Posts tagged "transsexual"

German Athlete Has A Sex Change After Being Unwittingly Doped With Steroids

Back in the ’70s, when there was still an East and West Germany, East Germany was very serious about winning international sports competitions, and was known to regularly dope their athletes (see also: East German swim team). Athletes were fed “performance enhancing drugs” (PEDs) — aka anabolic steroids — that bulked them up and made…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 21, 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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 7, 2013

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…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 5, 2012

Miss USA Contestant Quits Because Contest Is Rigged — Or Maybe She Doesn’t

Yesterday, Sheena Monnin, Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012, resigned from the Miss USA pageant system, claiming she discovered documents that proved that the Miss USA contest — which aired on June 3 — was actually rigged! Quelle horror! According to Monnin, she quit after a fellow contestant spotted a list that announced the top five contestant…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 6, 2012

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, that’s a no-no in the community. I felt really bad! Nobody had ever told me. Did you know that?

Huffington Post: I just…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 18, 2012

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. Talackova says she knew she was in the wrong body by the time she was 4, and began living as a girl (and undergoing hormone…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 26, 2012

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 New Zealand, which aired a commercial that implies trans folks who dress as women are not “real women.” The commercial shows an ostensibly “real” woma…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 3, 2012

Sofia Vergara Thinks She Looks Transsexual

“I did a movie called ‘Grilled’ with Ray Romano and Kevin James that went straight to video. I played a transsexual, a guy who had gone all the way with the operation to become a woman. I had a great time playing that character. I look like a transsexual anyway. I’m a woman, but I’m…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 15, 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

Transsexual Model Lea T. Walks In Swimwear Show

Lea T. isn’t beachwear shy. The transsexual model rocked it on the runway in a teeny tiny bikini for Rio designer Blue Man. Work it, girl! [Huffington Post]…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 3, 2011