and a filthy pervert. It’s that time of year again – Sex Workers’ Rights Day is almost here! There are two days each year designed to address sex workers’ second-class status …

Youth in the Sex Trade: How Understanding Push & Pull Factors Can Better Inform Public Policy

Youth in the Sex Trade: How Understanding Push & Pull Factors Can Better Inform Public Policy October 19, 2011 Recently, there have been several articles in the media challenging the frequently cited “statistics” that claims anywhere between 100,000 to 300,000 children annually are trafficked into sexual slavery in the United States, most notably in Village Voice (06/29/2011). …

Understanding the Complexities of Sex Work/Trade

Understanding the Complexities of Sex Work/Trade and Trafficking: Ten Observations from a Sex Worker Activist/Survivor/Feminist source : http://eminism.org/readings/pdf-rdg/complexities_print.pdf written by emi koyama (emi@eminism.org) version 1.2 1. Start from the assumption that women’s (and other people’s) experiences in the sex trade are diverse and complicated, just like women’s experiences in the institution of marriage. 2. Sex trade …

Nina Simone” “To Be Young, Gifted & Black

Songwriters: Irvine, Weldon / Simone, Nina (1969) Nina Simone, Weldon Irvine jrTo be young, gifted and black,Oh what a lovely precious dreamTo be young, gifted and black,Open your heart to what I meanIn the whole world you knowThere are billion boys and girlsWho are young, gifted and black,And that’s a fact!Young, gifted and blackWe must …

Facts for Features: Black (African-American) 2014

Black (African-American) History Month: February 2014 To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of February was set aside for this celebration to coincide with …