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National Coming Out Day Spotlight: Dezjorn Gauthier   Recently updated !

Each and every person has there own unique story about coming out. These stories are inspiring, personal and life-changing. Some folks have more positive stories than others but that does not make ones story better than another. My story is definitely not the average. Transgender folx sometimes have two coming […]

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6 Memorable Moments of America in Transition in 2017

1. Unlearning White Supremacy in the LGBTQ Community When we set out to make America in Transition, we talked with trans people of color leaders from the Trans Latina Coalition, Black Trans Advocacy, Black Trans Man Inc, Trans Lifeline, and we asked them–what is necessary to help our movement evolve to be […]

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Self-Care Tips for Trans Folx on TDOR and Beyond

  Trans Day of Remembrance has come to represent a rallying cry with hashtags like #BlackTransLivesMatter and #SayHerName calling attention to murders and violence fueled by widespread transphobia. For too long, the trans community (especially trans people of color) and the issues that affect us have been shoved aside, dismissed, […]


A Queer and Gender Variant History of Halloween!

Source   Initially beginning as a holiday for souls and saints, ‘All Hallows Eve’ gently transformed into a time for independence by the turn of 20th century. At a time when LGBTQ people were arrested for being caught in public wearing three or more items of clothing of the “opposite […]

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Free Jailed Activists Fighting Homophobic HIV Laws in Africa

Earlier this year, we had the profound honor of meeting Susan Mirembe Nalunkuma, a Ugandan lawyer and legal scholar who has done tremendous work advocating for women’s rights, sexual rights, and third gender recognition in South Africa and beyond. Last week, she and 12 other human rights advocates were targeted by authorities. They […]


NewFest: The NYC LGBT Film Festival

We are rolling deep at NewFest: The NYC LGBT Film Festival this weekend! Come meet Dezjorn Ray Gauthier, Chris Walker, and Andre Perez during #Trans Tales, the Chicago power block. Catch AIT along with a doc on Darling Squire, and The T, a narrative short about trans love with Bea Cordelia Sullivan-Knoff. http://newfest.org/film/trans-tales/

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AIT On Tour!

Happy #NationalComingOutDay! Star of episode 2, Dezjorn was traveling around the country modeling and advocating for the trans community before coming out to his family. Catch this episode and our Forging Families That Work workshop lead by Andre Perez this week at Marlboro College (Thursday) and UVM’s Translating Identity Conference 2017 (Saturday). Please join us! More details […]


Trump’s #Transban is Nothing New.

Trump’s #Transban is nothing new. Trans people of color have been fighting exclusion and bigotry for over a decade, and we won’t stop anytime soon! After his family and church rejected him, Z Shane Zaldivar became the marine he always wanted to be. His life is upended when he’s kicked out under Don’t Ask […]