Quickies: The Matrix as Trans Metaphor, North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law

  • Update on NC’s Anti-LGBT Law – [Warning: Autoplay] Trans vlogger Grishno gives an update on North Carolina’s HB2.
  • NC Mom Speaks Out: “I’m Scared” – “I’m scared about people using the old language of protectionism of women and children to continue to spread hate and bigotry in a way that protects nobody and puts people whom we love at risk. Because the truth is that HB2, which purports to protect my daughter and me, does nothing to protect us.”
  • Trans Mom Shoots Down Woman’s Transphobia – [CN: Transphobia] A transgender mother shares a conversation she had when picking up her daughter from school.
  • I Didn’t Know I Was Transgender” – “Early in my writing career—although not quite early enough for this not to be mortifying—I wrote a piece called “Why I’m Still a Butch Lesbian.” I argued in favor of keeping the boundaries around gender norms and roles as wide open as possible. This is a position I’d gladly defend today, albeit with some caveats. I am not a butch woman. I think many butch women are strong, inspiring, proud, admirable, and often incredibly sexy. I do not think all of them are secretly trans men. I was secretly a trans man, and on some level I must have known it, because I remember writing that essay and leaving out little details that I feared might make people suspect I was transgender.”
  • The Matrix as Trans Metaphor – [Warning: Autoplay] The transgender community has been talking about this for years, but this film critic’s video lays out the case for interpreting The Matrix as a metaphor for realizing oneself as transgender.
  • Group Seeks to Decriminalize Gay Sex in Kenya – “The Kenyan National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission said in a statement Friday that the case, which challenges the constitutionality of certain sections of the penal code, will be heard by the Constitutional and Human Rights Division of the High Court in the capital, Nairobi.” from critical dragon1177
  • God is a Boob Man” – [Warning: Autoplay] Check out this satirical film trailer from Saturday Night Live about a woman standing up for her right to refuse to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding.

Featured image via Phil Fonville

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  1. Jac,

    I had no idea about the people behind the Matrix being transgender.  I can see what they might have been getting at now if they intended it to be a metaphor for coming out as transgender, although I’m not sure if that’s what they intended or not.

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