Mercedes Allen

Mercedes Allen

At a Glance:

Mercedes Allen has been a Project Contributor since January 2008, has written 132 entries and currently lives in Southern Alberta, Canada.


Mercedes Allen is a professional graphic designer, writer and bisexual transsexual in a lesbian relationship. She has done advocacy related to Trans, LGB, Aboriginal issues, HIV, BDSM and sex work. Located in Southern Alberta, Canada, she started as a network to help foster and support trans communities within Alberta, as well as to provide information and training where requested. She is also a founding member of the Trans Equality Society of Alberta and blogs at

Mercedes Allen: Recently Filed

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Lively Pushes 'No Rainbows For Queer People' Strategy

Filed by Mercedes Allen | October 20, 2013 | 11:30 AM | comments

Hate group leader Scott Lively wants to take away LGBT Russians' rainbow.Read More

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Kink: My Last Closet

Filed by Mercedes Allen | October 11, 2013 | 2:30 PM | comments

I can't really continue on as a writer, blogger, or anything else, if I have to be closeted about my interest in leather. I'm sick to death of closets.Read More


LSN's Attack on Pat Robertson & Religious Freedom

Filed by Mercedes Allen | August 09, 2013 | 2:30 PM | comments

The far-right backlash against Pat Robertson for his refusal to condemn transitioning trans people says a lot about the right-wing battle over so-called "religious freedom."Read More

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'Sex By Deception' and the Shades of Yes

Filed by Mercedes Allen | July 25, 2013 | 10:15 AM | comments

Is a person's gender identity a deception? And does failure to disclose one's gender identity invalidate or alter sexual consent?Read More


Stay Motivated: A Short Caution from Canada

Filed by Mercedes Allen | June 26, 2013 | 2:30 PM | comments

Remember what transpired in Canada after marriage equality was achieved: there was a brief amount of celebration that the "last great battle" had been won, and then everyone disappeared into suburbia.Read More