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The Week In Trans 7/17/17

| Jul 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

It’s time for our weekly wrap up of trans news, The Week In Trans! What did we find this past week? Lots of news about health care, or lack of it. Movement to block trans health care for the armed forces was defeated. The Senate wants to eliminate health care for trans folks. A woman who fought against trans protections in her state is now fighting to keep them in place. The woman who sued Planet Fitness in 2015 over a trans woman’s presence is still suing. Congress has other anti-trans bills it’s working on. Caitlyn Jenner may try to oppose them by running for the Senate. A trans woman author is running for the House. Jeff Sessions pushes “religious freedom” for some. There’s all that plus a lot more and several well deserved TWIT Awards. Don’t miss your TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 7/10/17

| Jul 10, 2017 | Comments (1)

It’s The Week In Trans! Today we learn that there is a mini series featuring trans athletes. The speaker of the house in Texas opposes the “bathroom bill.” Gavin Grimm’s case will be heard in the fall. Bob the Drag Queen has a couple of movies coming out. Cali sets trans regulations. Aleshia Brevard has passed away. The Church of England is welcoming trans people. A male former cyclist champ is now a female sports commentator. Minor league hockey gets trans friendly. The synth player for LCD Sound System comes out as trans. A British Muslim of Arab descent is a fierce drag queen and filmmaker. Turkish police arrest trans activists who demonstrate pride. There’s all that and a lot more plus several TWIT Awards!

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The Week In Trans 7/3/17

| Jul 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

It’s time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn Rachel Levine, the physician general of Pennsylvania is featured on NBC Out’s series on prominent LGBT people. Republicans in congress are working to stop trans people from serving in the military, and the secretary of defense has delayed incorporating them into the ranks. The V.A. is not paying for veteran’s trans care. A trans woman with industrial silicone in her face hopes to get it removed on a reality show about bad plastic surgery. Trans women want to be attractive but that can put them in danger. The Trump administration has nominated an attorney who has sued the government over HB2 to run the Civil Right Division of DoJ. Drag king Diane Torr has passed away. There’s all that and a lot more waiting for you in TWIT!

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Dina’s Diner July 3 2017

| Jul 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

It’s that time again. Down at Dina’s Diner they’ve just introduced the July menu items. Among the tasty treats you’ll find a potpourri of flavors including photographer Lissa Rivera and her androgynous muse BJ Lillis. Rumination on the death of fashion as flip flops, cutoffs and faded t-shirts become the norm. The 1969 Japanese film titled “Funeral Parade of Roses.” And Dina tops it off with a dessert Guide to Shaming inspired by the trend of shaming women for wearing thong swimsuits. Could that just be jealousy? Take a seat and get ready for another experience down at Dina’s Diner.

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The Bad, The Ugly, The Good and The Hope For Better

| Jul 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

While Governor Chris Christie is in a stand off with the New Jersey Legislature over the state’s budget all of the state parks and recreational facilities are closed. Except the governor has access to a residence which is located in a state park very near the beach. While as a lame duck Christie enjoys a 15% approval rating and can’t run for reelection our political correspondent Babs Casbar Siperstein is hoping that he will feel beneficent after his vacation at the shore and will sign several bills into law that benefit trans people in the state. In a special report Babs tells you what those bills are and how they would be good for trans people.

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The Week In Trans 6/26/17

| Jun 26, 2017 | Comments (1)

Time again for the weekly news roundup we call The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? Candis Cayne has written a book called Hi Gorgeous! Lots of legislative activity in states around the country for and against trans people. More coverage of Brooke Guinan in the NYC Pride Parade. Eddie Izzard talks to NPR. Meet the former Hasidic rabbi who is now a woman. Also meet the 14-year-old Seattle drag queen. Boys in England wear skirts to school because of the heat. Venice’s first female gondolier isn’t female. She’s a trans man. Courtney Act is looking for love on MTV. There’s all that plus a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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Trans Media Arts

| Jun 26, 2017 | Comments (0)

Want the hot news from the world of trans showbiz? Amanda Steele has it in Trans Media Arts. Today she tells us about the kerfuffle over cis male actor Matt Bomer playing a trans sex worker. That’s two strikes against the movie “Anything.” It just highlight the need for good roles for trans people and that is the topic of a short video by Jen Richards. “The Switch” is a Canadian TV show about a trans woman who works with other trans people. “Orange is the New Black” and RuPaul both get recognition. Check it all our in Trans Media Arts!

