Transgender & Intersex: July 2007

My Special Reality

Filed by Ethan St. Pierre | July 30, 2007 | 2:42 PM | comments

"Why don't you just demand your rights as an American instead of asking for Special Rights?" Transgender Americans are not asking for special rights but for the same rights that other people have. The fact that transgender Americans are NOT...Read More

Wyoming (IN)Equality

Filed by Marti Abernathey | July 26, 2007 | 1:00 PM | comments

What the heck is up with Wyoming Equality? From their front page: An equality group is promoting The Michigan Womyn's Music Festival? For those that don't know, the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival is a "womyn born womyn" event that specifically...Read More

There’s Something About Transphobia

Filed by Marti Abernathey | July 25, 2007 | 7:15 PM | comments

I'm continually amazed at the hatred and bigotry shown by the Fox Broadcasting Network. Their fall lineup includes the inherently transphobic series, "There’s Something About Miriam." The series first aired in the 2004 in the UK and features six men...Read More

R We Family?

Filed by Marti Abernathey | July 24, 2007 | 7:43 PM | comments

I've been home a little over a week from my vacation on the R Family Vacation summer cruise to the Bahamas. I've had a week to sit back and reflect on the trip. For those that don't know, R Family...Read More

Don't Call Me A Lesbian

Filed by Marti Abernathey | July 19, 2007 | 1:01 PM | comments

A question recent posted on Lesbian Life at asked "Question: I am at the very early stages of being a transsexual, and I want to be a woman. I also love women. Could I consider myself a lesbian?" I've...Read More

GLAAD ACTION ALERT: Is Worse than Randi Rhodes and Michael Savage Combined!

Filed by Marti Abernathey | July 16, 2007 | 5:59 PM | comments

I'm waiting for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) to put out an action alert calling for a ban on Why? Because I've asked them to advocate for the "T" in their mission statement with the same...Read More

Liberating Gender and Sexuality: Audio from the USSF

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | July 16, 2007 | 9:16 AM | comments

Audio from the "Liberating Gender and Sexuality" plenary at last month's U.S. Social Forum is available here. Moderator: Suzanne Pharr Speakers: Andrea Smith, Mia Mingus, Loretta Ross, Imani Henry, and Betita Martinez (The plenary begins after a pre-show by participants...Read More

Hormone Blockers for Transgender Kids?

Filed by Bruce Parker | July 11, 2007 | 8:07 AM | comments

When I was growing up from the ages of four until seven Skipper, Barbie's younger sister, was my favorite toy. When the kids who lived in the same hollow as I did in Eastern Kentucky played house, I was more...Read More

Trans hate crime is "justifiable"?

Filed by Bil Browning | July 06, 2007 | 12:04 PM | comments

This is one of those cases that'll just make you seethe with anger. A trans woman is horribly beaten in Palm Springs, Florida and the judge decides it wasn't a hate crime, but instead commented, "In many ways it appears...Read More