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This chapter proceeds from writings by trans feminine people active in 1970s Trans Liberation political projects in New York City, Philadelphia, and Miami. The chapter was written in the ongoing life of an anti-Black and settler colonial order, where trans feminine life and resistance continue under conditions set by logics of sexual violence, murder, disappearance, and the carcerality of everyday life. In this scene of ongoing dispossession, settler states offer “trans inclusion.” Agents of this state position legislation such as the trans bathroom bills as the representative form of anti-trans violence and recommend legal challenges. As important as these legal efforts are in protecting trans access to public space, delimiting trans struggle to the promise of inclusion in state protection is revealed to be an effort to conscript trans people into the reproduction of the settler nation that is structured by enslavement, genocide, and bureaucratic and carceral enforcement of cisness.

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