Posts tagged "transgender"

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…
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 so…
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…
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…
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…
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 same…
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

Today’s Lady News: Transgender Teen Not Allowed To Run For Homecoming Queen

Team Andy! Transgender teen Andy Moreno was denied the opportunity to run for homecoming queen by North Dallas High School because the principal said she was actually a "gay male" and disqualified Andy's queenly run because it "wasn't based on tradition." Booooo. [Towleroad] The Pixar movie studio has been accused of sexism after…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2010

Trans Athlete Fights For The Right To Compete

The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is in a bit of a bind right now—thanks to a set of policies which some believe discriminate against transgender athletes. Golfer Lana Lawless is suing the LPGA for its "female at birth" policy, which requires that all competitors must have been born biological females. Lawless, who was bor…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 15, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Transgender Teen Stripped Of Homecoming King Title

A transgender teen was stripped of his Homecoming King title because he's still technically registered as a female. [Jezebel] Today in "Website Not To Bookmark": "She's Hot, But..." in which guys submit one-liners about a hot woman in their life who is attractive save one pesky, massive flaw. "She's hot, but she ha…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 27, 2010

What’s In A Name When You Can Choose Your Own?

If you had your way, would you choose the name given to you at birth? For many transgender people, shedding their birth names and choosing a new name is a critical part of the female-to-male or male-to-female transition. Taking a new name marks the definitive end of their old self and the beginning of a…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 13, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Turns Out You Can’t Fire Someone For Getting A Sex Change

A judge has ruled on behalf of a transgendered woman who claims she was fired when she told her employer she would soon be coming to work dressed as a woman. When Vandy Beth Glenn, a former Georgia state legislative aide, told her employer she would soon be undergoing a sex change, her boss claimed…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 6, 2010

Topless Transgender Women Told To Cover Up At Beach, Spared Arrest By Their Boy Parts

Welcome to womanhood, ladies! A group of transgender women sunbathing topless at Rehoboth Beach in Delaware over Memorial Day weekend drew the finger-wag of a lifeguard when they refused to cover their "surgically enhanced breasts." Police were called over these tatas! The police chief says these women were not committing a crime, however,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2010

Givenchy’s Latest Ad Campaign Features A Transgender Model

It's hard to decide which of the 10 models in the new Givenchy ad campaign looks the coolest. Catherine McNeil's hair has been dyed bright red, Malgosia Bela's locks are pink and Mariacarla Boscono is about to engage in what we're sure would be a hot makeup session with a fellow lady catwalker. Basically, there'…
By: Lily Q / May 7, 2010

Model Goes Transgender, Makes Out With Self

Modelina has a shot from Rochambeau's upcoming fall 2010 lookbook featuring model Natasa Vojnovic in a double-role. Here, she plays both woman and man in a scene in which she makes out with herself. That's some serious self-lovin'. [Modelina]…
By: Susannah Breslin / March 12, 2010

Extreme Plastic Surgery: Beauty Or Butchery?

Socio-political photographer Phillip Toledano's new series, A New Kind of Beauty, seems to suggest that beauty is not only in the eye of the beholder, but also in the hand of the scalpel-holder. The images -- all of men and women who've undergone extreme plastic surgery in the pursuit of what they consider beautiful--are…
By: Lily Q / February 12, 2010

Look! The World’s Second Pregnant Man!

We were totally enthralled by the story of Thomas Beatie, the world’s first man to give birth. Our jaws dropped as we watched him on "Oprah" explaining the mechanics of his partial sex change and his pregnancy. And not only did he give birth to a healthy baby girl, but Thomas and his partner also…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 27, 2010

Seeing My Transgender Roommate Transition Changed Me Too

There's a certain amount of brouhaha amongst some evangelical Republicans over a minor presidential appointment in the Commerce Department. Amanda Simpson will perform a job for the public benefit that I can't define. I'm pretty sure most of the American public doesn't know what the Senior Technical Adviser for the Commerce Department's Bureau of…
By: Erica Maxwell / January 7, 2010

Seventeen Magazine Doesn’t Do Much To Encourage Compassion For Transgender Teens

In the upcoming issue of Seventeen there's a story about a young woman who discovered that her boyfriend was actually a female. While I think it's cool that a traditional teen magazine like Seventeen is covering the existence of transgender teenagers, which wouldn't have happened when I was reading the mag back in the day.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 29, 2009
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