July 16, 2012
come celebrate my birthday with me this Thursday at SRLP’s (iced) Coffee Talk!
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July 19th, 6.30 til at least 8:30, Karaoke Celebration!

Get your 15 minutes of fame.  Ok, more like 5 minutes on the microphone.  Maybe you can sing well or maybe you can’t.  It doesn’t matter to us! Swing by to eat food or bring food to share. Feel free to belt out your favorite tune, show off your best back up dancing moves or just enjoy watching.
Oh, and while you’re here we’d like your help prioritizing the topic for our upcoming, Trans Agenda forum in September.  This is all about getting together sheme and dream and have some Summertime FUN!     

Coffee Talk is a FREE ongoing discussion series that centers the lives and experiences of low income trans, intersex, gender non conforming people as well as trans, intersex and gender non conforming people of color.  Allies welcome!
Come on over! 
147 W 24th Street, 5th FloorNew York, NYBuilding has elevator Trains: C/M/R/N/F/1

These events are FREE.  Light refreshments and Metrocards provided. 
To RSVP or get more information, please contact gabriel at 212.337.8550 ext 309 or gabrielfoster@srlp.org

come celebrate my birthday with me this Thursday at SRLP’s (iced) Coffee Talk!

July 19th, 6.30 til at least 8:30, Karaoke Celebration!

Get your 15 minutes of fame.  Ok, more like 5 minutes on the microphone.  Maybe you can sing well or maybe you can’t.  It doesn’t matter to us! Swing by to eat food or bring food to share. Feel free to belt out your favorite tune, show off your best back up dancing moves or just enjoy watching.

Oh, and while you’re here we’d like your help prioritizing the topic for our upcoming, Trans Agenda forum in September.  This is all about getting together sheme and dream and have some Summertime FUN!    

Coffee Talk is a FREE ongoing discussion series that centers the lives and experiences of low income trans, intersex, gender non conforming people as well as trans, intersex and gender non conforming people of color.  Allies welcome!

Come on over! 

147 W 24th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY
Building has elevator
Trains: C/M/R/N/F/1

These events are FREE. 
Light refreshments and Metrocards provided. 


To RSVP or get more information, please contact gabriel at
212.337.8550 ext 309 or gabrielfoster@srlp.org

July 9, 2012

Sylvia Rivera kicking ass on stage after some radfems & transphobes tried to refuse her the right to speak at the 1973 Christopher Street Liberation Day rally.  Said radfems then had their own march in part protesting trans participation in Pride.  A precursor to today’s Dyke March.  

40 years later in the very same park trans women are still fighting for space within Pride as this year’s Dyke March fiasco demonstrated.  I’m feeling challenged and troubled by the narrative that trans women’s response to transphobia must take the “form of serious, calm, point by point analyses of why radfems are wrong” as Stephen Ira pointed out.

What strikes me about this video is that she isn’t trying to be calm and collected after being attacked.  She’s not internalizing the notion that fighting transphobia has to take on the oppressive notion of “respectability.”

These conversations have left me wondering: has the non profit industrial complex and professionalized activism gentrified our political activity?

So within all of that, I say: nothing but love and power to trans women creating space for ourselves in queer community! Special shout out to Voz who inspired this post!

June 20, 2012
What a way to end solstice & enter summer! Schemed & plotted for gender liberation and then finally got to meet the amazing trans activist Janet Mock on the eve of Trans Day of Action!

What a way to end solstice & enter summer! Schemed & plotted for gender liberation and then finally got to meet the amazing trans activist Janet Mock on the eve of Trans Day of Action!