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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 TransAdvocate.com, 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. Sage R
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    Oh geez. Thanks for documenting this. I read an interview with her and she didn’t say anything amiss, exactly- but I’ve noticed clusters in feminist positions that strongly suggest TERF. (Violence against women is indeed a serious issue but something about her statements and the “male violence” phrase made me go, hmm.) I decided to Google her and the first result is TransAdvocate criticizing her for transphobia. Google might have bumped it up bc of my search history but wow… She’s said some bad stuff.
    I feel sorta bad bc I know people have threatened her and that may account for her allusion to being threatened, but it doesn’t mean criticism constitutes a threat. But yeah, unfortunately she’s dealt with online abuse.

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