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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. Holly
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    Cult? When did that happen? Trans people are such a tiny minority. The murder rate against trans people is very high, also rape and other violent crimes. Trans people should not be “tolerated.” They should be accepted just like cis people. The first poster, the one who feels she is being coerced to date trans people, seemed disturbed and in need of help. Instead, TERFs piled on, encouraging her fear.

    Real feminists know that men are not uniformly oppressors and all women victims. We know women are often violent, especially towards children. Men are often victimized by other men. We know that people are not defined by their genitals. We live in a culture of sexism and violence. These things are not inherent to men but they are marketed to men.

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  2. Bobbie Jo Justice
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    Terfs seem a little too dense to understand that the word ALL in this country’s core value of LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL actually means ALL.

    and yes, that includes transgender people too.

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