Transgender & Intersex: July 2006

RIP John Money

Filed by Bil Browning | July 21, 2006 | 8:01 AM | comments

I noticed this in this week's issue of Time magazine... May he rest in peace. DIED: John Money, 84, pioneering Johns Hopkins University sex researcher and psychologist who, during the 1960's when any form of sexual ambiguity was deemed freakish,...Read More

What's Up With the Water?

Filed by Ed Team | July 13, 2006 | 12:02 AM | comments

Ever wonder why the Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance logo have a pool of water in it? Well you're not alone. Bil asked me just that question tonight. Here's why...Read More

South Bend HRO Amendment One Vote Shy of Passage

Filed by Ed Team | July 11, 2006 | 2:30 AM | comments

"South Bend Equality demonstrated courage and skill in leading the effort to prevent discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation in their community," said Vivian Benge, Vice President of INTRAA. "Those who raised their voices for fairness in South Bend deserve our gratitude and support as they continue their efforts for equality."Read More

Attack on Transgendered Person Points To Need For Hoosier Queer Anti-Violence Organization

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | July 06, 2006 | 8:46 AM | comments

Gary Welsh on Advance Indiana has posted an alert to a horrifying story in the Indianapolis Star about an attack on a transgendered person at a local gas station. I encourage you to read it. Indiana now has a legal situation where criminals get a free pass on the bias aspect of their crimes and the state merely has to get the count right -- and, from what I've seen, nobody's really making them do that, failing instead to use the best tool to establish need for passage of penalties legislation we could give you at the time. It is long past time for the establishment of a stand-alone LGBTQQIA anti-violence/police-community relations organization in Indiana so this vital work does not continue to fall through the cracks. Read More

Coming Out?

Filed by Bruce Parker | July 04, 2006 | 12:20 AM | comments

I am a masters student at Purdue University in Curriculum Studies. I just completed the class session component of a summer maymester qualitative research methods class (EDCI 615: Qualitative Research Methods). We had to write and present a proposal for a research project that uses qualitative research methods. I decided to try something new and do a biography of one of my friends. Who has been partnered with a transman for over five years and dated transmen prior to her current partner. So much of the literature around transfolks ignore the experiences and understandings their partners bring to the conversation and the community. So I wanted to focus on her experiences and her identity instead of her partners. When I presented my proposal as an interpretive biography it was well received. However, instead of focusing on my research design and any methodological issues the questions all dealt with trans 101 type information and especially how someone could end up in a relationship with a trans person. They couldn't wrap their heads around how a straight or gay person could want that because it doesn't fit in any category they understand.Read More

Do me a favor....

Filed by Bruce Parker | July 02, 2006 | 10:00 PM | comments

The Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance (INTRAA) is in the process of updating our website in an effort to provide an interactive and engaging online gathering space for the entire Trans Community and its allies. Please take a minute to...Read More