Posts tagged "transgender"

“The Bold And The Beautiful” Debuted A Transgender Storyline Yesterday

Taking a step previously unseen on network television, CBS's long running soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful" just debuted a transgender storyline yesterday, revealing that model Maya Avant, played by Karla Mosley, had transitioned from male to female as a young child. Mosley has been on the show for two years as a regular…
By: Beejoli Shah / March 19, 2015

Transgender Teen Jazz Jennings Becomes Face Of Clean & Clear Skincare

Fourteen-year-old transgender girl Jazz Jennings will be one of the new faces of Clean & Clear skincare, part of the brand's social media campaign to raise awareness for transgender rights (check out the Twitter hashtag #seetherealme). In addition to this ad campaign, Jennings is also the star of the new show "All That…
By: Katrin Higher / March 16, 2015

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

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

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

Pope Francis: Trans* People Are “Opposing God’s Order Of Creation”

Pope Francis compared trans* people to nuclear weapons. How progressive. [Gay Star News] A Native American activist is suing Facebook over its “real name” policy. [The Guardian] The case against allowing adoption for same-sex parents is riddled with pseudo-science. [The Atlantic] Hunter Moore, founder of revenge porn site IsAnyoneUp.com, has been sentenced…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 19, 2015

British Soccer Fans Chant “We Are Racist” While Blocking Black Metro Passenger From Boarding

French prosecutors and British police are investigating an incident on Paris’ Metro in which British soccer fans blocked a Black passenger from boarding, chanting “We’re racist.” [The Guardian] A brutal rape and murder is highlighting the contradictions in Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s policy and actual attitudes toward women. [The Daily Beast] A…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 18, 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

Alabama’s Supreme Court Won’t Stop Gay Marriage In The State

Alabama’s Supreme Court decided not to impede gay marriages in the state. [New York Times] Slate has a guide on best practices when writing about Bruce Jenner and gender transition. [Slate] A 61-year-old man has been cleared of privacy charges after taking an upskirt photo of a 13-year-old girl. [Daily Dot] A…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 9, 2015

L’Oréal’s Women In Science Fellowship Is Taking Applications From Lady Scientists

Hey, lady scientists! L’Oréal wants to fund your research! [The Mary Sue] Why are so many male feminists being accused of rape? [Jezebel] Here’s a dang good argument for adopting “they” as a singular pronoun. [Feministing]…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 4, 2015

Kanye, Kim & The Whole Kardashian Family Get Behind Bruce Jenner’s Transition

How did Bruce Jenner's family react to the new that the Olympian is transgender and going to live life as a woman? Apparently everyone was pretty quick to be supportive, which is great news. [People] At least 23 people are dead in that TransAsia airplane crash in Taiwan. So…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 4, 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

Our Justice System Is Sentencing Domestic Abuse Survivors To Life Without Parole

Our justice system’s misunderstandings about domestic violence are putting abuse survivors into jail for life without parole. [The Atlantic] Clergy, priests, and monks sent their own photos to a Florida police department so that they would stop using pictures of Black youth for target practice. [Washington Post] Read about the women who have…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 26, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Detractors Are Staying Away From Gender-Based Attacks

Hillary Clinton’s critics are focusing less on gender-based attacks as the election season gears up. [New York Times] New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for transgender protections in the state’s civil rights laws. [Human Rights Campaign] Apple’s only female executive, Angela Ahrendts, Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores, has a much,…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 23, 2015

Bruce Jenner Will Allegedly Address His Changing Appearance On “KUWTK”

Bruce Jenner is apparently going to address tabloid rumors that he is getting gender reassignment surgery on an upcoming episode of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians." In Touch recently featured Bruce on the cover, Photoshopped to look like he was wearing makeup and with his head on a woman's body. Bruce is apparently "hurt" by…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 21, 2015

Trans Teenager Leelah Alcorn’s Funeral Had To Be Moved Following Threats Against Her Family

The funeral for Leelah Alcorn, the trans teen who committed suicide last week, had to be moved after her family started receiving threats. [Cosmopolitan] One of Ferguso…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 5, 2015

The Civil Rights Act Now Covers Protections For Transgender Individuals

The Justice Department is now interpreting the Civil Rights Act to include protections for transgender people. (The Grio) The Miss World Pageant is no longer including the bikini portion. (The Independent) Nonviolent drug criminals who are serving bloated sentences that they wouldn’t be serving under the 2010 Fair Sentencing Act might be eligible…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 20, 2014

2014 Was The Year Of Outrage

Check out Slate’s comprehensive interactive calendar of everything that has outraged us this year, day-by-day. [Slate] Sony CEO Michael Lynton apologized for claiming in a hacked e-mail that alcohol is to blame for sexual assault and that assault rates haven’t increased (they have). [Daily Dot] An Uber driver has been accused of kidnapping…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 18, 2014

UVA Isn’t Backing Down From Its Investigation Into The Rolling Stone-Reported Gang Rape

Even if Rolling Stone is dropping the ball on supporting their source, Jackie, in the UVA gang rape scandal, UVA itself isn’t backing down from their investigation. [Slate] Michelle Duggar’s campaign to repeal protections against housing and employment discrimination for LGBT people in Fayetteville, Arkansas has succeeded with Ordinance 119 being overturned. Why doe…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 10, 2014
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