Posts tagged "transsexuals"

Transsexual Model Lea T. Speaks About Her Gender Identity

“I’ve never had a girlfriend or a boyfriend … Even with surgery, I’ll never be a woman. And I will not be man. I’ll always be the middle… My father said I’ll always be his little black boy. That he’ll love me if I am man, woman or dog. My mother is very religious. She…

By: Annika Harris / January 5, 2011

Trans Athlete Fights For The Right To Compete

The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is in a bit of a bind right now—thanks to a set of policies which some believe discriminate against transgender athletes. Golfer Lana Lawless is suing the LPGA for its “female at birth” policy, which requires that all competitors must have been born biological females. Lawless, who was bor…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 15, 2010

J.Crew Discriminates Against Transgendered People?

Does it come as a shock that a clothing retailer with such a hetero-normative image (sometimes to the point of cliche) would deny a transsexual the opportunity for a job? Unfortunately, no. In an undercover operation staged by The New York Daily News, two people—one transgendered person, one non—both applied for the same jobs. The…

By: Leonora Epstein / March 17, 2010

Want Candy? New Pics From Transsexual Fashion Mag!

When we heard about Candy, “the first transversal fashion magazine,” we were dying to know what it would all be about. A bubbly pink cover and a brief statement explaining the mag’s dedication to “transvestism, transexuality, cross dressing and androgyny” seemed intriguing, but left us wanting more. Fashion Indie got a look at a photo…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 1, 2009

“Candy” Is The First Transsexual Fashion Magazine

The fashion industry may have a long-standing tendency to exclude certain groups and cultures, but more and more we’re seeing this change as people begin challenging the status quo. Now the transsexual community is getting a voice with a new style publication. Billed as “the first transversal fashion magazine,” Candy has just debuted its premiere…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 13, 2009

Transsexual Inmate Has A Beef With The System

Here’s a brainteaser: If someone is born a man, but becomes legally female aside one special male part, and then they kill someone, which prison should they be held in—male or female?

Well, according to a transsexual inmate in this specific situation, she says she should be hanging with the ladies. Currently held i…

By: Daniela Guernica / July 24, 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

16-Year-Old Undergoes Sex Change

Kim Petras has a lot going on in her life, and she’s only a teenager. She was signed to a record label and released a CD; her first single, “Last Forever,” became popular on MySpace and YouTube; she works as a model; oh, and she also had a sex change. Kim Petras use to be…

By: Persia Ali / February 6, 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,…

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

The Daily Squeeze: Sienna Miller’s Hair, Transsexual Bathrooms, And Angelina Jolie’s Upcoming Roles

Sienna Miller’s pubic hair had to be digitally enhanced in the movie Hippie Hippie Shake because people didn’t get Brazilians back in the ’60s. [Digital Spy]…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 30, 2008