Category: Community News

The Week In Trans 5/22/17

| May 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

It’s time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that a neo-Nazi group attacked a trans cartoonist’s Facebook page. A trans woman is approved to file a lawsuit under the Americans With Disabilities Act. A contestant on The Bachelorette is in hot water for a transphobic remark. Masculine Chinese girls have formed a “boy” band. Changes may be in store to update Britain’s Gender Recognition Act. A school in London will allow boys to wear skirts. If they have the legs for it, why not? Chelsea Manning is a free woman and we finally have an updated photo of her. Many are wondering if the deadline for including trans troops in the military will be honored. There are changes to laws concerning gender in several place. All of those stories and more, plus a couple of TWIT Awards, are waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week in Trans 5/15/17

| May 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

It’s The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? There is a burgeoning drag scene in Cuba. Psychology Today exposes the American College of Pediatrics. Log Cabin Republicans make sensible proposals for trans school kids restrooms. Aboriginal trans women have a pageant of their own. A trans woman defends the Trump administration. Janet Mock will host the TLDEF Freedom Awards. Trans cadets will graduate but will not be allowed to serve. A paraplegic woman is a hit as a drag queen. Morgane Orgre has lost her bid for BC’s provincial legislature. The new chief of police in Argentina is a trans woman. Richard Simmons did not have GRS but he’s okay with you doing it. There’s all that and more plus a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in this week’s TWIT!

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Credit En Femme

| May 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

Jan Brown, like many in the trans community who don’t have legal recognition of their femme persona, has a credit card in her name attached to the account registered in her legal name. But recently a problem cropped up when the credit card company felt they needed to know more about Jan Brown. They requested more information than was formerly required. For one thing they wanted her Social Security number. How did Jan respond to their request?

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The Week In Trans 5/8/17

| May 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

It’s time once agains for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that the Trump administration is making changes in several areas that affect trans people. Rizi Xavier Timane is a Nigerian born trans man who has a trans surgery scholarship for one person per year. The archbishop of Denver has forbade Boy Scout troops associated with Catholic churches to take trans boys. A trans girl in Colorado was elected prom queen. A feminist journal gets in trouble equating transgender people with trans racial people. Men in Wyoming are wearing tutus at the bar. There’s an app that can change your gender. The gender of your selfie, that is. Canada will soon offer a third gender option on passports. There’s all that plus a couple of TWIT Awards and more in this week’s TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 5/1/17

| May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

What do we learn in The Week In Trans for May 1? RuPaul’s Drag Con happened last weekend. Bill Nye, The Science Guy, explains gender with ice cream. “3 Generations” has gotten a PG-13 rating. A study says trans vets are better off than those who did not serve. Another study has info on children who are trans. Anonymous fliers impugn a trans candidate’s gender. A woman in New Zealand went male, then detransitioned. A Vietnamese trans man has won a TV singing competition. A trans activist in El Salvador wins an award. The Wildside is still transforming people in Toronto. A look back at David Duchovny as Denise in “Twin Peaks.” All that, a few TWIT Awards and a bit more, can all be found in today’s TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 4/24/17

| Apr 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

It’s time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn there is a new film that investigates the death under suspicious circumstances of trans activist Marsha P. Johnson. Gavin Grimm is an influential person for 2017. Heineken beer uses a trans woman in an ad. The TSA has a video for trans travelers. More stories about trans student treatment and some restroom law suits. Trans candidates are running for office in England and Canada. It looks like the NCAA will be going back to North Carolina. The Human Rights Campaign has created a website specifically to repudiate the views of Dr. Paul McHugh. Tomboys are not trans. There’s all that and a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in this edition of TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 4/17/17

| Apr 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

What’s the best amalgamation of trans related news in the biz? It’s The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? A contestant on Survivor outed a trans contestant, hoping to win. He got kicked off the island for it. Lots of trans restroom lawsuits are being dismissed or dropped. Drag Queen Story Hour is catching on with the kiddies. A trans ballerina has passed her exam. Is there a “trans look” that would help the anti-trans potty police? Tasmania has rescinded its crossdressing law. A high school play with a trans theme wins a competition in Texas. Actress Rain Valdez will play a trans actress on the Lopez series. There’s all that and much more, plus a large number of TWIT Awards waiting for you in this week’s TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 4/10/17

| Apr 10, 2017 | Comments (0)

What’s in store from The Week In Transgenderism? This week we learn that a trans woman is running for supervisor of a New York county. The NBA seems to be accepting the new restroom rules in North Carolina. Others are not as pleased. One trans activist who lives there is more scared than ever. Vicks did an ad in India with a trans mom and it went viral. Where can you get good hair? Be prepared to pay for the wigmaker’s wares. Jackie Evancho wants to talk to the president about trans issues. He hasn’t tweeted her back. Several court cases have been decided and there’s more restroom law news. India Willoughby has apologized to the people she offended when she said they should stay out of the ladies’ room. Johns Hopkins is doing GRS again after 38 years. There’s a few TWIT Awards and much more news waiting for you now in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 4/3/17

| Apr 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

From around the world and down your street it’s The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Andreja Pejic has made history again. North Carolina replaces HB2 but the new law is not universally loved. The anti-trans “Free Speech Bus” is running into to protests. A group of trans people pose for photos to promote trans visibility. Johns Hopkins is under fire for not denouncing Dr. Paul McHugh’s anti-trans “study” more emphatically. The Census Bureau dropped a gender identity question. “Transparent” wins GLAAD’s Outstanding Comedy Series award. An 11-year-old trans kid walks the runway in a children’s fashion show. A trans woman “comes out” at the age of 90. There’s all that and a lot more — including a few TWIT Awards — waiting for you in TWIT!

