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Posts tagged as “Astro Pittman”

The Multiplicity of Oppression

This month, marginalized communities everywhere have much to celebrate. June is, of course, PRIDE Month, and also holds space for Juneteenth and the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. There is an intercultural significance between these three events for people like myself. As a Queer-identified Person of Color, an avid advocate for…

Snow Day Shenanigans – A Photo Journal

On Monday morning, we all woke up to the beautiful, treacherous, deceptively festive sight of several inches of snow-covered ice on the ground. With it came a reprieve from classes, work, traffic jams and general commuting responsibilities, at least for most of us. For those of you who didn’t get…

Homo and Homeless for the Holidays

Yep. It’s December. The last month of the year, and goodness this year has flown by! Fall Quarter is over, finals are fading from the sight of students, and the holiday season is in full swing. Traffic is excruciating and rage-inducing. Christmas music accosts us in every conceivable establishment, advertisements…

Transgender Day of Remembrance at Central

The 20th of November marks the International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), a moment balanced at the end of the year amidst several of the most major of holidays, as the light slides into darkness and a general air of reflectiveness settles onto our collective consciousness.  The holidays, for many…

Transgender Day of Remembrance

This month, on November 20th, we observe Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), a nationwide annual vigil to honor and celebrate the lives of those lost to transphobic violence. TDOR was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith, to honor trans woman Rita Hester, who was killed in 1998.…

The Tribulations of a Trans Activist

  Seattle-based transgender activist Danni Askini has been rendered stateless since June 29th of this year, after being denied renewal of her U.S. passport by the State Department. Danni has been an outspoken and highly visible transgender rights activist for many years. Until just a few days ago, Danni was…

Behind the Curtain

“People have told me about organized crime in the fashion industry, but I can’t talk about that. I’m looking to stay alive.” – Calvin Klein   In 1998, at the tender and awkward age of 18, I was approached by a young woman who represented a modeling agency. She said…