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The Week In Trans 11/20/17

| Nov 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

Make way for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that another trans woman has tossed her hat into the ring to run for the Massachusetts’s House seat. Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Flawless Sabrina has passed away. The U.S. military is paying for one soldier’s GCS. A trans woman has been ordained in the Methodist Church. California has joined the lawsuit against the military ban. The DOJ will no longer issue guidance memos. Violet Chachki is modeling lingerie for a major company. Another allegation of sexual misconduct against Jeffrey Tambor. The governor of Montana wants to make it easier for people to change their legal gender. The Church of England affirms trans kids. There’s all that and much more waiting for you in TWIT! And also a few TWIT Awards!

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The Week In Trans 11/13/17

| Nov 13, 2017 | Comments (0)

Time for The Week In Trans! What’s going on in the wide world trans news? Big wins for transgender candidates in the recent election! Danica, Tyler, Andrea, Lisa, and several others won their races. Who was the first trans candidate in a state legislature? Not Danica. People’s feeling about trans issues follows political party affiliation. Louie C.K.’s behavior has lost a trans woman an acting job. British doctors will be taught the basics of caring for trans patients. Former Hasidic rabbi Abby Stein spreads the word about trans issues to the Jewish community. A cartoonist explains that it’s just not nice to ask personal questions to trans people about their private parts. TWIT Awards are also handed out to several well deserving people and publications. It’s all waiting for you right now in TWIT!

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Trans News from the world of entertainment: Trans Media Arts

| Nov 13, 2017 | Comments (0)

Today Amanda F. Steele’s Trans Media Arts features news about trans actors, and trans characters in film and television. Also drag queens on Instagram and the Top 25 Songs about gender identity. There are more than just Take a Walk on the Wild Side and Lola. There’s sexual harassment, disappointment, and word of a new TV show about the drag scene in New York City in the 1980s. Check it out!

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Benefit Performance for The Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive

| Nov 13, 2017 | Comments (0)

When it opens next year 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 storage, available to researchers and the public.  Currently the archive facility is in the “finishing touches” phase. The […]

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The Week In Trans 11/6/17

| Nov 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

Time for The Week In Trans! The murderer of Kedarie Johnson is found guilty. Colleges are supporting trans students. Drag queens are popping up on campus. A judge places an injunction on the military trans ban. More and more trans people are seeking public office. Hillary Clinton calls out Trump on his attacks on LGBT people. Like a fungus HB2 is back. A Canadian trans woman wins a YWCA award. Milo Yiannopolis crawls our from under a rock down under. Trans themed video and film projects. 700 Oregonians apply for nonbinary ID. Trans citizens of Weimar Germany could get a “transvestite pass” from the police. There’s all that and more, plus a number of TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Henry David Halloween Ball 2017

| Nov 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

Every year Halloween impresario Henry David, a jeweler in Philadelphia, produces his amazing Halloween Ball at a downtown Philadelphia hotel. The Ball occurs on Halloween no matter what night of the week that holiday falls on. Attendance varies with weekend Balls getting near 3000 costumed revelers to between 1500 and 2000 on weeknights.  The Ball […]

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One Door Closes . . .

| Nov 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

Babs Casbar Siperstein is our political correspondent and until recently she was a member of the Democratic National Committee. She was unceremoniously dumped in an email just a day before the DNC By-laws mandated deadline for informing a member that they are removed. But does she have any regrets? No. Babs looks at it as a case of one door closing and another door opening. She will continue to support the Democratic Party and work as she always has for a better future.

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The Week In Trans 10/30/17

| Oct 30, 2017 | Comments (0)

Ready for the news? M. Butterfly has returned to Broadway. Thursday was Intersex Awareness Day. A UN treaty doesn’t recognize pregnant trans men. The Washington D.C. High Heel Race had a winner. Former Governor Pat McCrory insists that HB2 was never repealed. Sam Smith the moody singer says he feels both male and female. The man who single handedly stopped the Texas bathroom bill has decided to retire. Two trans people are running for Minneapolis City Council. A southern mayor is taking heat for lip syncing as Christina Aguilera. News about teens and gender issues from down under. All that and a lot more plus a boat load of TWIT Awards is waiting for you in this edition of TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 10/23/17

| Oct 23, 2017 | Comments (0)

It’s that time again! Time for all the trans related news condensed into one weighty column that we call The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Andreja Pejic has become the first trans model to sign with the prestigious Ford modeling agency. While A.G. Jeff Sessions sent a lawyer to help with a hate crime against a trans girl he’s still busy undermining our rights. California welcomes trans employees with training and rules against firing someone for being trans. They also now have a “third gender” option on state ID. Playboy makes history with a trans playmate of the month. Aussie Hannah Mouncy won’t play in the big league. India’s new trans woman judge speaks. That’s just a taste of what we’ve got in this edition. There’s all that and a lot more plus a few well deserved TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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Dina’s Diner — October 23, 2017

| Oct 23, 2017 | Comments (0)

Take a seat and order a cup of coffee down at Dina’s Diner. Today the items on the menu range from tasty observations on an admiral’s wife who caught Dina’s eye, to her take on the footwear young women are sporting, a delicious report on two drag performers who are legendary, and the way that tight, short shorts can be mesmerizing. So relax and read on for the latest specials from Dina’s Diner.

