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Gender Bent's Blog – December 2015 Archive (2)

FEATURE: Self-described "Afrotransfeminista" activist-writer-academic Maria Clara Araújo speaks on prioritizing transgender acceptance and safety in academia

19 year-old Maria Clara Araújo’s activism is one that focuses on the (not so) little victories trans women of color should have on a day-to-day basis. Be it hanging out in public spaces, having authentic relationships with one’s parents, but most specifically—the right to hostility-free education and work opportunities.





A few years ago, Araújo had dropped out of high school. “From an early age, the school setting was hostile to me,” she told…

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Added by Gender Bent on December 30, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

FEATURE: "Building community for the Black LGBT aging" (via Elixher)

"As LGBTQ/SGL people of African descent, we often have to fight for acceptance in society at large and in Black communities. Imagine growing older, retiring, looking for housing and having to add ageism to this battle," writes Dr. Imani Woody in a new Elixher OP:ED on the Black LGBT community's aging population . "For many, these challenges translate into fear, isolation, depression, going back into the closet and even suicide," she adds. Dr. Imani Woody is the…

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Added by Gender Bent on December 16, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

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