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Homophobia, Transphobia, and Bad Story Structure Do In The Alienist in the First Two Episodes

When I first got a recommendation to watch The Alienist, a new drama on TNT, it was only four episodes in. Given how I had enough time to watch all four episodes and catch up for the next week, I took the opportunity. However, I only managed to get two episodes in before I felt I was going to vomit at just how offensive the show was.

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Dear Michael Che, As a Black Woman, STFU

Neither your blackness, nor your profession justifies transphobia and the fact that you would use either as a defense for your jokes instead of just taking the L and moving on is a sign of your lack of willingness to understand the issue.

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12 Transgender Women Had Their Hair Forcibly Cut in Indonesian “Re-Education”

Police in Aceh province raided beauty salons and detained transgender women working there in a horrific human rights violation they dubbed "Operation Anti Moral Illness."

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Germaine Greer Says the #MeToo Movement is “Whingeing” Over Sexual Assault

Germaine Greer author of The Female Eunuch, was named Australia's Person of the Year in the UK, and in an interview took that opportunity to remind the world that she despite being a feminist she is still not as progressive as she appears.

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Dave Chappelle Takes It to Trump Voters in New Comedy Special Clip—Still Misses the Mark on Trans Issues

Earlier this year I had the pleasurable experience to see Dave Chappelle proform at Radio City Music Hall with Solange as his musical guest. Dave Chappelle remains one of the most unique and powerful voices in comedy, which is why when he comes out with new material, even if you weren't a fan of the newer stuff, you still are interested in what he has to say.

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This Professor’s Transphobic Quiz Is a Reminder That Degrees Do Not Equal Intelligence

A professor at the State University of New York Geneseo was photographed by his students giving a presentation that included an extremely transphobic “Female or Shemale: Can You Tell?” quiz. Clearly an idiot, this professor also seemed to forget that the internet exists and his students took to twitter showcasing the ignorance that he was passing off as education.

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Let’s All Remember That VP Mike Pence is Terrible and No, Would Not Be “Better” Than Trump

In a world where politics are increasingly polarized, it makes sense that we'd pay more attention to the loudmouths and blowhards than we do to those who are more reserved and quiet in their delivery. However, it is precisely those people to whom we should be paying the most attention, because they are the most likely to further a hateful, hurtful agenda right under our noses.

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“Christian” Parents Pull Their Child From School Because They Can’t Handle Gender Fluidity

How very Jesus-like.

Two years after they yanked their older son out of the school system because (gasp) a student in his class began wearing a dress, Nigel and Sally Rowe are at it again.

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Doctor Who Writer Gareth Roberts Talks Vile, Ignorant Trash About Trans Women

CW: Transphobic slur. It's hugely disappointing when someone you trust to tell you stories from one of your favorite sci-fi properties turns out to be a big ol' transphobe.

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#TransFolksAreNotJokes: Janet Mock Responds to Heinous Transphobic Morning Show Interview

Janet Mock has responded to some particularly heinous attacks on herself and transgender people that came by way of "The Breakfast Club," a New York City-based radio show billed as "the most dangerous morning show.

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J.K. Rowling Has No Patience for Tomi Lahren’s Asinine, Transphobic Tweets

J.K. Rowling, like the rest of us, has no patience for the hateful Trump-supporting right-wing bigots trolling Twitter, attempting to spew hate through misinformation and empty meme-inspired platitudes.

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The Fight Against Gendered Dress Codes Is Finally Making Progress Now That Men & Boys Are Complaining

When men & boys complain of being hot or uncomfortable, no one assumes their real aim is to sexualize themselves or distract women and girls from their work and studies. They're not told their physical comfort is going to detract from the needs of others. They just–get this–are listened to.

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Dear Image Comics: Depicting Violence Against Trans People Isn’t “Edgy,” It’s Exactly the “Divisiveness” You’re Worried About

So, it's Pride Month. You know, the month in which the LGBTQIA community celebrates not only pride, but survival as we commemorate the Stonewall riots of June 1969? The riots that were started, in part, by trans women of color? Yeah, those. Image's latest "edgy" comic would've been offensive at any time, but it is especially offensive being released this month. **CW: discussion of violence against a trans character**

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Study Shows Transphobic Bathroom Bill May Cost Texas Up to $3.3 Billion in Lost Revenue

Not to mention the emotional toll it will take on people.

Discrimination, transphobia in particular, is a fiscal toilet. The emotional expenses and morally taxing aspects of it are just mere side-effects to policymakers, concerns in the political margins.

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The NCAA Just Gave North Carolina A $250 Million Ultimatum on Its HB2 “Bathroom Bill”

The NCAA is deciding where to host its championship games for the next four years, and they've made it clear that North Carolina will be cut out of contention if it does not repeal HB2, the state's discriminatory transgender "bathroom bill."

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Things We Saw Today: This Justice League Teaser Should Whet Your Appetite for the Upcoming Full Trailer

Are you ready for some Justice League action? Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your perspective), you'll have to wait until November 17 to see it in theaters.

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Trump Administration Fails to Protect Trans Youth, Rescinds Obama’s Guideline Extending Protections to Students

In a move that surprises just about nobody, the Trump administration rolled back guidelines regarding transgender student bathroom usage.

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Jeff Sessions Is Already Refusing to Protect Trans Students

In a move that will surprise few and depress many, Attorney General Jeff Sessions kicked off his tenure by declining to defend the rights of transgender students to safely attend public schools.

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Trump Threatens to Take Away UC Berkeley’s Federal Funding Following Cancellation of Milo Yiannopoulos’ Talk

By "talk" we mean "hate speech".

President Trump tweeted a veiled threat that he would eliminate the funding supplied to UC Berkeley by the federal government.

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What to Do If You’re Trans and Live in America Now

Some things you can do before this next administration settles in.

There's no gentle way to say it, so here it is: if you're trans, you can probably expect your world to change--if it hasn't already.

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