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The clothes that people wear don’t always correlate with their gender.

Gender is more than meets the eye

January 24, 2019

Upon entering your last class of the day, you notice your teacher’s desk is empty. You think nothing of it and wait for the start of class. With the toll of the final bell, a s...

Transgender student Alex Nyholm-Goncalves, who identifies as gender non-conforming, holds up the trans flag with pride.

Trans Discrimination: Then and Now

January 15, 2019

Violence Against The Trans Community Thirty-five years old. That's the average life expectancy for a transgender woman of color in America.  Two weeks into 2019 and a trans woman has already been murdered. But she isn't the only one to die in the past year. Karla Patricia Flores-Paven, 26. Choked to death in her own apartment. Vontashia Bell, 18. Took a shot to the head. Arguably one of the worst, Viccky Gutierrez, 33. Stabbed, and then set on fire in her Los Angeles home. Twenty-five known trans people were murdered in 2018, and, with the exception of Flores-Paven and a couple others, their murderers have yet to be caught. As the rest of the world has begun to become more accepting of LGB rights, trans people have been left behind. Despite everything that has changed since the Stonewall Riots in 1969, the transphobia demonstrated by the policemen that night remains the same today. And now, perhaps more than ever, trans rights are under attack. Modern Trans Discrimination At London Pride in July 2018, a group of Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist (TERF) lesbians headlined London Pride to protest against trans bathroom rights under the belief that they threatened cisgender* women's safety. It was only until after that London Pri...

Carlmont opens first gender-neutral bathrooms on campus

May 30, 2016

On Wednesday, May 26, the lower D hall bathrooms were transformed into “All-Gender Restrooms” with the combined efforts of Carlmont's Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) and...

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