Gwendolyn Ann Smitth

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To Enact Real Changes for Trans People, We Must Center Trans Voices

There are three stories that have recently passed my desk, each of which are unrelated, but together paint a very descriptive image of what's wrong with the way non-trans people are speaking about trans lives.First, the North Dakota GOP asked its [...]

In the Wake of Brianna Ghey's Murder, It's Time to Reexamine Trans News Coverage

On the afternoon of February the 11th, a girl by the name of Brianna Ghey was found on a path in Culcheth Linear Park in Warrington, Cheshire, England. Pronounced dead at the scene, she was the victim of multiple stab wounds.Ghey was a 16-year-old [...]

Sounding the Alarm: The Transgender Community Is Red Meat for Republicans In This Election

I often feel that I am too alarmist. I have spent decades now, deep in the issue of anti-transgender violence and murder, and I know that colors my views. It is hard to look at things objectively sometimes, without expecting the worst of them.I am [...]

Yes, Women Are Affected By the Loss of Roe. But So Are Trans People.

I am sure you don’t need me to tell you this: in a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which established constitutional protections for abortion, as part of a 6-3 ruling to uphold an abortion ban in Mississippi. The decision [...]

No, LGBTQ+ Advocates Are Not Looking to 'Groom' Your Children

In Watertown, South Dakota, on the 25th of April, a German teacher at Watertown High School, Calvin Hillesland, handed letters to four trans and nonbinary students. The letters, shared widely on social media by at least two sources, begin as [...]