Posts tagged "trans"

The Telluride Association’s Silence And The Transphobic Harassment Of Meredith Talusan

It’s been almost three months since I started looking into the case of Meredith Talusan, a trans* scholar at Cornell University who had a housing scholarship through the Telluride Association, “a nonprofit organization that creates and fosters educational communities that teach leadership and service through democratic participation.” The reaction to the original piece wa…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 25, 2015

With So Many Trans Women Murdered In 2015, How Are We Not Outraged?

At least six trans* women have been murdered this year. Why are we not outraged? [The Daily Beast] Turkish men are protesting in skirts for women’s rights, in memory of rape and murder victim Ozgecan Aslan. [CNN] British Labour Party MP Rachel Reeves is dismissing claims that her pregnancy will keep her from…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 23, 2015

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Gay Marriage Is Inevitable

Ruth Bader Ginsburg told Bloomberg that gay marriage is inevitable. (RawStory) And speak of the devil, check out this woman’s awesome Ruth Bader Ginsburg tattoo. (CNN) A high school teacher talks about how to effectively teach dead white male authors to students who are tired of studying dead white male authors. (The…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 12, 2015

New York Pastor: Justin Bieber Is Trans* And Regrets Getting Surgery

New York pastor Rev. James David Manning has some pretty bizarre impressions about how being trans* and/or queer/gay/lesbian/whatever else works, because he’s asserting in a YouTube video that children ages 6-10 are getting gender reassignment surgeries and regretting those surgeries by the time they’re 20 years old. He’s citing Justin Bieber as a…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 2, 2015

Bruce Jenner Is “Transitioning To A Woman,” People Magazine Confirms With Source

People has confirmed with a Jenner family source that Bruce Jenner is definitely "transitioning to a woman," explaining her slowly evolving appearance over the last year or so as being purposeful so that her family -- including six biological children -- could adapt. "He is finally happy and his family is accepting of what he's doing.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2015

Bruce Jenner Will Reportedly Discuss Desire To Live As A Woman In New Reality Series

My favorite Kardashian, Bruce Jenner, is apparently going to discuss their  “desire to look like a woman and live as one” in an unscripted E! reality series, according to Us Weekly. The entire family, except Kris, says the mag, has been very supportive of Bruce's decision. "She treats the whole thing like it will just…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 29, 2015

This Trans* Birth Announcement Is Melting The Internet’s Heart

A couple in Australia updated their trans son’s birth announcement in the Queensland Courier-Mail to correctly gender him, 19 years after their first announcement. “Oops! Our bad,” they said, adding, “Loving you is the easiest thing in the world.” M’aaaawwwwww, I love great parents. See the full announcement after the jump...
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 2, 2014

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…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / October 17, 2014

Jenny McCarthy Exhibits A Lack Of Forethought, Says She Feels Trans “On The Inside”

Jenny McCarthy isn’t actually dumb, she just says dumb shit, like that she’s trans on the inside. There’s a sort of Matryoshka-doll logic there that defies the boundaries of normal conversation -- if we understand trans people to be, in the very most basic, bottom line terms, people who were born with a gender…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 16, 2014

Facebook Apologizes To LGBT Community After Realizing One Troll Has Been Causing Most Of The Legal-Names Trouble

Is anyone else surprised that now that the two-week deadline for “real names” on Facebook is up, Facebook has apologized to the LGBT activists who have been fighting it and said that they’re “taking measures to provide much more deliberate customer service” to the owners of flagged accounts? I’m not. Facebook apologizes for everything,…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 5, 2014

The US Prison System Exposes Trans* Inmates To Rape

The US prison system neglects the needs of trans* inmates and exposes them to rape. [VICE] Emily Gould writes about why ignoring online trolls isn’t enough. [Buzzfeed] Listen to Lena Dunham talk about her book and her life with…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 2, 2014

Frisky Rant: IDGAF If You Say I Look “Like A Tranny”

I’ve wondered for a long time if maybe I have higher levels of testosterone than other women, because there’s always been a lot about me that is just distinctly un-feminine (in the sort of standard way of looking at masculinity and femininity). I don’t want to state any facts about testosterone because I am not…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 18, 2014

Conservative National Review Asshat Declares “Laverne Cox Is Not A Woman,” Is Very Wrong [2 UPDATES]

Last week, "Orange Is The New Black" actress Laverne Cox appeared on the cover of TIME, illustrating a piece about how trans rights issues are "America's next civil rights frontier." Cox was the first-ever trans person to appear on TIME's cover. This weekend National Review writer Kevin D. Williamson published a piece entitled "Laverne…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 3, 2014

Hell Yeah: Laverne Cox Covers TIME Magazine

The amazing Laverne Cox, transgender advocate and "Orange Is The New Black" actress, is on the cover of the new issue of TIME representing their cover story on transgender rights. Flawless. The interview inside is thankfully an interesting, thoughtful dialogue (take notes, Piers Morgan and Katie Couric!) on Cox's journey and the transgender…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2014

Tyra Banks To Produce Docuseries About Trans Women

Tyra Banks will produce a VH1 series called "TransAmerica" about transgender women in Chicago. The eight episode docuseries will feature the trans model Carmen Carrera. [Hollywood Reporter] This woman embraced her period at a moon lodge in the woods so you don't have to. [NYMag.com] Charity Anne Johnson, the 34-year-old woman who…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 16, 2014

5 Things To Know About Chelsea Manning, Gender Dysphoria & Transgender Medical Care

With Pvt. Chelsea Manning back in the news for requesting to be treated for gender dysphoria at a civilian prison, many people have questions about what this means. What is “gender dysphoria,” exactly? What does it have to do with a gender transition? How is it treated? Why does Manning have a right…
By: Avory Faucette / May 16, 2014

Laverne Cox Teams Up With MTV And Logo To Air Transgender Teen Documentary

"Orange Is The New Black" star and activist Laverne Cox has teamed with Logo and MTV to produce a documentary called "Trans Teen: A Documentary" about transgender teens from diverse backgrounds. The hour-long program will air this fall. [Advocate] "Saturday Night Live" writer Leslie Jones cracked some jokes about slavery on "Weekend Update"…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 5, 2014

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Promises It Will No Longer Use The Transgender Slur “She-male”

The reality show "RuPaul's Drag Race" announced it will no longer use the word "she-male," a slur against transgender folks. They also promised to quit doing a segment called "Female or She-male?" in which contestants had to guess, based on a photograph, whether a they were looking at a cisgender woman (someone who identifies with…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 14, 2014

Texas Teacher Laura Jane Klug Was Suspended For Being Transgender — But There’s Something We Can Do About It

Laura Jane Klug, a fifth grade substitute teacher for Lumberton Independent School District in Texas who also happens to be transgender, was suspended on Tuesday after parents complained to the school. According to one Lumberton father: "If it does affect my child and his ability to learn or if it causes questions that I don't…
By: Claire Hannum / April 10, 2014

Watch This: Trans Woman Quotes The Bible, Dares Christian Politician To Stone Her To Death

Last month, the city council of Shreveport, Louisiana passed a law to end discrimination based on sexual preference or gender identity. The Fairness Ordinance passed with a 6-1 vote. The only dissenter was a bible-thumping councilman named Ron Webb, who promptly introduced his own ordinance to overturn the new law. While the council considered Webb'…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 21, 2014
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