Posts tagged "transgender"

Laura Jane Grace On The Power Of The Right Skirt

“Deciding to wear a skirt onstage in September was a personal landmark. It was the first time I had ever worn a skirt in public—and I would be doing so…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 10, 2013 - 11:20 am

UFC Suspends Matt Mitrione For Transphobic Comments

At the beginning of March, mixed martial arts fighter Fallon Fox came out as transgender. The 36-year-old had been participating as a female competitor in MMA competitions for six years,…

Julie Gerstein | April 9, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Texas School Allows Student Tony Zamazal To Wear A Dress To Prom

Thanks to the good works of the ACLU, Spring High School in Spring, Texas, will now allow George “Tony” Zamazal, who is trans and identifies as female, to wear…

Jessica Wakeman | April 4, 2013 - 6:30 pm

This Doctor’s Bathroom Sign Welcomes Everyone

Last week, we uttered a collective, “UGH, ARIZONA!” over the news that the Arizona House of Representatives advanced a bill allowing businesses to ban transgender folks from using the restroom of their identified…

Sarah Gray | April 2, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Judge Won’t Grant ‘Pregnant Man’ Thomas Beatie A Divorce

Welcome to the world’s most confusing divorce case. A judge in Arizona today declined to grant a divorce to Thomas Beatie, who attained minor celebrity status as the “pregnant man” a…

Newser | March 30, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Trans Role Model & Activist Kate Bornstein Needs Our Help To Fight Cancer

If you haven’t had a chance to read Kate Bornstein’s memoir, A Queer and Pleasant Danger, go out right now and buy it. The woman has lived an incredible life…

Julie Gerstein | March 26, 2013 - 3:20 pm

UFC Host Slams Trans Fighter Fallon Fox, Says She’s Not Really A Woman

Joe Rogan, the voice of the UFC fighting league, says that Fallon Fox, the MMA fighter who recently came out as a trans woman, should not be allowed to…

Jessica Wakeman | March 19, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Some Transgender Kids Have It More Figured Out Than The Rest Of Us

This week’s issue of The New Yorker includes a feature by Margaret Talbot, on the rise of young kids and teenagers identifying as transgender. While the concept of transgender isn’t…

Julie Gerstein | March 15, 2013 - 11:00 am

Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Fallon Fox Comes Out As Trans

After six years of competitive MMA (mixed martial arts) fighting as a woman, Fallon Fox has come out of the closet — against her wishes — as trans.

Jessica Wakeman | March 7, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Transgender First Grader Challenges Colorado School’s Bathroom Rules

The 1997 film “Ma Vie En Rose” depicts a young French boy who insists that he’s actually a girl. The lighthearted film was at least a few years ahead of…

Julie Gerstein | February 27, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Emerson Frat Raises Money For Trans Brother’s Sexual Reassignment Surgery

You hear a lot of crappy things about fraternities–often deservedly so–so it’s nice to have a positive story come out of frat-land. Members of the Phi Alpha Tau chapter at…

Julie Gerstein | February 26, 2013 - 12:20 pm

It’s About Time: Chrysalis Lingerie Makes Underwear Specifically For Trans Women

Transgender women make up an ever-growing demographic, so it would make sense that new businesses would crop up to attend to their specific needs. Chrysalis Lingerie is special lingerie marketed…

Julie Gerstein | February 4, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Transgender Model Lea T Speaks! (And Seems Totally Awesome)

Brazilian/Italian model Lea T. made waves in 2010 when she revealed that she was transgender. And for the first time, thanks to this Benetton video, we’re finally hearing her speak…

Julie Gerstein | January 28, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Guy Talk: Why A Straight Man Like Me Cares About Transgender Rights

Over the weekend, the UK’s Observer published an editorial about transgender people that crossed a bunch of lines. It’s not really worth repeating the things that the author wrote, but they…

Dan Solomon | January 18, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Head, Meet Desk: Fox Nation Illustrates Transgender Healthcare Story With Photo From “Mrs. Doubtfire”

In this unpredictable and ever-changing world we live in, at least we can always count on Fox News to provide a consistent stream of ignorance. The latest example comes from…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 15, 2013 - 11:20 am

From Boy To Girl In Less Than Two Minutes

This amazing video shows what it really looks like to go through a gender identity change. YouTube user iiGethii writes, “This video is of me going through a three-year transition…

Julie Gerstein | January 11, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Watch: House Of Style Hosts Visit Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace At Home

We’ve been big fans of Laura Jane Grace long before she came out as a transgender woman earlier this year, but we love the lead singer of seminal punk band…

Rachel Krause | December 21, 2012 - 8:30 am

ESPN Radio Hosts Suspended For Calling Trans Athlete An “It”

ESPN Radio “temporarily” suspended hosts who made transphobic comments about a trans basketball player, including referring to her as “it” and saying that no one who is trans should…

Jessica Wakeman | December 13, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Today Is The Trans Day Of Remembrance

In remembrance of the Trans Day Of Remembrance, here’s a piece by a trans woman on how connecting with her Korean birth mother, who put her up for adoption…

Jessica Wakeman | November 20, 2012 - 5:40 pm

The Miss International Queen Competition Is A Beauty Pageant Unlike Any Other

This past week, a beauty pageant of an entirely different kind took place in Thailand. The Miss International Queen Pageant is a transgender and transsexual beauty pageant where contestants must

Julie Gerstein | November 5, 2012 - 2:00 pm
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