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Aunt Charlie's Lounge sign and entrance.

San Francisco Magazine

That protest scene from the 1960s featuring trans people.

The Advocate


Toshio Meronek is based in San Francisco and writes about housing and queer politics.

Preorder Miss Major Speaks, a collaboration with the iconic Black trans activist, from any bookstore. for outlets such as Al Jazeera, The Nation, and Truthout.

Toshio’s work features in the anthologies Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex; Counterpoints: A San Francisco Bay Area Atlas of Displacement & Resistance; Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility, and the forthcoming Surviving the Future: Abolitionist Queer Strategies.

Read past work here, and get very occasional updates via email and Twitter.