Today Is The Trans Day Of Remembrance

  • In remembrance of the Trans Day Of Remembrance, here’s a piece by a trans woman on how connecting with her Korean birth mother, who put her up for adoption as a baby, helped her come out. [Fire Dog Lake]
  • And here’s more about the Trans Day of Remembrance and transgender visibility. [Queerty]
  • New guidelines released yesterday from the US Preventative Services Task Force recommend that every American between the ages of 15 and 65 be regularly tested for HIV, which is included as a preventative service available without a co-pay by Obamacare. []
  • Here’s how to support women and girls after a natural disaster like Hurricane Sandy. [MAKERS]
  • Syracuse, New York, has passed legislation to protect transgender and non-conforming folks against discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations (i.e. stores, restaurants). []
  • Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) has turned to Reddit to crowdsource legislation ideas. [The Mary Sue]
  • Meet the women who are working as male models. [TIME]
  • At least one conservative pundit thinks “Sarah Palin in 2016″ is a good idea. [Huffington Post]
  • On the controversial casting of light-skinned Zoe Saldana as the dark-skinned Nina Simone in the singer’s upcoming biopic. [NPR]
  • On the new book Drinking Diaries¬†and women’s self-judgment about drinking. [Bitch Magazine]


  • The general synod of the Church of England has voted against women bishops. [BBC, Guardian UK]

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