On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Good Thursday, ya’ll! Here is what’s on my radar today.

• Jennicet Eva Gutiérrez, an undocumented trans Latina activist, disrupts Obama at a White House gay pride event and calls on the president to release trans immigrants who are being held in detention. [The Guardian]

• Here is more information on asylum-seeking trans women who are locked in with men. [Fusion]

• In a win for anti-discrimination advocates, the Supreme Court ruled that federal housing laws prohibit seemingly neutral practices that harm minorities. [Talking Points Memo] 

• Jessica Williams hires “Helper Whitey” in a hilarious commentary on the systemic habit of re-explaining things for women of color. [Colorlines]

• UN peacekeeepers face new sex abuse claims in the Central African Republic, following 480 reported cases between 2008 and 2013. [Al Jazeera]

• Money, hooded sweatshirts, gun-shaped objects and 9 other things white people take for granted. [MTV Decoded]

• Good news if you’re trans and work for the state because trans federal employees will finally be able to get health care. [Vox]

• Princess Nokia, Nicaragua’s Hall of Femme, and an all-trans mariachi band are some of the liberated Latinas represented in Latino USA’s podcast “Lady Liberty.” [Latino USA]

• Not sure how to be a good ally? Need another “how-to” list for your well-meaning white friends? Read Jamia Wilson’s guide for allied forces. [Rookie]

• Dark Matter’s Alok Vaid-Menon opens up about the pain and empowerment of choosing your gender on StyleLikeU’s movement for self-love and acceptance. [StyleLikeU]

Let us know what you’re reading in the comments.

by Catherine Gonzalez
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Catherine Lizette Gonzalez is a writer from Miami living in New York. You can find them on Twitter and Tagvverk.

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