Category: queer

Happy Pride Month from @netflix and Jamie Clay…

Happy Pride Month from @netflix and Jamie Clayton of #Sense8, who speaks here about the importance of transgender people in the media, especially transgender people playing transgender roles. 

Great news from last night! A federal judge af…

Great news from last night! A federal judge affirmed what many courts have now ruled – that discrimination against transgender students violates Title IX of the Education Amendments. Congratulations to the ACLU – and thank you to Gavin Grimm, who has devoted too many years of his adolescence fighting against discrimination: http://bit.ly/2x1ldDs

We know that when people better understand who…

We know that when people better understand who LGBTQ people are, understanding grows. It’s so vital that we share our stories and speak out in support of the LGBTQ community – today on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, and every day. http://bit.ly/2Iq7awD

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bish…


The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the US, served as the lead signer of a U.S. Supreme Court brief in support of dignity for transgender people – and this weekend, he will preach at the Royal Wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry! Read more about his strong support for LGBTQ equal treatment – and why it matters at this huge international event: http://bit.ly/2L4MdF5

This is SO HUGE! The Republican-led legislatur…

This is SO HUGE! The Republican-led legislature of New Hampshire voted YES to protecting transgender people from discrimination! Amazing work by advocates on the ground! Please share to spread the word about this historic win, the first proactive victory on LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination in two years! bit.ly/2HMbUIp

Thanks for Joining Us for ‘Answer Time’!

Thank you all for joining me, Tumblr’s @action community, and Freedom for All Americans’ Transgender Freedom Project for this special #AnswerTime! I had such a great time answering all of your questions and helping folks understand a bit more about transgender equality. 

Here’s how you can stay engaged:

  • Follow Freedom for All Americans’ Transgender Freedom Project here on Tumblr 
  • Get involved with your local chapter of the ACLU! The ACLU of Mississippi has been great to me and many states have their own chapters. www.aclu.org
  • Follow me on Tumblr, ‘Truthfully Malaysia’ – here! Feel free to ask me additional questions or share what’s on your mind.
  • Keep getting the word out about the need for LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination protections and transgender-specific education and advocacy. 

Cheers, and Happy Transgender Day of Visibility – tomorrow, March 31!

<3 Malaysia Walker

Ready to Answer Your Questions!

Hey all – I’m Malaysia Walker, and I’m ready to answer your questions as part of this #AnswerTime with @action on Tumblr and Freedom for All American’s @transgenderfreedomproject! Until 5:30pm ET I’ll be answering questions on the movement for transgender equality and sharing my experiences with you all. 

A bit about me – I work with the ACLU of Mississippi as the coordinator of the Transgender Education and Awareness Program (TEAP). Every day I work toward greater understanding for transgender Mississippians. I have a husband and a family. I attend church, and I love God. I am a tax-paying citizen. I consider myself talented. I enjoy enhancing the beauty of things. I am a beautiful black woman, and I am transgender. 

Let’s do this!!

On Friday at 3:30pm ET, Malaysia Walker, who w…

On Friday at 3:30pm ET, Malaysia Walker, who works at the ACLU of Mississippi, will be answering questions about transgender equality in recognition of Transgender Day of Visibility! Submit your questions about transgender equality here: https://www.tumblr.com/explore/answertime

Amazing news! The New Hampshire House has vote…

Amazing news! The New Hampshire House has voted to pass legislation adding comprehensive non-discrimination protections for transgender people! This is a historic win, and we’re thrilled to be a founding and leading member of @FreedomNH, the campaign to pass this bill. Share this to keep the momentum going through a Senate vote, and read more on what this means: bit.ly/2G439tk

TSA takes on issue of improving transgender sc…

TSA takes on issue of improving transgender screening:

The National Center for Trans Equality reports that 43% of transgender adults who had flown on a plane in the past year reported reporting a negative experience such as being patted down by an officer of the wrong gender or being loudly questioned about their body parts at a checkpoint. This is unacceptable and we must work to get the word out.