Conservative writer John Hawkins pens unbridled trans-hate piece

Conservative writer John Hawkins pens unbridled trans-hate piece

john hawkins CONSERVATIVELEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — So, another trans-hate article crossed my desk and looked to be another piece of hack journalism from a fringe blogger. Upon further reading, the level of bizarro triggered the Satire Alarm — it was looking more and more like something right out of The Onion.

A quick search on the net revealed the writer, John Hawkins, is legit. He’s appeared on a live Huffington Post

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Major U.S. newspaper ‘OK’ with running full-page transphobic ad

Major U.S. newspaper ‘OK’ with running full-page transphobic ad

steve yaegerLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — The Minnesota Star Tribune on Sunday published a full-page ad running on the back page of the newspaper by an anti-transgender group that is trying to stop a trans students rights policy from being adopted by highs schools in that state.

The ad showed a picture of a school shower room with these words superimposed over it: ‘A male wants to shower beside your…

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Barney Frank, silence would have been golden!

Barney Frank, silence would have been golden!

barney frankLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Barney Frank, I can’t figure out why you, now a retired Congressman, didn’t just quit while you’re ahead and rest on your laurels? Bringing to life a long-beaten horse that many people are still having difficulty moving on from isn’t exactly the behavior of a wise elder statesman.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to rehash 2007 all over again, except to respond to…

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Trans woman dies after being pushed off moving train

Trans woman dies after being pushed off moving train

indian trans womanLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — A disabled Indian trans woman was pushed off a moving train earlier this week by two youths in Bangalore, India according to witnesses. Mahadevi was killed instantly after landing on parallel tracks according to reports. Police say they have yet to determine if she was pushed or fell and called for an autopsy.

Witnesses say that the woman was involved in a dispute…

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Seattle-area trans groups conquer Washington state’s infamous billboard of bigotry

Seattle-area trans groups conquer Washington state’s infamous billboard of bigotry

hamilton billboard chehalisLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Quick, name the three most-seen landmarks in the state of Washington? Automatically the Space Needle and Mt. Rainer comes to mind. And if you guessed Hamilton Farms’ Billboard of Hate as the third, you would be correct.

Nearly straddling I-5, high in the sky at the mid-way point between Seattle and Portland, Oregon, the sign is seen by 100,000+ cars a day. It was a…

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Fired ‘trans are nutjobs’ radio hosts return to the air

Fired ‘trans are nutjobs’ radio hosts return to the air

Kimberly and BeckLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — The duo, Kimberly Ray and Barry Beck, commonly known by their on-air moniker Kimberly and Beck, fired earlier this year from Rochester, NY radio station WBZA after mocking trans people on the air, have shown up on another local station, Radio 95.1.

The duo’s hateful rant and on-air mocking was triggered by the mayor’s plan to provide health care coverage to…

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Quick arrest follows murder of Memphis trans woman

Quick arrest follows murder of Memphis trans woman

Alejandra LeosLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — A suspect was arrested two days after a trans woman was shot to death near her home in Memphis, Tenn. on September 6, 2014. Police arrested Marshall Pegues and charged him with the murder of Alejandra Leos.

TV station WREG stated that a police report indicated that Leos was shot in the back and there was a quarrel between the two prior to the shooting.

Alejandra was…

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Trans-unfriendly DMV finds themselves at the receiving end of a federal lawsuit

Trans-unfriendly DMV finds themselves at the receiving end of a federal lawsuit

Chase CulpepperLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — The department of motor vehicles is among the least favorite places for visitation by transgender people — the chances for embarrassment, being outed, or a public scolding, is sky-high. While some states have addressed this, other have not. Over the summer we’ve seen multiple sites where DMV employees told trans people to take off their make-up before they can have…

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Cancer claims trans role model and advocate Andrew Cray

Cancer claims trans role model and advocate Andrew Cray

andrew crayLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — A post Thursday on Andrew Cray’s Facebook page brought the news that he passed away following an apparent second bout with cancer. By all accounts Cray was a selfless and tireless advocate for trans people and for many, the news was quite shocking, especially considering he was only 28.

Cray was most recently with American Progress as a Policy Analyst working to…

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Monica Helms, creator of the trans pride flag, donates it to the Smithsonian

Monica Helms, creator of the trans pride flag, donates it to the Smithsonian

monica helmsLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — A week ago, Monica Helms, the designer of the transgender pride flag, donated the original flag to the Smithsonian. Along with the flag, there were other transgender artifacts donated, including some from Mara Keisling. These items included DNC delegate buttons designed by Babs Siperstein.

Helms in Smithsonian.comabout the representation of trans history in museums: “

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