Posts tagged "transgender"

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

Bruce Jenner: “For All Intents And Purposes I Am A Woman”

Last night on “20/20,” Bruce Jenner, 65, sat down with Diane Sawyer for a two hour interview and confirmed what had long been whispered about in the tabloids: that he was transitioning to a woman, and finally living as the person he’s felt himself to be inside all his life. (I am continuing to use…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 25, 2015

Trans Man Aydian Dowling Might Be Men’s Health’s “Ultimate Guy” This Year

Trans bodybuilder and activist Aydian Dowling is in the lead in a Men’s Health competition to find “The Ultimate Guy” to put on their cover. Thoughts, in no particular order:

HUBBA HUBBA
YAY!

The Men’s Health competition web site defines the “Ultimate Guy” as someone who’s “fit and fearless, a…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 15, 2015

Bruce Jenner Speaks, Briefly, In New Diane Sawyer Interview Promo

Man, ABC is really going to milk the buildup to their big Bruce Jenner exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer for all its worth, huh? In this new promo for the two-hour episode of “20/20,” airing April 24, Bruce finally speaks! “My whole life has been getting me ready for this,” he says, which either refer…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 15, 2015

Bruce Jenner To Sit Down With Diane Sawyer On April 24, Will Reportedly Come Out As Transgender

America, let’s work on sensitivity until then, hmm?

By: Megan Reynolds / April 6, 2015

“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…

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…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 23, 2015
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