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The Week In Trans 6/19/17

| Jun 19, 2017 | Comments (1)

Today we learn that a beauty pageant winner speaks about trans issues in Israel. The AMA passes a resolution concerning trans patients. The US Dept. of Commerce got push back after removing anti-discrimination language. NYC trans firefighter Brooke Guinan is a Pride Parade grand marshal. Don’t expect openly trans troops anytime soon. Danica Roem won her primary race in Virginia. Bathroom bill in Texas news. Trans Korean singer Harisu divorces. Eddie Izzard makes Bill Maher nervous. There’s all that and a lot more, plus several TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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Bebashi Philadelphia Offers Services to Trans People

| Jun 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

Empower people to enhance the quality of their health and overall well-being by providing access to culturally sensitive high quality healthcare, HIV/AIDS services, health education, and social services. Bebashi – Transition to Hope, an acronym originally standing for Blacks Educating Blacks about Sexual Health Issues, is the second-oldest AIDS service organization in the Philadelphia, Pa. […]

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The Week In Trans 6/12/17

| Jun 12, 2017 | Comments (2)

It’s time for TWIT! That’s The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? Billboard magazine brings together Drag Race queens for a kiki. Gavin Grimm graduated from high school. Chelsea Manning talks about why she did what she did. Methodists ordain a non-binary person. RuPaul says America needs more drag super stars. Peppermint is the subject of a documentary. If Texas passes the bathroom law the NFL may not go there for the 2018 draft. An 8-year-old drag princess is causing controversy. San Francisco historic drag spots will get plaques. There’s all that and much more plus a number of TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund Freedom Awards

| Jun 12, 2017 | Comments (0)

On June 8 The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund held their 2017 Freedom Awards in New York City. Awards were presented to people and organizations who made a contribution to TLDEF’s mission. Angela Gardner traveled to the Big Apple to report on the event. Here is her report and several photos from the event.

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The Week In Trans 5/29/17

| May 29, 2017 | Comments (0)

A speaker at The World OUTGames IV in Miami is the 1st trans politician elected to office in Venezuela. The number of gender confirmation surgeries in the USA went up last year. Don’t mess with Texas but they’re still messing with a bathroom bill. The NBA is goes back to North Carolina. A Muslim drag performer comes out as trans. Betsy DeVos thinks states can decide how LGBT students get treated. A child does not need mom’s permission to transition. Katy Perry brought drag to SNL. The lawsuit against Cabella’s by a former trans employee can move forward. Jill Soloway is out as trans non-binary. Brazilian cartoonist Laerte Coutinho is out as trans. University students think Walk on the Wild Side is transphobic. Mexican trans women are worshipping Santa Muerte. All that plus a lot more is waiting for you in TWIT!

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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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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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Trans Media Arts

| Apr 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

Our arts and media reporter Amanda has a review today of Laura Jane Grace’s book “Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout.” And you can listen to Laura Jane narrate the book right here. Then Amanda turns to Lady Gaga fooling the queens on RuPaul’s Drag Race into thinking she is a Lady Gaga impersonator; a trans model graces the cover of French Vogue; and Dave Chapelle may be out of touch with our fast moving culture. See what he’s taking heat for in his latest comedy specials. You’ll find it all in Trans Media Arts.

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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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Fighting Back in New Jersey

| Mar 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

Babs Casbar Siperstein is very active in New Jersey politics. As the nation faces roll backs of trans rights protections Babs has filed a report on what is being done in New Jersey to protect trans rights. Several bill passed in the legislature recently but Governor Christie is unlikely to sign them. Trans people in the state are organizing and stepping up to demand that their rights be protected. Learn more in Babs’ report.

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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 3/6/17

| 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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