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Last Day to Contribute to the Trans Archive!

| Apr 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

The Indiegogo campaign to establish the Louise Lawrence Trans Archive ends today. Many people have donated to support the establishment of this great source for information on trans history. If you would like to have a part in preserving trans history go to the campaign page and make a donation. Pictured here are three people […]

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The Week In Trans 3/27/17

| Mar 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

It’s all the trans-related news from around the world! It’s The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Carmen Carrera explores the Brazilian trans community for a travel show. Guyana has a law against crossdressing left over from its colonial days. The ‘free speech bus” is oppressive — and vandalized. A boy in Pennsylvania is suing because he had to use the restroom with a trans boy. Poor thing. Say the magic words, “Julie Andrews”! She’s got a kids show featuring a non-binary character. Lady Gaga impersonates herself on RuPaul’s Drag Race. A few stories about North Carolina’s refusal to give up HB2. Alpha Chi Omega sorority is accepting trans women. Drag shows in Texas, silicone pumping gone wrong, and a whole lot more is waiting for you in TWIT!

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Ladyboy Water Volleyball is Back!

| Mar 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

Last year our Correspondent in Thailand covered a charity benefit featuring ladyboys playing water volleyball. We have gotten word that the event, which was thought to be finished for good, will be back this fall. Are you looking for a vacation destination this coming November? If so you might want to consider Thailand. The city […]

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The Week In Trans 3/20/17

| Mar 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

Today we learn about a trans contestant on Britain’s Top Model. Time Magazine has a cover story on fluid gender identities. Lawyers are trying to delay Gavin Grimm’s case so he graduates school and looses standing to sue. A Philadelphia trans woman entertainer appears on Say Yes to the Dress. The Steak and Catfish Barn may just be discriminating against trans people. A trans man runs for NYC Council. A Japanese trans man is the first to win elected office in his country. San Francisco won’t pay for employees to go to South Dakota. A trans woman runner is sentenced for attacking a racing official. Casa Ruby, the community center for LGBT people in Washington, D.C. was vandalized. Is Garfield the Cat a girl? There’s all that and a ton more, plus a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 3/13/17

| Mar 13, 2017 | Comments (0)

From the four corners of the Earth and around the other hemisphere comes all the trans related news you can use! It’s The Week In Trans! Today we learn that although her TV show was canceled after two episodes Laverne Cox has a new show — playing a cis female role. All sorts of judicial activity is going on to preserve or destroy trans rights. Gavin Grimm’s case is sent back to a lower court. A political advisor in the U.K. is a drag queen at night. A differently gendered author has written a book to help trans college students cope. A trans woman in Minnesota has found a woman’s football team to accept her. Israel has made it easier to legally change gender. A trans woman runs for governor of Connecticut. There’s all that and much more along with a few well deserved TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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Trans Media Arts — Trans People in the Arts

| Mar 13, 2017 | Comments (0)

News about trans people and themes in movies, books, music and television! Amanda gathers it all together for Trans Media Arts. Today she tells you about a new documentary film titled “Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens” that follows the lives of LGBTQ people in the Buckeye State. Then she has word about an opera featuring a trans lead character, gives you news about Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner, and tops off the column with news about a NYC play looking to cast trans performers. Then she brings it all home with info on the first book in a new Young Adult series about a trans girl who through an act of heroism acquires super powers — and a female body. Get the scoop in today’s edition of Trans Media Arts.

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The Week In Trans 3/6/17

| Mar 6, 2017 | Comments (2)

Get the scoop on The Week In Trans! Today we learn that a modeling agency for trans people is prospering. Juliet Evancho has won the right to use her school’s girls’ room. The Gavin Grimm restroom case goes before the Supreme Court on March 28 and plenty of people are on his side. An Elle Fanning film in which she plays a trans man will be released in May. A Republican representative will reintroduce the Student Non-Discrimination Act since her son is trans. A ten-year-old trans girl delivers a message that points out the craziness of regulating where she can pee. More research on trans people, more stories about trans people. All that and a lot more, along with a few TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 2/27/17

| Feb 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

It’s time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that after only two episode CBS has canceled it courtroom drama Doubt. Gavin Grimm was misgendered by the complainants in his upcoming Supreme Court case. We examine a raft of stories about the Trump administration’s changes to trans student’s restroom rights. Caitlyn Jenner is upset with Donald Trump. So is Jackie Evancho. Trans helplines are seeing a marked increase in calls. A 17-year-old trans male has won a wrestling title in the girls’ division. There’s all that plus a lot more and several TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 2/20/17

| Feb 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

All aboard the trans news train! The Week In Trans Express is leaving the station with all you need to know about the trans community around the world. Today we learn that the cover boy for CoverGirl makeup is in hot water on Twitter for a bad joke. The Texas legislature is determined to lose the state money by passing a restroom bill. University students are entering their preferred names into the school records. A survey says trans kids who transition early have better mental health. Over 800 parents of trans kids have written a letter to the president urging the government to stand by their children. Caitlyn Jenner explains her mission inside the Republican Party. A trans model is featured on the cover of Vogue Paris. Someone wants to kill Conchita Wurst. There’s all that plus a lot more and several TWIT Awards in this edition of TWIT!

