Drew Cordes

Drew Cordes

At a Glance:

Drew Cordes has been a Project Contributor since October 2010, has written 60 entries and currently lives in Albany, N.Y..


Drew Cordes is a transgenderqueer from Albany, N.Y. Drew graduated from Vassar College in 2004, and is one of the leaders of human rights group Transgender Advocates of the Capital Region.

Drew Cordes: Recently Filed

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Chelsea Manning, Identity Control & Government Violence

Filed by Drew Cordes | August 22, 2013 | 6:30 PM | comments

On the morning Chelsea Manning was sentenced, the U.S. Army released a private photo of her presenting as female. Today, she publicly articulated her desire to transition. The timing speaks volumes.Read More

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Bil & Drew Solve Everything: Ze/Hir & Genderqueers

Filed by Drew Cordes | August 07, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

After contributor Drew Cordes expressed some insecurity about personal pronoun usage on Facebook, Bilerico Project Benevolent Overlord Bil Browning voiced some opinions - as well as some confusion.Read More


Why Is Gov. Cuomo Ignoring the T in LGBT?

Filed by Drew Cordes | May 30, 2013 | 10:00 AM | comments

Gov. Cuomo does not support the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA). He nods and smiles at GENDA. He gives it lip service. He *does* nothing.Read More


The Oppressed Shall Lead: Advocacy Through Empowerment - Part 2

Filed by Drew Cordes | May 22, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

How do we create communities, coalesce, organize, and act effectively? Let's talk nuts and bolts.Read More

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The Oppressed Shall Lead: Advocacy Through Empowerment - Part 1

Filed by Drew Cordes | May 10, 2013 | 12:00 PM | comments

When queer and trans* people attempt to navigate or further their lives within the technologies that govern them, do laws actually affect how people are socialized to perceive us as transgressors? Or do they only force discrimination underground?Read More