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The Week In Trans 10/16/17

| Oct 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

It’s Monday so it must be time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that an Aussie trans woman has been nominated to a women’s elite football league. Bills have been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate to block the president’s military trans ban. A House member wants to know which generals advised President Trump to enact the ban. The president doesn’t want the rainbow flag flown at the Stonewall Inn, which is a national park site. They’re putting the drag queens back in Christmas in Wichita. The Boy Scouts are welcoming girls. What does it cost to be a drag performer? Jeff Sessions while busy dismantling trans legal protections has sent an attorney to prosecute a hate crime against a trans girl. There’s all that plus more, and a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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Trans Media Arts — Music, TV, Film

| Oct 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

Our Trans Media Arts reporter Amanda F. Steele has the news about trans themed project, actors, musicians and more. Today she has info on a frontal nude scene in “Transparent”; Tom Petty’s support for the trans community; A trans themed film from Pakistan titled Madam; And a documentary about the New York City drag scene titled “Shade: Queens of NYC.”

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The Week In Trans 10/9/17

| Oct 9, 2017 | Comments (0)

Time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that there’s a big benefit planned for Puerto Rico with over 20 drag queens. The Mermaids charity for trans kids in the U.K. is under fire. A woman in Uruguay is their first trans senator. Jeff Sessions kneecaps trans employment protections. There’s a new Miss First Nation in Australia. Netflix is showing a documentary on Marsha P. Johnson. There’s a major new LGBT talent agency. Courtney Act does a transformation video. People in Brazil are watching a soap opera featuring a trans man. We give Pope Francis and Salman Rushdie TWIT Awards! And there’s more! For all the trans related news don’t miss your TWIT!

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Op-Ed: California’s “Bordello Law”

| Oct 9, 2017 | Comments (1)

Why do conservative news outlets always slam the transgender community? The Federalist routinely prints articles that portray trans people as mentally ill. They use “experts” like Paul McHugh to validate their screed against us. They, and other conservative news sites constantly take stories that describe gains for the trans community and spin them around to […]

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The Week In Trans 10/2/17

| Oct 2, 2017 | Comments (0)

It’s time for The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? A trans woman is running for congress in Uruguay. Danica Roem has been dissed as a male by her opponent in the race for the Virginia state legislature. Germany won’t let a trans man be a legal father. Pakistani trans people can use the name of their guru when registering for an ID card if their parents have disowned them. The highest ranking trans woman of the U.K. armed forces is engaged to a trans man. News of the Bushwig festival. Makeup being marketed to both men and women. Violence against trans kids, and much more, along with a few TWIT Awards, is waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 9/25/17

| Sep 25, 2017 | Comments (0)

Fasten your seat belts and keep your hands inside the cockpit at all times. The Week In Trans is taking off! Today we learn that a trans woman from Texas is running for the U.S. House. Lots of military trans ban news. A cis woman was attacked by people demanding she prove she wasn’t trans. Studies were released that show it’s the victimization that makes trans kids depressed and suicidal. A trans woman was excommunicated from the LDS for holding positions only open to men — then she was baptized again as a woman so she’s back in the church. Tasmania shows remorse for its outdated and now repealed anti-crossdressing law. Trans men are not welcome at a man-free rock festival. There’s all that and a ton more news, plus a few TWIT Awards, waiting for you in TWIT!

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Dina’s Diner — 9/25/17

| Sep 25, 2017 | Comments (0)

While our TWIT column scans the news for anything about members of the trans community, Dina Amberle scans the news for items she can view and comment on from the perspective of a crossdresser. This leads to some tasty confections that are as nourishing as anything. Sometime amusing but always informative. Today she mixes plastic surgery for survival with the plight of the black trans woman community, Wonder Woman’s costume, and the Afropunk trend and some spices to produce a wonderful menu for your enjoyment.

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The Week In Trans 9/18/17

| Sep 18, 2017 | Comments (0)

The trans news from around the world is all here in The Week In Trans! Today we learn that RuPaul’s Drag Con drew a large number of young fans. Amendments to the Defense Authorization Act would slow the enacting of the trans military ban. Chelsea Manning was offered a visiting fellowship at Harvard till they said, “Oops. Our mistake.” Gavin Grimm is crowd funding his college expenses. Kid Rock does anti-trans raps at his shows. Danica Roem’s campaign agains “Bigot Bob” is heating up. LGBT kids had Camp Rainbow for summer fun. Eddie Izzard will run for parliament in the next general election. Britain’s ITV announces a show about a differently gendered child. Munroe Bergdorf has a new modeling gig. There’s all that and more plus a few TWIT Awards in this week’s TWIT!