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Educate, Don’t Criticize Those Interested in Gender Science

| Feb 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

The article entitled “Are Gender Feminists and Transgender Activists Undermining Science?” (LA Times, February 10, 2017) omits much of the pertinent scientific evidence on gender and obviates a core scientific principle. With respect to gender feminists, the article confuses sex with gender, ignores social anthropology research on culture and omits salient research on transgender causation. […]

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Transmissions: Our trans legacy

| Feb 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

Trans people have been around since ancient times. In the recent past of the last 100 years society in the west did not want to acknowledge the existence of trans people. Only in the last 15 – 20 years have we begun to get more attention and recognition as legitimate human beings, not oddities and aberrations. But the very fact that people in the past had to hide their true nature and “pass” as typical members of the straight world means that much of our history has been erased. Some people have been working to save as much of our past as possible. One of those is Ms. Bob Davis. Ms. Bob has a vision for a trans history archive. Learn more about it in an article from The Bay Area Reporter by Gwen Smith. Reprinted with permission.

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The Week In Trans 2/12/17

| Feb 13, 2017 | Comments (0)

It’s The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Britain’s Top Model has a trans contestant. The Cub Scouts welcome a trans boy. Israeli trans activist Gila Goldstein has passed away. Laverne Cox debuts on CBS’s Doubt. San Francisco starts a “hire trans” campaign. Amazon Eve goes to a comic book festival in her hometown. Gigi Gorgeous is a lesbian. Trans kids are seeking hormone therapy in Australia at higher rates. In Alberta, Canada it can take months to get trans medical care. Janet Mock has a new book coming in June. There’s a Jazz Jennings doll. Laura Jane Grace appears on The Daily Show to talk about her book. All that plus much more, and a few TWIT Awards, can be found in this edition of TWIT!

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David de Alba on Stage in March!

| Feb 13, 2017 | Comments (1)

Coming in March David de Alba returns to the stage in Las Vegas to present his tribute to the immortal Judy Garland. Anyone who is a fan of glamorous female impersonation when the performer sings live rather than miming to a recorded track won’t want to miss this show. It’s coming March 12. View David’s promotional poster for all the details on where and how to get tickets.

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The Week In Trans 2/6/17

| Feb 6, 2017 | Comments (1)

The Week in Trans is on the air! What do we learn today? A Nepalese trans model has made history in India. The Supreme Court is considering the Gavin Grimm case in March. Concerns that President Trump will overturn President Obama’s LGBT protections even when he said he won’t. Australian drag star Courtney Act does Australia 101 for American audiences. The new lineup of competitors on Drag Race is announced. The Boy Scouts open their doors to trans boys. A small town Texas mayor comes out as trans. San Francisco designates the first trans historic district. Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia will offer gender confirmation surgery. The Imperial Court of San Diego has their 45th coronation. There’s all that, plus a lot more, and a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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New Trans Archive Seeks Funding Online

| Feb 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

Transgender historian Ms. Bob Davis has announced the founding of the Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive and launched a crowd fundraising campaign on Indiegogo. The Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive (LLTA) will house an extensive and varied collection of transgender archival materials. LLTA will make hundreds of publications, thousands of photographs, theatrical programs and recordings, now in […]

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Study of Intimate Partner Violence Among Trans Underway

| Feb 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

Are you a survivor of intimate partner violence? Do you identify as genderqueer, nonbinary, agender, or gender nonconforming? Are you interested in telling your story? Participants are needed for a master’s thesis research study: Barriers to Disclosure for Intimate Partner Violence Survivors Outside of the Gender Binary Help inform future research about abusive relationships (including […]

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The Week In Trans 1/29/17

| Jan 30, 2017 | Comments (2)

Are you ready? It’s all the trans related news you’d ever want! We call it The Week In Trans! Today we learn that there’s a documentary film about Gigi Gorgeous. Comedian/actor Colin Mochrie has a trans daughter. The state of Wyoming will not be voting on legislation designed to make discrimination legal. David de Alba is profiled in a Las Vegas newspaper. More news from the Restroom Wars. A Marylyn Monroe commemorative stamp used a photo of a drag performer as Monroe. Sweden drops “gender dysphoria” as a diagnosis for trans people. The University of Arkansas drops trans-related healthcare for employees. An 11-year-old actress is eligible for awards in both male and female categories. There’s all that and more in this edition of TWIT!

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