Transexual Menace

The Transexual Menace (which used the original spelling of transsexual with one “s”) was a direct action trans organization founded in 1994 to challenge the erasure of trans people from the what was then the LGB (now LGBTQIA+) movement. The group became known for holding demonstrations to call attention to the killing of trans people and to the media’s lack of coverage or biased reporting of these murders. At its height in the late 1990s, the Menace had chapters in 42 U.S. cities. Besides raising awareness of the high rate of violence against trans people, the group helped make the trans movement more visible and more political.


Despite trans people having been central to the 1969 Stonewall Riots, the 25th anniversary march in New York ...

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