Austen Crowder

Austen Crowder


At a Glance:

Austen Crowder has been a Project Contributor since March 2009, has written 106 entries and currently lives in Chicago, IL.

Bio

Austen is an eccentric tomboy, queer woman, trans, and a lover of fine video games. She volunteers with LGBTQ youth organizations as a mentor and teacher and writes novels on the side.

Austen Lives in Chicago.

Austen Crowder: Recently Filed

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Silver Linings: Trans Youth Accommodated Despite Politics & IFI

Filed by Austen Crowder | December 19, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

We can't always beat groups like the Illinois/Indiana Family Institute or MassResistance, who have deep pockets, deep connections, and a lot of pent-up anger. Yet at the same time schools have a far, far bigger problem than a tussle with quasi-religious nutjobs.Read More


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A New Writer on Gaygamer.net

Filed by Austen Crowder | May 11, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

I want to tell you a story about boys, girls, and macho bros raging at fighting game tournaments.Read More


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The Trans Mafia Revisited: Hospitality & Messaging

Filed by Austen Crowder | February 29, 2012 | 7:00 PM | comments

My old Trans Mafia post has become hot reading material as of late. Since it is looking to become a thing in future conversations on this issue I figure I should follow-up on the first post.Read More


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Indiana Moves Forward on Banning Gay License Plate

Filed by Austen Crowder | February 23, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

Welcome to the flyover states, boys and girls; while the rest of the nation celebrates victory we deal with folks who will scorch earth if it means keeping those uppity queers from getting any table scraps!Read More


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Battling Activist Burnout in the Trans Community

Filed by Austen Crowder | November 15, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

How can the community can offset the "two years and out" burnout that seems to come along with trans activism? I think our best bet is in recognizing that the trans and LGB community follow two completely different structures.Read More