Posts tagged "transgender"

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, 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

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 shot…

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 Industry…

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

Lady News: Lil Mama Apologizes For What She Said About A Tranny

Rapper Lil Mama issued an apology for a comment she made about trannies on MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew." As a judge on the show, Mama chastised Leiomy Maldonado, a 'transgender Beyonce,' and said, "Leiomy, come on. Your behavior…it’s unacceptable. I just feel that you always have to remember your truth. You were born a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 3, 2009

Meet Kim Petras, The First Transgender Pop Singer

Kim Petras, a German teen whose name used to be Tim, says she always knew she was meant to be a girl. Her parents let her undergo genital reassignment surgery last year after she turned 16. Now she's completely focused on her musical career, which might not last long if her song "Die for You"…

By: Annika Harris / July 14, 2009

Woman Discovers Fiance Is A Porn Star

Honesty is always the best policy… except when you lead a double life as a porn star. Haylie Hocking thought she knew everything about her fiancé, personal trainer Jason Brake. The 27-year-old bride was just weeks away from her wedding when she discovered Jason spent more time in the buff than getting buff. Haylie’s friend…

By: Daniela Guernica / June 22, 2009

Can I Find Love If I’m Transgendered?

If you're a woman in your mid-thirties, the dating scene is challenging enough. You're conscious of feeling older, wrinkles become a reality, and you feel like your stock value as a potential wife has started to head south faster than the housing market. So in the past year, I decided it was high time I…

By: YourTango.com / June 21, 2009

Dressing The Part: Women Who Have Posed As Men

During the most recent Democratic primary, I found myself wondering how things might have turned out differently if Hillary Clinton had spent less time with the glass ceiling and more time campaigning for President. For that matter, would Sarah Palin have been chosen as John McCain’s ticket mate if she had not been female?

By: DivineCaroline.com / March 3, 2009

Boo Tyra And America’s Next Top Model

To say that I'm displeased with Tyra and the other "America's Next Top Model" judges for eliminating Isis would be an understatement. I'm actually pissed!

By: Annika Harris / September 25, 2008

America’s Next Top Model Rocked!

The 11th "cycle" of America's Next Top Model premiered last night and it was really worth the two hours The CW allotted for it. This season promises to be the most daring ever because Isis is the first transgender contestant. Amelia and I couldn't wait to start IMing about the new contestants and, of course…

By: Annika Harris / September 4, 2008

America’s Next Top Model: Hot Tranny Success?

Each season of America's Next Top Model has a sob story or a gimmick, a model that is just so different from the competition, that host Tyra Banks has decided to take under her wing and mold into the perfect supermodel. Usually this gives Tyra a platform to "save" someone and then applaud herself for…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 13, 2008

Facebook Goes Gender Specific

It always annoyed me a little that on Facebook my mini-feed would say, "Catherine just updated their About Me," but I never gave too much thought to it. Well, Facebook just announced that they've updated it to say either "his" or "her." This is great for people who care about matching nouns with pronouns, but…

By: Catherine Strawn / June 27, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Blondie, A Transgender Talk Show Host, Lindsay Lohan, And Online Safety

Blondie is touring this summer! What's your favorite Blondie song? Lately I've been into "Denis." [Blondie.net] There isn't much frank sex talk in India, but a transgender talk show host is changing that. [NPR] Lindsay Lohan is trying to prove to people that she's a serious actress worth hiring...so she's playing a sex-crazed waitress i…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 4, 2008

Pregnant, Transgender Man Appears On Oprah

A few weeks ago we wrote about Thomas Bettie, the Female-to-Male transgender man who's currently six months pregnant. Yesterday, as the news of Thomas' pregnancy spread like wildfire through the media (initially his story was reported in The Advocate, which everyone seems to be forgetting in lieu of the fact that People has jumped o…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 4, 2008

The First Transgender Pregnancy

Speaking of babies, here's a story far more amazing than J.Lo finally giving birth to twins. As Elle mentioned in The Frisky Forums, The Advocate has a first person essay by the first transgender man to carry a child. Thomas Beatie was born a woman and is married to Nancy. Though he went through sexual…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 21, 2008
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