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Cut Schools! Build Prisons!

First came the news, on March 21, that no less than 54 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) schools would be closed.  Rahm Emanuel, in a manner befitting his always imperious and uncaring Mayoralty, chose to be on vacation when the news flooded out to stunned Chicagoans.

An Interview with me and Ralowe T. Ampu for Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex

I've written a piece titled, "Queer Immigrants, the Shackles of Love, and the Invisibility of the Prison Industrial Complex," for the forthcoming anthology, Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex, due out from AK Press in August 2011.   Eric Stanley is interviewing some of the contributors for a series on the press website, and the first one features Ralowe T. Ampu and yours truly. 

Loving Hate: Why Hate Crimes Legislation is a Bad Idea [8 February, 2009]

The Matthew Shepard Act (H.R.  1592) would expand the 1969 United States federal hate-crime law to include crimes motivated by a victim’s actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.  The bill also requires “the FBI to track statistics on hate crimes” against transgender people.

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