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Transmissions: The darkness before the dawn

Transmissions: The darkness before the dawn

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith

For 22 years, transgender people have gathered near the end of November to honor those lost due to anti-transgender violence over the year for the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

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By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | November 3, 2021

Fall is one of my favorite times of year. Unlike the other seasons, it feels like an unhurried transformation, as we move through the hanging days of summer, slowly feeling the air grow chillier.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | October 20, 2021

In February 2006, Dave Chappelle was interviewed by Oprah Whitney about walking off his eponymous Comedy Central sketch show.


By Roger Brigham | October 12, 2021

The worst part of now-former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden's emails wasn't the racist imagery or the homophobic language. It was that he felt so comfortable saying those things to people in the sports world he considered friends.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | September 8, 2021

The United States Supreme Court opted to let Texas Senate Bill 8 go into effect.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | August 25, 2021

I recently came across the following post on Twitter.

By Roger Brigham | August 11, 2021

Notes on the concluded Tokyo Olympic Games as Japan figures out how much (if any) of the estimated $20 billion-plus it spent to stage the event it can recoup while the International Olympic Committee collects its $3 billion-plus.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | August 11, 2021

It wasn't until 2003 that the Olympics had a formal policy for trans participants.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | July 28, 2021

Over the last several years, there has been a belief in some circles that the increase of transgender people over the last decade is some sort of "social contagion" brought on by the evil influence of the internet.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | July 14, 2021

Myths are often greater than reality.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | June 30, 2021

I am no stranger to trans mortality.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | June 2, 2021

This Pride season, I have a new enamel pin on my jacket, displaying the five stripes of the transgender pride flag. They are within the shape of Mickey Mouse's head.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | May 19, 2021

I really don't want to talk about Caitlyn Jenner. Rather, I find myself in the unenviable position of having to write about Jenner. As a transgender writer in 2021, it is largely unavoidable, and as such, I am resigned to this fate.


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