Author: Claire-Renee Kohner

  • Trans-Violence Part 2: Interview with Allison Woolbert

    Trans-Violence Part 2: Interview with Allison Woolbert

    Part 2 in a 3 Part Series. Click here to read Part 1. She began to rush me screaming a series of transphobic slurs in my direction; she was holding a bottle and I knew that was the next thing that would be hurled in my direction. The bottle seemed to fly in slow motion […]

  • Trans-Violence: Why the ‘T’ is silent in LGBT Pt. 1

    Trans-Violence: Why the ‘T’ is silent in LGBT Pt. 1

    Content provided by ClaireOverThere and republished with permission. To read more of Claire Kohner’s writing, visit clairekohner.wordpress.com. On September 27, 2014 California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that would eliminate the “trans-panic” or “gay-panic” defense to seek a reduced sentence for murder or assault against the LGBT community. AB-2501 specifically states, “the provocation was […]