Posts tagged "transphobia"

This “Call Me Caitlyn” Halloween Costume Is Transphobic AF

Sigh. It’s only August and this year’s crop of offensive and #problematic Halloween costumes are already starting to roll in. AnytimeCostumes.com is selling this “Call Me Caitlyn” costume in its men’s section, offering dudes (well, the costume is “unisex” but let’s be real) the chance to “dress as the softer side of the popular Olympian,&#8221…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 24, 2015

John Oliver On Trans Rights: “It’s Genuinely Crucial We Get This Right”

Gay marriage may now be legal on a national level, thanks to those activists who brought the issue all the way to the Supreme Court, but discrimination is hardly obsolete in the US of A, especially for an estimated 700,000 transgender Americans. On last night’s “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver had some choice words for…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 29, 2015

Kylie Jenner Slams Chris Brown’s Transphobic Comments Against Her Dad

Kylie Jenner, the youngest daughter of Caitlyn Jenner fired back at shit head Chris Brown after he shared Snoop Dogg’s insensitive meme about Caitlyn Jenner’s gender and the news surrounding her Vanity Fair debut.
The gross meme originally posted by Snoop Dogg and shared by Brown, calls Jenner a “science project” and implies that other…

Katrin Higher / June 6, 2015

10,000 Transphobic Dipshits Petition To Have Caitlyn Jenner’s Olympic Medals Revoked

Congratulations on getting attention, we’re sorry your parents didn’t give you enough of it.

Robyn Pennacchia / June 4, 2015

(Trans) Woman (Of Color) To (White, Super Rich, Celebrity Trans) Woman: An Open Letter To Caitlyn Jenner

The question that everyone is asking me these days is, “What do you think about Caitlyn Jenner?” But what I want to know is: what do you think of me?

Kai Cheng Thom / June 4, 2015

Girl, Bye: Actress Alice Eve Writes Transphobic Instagram Post About Bruce Jenner

Alice Eve, an actress who I only recognize because she played Captain James T. Kirk’s future wife Carol Marcus in the second “Star Trek” reboot, had some seriously transphobic things to say about Bruce Jenner in a recent Instagram post. In the wake of Jenner’s “20/20″ interview, in which the Olympian told Diane Sawyer, “I am a woman,&#8221…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 28, 2015

The Soapbox: On Laverne Cox’s Nude Photo Spread & Meghan Murphy’s Transphobia

Laverne Cox graced Allure’s annual “Nudes” issue with a picture that is so honest in its emotion and raw in its beauty I damn near cried looking at it. She admits her insecurities and ultimately decided to shrug them off and have the mac ‘n’ cheese she was craving the night before the shoot. That’…

Katie Klabusich / April 27, 2015

Just Look At This Asshole: Whiny Transphobic Lady To Sue Planet Fitness For Kicking Her Out

Earlier this month, a Planet Fitness in Michigan gave the boot to one Yvette Cormier after she went around the whole gym kvetching to anyone who would listen about how deeply upset she was that Carlotta Sklodowska, a trans woman, was changing in the women’s dressing room. As the gym chain has a strict “no judgments&#8221…

Robyn Pennacchia / March 24, 2015

The US Presbyterian Church Now Recognizes Gay Marriage

Woohoo, another victory for gay rights!

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 18, 2015

Ray Rice: “There Is No Excuse For Domestic Violence”

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has issued an apology for abusing his wife Janay. [TIME]
Two more alleged victims have spoken out against Bill Cosby. [Death and Taxes]
Jamie Brewer is inspirational for her achievements, not for her Downs syndrome. [Daily Dot]
Ijeoma Oluo argues that because hipster racism is often well-intentioned,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 13, 2015

Bruce Jenner Will Allegedly Address His Changing Appearance On “KUWTK”

Bruce Jenner is apparently going to address tabloid rumors that he is getting gender reassignment surgery on an upcoming episode of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” In Touch recently featured Bruce on the cover, Photoshopped to look like he was wearing makeup and with his head on a woman’s body. Bruce is apparently “hurt”…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 21, 2015

What Radical Democracy Looks Like In A Transphobic Culture: Meredith Talusan Vs. The Telluride Association

I hate talking on the phone, and so I was nervous to call Meredith Talusan: You get the impression from her social media feed, and from accounts of the recent events at the Telluride Branch at Cornell University, that she might be one of those people who gets wrapped up in their outrage and i…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 10, 2014

Why I Took My Writing Off Thought Catalog

I woke up last Wednesday, August 13th, and took to my twitter, preparing myself to ingest yet another round of bad news. It had been a trying week, with more hateful, scary events taking place every day. While I knew I’d find evidence of this in my twitter feed, I expected to find solace i…

Jana Pollack / August 19, 2014

Frisky Rant: IDGAF If You Say I Look “Like A Tranny”

I’ve wondered for a long time if maybe I have higher levels of testosterone than other women, because there’s always been a lot about me that is just distinctly un-feminine (in the sort of standard way of looking at masculinity and femininity). I don’t want to state any facts about testosterone because I am not…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 18, 2014

The Soapbox: On The Stonewall Rebellion’s Trans History

President Obama issued a proclamation at the end of May stating that June is officially Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, but June has unofficially been Pride Month for the LGBT community for decades. We place it in June, and our pride parades at the end of June, to mark the anniversary of the…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 6, 2014

Trans Woman Schools Rush Limbaugh On Trans Rights And Anal Sex (And He Kinda Listens!)

Listen, I’m not about to throw Rush Limbaugh a parade or anything, but perhaps for the first time in his life, the conservative shock jock actually let a critic get a word in edgewise. Via Jezebel, a trans woman named Tina called into Limbaugh’s radio show to criticize his coverage of TIME’s Laverne Cox/trans rights cover…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 31, 2014

“Hedwig” Creator John Cameron Mitchell Recalls David Letterman’s Transphobic Squickiness

Last night, at a Times Talk Q&A between the New York Times’ A.O. Smith and “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”‘s John Cameron Mitchell, the musical’s creator dropped an interesting anecdote about “Late Night with David Letterman” and its host. According to Slade Sohmer at HyperVocal, who snagged this Instagram video, Mitchell talked about…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 21, 2014

Transgender Woman Cece McDonald To Be Released From Men’s Prison

CeCe McDonald, a transgender Black woman who was sentenced to 41 months in a men’s prison, will be released. CeCe was attacked in Minneapolis by a group of people yelling racist and bigoted slurs, one of whom also threw a drink at her. CeCe stabbed and killed one of the men and claimed self-defense.

Jessica Wakeman / January 6, 2014

New York Times Asks If Teen Who Shot LGBTQ Classmate Was “Bullied” By “Flaunting”

This week, HBO screened a documentary film, “Valentine Road,” about the 2008 murder of a 14-year-old boy, Lawrence King, by a classmate in Oxnard, California. King had been exploring his gender identity by wearing makeup and heels to school; he had told friends that he was gay and had asked 14-year-old Brandon McInerney to be his Valentine…

Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2013
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