Reina anticipates. Some might say she has trouble waiting. Others claim she just wants to trouble waiting. Reina lives in Fort Greene, loves both Fort Greene cemetery & Fort Greene Park, and recently realized these two are one in the same. And that neither one was built as reparations for the Middle Passage…yet. Reina anticipates. twitter: @reinagossett
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The last few weeks have been particularly exhilarating for those of us work on trans liberation and gender self determination. After I attended Janet Mock’s book release for Redefining Release I watched my friend’s work get the attention and platform it deserves while also witnessing her shut down Piers Morgan and give him some generous …
Some reflections on the recent increased visibility of movements for gender determination and trans liberation!
On February 7th at 4PM EST please join me for an online discussion based on these a series of videos I made with Dean about prisons, Trans & gnc communities, the moral panic around psychiatric disabilities and where to go from here!
Register today and join us for this exciting experiment in creating online learning spaces that contribute to activist conversations.
SRLP is looking for applicants for the following open positions: The Sylvia Rivera Law Project is seeking a Director of Grassroots Fundraising (Posted July 8, 2013) Mission: The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and […]
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Imagining Queer Justice: Prison Abolition and LGBT Hate Crime Legislation
Thanks to Margot Weiss, I got to present about imagination, trans liberation, and Marsha P Johnson with my two of my favorite people Captive Genders co-editor Eric A Stanley and Against Equality writer Ryan Conrad last month at Wesleyan.
The most powerful speech I’ve ever heard from Angela Davis. She’s holding up the incredibly legacy of Miss Major, Eric A Stanley, Cece McDonald, Dean Spade, Beth Ritchie, The Transgender Gender Variant & Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), disability justice and trans women of color activism!
also critiquing the equality movement.
"At this moment I am not so concerned about myself. Everybody has to die sometime, and all i want to is to go with dignity. i am more concerned about the growing poverty, the growing despair that is rife in amerikkka. i am more concerned about our younger generations who represent our future. i am more concerned about the rise of the prison industrial complex that is turning our people into slaves again. i am more concerned about the repression, the police brutality, violence, the rising wave of racism that makes up the political landscape of the US today. our young people deserve a future and i consider it the mandate of my ancestors to be a part of the struggle to ensure that they have one!"
We are writing to let you know of a community member who needs support after going through a major health crisis. Many of you know Egyptt, a long time activist and advocate for low income, trans communities of color.
Egyptt was formerly co-coordinator of Trans Justice at the Audre Lorde Project. Prior to her work at ALP she was a crucial member of the Queers for Economic Justice Welfare Warriors group where she lead the way fighting transphobia within New York City’s welfare agency: the Human Resources Administration. Because of Egyptt’s work NYC’s Human Resources Administration has adopted its first ever transgender non discrimination policy, which Egyptt helped implement through many trainings of New York City employees.
Additionally Egyptt has been a long time advocate at Housing Works advocating to have New York State pass the Gender Employment Non Discrimination Act (GENDA). She is also a brilliant performer, frequently showcasing her talent at the Housing Works fashion shows and many Trans Day of Remembrance events. Egyptt is now unemployed and has lost her apartment in Harlem.
We are turning to you, our community, to support Egyptt as she navigates this challenging moment. We want to raise 10,000 for Egyptt to get back some of what she has lost in the last few months. She needs resources to get back into housing, to replace lost possessions, and to cover outstanding healthcare costs.
With deep appreciation, Reina Gossett, Pooja Gehi, & Dean Spade