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Hawkins on Equal Rights & Resistance Led by Black Transwomen: The Conversation

Assistant professor Deion Hawkins writes for the academic news site The Conversation about how Black transwomen have been at the forefront of the movement for equal rights, though not accurately represented throughout history.

Hawkins cites the Stonewall Riots as an example of misrepresentation, and the Compton’s Cafeteria riot in San Francisco three years prior as one of great significance, without as much publicity.

Hawkins also describes some of the current discrimination and hate pervasive in the transwomen community, and for transwomen of color.

Read the piece.

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