Happy Monday y’all! Once again, it’s time for another installment of brainwashing you with the gay and feminist agenda What We’re Reading! Check out what we’ve been reading, liking, and discussing behind the scenes.

“Son, you throw like a girl raised in a patriarchal society that discourages women from participating in sports.”

“Son, you throw like a girl raised in a patriarchal society that discourages women from participating in sports.”

So, are trans* rights a part of the larger gay rights movement? This is a tough question for someone like me. I’m both a trans* woman and a lesbian, so both of these fights are very relevant to me and the way I live my life. For me, and the other trans* people like me, gay rights and trans* rights are both vitally necessary. I don’t want one without the other. That’s the thing that I think bothers me so much about this discussion. It, like so many other mainstream discussions about oppression, ignores the intersectionality that often exists throughout these identities. When we argue that trans* and gay rights are separate battles, we ignore the fact that many people are both. We ignore that homophobia and transphobia both have many of the same roots in sexism and racism. Many of those who want to take rights away from LGB people and trans* people want to do it because neither group fits into their idea of how men and women should act.

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