Vanessa Edwards Foster
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Who are you? (Creative answers encouraged!)
Vanessa Edwards Foster ... of TransPolitical blog (

For Gay & Lesbian political leadership, especially the purveyors of the selfish, expedient agenda, I am PUBLIC ENEMY #1

"That's right ... take a look at the bad trans"
Activism & Interests?
Yes. Lots of activism and some interests as well.
Co-founder & Pres. of the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (NTAC)
Director of Texas Gender Advocacy & Info. Network (TGAIN)
past Pres. of Harris County (TX) Women's Political Caucus (HCWPC)
past Treas. of Houston Gay/Lesbian Political Caucus (HGLPC)
two-time delegate to Dem. National Convention (Boston & Denver)
...and I'm interested in music: vinyl LP's mostly (have 3000+ of them)

Vanessa Edwards Foster's Blog

GLAAD Should Be MAD, And Should Sue!

Posted on April 6, 2010 at 6:30pm 5 Comments

“[It's like] Grand Theft Auto. If you have a bad day at work, you can shoot some people, kill some hookers, trash your car and feel better. It's the same with my movie…. It's a type of release and keeps the momentum going for gay movies.” — Israel Luna discussing his recent film

We’ve seen the past two weeks in Trans… Continue

Historic Houston Elects A History-Making Mayor

Posted on December 13, 2009 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

"Tonight ... the voters of Houston have opened the door to history." — Mayor-Elect Annise Parker at her acceptance speech on election night.

And so it is done.

History was set on December 12, 2009 with the election of Annise Parker as our next Mayor. Not only is this a red-letter day in lesbian and gay… Continue

Day Of Remembrance, And Remembering What It's About

Posted on November 20, 2009 at 2:26pm 0 Comments

"Heard of a van that is loaded with weapons,

Packed up and ready to go.

Heard of some gravesites out by the highway,

A place where nobody knows.

The sound of gunfire off in the distance,

I'm getting used to it now." — Life During Wartime, the Talking Heads

Today is officially Transgender Day of… Continue

Tricks, No Treats For Trans As Psychic Vampires Bleed Us Dry

Posted on November 1, 2009 at 12:17am 2 Comments

After a three month self-imposed hiatus, I’m back. A bout of depression and physical fatigue was wiping me out and gave me pause. After my friend Lisa Gilinger noted my recent inability to write about what I was feeling, and realizing my attempt to rid the blues cycle had little beneficial effect, it was obvious my pulling back wasn’t helping me.

So… Continue

Speaking Up For Those Mute "Trannies"

Posted on July 27, 2009 at 11:00am 0 Comments

"People with virtue must speak out; People who speak are not all virtuous.” — Confucius

This blog I'm going to begin with what I finished with in the previous blog: how would the Gay & Lesbian community would react if Matthew Shepard's murder drew a manslaughter conviction instead of the murder conviction it ended up… Continue

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At 8:44pm on June 4, 2009, Cindy Simms said…
I wish I had time to be more active. There is so much needing changin.
PS I lived in CC in the 70s
At 5:00pm on November 28, 2008, JKC said…
I'm disappointed that you seem to feel that all transgenders are(or should be)liberal/Democratic. I get that feeling from the various disparaging comments you have made about Republicans and conservatives. I'm proudly 30 years transgendered, and I'm not ashamed at all to say that I'm a conservative, (very)pro-life, right leaning, (mainly)Republican!





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