Posts tagged "trans issues"

“I Am Cait” Focuses On Compassion And Education, Not Drama

A few things were made abundantly clear on last night’s premiere episode of “I Am Cait,” Caitlyn Jenner’s new reality show on E!. While perhaps technically a spinoff, “I Am Cait” is a far more serious and hopefully less scripted reality show than the wildly popular “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” But despite the show’…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 27, 2015

Here’s The First Look At Eddie Remayne As Trans Artist Lili Elbe

Here’s the first look at Eddie Remayne as trans artist and model Lili Elbe, whom he will be portraying in the upcoming film The Danish Girl. Elbe was one of the first identifiable recipients of a gender corrective surgery, in Germany in 1930. Tragically, Elbe died in 1931 at the age of 48 when a…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 27, 2015

Judge Roy Moore Is Real Confused About How Bisexuality Works

Alabama Judge Roy Moore wonders: “W<span>hen two bisexuals or two transgendered marry, how large is that family?”</span>…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 25, 2015

Leelah Alcorn’s Mother Continues To Misgender Her: “We Don’t Support That, Religiously”

This past Sunday, 17-year-old transgender woman Leelah Alcorn committed suicide by throwing herself in front of a semi-truck because she couldn’t take being bullied and isolated by her religious parents any longer. On Thursday, Carla Alcorn — Leelah’s mother — spoke to CNN. Shockingly — or I guess not — even after her child threw…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 2, 2015

Laverne Cox’s Documentary Special “The T-Word” Is Groundbreaking, Must-Watch TV

“When a baby is born, one of the first question asked when is it a boy, or is it a girl? But what if it’s not that simple?” The question, posed by actress and advocate Laverne Cox, sets the stage for the hour-long documentary, “ Laverne Cox Presents: The T-Word.” Cox, an executive producer o…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / October 17, 2014

7 Reasons To Be Excited For “Transparent”

Now that September is here, new TV is inevitable. Also inevitable is bad new TV, or at least new TV that treads into conventional, well-worn territory (think “A to Z,” NBC’s new comedy which will be about — spoiler alert — finding love).

Luckily, there’s a new vehicle arriving on the scene, joining…

By: Jana Pollack / September 8, 2014

Actual Thought Catalog Essay: “I Had Sex With A Trans Woman”

Hey guys, a straight cis dude fucked a trans woman even though he knew she was trans. Isn’t that amazing? Should he not be awarded the Nobel Prize for Enlightened Cock for putting his dick inside a woman who used to have a dick? After all, “she said she had all of her lady parts”…

By: Sara Benincasa / June 19, 2014

Trans Woman Schools Rush Limbaugh On Trans Rights And Anal Sex (And He Kinda Listens!)

Listen, I’m not about to throw Rush Limbaugh a parade or anything, but perhaps for the first time in his life, the conservative shock jock actually let a critic get a word in edgewise. Via Jezebel, a trans woman named Tina called into Limbaugh’s radio show to criticize his coverage of TIME’s Laverne Cox/trans rights cover…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 31, 2014

Trans Advocate Janet Mock Asks Fusion’s Alicia Menendez, “Do You Have A Vagina?”

Total hero Janet Mock, author of Redefining Realness and a trans advocate, recently sat down for an interview with Fusion’s Alicia Menendez, only this time, she was the one asking the questions. The interview was Menendez’s idea, and stemmed from a desire to show just how ridiculous and invasive the media is with trans people, specifically…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 29, 2014

Janet Mock Nails Discussion Of Trans Identity On “The Colbert Report,” Piers Morgan Freaks Out On Twitter

Earlier this month, trans activist and author Janet Mock appeared on “Piers Morgan Live” to discuss her new book, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. That didn’t go so well, thanks to Morgan’s repeated misgendering of Mock and his focus on the physical aspects of her transition. Many of Mock’s supporters –…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 19, 2014

Laverne Cox Reveals Intimate Details About Her Gender Transition In YouTube’s “Overshare” Series

“Orange is the New Black” fans, prepare to fall even harder for the amazing Laverne Cox, the transgender actress and activist who plays Sophia on the breakout Netflix show. In this fantastic interview for Meredith Viera’s Lives YouTube channel, as part of their Overshare series, Laverne speaks openly about her gender transition, shares photos from…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2013

Head, Meet Desk: Fox Nation Illustrates Transgender Healthcare Story With Photo From “Mrs. Doubtfire”

In this unpredictable and ever-changing world we live in, at least we can always count on Fox News to provide a consistent stream of ignorance. The latest example comes from Fox Nation, a “news” website that chose to illustrate a story about transgender healthcare with a photo of Robin Williams from the movie “Mrs. Doubtfire.”…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 15, 2013