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Trans Media Arts

| Sep 18, 2017 | Comments (0)

Trans people working in the media and the arts! That’s the subject of Amanda F. Steele’s Trans Media Arts column. Today she talks about what the judge said in the lawsuit Richard Simmons filed against some publications that claim he is transgender. Amanda has news on the formerly female singer Charice who appeared on the show Glee and is now a dude named Jake. Then she has information about the Against Me! tour, and word of a 22-year-old Samoan transgender pro wrestler. Check out Trans Media Arts for all the trans in the arts news!

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The Week In Trans 9/11/17

| Sep 11, 2017 | Comments (0)

It’s time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that a trans woman in Montana is the first openly-trans contestant in the Miss Montana U.S.A. pageant. More lawsuits are being filed against the military trans ban. Spelman College will accept trans women who consistently live and identify as women. The Family Research Council is out to get us. Really! South Park has a video game that incorporates the ability to play as a trans character. A 3-year-old boy will get to have the “princess experience” at Disneyland Paris. More school dress code changes, young activists on the rise, and more homeless trans people on the streets in Portland, Oregon. All that plus more, and a few TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 9/4/17

| Sep 4, 2017 | Comments (1)

Take all the transgender news you can find and mix it all together in a blender. What do you get? The Week In Trans! Today we learn that a trans model who was just signed by L’Oreál makeup was let go after she made a statement about racism. The 16th Annual Trans Health Conference is headed to Philly. What’s it like to be a trans woman down on the farm? Walmart is guilty, again, of discrimination against a trans employee. Lot’s of trans military ban news. Whatever happened to Mona Foot? A drag performer does a 9-hour Facebook Live event for Houston flood victims. Wins for trans people in court. The first Miss Transgender India is crowned. All that plus a load of TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 8/28/17

| Aug 28, 2017 | Comments (0)

What’s been going on in the world of trans? We tell you every Monday, in The Week In Trans! Today we learn that RuPaul’s Drag Con is coming to New York City. Illinois makes it easier to change your birth certificate gender. A trans woman is running for the 4th Congressional District. News about the trans military ban. A different policy in Canada. Miley Cyrus dances with drag queens. A study shows trans teens abuse drugs more. Violet Chachki has beauty tips in Vogue. Canada offers “X” as a passport gender. There’s all that and more waiting for you in TWIT! And a few TWIT Awards as well.

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The Week In Trans 8/21/17

| Aug 21, 2017 | Comments (2)

Want all the trans-related news? You’ve got it right here in The Week In Trans! Today we learn that a trans woman will make history throwing out the first pitch at a major league ball game in the USA. Survey says! 53% of adults would support their trans child’s gender identity. The Rainbow flag was hoisted over Jersey City and trans celebs were there. The Texas legislature did not vote on a bathroom bill. Virginia legislature candidate Danica Roem got a six figure donation to her campaign. More news on the Trump trans military ban. You can get makeup lessons via Skype. A gay man attacked by homophobes was saved by a trio of drag queens. Trans activist Holly Boswell has passed away. All those stories and a lot more plus a small assortment of TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 8/14/17

| Aug 14, 2017 | Comments (0)

It’s time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that 8-year-old drag queen Lactatia is a star. Gavin Grimm has dropped a portion of his case. A third grader is suing her charter school for discrimination. There’s a lot of news about President Trump’s trans military ban. The governor of Texas is obsessed with passing a bathroom bill. Danica Roem is profiled in Metro Weekly. There is a day camp for trans kids in California. Chelsea Manning appears in Vogue. A grocery store tries to kick out a trans woman customer. Drag Race is up for 7 Emmys. Much more news is waiting for you, along with several well deserved TWIT Awards in this edition of TWIT!

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The True Cost of The Trans Military Ban

| Aug 14, 2017 | Comments (0)

Today our political correspondent Babs Casbar Siperstein looks at the actual cost of the ban on transgender soldiers in our military. President Trump tweeted the ban after consultation with several of his advisors who all argued against banning trans people from the military. He went ahead and issued a Twitter statement in three tweets. Part of the justification of the ban was the supposed high cost of providing medical care to trans soldiers. When Babs looked at the numbers they just don’t add up. Kicking trans soldiers out of the services will cost millions of dollars more than keeping them.

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The Week In Trans 8/7/17

| Aug 7, 2017 | Comments (0)

It’s time for The Week In Trans! What transgender news has made headlines? A drag performer who asked to conduct a “drag queen story time”event gets death threats. A music distribution site gives its profits for a day to a trans law center. A clinic devoted to trans kids and teens opens in St. Louis. Gavin Grimm’s case is kicked back to a lower court. The Trump ban on trans in the military is causing reactions. Caitlyn Jenner was mad at him but then she was caught wearing a M.A.G.A. cap. A 10-year-old trans girl from New Jersey appeared on a British morning “chat show.” There won’t be a transgender emoji. More research is being conducted on a physical cause for trans identity. A boxer from California has become the first to compete as both male and female. There’s a lot more waiting for you in TWIT, including a raft of TWIT Awards! Don’t forget your TWIT!

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