Posts tagged "transgender"

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

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 it…

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 has hairy legs.”…

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 bo…

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, because the…

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
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