John M. Becker

Gloria Steinem: I Am a Trans Ally

Filed By John M. Becker | October 04, 2013 9:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Advocate Magazine, feminism, gender binary, Gloria Steinem, trans rights

"[I] want to be unequivocal in my words: I believe that transgender people, including those who have transitioned, are living out real, authentic lives. Those lives should be celebrated, not questioned. Their health care decisions should be theirs and theirs alone to make. And what I wrote decades ago does not reflect what we know today as we move away from only the binary boxes of 'masculine' or 'feminine' and begin to live along the full human continuum of identity and expression."

-- Legendary feminist, journalist, and activist Gloria Steinem, coming out for trans equality in an op-ed for the Advocate.

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