Posts tagged "transgender"

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 fight with cisgendered women (i.e. people who are born female). Most offensively, Rogan said Fallon Fox is not really a woman. “I don’t care if…

Jessica Wakeman / March 19, 2013

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 new, there’s a trend emerging; kids as young as three are identifying as trans. Depending on the openness and support of their parents, many of…

Julie Gerstein / March 15, 2013

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.

In an interview with OutSports on Tuesday, Fox explained how she was born into a male body, but never felt right. Ten years ago, she…

Jessica Wakeman / March 7, 2013

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 its time in addressing the very real reality of so many transgender children, born into one body, but identifying with another gender. Now, more tha…

Julie Gerstein / February 27, 2013

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 Emerson College have raised funds so that one of their pledges can get top surgery. Sophomore Visual & Media Arts student Donnie Collins came out…

Julie Gerstein / February 26, 2013

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 to trans women, and it comes complete with a power-mesh panel that’s designed to create a seamless effect, so that those who wish to “pass”…

Julie Gerstein / February 4, 2013

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 about it. “I say everything about myself, it’s too complicated to keep a secret,” says Lea. We agree, and we’re super stoked that Lea seem…

Julie Gerstein / January 28, 2013

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 included the sort of slurs that, if used against, say, black people or women, would make your eyes pop out. The Observer has since removed

Dan Solomon / January 18, 2013

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 Fox Nation, a “news” website that chose to illustrate a story about transgender healthcare with a photo of Robin Williams from the movie “Mrs. Doubtfire.&#8221…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 15, 2013

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 (roughly one thousand pictures). I have had FFS during the process. I started roughly around when I was 20-21 years of age.” The photos show…

Julie Gerstein / January 11, 2013

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 Against Me! all the more now that we’ve witnessed her incredibly brave, positive attitude toward her recent transition. Needless to say, we’re a little jealou…

Rachel Krause / December 21, 2012

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 be allowed to play sports. [Queerty]
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Jessica Wakeman / December 13, 2012

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 as a baby, helped her come out. [Fire Dog Lake]
And here’s more about the Trans Day of Remembrance and transgender visibility. [Queerty]…

Jessica Wakeman / November 20, 2012

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 have been born male in order to participate. Now in its 8th year, the Miss International Queen Pageant aims to increase visibility and acceptance of transgender…

Julie Gerstein / November 5, 2012

Transgender Director Lana Wachowski’s Moving Human Rights Campaign Acceptance Speech

Lana Wachowski and her brother Andy are the directors responsible for “The Matrix” trilogy, the film “V for Vendetta” and most recently, “Cloud Atlas.” Lana used to be Larry, but over the past 10 years, has transitioned from Larry to Lana, though she still has a problem with the notion that transgender people are tied…

Julie Gerstein / October 25, 2012

New Documentary Focuses On The Perils Of Being A Transgender Teen

Allie is 17 and from Stuttgart, Arkansas. She’s a regular teenager in many ways — worried about what other kids in school think of her and excited about college. But she’s also transgender, and that’s made her life more difficult and challenging than most of us could imagine. “I realized I was meant to be…

Julie Gerstein / October 19, 2012

D.C. Debuts Rad Transgender Respect Campaign

It’s a sad statement on society when we have to issue advertising campaigns to remind people to treat their fellow human beings “with courtesy and respect.” But whatever, I’m not going to complain! This rad ad campaign by the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights is the first-ever campaign to focus on treating tra…

Jessica Wakeman / September 15, 2012

Inmate Granted Right To Have Sex Reassignment Surgery

Twelve years ago, Massachusetts inmate Robert Kosilek sued the state for the right to a sex change. Convicted of murdering his wife in 1990, Kosilek is serving a life sentence, and claimed that the surgery was necessary to effectively treat gender dysmorphia. After two lawsuits, U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled Kosilek was entitled to…

Julie Gerstein / September 5, 2012

“Agender”: Neither Man Nor Woman, But Definitely Fabulous

Androgyny is in. From supermodel Andrej Pejic to gender-neutral parenting articles, the media can’t get enough of us non-binary (“boy” or “girl”) folks lately.

But is not identifying as male or female really about androgyny?  Is being elsewhere on the gender spectrum the same as being gender neutral? I look at pictures of Pejic…

Avory Faucette / August 23, 2012

Judge Not Sure “Pregnant Man” Is A Man

An Arizona judge is delaying the divorce of “the pregnant man” Tom Beatie, a trans man who was biologically born a woman, from his wife. The judge says he is not certain of Beatie’s gender and AZ does not recognize gay marriage. [New York Daily News]
A lesbian super PAC (a fundraising grou…

Jessica Wakeman / August 14, 2012
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