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Cristan Williams is a trans historian and pioneer in addressing the practical needs of the transgender community. She started the first trans homeless shelter in the South and co-founded the first federally funded trans-only homeless program, pioneered affordable healthcare for trans people in the Houston area, won the right for trans people to change their gender on Texas ID prior to surgery, started numerous trans social service programs and founded the Transgender Center as well as the Transgender Archives. Cristan is the editor at, chairs the City of Houston HIV Prevention Planning Group, is the jurisdictional representative to the Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services (UCHAPS), serves on the national steering body for UCHAPS and is the Executive Director of the Transgender Foundation of America.

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  1. Catharine Wethered
    Catharine Wethered at |

    Oh, hi Cristan. Didn’t realize you were the admin here. I already asked you this question on facebook.

    Goodness, how on earth was the attacker not arrested? *rolls eyes* Thanks again.

  2. Catharine Wethered
    Catharine Wethered at |

    I have a friend (a cis female) who heard some DGR terfs were attacked by a group of trans women at some conference in Portland. Do you have any information about this, because I literally can’t find any mention of it apart from on transphobic sites.


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