Posts tagged "transgender"

The U.S. Trans Survey Goes Live Today – Spread The Word!

This is the largest and most comprehensive survey of the American transgender community to date!

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 19, 2015

Three Transgender Firsts: Buzzfeed, Bravo, And The White House

There are three transgender firsts in the media today: Bravo has cast its first-ever transgender “Real Housewife,” BuzzFeed has its first-ever transgender staff writer, and the White House has hired the first-ever transgender staffer!
Fan favorite NeNe Leakes is going to be leaving “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” in the show’s eighth season, so Bravo has

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 18, 2015

Murders Of Three More Black Trans Women Come To Light

Elisha Walker, Kandis Capri, and Ashton O’Hara bring the number of trans women murdered in 2015 to sixteen.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 17, 2015

Parents Sue After Doctors Decide Their Child Is A Girl

Pam and Mark Crawford of Greenville, SC, adopted MC when he was just 20 months old and then considered female. Born with “true hermaphroditism” or both male and female anatomy—including a penis, vagina, testicle, and ovarian tissue—doctors had performed surgery to remove MC’s male anatomy two months before the Crawfords took him home. The surgery…

Newser / August 13, 2015

This Transgender Teddy Bear Storybook Is Too Cute For Words

Jessica Walton, an Australian school teacher, had her first baby with her partner last year. They wanted to supply their child with books that reflected their family, and were able to find plenty of books that featured children with gay parents – but what they couldn’t find was a book that represented Walton’s dad, who

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 12, 2015

Hillary Clinton, ACLU & Others Give Schools Advice On Supporting Trans* Students

Five organizations are helping schools to help their trans* students, Britain has a huge pension gender gap, a 1960s board game for girls featured shame tokens, and the FDA has approved the first 3D-printed drug.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 4, 2015

No, Just No: Jose Canseco Plans To “Live As A Woman” For A Week In “Support” Of Caitlyn Jenner

According to TMZ, four-fingered former baseball player Jose Canseco says that on his upcoming reality show, “Spend The Day With Jose,” he’ll be showing his support for Caitlyn Jenner by “living as a woman” for a week. While it’s nice and all that Canseco is supportive of Jenner and her recent gender transition, my first instinct upon seeing…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 29, 2015

Study Shows Trans* Discrimination At Fault For HIV Rates

A new study from the World Health Organization has found that transgender women are 49 times as likely as a member of the general population to be HIV-positive. The study’s authors theorize why this would be:
“Many studies have demonstrated multiple co-occurring health problems among transgender women, including high rates of violence and victimization, substance…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 29, 2015

“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&#8217…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 27, 2015

“Big Brother” Says Goodbye (For Now?) To Audrey Middleton, The Show’s First Transgender Houseguest

On last night’s live episode of “Big Brother,” Audrey Middleton, the reality show’s first transgender houseguest, was evicted from the house, as had been expected. Prior to the live vote, CBS aired a segment about Audrey’s experience coming out publicly for the first time, and right away, to her fellow houseguests, featuring interviews with Audrey&#8217…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 24, 2015

A Gender Terminology Refresher

The mainstream conversation about gender identity has widened significantly in the last few months, between Caitlyn Jenner’s public transition and Miley Cyrus and Ruby Rose appearing in the public eye identifying as genderqueer. It may be a great moment for a refresher on gender terminology, so here at The Frisky, we wanted to provide you…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 23, 2015

India Clarke Is The 10th Trans Woman To Be Murdered This Year

A 25-year-old Black trans woman, India Clarke, was found murdered near Tampa, Florida’s University Area Community Center. She was found at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, and died of blunt force trauma. She had last been seen spending time with her nephews.
Clarke is the 10th trans woman to be murdered in the U.S. since the…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 22, 2015

Artist Commemorates 63 Most Badass Heroines In Sci-Fi And Fantasy

Scott Park compiles the greatest women of SF/F, a transgender minister has raised bail for a dubiously arrested and detained trans woman, Joshua Feuerstein wants you to fight gay rights with assault rifles, and there’s an 84-year-old infamous jewel thief, just so you know.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 20, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner Talks Respect And Community In Powerful ESPY Speech

Caitlyn Jenner was honored at the ESPYs last night with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage, and boy, did she bring it. The award honors people “whose contributions transcend sports,” and more specifically, individuals “possessing strength in the face of adversity, courage in the face of peril and the willingness to stand up for their…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 16, 2015

Should People Living In Urban Poverty Have To Forage For Food?

Some foodies think foraging is a viable solution for urban hunger and poverty, this year’s Comic Con was more trans*-inclusive than ever, women’s “health” magazines are terrible for you, and beach etiquette advice from 100 years ago holds up today.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 15, 2015

The Girl Scouts Turned Down $100,000 From A Transphobic Donor

Plus, some Canadian grandparents think that comprehensive sex education will “rape” their grandkids’ childhoods – their words, not mine.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 30, 2015

“Cisgender” Is Now Defined In The Oxford English Dictionary

The O.E.D. has made cis people just another identity rather than the norm; the kidnapped Nigerian girls are being forced to fight for Boko Haram; find out the differences between male and female serial killers.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 29, 2015

John Oliver On Trans Rights: “It’s Genuinely Crucial We Get This Right”

Gay marriage may now be legal on a national level, thanks to those activists who brought the issue all the way to the Supreme Court, but discrimination is hardly obsolete in the US of A, especially for an estimated 700,000 transgender Americans. On last night’s “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver had some choice words for…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2015

Meet Audrey Middleton, “Big Brother”‘s First Transgender Houseguest

Last night was the premiere of my absolute favorite guilty pleasure, “Big Brother.” While I’ve watched every season of the show, the last two summers I made the leap and subscribed to the show’s live feeds, which give you basically 24/7 access to what’s actually happening in the “Big Brother” house, where TK houseguests are locked inside with…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 25, 2015
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