Our newest signatories (Update # 9)

There’s a constant trickle of new signatures, and today we’ve added another 35 individuals and 6 organizations to the lists. Which brings our total number of signatories, to date, up above 890!

The new individual signatures are available here, and the organizations have been added here.

Thank you every single one of you!

Our newest signatories (Update # 8)

We apologize for taking so long to post this latest update, but please welcome our newest signatories: 57 additional individuals and 8 new organizations, from a number of different countries.  (France and Brazil are well-represented, for obvious reasons — thanks again to those who worked so hard on the translations into French and Portuguese! — and there are signatories from two countries we hadn’t seen before, Denmark and Serbia.)

That brings the total number of signatories to the Statement of Trans-Inclusive Feminism and Womanism to 790 individuals and 60 organizations — 850 in all, from 41 different countries, to date!

Thank you all so very much for your continuing support.

New individual signatures can be found here, and groups and organizations here.

Our newest signatories (Update # 7)

Welcome to our newest signatories.  The total number of signatories to the Statement of Trans-Inclusive Feminism and Womanism is now 733 individuals and 52 organizations — a total of 785 to date!

We will continue to accept new signatories, and update the list, so long as new people and organizations continue to want to sign on.  The easiest way to do so continues to be to post your name in one of the comment sections (rather than sending us an email), together with your affiliation/occupation/blog, etc., if you want to sign on in a“professional” capacity and be included in the updates.  We are just as grateful, however, for all the people who continue to express their personal support, by comment and by email, for a trans-inclusive feminism and womanism.

Thank you all, so very much.

The latest individual signatories can be seen here, and organizations here.

More signatories! (Update # 6)

Welcome to our newest signatories, covering the last two days (September 23 and 24, 2013).

We are pleased to add 52 individuals and 2 organizations/groups to the list.

Our current total is 716 individuals and 48 organizations, totaling 764 signatories in all!

Thank you so much, each and every one of you, as well as all the people who have expressed support in the comments.

New individual signatories are available here, and organizations here.

Your (almost) daily dose of signatories (Update # 5)

Please welcome our newest signatories: Individuals here, and organizations here.

Better Late Than Never — We’re at 650! (Update # 4)

We apologize sincerely for the delay in putting up the new signatories from the last two days, but there are only two moderators/administrators at present, and (although we are hardly complaining about the task; we’re delighted!), going through all the emails and comments that come in — the overwhelming majority of which, we’re happy to say, have been extremely supportive — can take some time.

But we are now very pleased to announce the addition of 113 new signatories to the Statement of Trans-Inclusive Feminism and Womanism (101 individuals, and 12 additional organizations).  Our grand total is now precisely 650 signatories (611 individuals and 39 organizations, from around the world) — nearly 550 of them added in the four-day period since this past Monday afternoon.

Thank you so very much for your continued and enthusiastic support, and welcome to all of you!

New individual signatures are available here, and organizations here.

Six hours later…we have a new signatory list! (Update # 2)

We have been deluged with signatories, and we are so happy!  And that title is not an exaggeration, by the way…I just spent six hours putting this post together!  It’s amazing, the support we’re seeing.

And I want to say that we’ve received emails from more than one trans* person telling us how long they’ve waited for a statement like this to appear, for feminism to welcome them.  Your support matters–it is making a difference already.

So, without further ado, here is the newest list.  I have to admit that I have completely lost count of how many there are, but at a rough estimate, I’d say we got a couple hundred signatures today. [Actual total of new signatures today: 231 additional individuals, 9 additional organizations.  Grand total as of 10 pm EST today: 384 individuals, 17 organizations.  So:  401 signatories!  From 26 countries.]

Some people are famous (Tamora Pierce!  I grew up reading her books!  What a thrill to hear from her!); most of us are not.  Many are academics, many are bloggers, many are activists, some are teachers or librarians or performers.  We can all make the spheres we’re in more welcoming to and supportive of trans* people.  And again, we wish that we could make our parents proud and send each and every person a thank-you card.  But I think that might take at least another six hours, so please just be sure that we are grateful for everybody.  Every single person.

New individual signatures are available here, and organizations here.

Welcome to our most recent signatories! (Update # 1)

What a wonderful response the Statement of Trans-Inclusive Feminism and Womanism is getting–it’s only been up for a few hours, and already we’ve received about 60 more signatories!  We began by trying to integrate the new names into the existing list in alphabetical order…but quickly realized that we just wouldn’t be able to keep up with the requests if we did that, so we’ll put up a post every day or two with the most recent signatories listed as long as signatures keep coming in.

We’re really delighted by every single person or organization who wishes to sign.  Feminism and womanism can and should welcome trans* people.

New individual signatures are available here, and organizations here.