Posts tagged "transgender"

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 2, 2015 - 11:30 am

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 26, 2015 - 5:35 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 23, 2015 - 6:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 21, 2015 - 10:40 am

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 5, 2015 - 6:00 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 20, 2014 - 3:20 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 18, 2014 - 6:03 pm

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]…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 10, 2014 - 5:30 pm

What Radical Democracy Looks Like In A Transphobic Culture: Meredith Talusan Vs. The Telluride Association

I hate talking on the phone, and so I was nervous to call Meredith Talusan: You get the impression from her social media feed, and from accounts of the recent…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 10, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 2, 2014 - 10:30 am

See Elle Fanning’s Transformation Into A Transgender Teen

We were very surprised when Elle Fanning dyed her signature long, pale blonde hair into a brunette long bob. It was a completely different look, and a lot of people…

The Gloss | November 19, 2014 - 3:45 pm

America Is Basically Criminalizing The Fact Of Being Female (And Pregnant) With Personhood Laws

America is, in effect, criminalizing the very fact of having a female reproductive system. [NY Times]
Bangladesh had its first trans* pride march. [Raw Story]
Comedian Tig…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 10, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Simmons College Is Now Trans* Inclusive

Simmons College in Boston is adopting trans* inclusivity. [Boston Globe]
According to the Minneapolis media’s #PointerGate, pointing your finger makes you a gang member. [The Root]

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 7, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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,…

Avital Norman Nathman | October 17, 2014 - 3:00 pm

New York City Wants To Make It Easier For Trans* Individuals To Change Their Birth Certificates

The New York Department of Health has proposed a new process by which transgender New Yorkers could change their sex on their birth certificates without having to get convertive surgery.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 8, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Transgender Woman Paula Overby Is Running For Congress In Minnesota

Paula Overby will become Minnesota’s first openly transgender candidate for Congress. [Huffington Post]
EJ Dickson talks about why we need to care when sex workers are murdered. [Daily

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 29, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Chelsea Manning Sues Government For Treatment For Gender Dysphoria

Chelsea Manning, the army private who was convicted of leaking documents to Wikileaks, is suing the federal government for medical treatment for gender dysphoria. Manning, who previously went by…

Jessica Wakeman | September 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Laverne Cox Has An MTV Documentary Airing In October

Yaaassss! Laverne Cox has an MTV documentary premiering October 17, titled “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word.” The documentary will feature profiles of seven transgender people ranging in age from…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 19, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Facebook Is Giving Suspended Users Two Weeks To Decide If They Want To Change Their Names Or Leave

Facebook met with a group of queer activists on Wednesday to discuss how its policy forcing members to use their legal name as printed on their driver’s license, credit card,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 19, 2014 - 1:30 pm

New Jersey Middle School Refuses To Let Trans Girl Come Back To Classes

Thorne Middle School in Middletown, New Jersey, told a 13-year-old trans girl named Rachel Pepe that she is not allowed back in school unless she goes by her previous…

Jessica Wakeman | August 18, 2014 - 6:00 pm
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