Posts tagged "transgender"

Bigots Call For Girl Scout Cookie Boycott Over Inclusion Of Trans Girl In Troop

Today in Bitch, Please news: a bigoted group in Texas is calling for a boycott of scrumptious Girl Scout cookies after a Denver, Colorado, troop has allowed a seven-year-0ld boy who identifies as a girl to join them. The diarrhea-icing on this crap-cake is that a 14-year-old Girl Scout in California has also uploaded a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 13, 2012

Libra Tampon Ad Called Transphobic For Implying “Real Women” Have Periods

When pop culture depicts transgender people, they usually do it in such a facepalm way that I wonder why anyone bothers anymore. The latest what-were-you-thinking? comes courtesy of Libra tampons in New Zealand, which aired a commercial that implies trans folks who dress as women are not “real women.” The commercial shows an ostensibly “real” woma…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 3, 2012

Trans Model Andrej Pejic In Push-Up Bra Ad

Andrej Pejic is hands-down the most talked-about model of the year and not just because he — yes, he — is ethereally beautiful. The trans model has worked his androgynous look to his advantage, walking catwalks for John Paul Gaultier and covering Out magazine. Now Andrej Pejic has landed a Dutch campaign for push-up bras. Yes,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 14, 2011

Andrej Pejic Goes Bridal For “Out”

Transgender model Andrej Pejic is on the cover of the new issue of Out magazine, posing as a gorgeous bride. But on the inside, he gets all seductive and sexy, modeling in nothing but a snake. Out named Pejic the “Stylemaker of the Year.” In the issue, Pejic admitted that being transgender means that “the…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 20, 2011

Kelly Osbourne Says Being Cheated On With A “Tranny” Is Humiliating

“Having to tell my parents my ex-fiancé Luke [Worrall] had cheated on me with a tranny was so humiliating. Everyone kept telling me that Luke was cheating on me, but I never believed them. It’s hard enough to get your head around someone cheating on you… but when when someone is a chick with a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 2, 2011

Fox News Discusses The “New Trend” Of Being Transgender

I can’t even deal with the stupidity in this clip of the “Fox & Friends” hosts discussing Grinnell College’s new “gender neutral housing.” The living space will be for students who choose to live with others regardless of gender, including transgender/gay/lesbian/no gender, and it was spearheaded by the transgender students on campus. This is pretty…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 27, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Chaz Bono Is “Motivated” By The Bigots

Chaz Bono, Cher’s transgender son, says the “bitching and moaning” about him appearing on “Dancing With The Stars” is actually helping him. Chaz told the gay magazine The Advocate, “The more it makes me really want to do well. It’s the most motivating thing for me.” What a good attitude to have! [Advocate]
Evangelical…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 2, 2011

Morning Quickies: Why Is The Pregnant Man Pissed At Chaz Bono?

Thomas Beatie, AKA “the pregnant man,” is pissed that “Dancing With The Stars” cast Chaz Bono instead of him. Beatie told TMZ he reached out to “DWTS” casting a few months ago about appearing ,on the show but never heard back. It was announced yesterday that Bono, a transgender man, has been cast o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2011

Will Isis’ Sex Change Help Her Chances On “Top Model: All-Stars”?

We’re mega excited for the season premiere of “America’s Next Top Model: All Stars,” set to go live next week. And we’re especially stoked to see how one of our favorite past contestants, transgender model Isis King, is going to fair. Especially because, after her first appearance on the show, Tyra Banks generously paid for…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 19, 2011

Is This Spoof Always Ad With Drag Queens Transphobic — Or Revolutionary?

Men aren’t usually in commercials for period products. But this spoof ad — which Proctor & Gamble denied via Twitter is affiliated with Always — has lots of them. Men in bright red lipstick, men in bustiers, men with beehive hairdos that would put Amy Winehouse to shame. The spoof stars drag quee…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2011

“Hung” Hires Transgender Actress Jamie Clayton

Hung” has hired transgender woman actress Jamie Clayton for a storyline on its third season. This is a big deal! The big screen and the small screen are full of actors and actresses who are born one gender at birth (the term is “cisgendered”), but play a transgender character onscreen. While some of these portrayal…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 6, 2011

ABC’s New Comedy, “Work It,” Puts Straight Guys In Drag

You know what’s really funny, guys? Putting men in women’s clothes! Haw, haw, haw, haw, haw! Thus is the premise of ABC’s new comedy, “Work It,” about two men who can’t get hired for any jobs because women are better educated, so they don wigs, skirts, and makeup. What follows is a comedy…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 24, 2011

Is This Sprint Ad Transphobic?

I can’t turn a corner without seeing the T-mobile ad with the pretty lady in a variety of gorgeous pink dresses. But this Sprint ad warning against an AT&T and T-mobile merger is kinda dodgy. I don’t necessarily disagree with the anti-monopoly politics of it (although I’ll leave that to the econ majors to explai…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 11, 2011

Eve Ensler’s Secret To Becoming A Powerful Woman

“To be a strong woman, to be a fierce woman, to be a true woman, to be a leader, to be truly powerful, you have to get to place where you can tolerate people not liking you. And know that when you actually do that, you have to fall back on your own moral imperative…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 7, 2011

J. Crew Ad Called “Blatant Propaganda Celebrating Transgender Children”

I didn’t think I could love Jenna Lyons, Creative Director for J. Crew, any more, but my respect for her has grown tenfold beyond just loving her work with the line. On the brand’s website, there’s a feature called “Saturday with Jenna,” featuring photographs of Lyons hanging out with her son Beckett (above). In one…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 12, 2011

Oprah Talks To Transgender Model Lea T

Lea T has modeled for Givenchy and smooched Kate Moss on the cover of LOVE magazine: now the world’s most famous male-to-female transgender model is dishing the dirt on Oprah’s couch. Er, armchair. I didn’t know this before, but Lea T was born Leandro Cerezo in Italy to a soccer star father and Catholic…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 23, 2011

Kelly Osbourne’s Fiance Cheated On Her With Transgendered Model Elle Schneider

Kelly Osbourne’s ex-fiance, Luke Worrall, cheated on her with model Elle Schneider — a transgender woman who was born Reynaldo Gonzalez and is awaiting gender reassignment surgery, Us Weekly has learned. Elle dished all the deets to the gossip rag about how skeezy Luke Worrall approached her in a club, the pair hooked up i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 27, 2011

Oprah’s Network To Air Documentary “Becoming Chaz” About Cher’s Transgender Son

You might expect movies to go straight from the uber-crunchy Sundance Film Festival to, say, the uber-crunchy Independent Film Channel (IFC). But one Sundance documentary of serious cultural import will go a more mainstream route: Oprah’s new network, OWN, will air the television premiere of “Becoming Chaz,” about Chaz Bono’s gender reassignment surgery. Chaz,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 20, 2011

Today’s Lady News: The DMV Now Offering Opinions About Your Sex Life

Meet Amber Yust, a transgender San Francisco woman who contacted the DMV to change her official gender from “male” to “female” and received a letter from a bigoted DMV staffer calling her an “abomination” and a DVD comparing homosexuality to being possessed by demons. Now Yust, 23, is suing because it turns out the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 14, 2010

Chaz Bono Brings His Girlfriend To The Premiere Of “Burlesque”

Cher still gets her pronouns confused when it comes to her female-to-male transgendered son, Chaz Bono. Regardless, Chaz made one of his first public appearances this week since having gender reassignment surgery, at the premiere of his mama’s new movie, “Burlesque.” With his girlfriend on his arm. [Los Angeles, 11/15/10]…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 17, 2010
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