Posts tagged "transgender"

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

Julie Gerstein | November 5, 2012 - 2:00 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | October 25, 2012 - 9:20 am

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…

Julie Gerstein | October 19, 2012 - 9:40 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 15, 2012 - 4:00 pm

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,…

Julie Gerstein | September 5, 2012 - 11:20 am

“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…

Avory Faucette | August 23, 2012 - 1:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 14, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace On Transitioning While Married

“I’m very early on in my transition – I still blur a line – but I know the changes are going to be coming, and I fear how [my wife]…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | July 26, 2012 - 9:40 am

Google Supports LGBT Community With “Legalize Love” Campaign

Google has launched a new campaign, Legalize Love, which hopes to end discrimination against homosexuals. At the Global LGBT Workplace Summit on Saturday in London, Google executive Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe introduced the…

Daley Quinn | July 9, 2012 - 4:50 pm

Must Watch: Laura Jane Grace Of Against Me! Talks About Her Transgender Coming Out

Earlier this year, Laura Jane Grace of the band Against Me! came out as transgender in a revealing interview with Rolling Stone. Since then, Grace (formerly known as Tom Gabel) and…

Julie Gerstein | June 20, 2012 - 9:20 am

Chloe Sevigny “Cried Every Day” Playing A Transgender Hit Man

Hmm. Actress Chloe Sevigny, no stranger to transgender characters (see: “Boys Don’t Cry), says she “cried every day” while getting fitted with her prosthetic penis to play a transgender hit…

Julie Gerstein | May 16, 2012 - 9:20 am

Against Me!’s Tom Gabel Comes Out As Transgender

In 2007, Against Me!, a punk rock band from Gainesville, Florida, released a song called “The Ocean.” In his trademark melodic growl, lead singer Tom Gabel sang the following lyrics:…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 9, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Chloe Sevigny In Trouble For “Tranny” Talk

Chloe Sevigny: I got reamed out by The Advocate the other day for saying “tranny.” I guess I referred to [my character] as a “tranny” a couple of times and apparently,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 18, 2012 - 9:40 am

Today’s Lady News: Gloria Allred Would Be “Impressed” With His Dick Size, Donald Trump Crows

When pressed about transgender beauty queen Jenna Talackova, who was first disqualified from Miss Universe and then re-qualified following an uproar, pageant co-owner Donald Trump bragged that Jenna’s lawyer…

Jessica Wakeman | April 5, 2012 - 5:45 pm

Canada’s Miss Universe Contestant Banned — For Being Born A Boy

Jenna Talackova is a 23-year-old, blonde-haired, blue-eyed Miss Canada pageant queen, who’s probably not much different than her fellow pageant competitors — except that that she was born a boy.

Julie Gerstein | March 26, 2012 - 10:40 am

The Girl Scouts Are Actually A Front Organization For Planned Parenthood, Obviously

Oh, my Girl Scout years. Swabbing each other’s cervixes. Examining each other’s breasts for strange lumps. Aborting each other’s unborn children. Those were the days!
Well, not anymore. Thanks, Rep.

Jessica Wakeman | February 21, 2012 - 3:40 pm

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

Jessica Wakeman | January 13, 2012 - 2:20 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | January 3, 2012 - 4:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | December 14, 2011 - 4:40 pm

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,…

Julie Gerstein | November 20, 2011 - 5:00 pm
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