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…

Julie Gerstein | May 21, 2013 - 2:40 pm

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.

Jessica Wakeman | March 7, 2013 - 2:20 pm

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

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…

Julie Gerstein | June 6, 2012 - 1:40 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

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

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

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…

Kate Torgovnick/ | September 15, 2011 - 11:20 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | August 12, 2011 - 10:40 am

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]…

Julie Gerstein | June 3, 2011 - 5:40 pm