Posts tagged "transgender"

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.

By: 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.

By: 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…

By: 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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 25, 2015

UK High Schoolers Invent STI-Detecting Condoms

Also, the US government will require insurance companies to cover transitional medical services for trans* federal employees.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 24, 2015

Google Ad Features An Emotional Story About Gender Transition

This Google ad tells the story of so much more than a company. Follow the journey of Jake, a trans man, and the gym where he found a sense of community as he began to exercise his new male body. Love this!

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By: Claire Hannum / June 17, 2015

Trans* People Are Taking Back Beauty Standards With #MyVanityFairCover

And in horrid news, eight of the men who tried to kill Malala Yousafzai were secretly aquitted and can’t be found.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 5, 2015

10,000 Transphobic Dipshits Petition To Have Caitlyn Jenner’s Olympic Medals Revoked

Congratulations on getting attention, we’re sorry your parents didn’t give you enough of it.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / June 4, 2015

(Trans) Woman (Of Color) To (White, Super Rich, Celebrity Trans) Woman: An Open Letter To Caitlyn Jenner

The question that everyone is asking me these days is, “What do you think about Caitlyn Jenner?” But what I want to know is: what do you think of me?

By: Kai Cheng Thom / June 4, 2015

Jon Stewart Perfectly Skewers Media Coverage Of Caitlyn Jenner, Welcomes Her To Life As A Woman In America

“Now you’re a woman, which means your looks are the only thing we care about.”…

By: Megan Reynolds / June 3, 2015

Watch The First Trailer For Caitlyn Jenner’s New Docu-Series, “I Am Cait”

Set your DVRs: Caitlyn Jenner’s new E! docuseries, “I Am Cait,” premieres on July 26 at 9 p.m. Today, the network released the first preview for the show, which follows Caitlyn as she adjusts to living life as a woman after her gender transition. “Wouldn’t it it be great to just be normal, to blend…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 3, 2015

The Soapbox: Caitlyn Jenner Can Present However She Wants To

Why are cis women blaming Caitlyn Jenner for beauty standards?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 2, 2015

UN: World Hunger Has Dropped By 10 Percent Over The Last 25 Years

There are 200 million fewer hungry people in the world than there were in 1990; FIFA’s mum while the Qatari government won’t let Nepalese workers attend funerals for earthquake victims; a GIF art exhibit in Paris sounds just awful; Casa Ruby provides hope and help for trans* adults in D.C.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 27, 2015

Honoring Trans* Soldiers This Memorial Day

It was only about three months ago that the Pentagon announced protections for transgender service members. Prior to March, a transgender soldier in the Army could be dismissed from service by a mid-level officer; now, those officers have to take their concerns to the Army’s top civilian for personnel matters and explain the dismissal. Thi…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 25, 2015

Bruce Jenner Reveals He Is Scheduled To Have Gender Reassignment Surgery

There was just so much TV to watch last night — the “Mad Men” finale! A climactic “Game of Thrones”! — that I must admit to not yet watching the first part of the”Keeping Up With The Kardashians: About Bruce” special. But I did watch this clip, via TMZ, which shows Bruce Jenner speaking with three…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 18, 2015

Here’s The Emotional Preview For “Keeping Up With The Kardashians: About Bruce”

A two-part Kardashian family special exploring Bruce Jenner’s transition will air on May 17 and May 18 at 9 p.m., and E! has released the first official preview. It features home movies and emotional clips of family members reacting to Bruce coming out as transgender, and it kinda makes me want to cry at my desk. I’m…

By: Claire Hannum / May 8, 2015

CNN: Hillary Clinton And Carly Fiorina Are In A “Girl Fight”

Wow, such witty and intelligent commentary, CNN.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 4, 2015

Kim Kardashian West Says Nothing But Nice Things About Bruce Jenner

She’s the first Kardashian to speak out about Bruce’s transition. …

By: Megan Reynolds / April 27, 2015

The Soapbox: On Laverne Cox’s Nude Photo Spread & Meghan Murphy’s Transphobia

Laverne Cox graced Allure’s annual “Nudes” issue with a picture that is so honest in its emotion and raw in its beauty I damn near cried looking at it. She admits her insecurities and ultimately decided to shrug them off and have the mac ‘n’ cheese she was craving the night before the shoot. That’…

By: Katie Klabusich / April 27, 2015
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