Gender Justice Nevada hosts intersex awareness event

The following is a guest post by Gender Justice Nevada Director Jane Heenan. Please join us for this historic gathering! Saturday June 9, 12-3pm CSN West Charleston, K-101 No Cost to Attend Light Refreshments Served We at GJNV are beyond proud to gather together this truly all-star panel advocating for intersex families and communities. We…

It’s trans* awareness week and all we are talking about are handbags and shoes

This week is Transgender Awareness Week (#TransWk), which leads up to Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20. I actually think there should be a whole month dedicated to trans* awareness, education, and discussion. As a culture, we are so rigid in our concept of gender and gender identity. Too often the fluidity represented by…

Exploring girlhood, Part 4: Decoding the gender binary

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series with the question, “What does it mean to be a girl?” In the series we have explored the way society defines and confines girlhood, as well as gender in general. (Click here for part 1, part 2, and part 3.) This being SCS intern De’Liza Galimidi’s…

At the intersection of sex worker rights and human trafficking

Last week I sent SCS intern De’Liza Galimidi to the Sex Worker Rights Conference, held here in Las Vegas in a covert location. It was an ambitious assignment for even an experienced journalist. I’m proud to say that De’Liza handled it with maturity (and some help from her mom). Here are her thoughts after getting…

Queer Anti-Violence Project seeks Victim Advocates

From our friends at Gender Justice Nevada: The Queer Anti-Violence Project is looking for volunteer Victim Advocates! The training is going to be held June 1 – June 15 Saturdays, 10-3pm, The Center * Monday-Friday, 6-9pm, The Center No class on Sundays The Queer Anti-Violence Project provides Southern Nevada with specific victim/survivor services and anti-violence…

Got a sec? Take this gender survey

From my friends at Gender Justice Nevada, if you are a Nevada resident, please consider taking the survey: i want to strongly suggest that EACH ONE OF US who self-identifies as trans* or gender non conforming and is over 18 years of age take 20 minutes or so ASAP to complete the trans* health needs…