Marti Abernathey

Marti Abernathey

At a Glance:

Marti Abernathey has been a Project Contributor since April 2007, has written 96 entries and currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin.


Marti Abernathey is's blog mother. She's also a podcaster, activist, and radiologic technologist in Madison, Wisconsin.

She's been a part of various internet radio ventures such as TSR Live!, The T-Party, and The Radical Trannies, to name a few.

As an advocate she's previously been involved with the Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance, Rock Indiana Campaign for Equality, and the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition. She's taken vital roles as a grass roots community organizer in The Indianapolis Tax Day Protest (2003), The Indy Pride HRC Protest (2004), Transgender Day of Remembrance (2004), Indiana's Witch Hunt (2005), and the Rally At The Statehouse (the largest ever GLBT protest in Indiana - 3/2005).

Most recently she was a delegate from Indiana to the Democratic National Convention and a member of Barack Obama's LGBT Steering and Policy Committee.

Marti Abernathey: Recently Filed

The Song Remains the Same

Filed by Marti Abernathey | August 28, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

On Tuesday I attended the HRC/Victory Fund luncheon and on Wednesday I attended the LGBT caucus at the convention center in Denver. Many stories were broke in the past few days, but one event passed by without a word. In...Read More

Unity, Indy Style

Filed by Marti Abernathey | August 27, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

I'm currently sitting on a bus headed for the Pepsi Center for what's being dubbed by some as "Clinton night." Ive been thinking about how much things have changed in the past few months. In Indianapolis I was pretty much...Read More

My Support

Filed by Marti Abernathey | July 26, 2008 | 8:00 PM | comments

Readers of this blog are probably not surprised that I'm supporting the boycott of the Human Rights Campaign's San Francisco Dinner. What you might find surprising is that I'm supporting my friend Diego Sanchez, in speaking at the event. I'm...Read More

HRC's Project Win Back, Part II

Filed by Marti Abernathey | July 19, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

I recently wrote about the lead role the Human Rights Campaign took in the historic transgender hearings, and it looks as if their project win back strategy is coming to fruition. The Human Rights Campaign has hired ordained Baptist minister...Read More

We'll Come Back, Really....

Filed by Marti Abernathey | July 15, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

When explaining why Congress will have a hard time passing a fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act, Congressman Barney Frank loves to point out that: In fact, many States in this country still have laws that protect only against sexual orientation,...Read More