Transgender & Intersex: November 2007

Veteran queer activists protest HRC at Stonewall

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 26, 2007 | 7:40 AM | comments

At an HRC function this weekend, several dozen of the "who's who" of LGBTQ activists showed up to protest HRC's actions following the ENDA split. Their main concern, according to them, wasn't HRC's support for a noninclusive ENDA, but HRC's...Read More

At The End Of The Day Of Remembrance

Filed by Rebecca Juro | November 20, 2007 | 11:31 PM | comments

I needed to wait. When you write a lot, you know that there are times when you know you have no business behind a keyboard, or at the very least, no business writing on certain topics. I'm usually pretty versatile...Read More

Coming Out and the “F” Word

Filed by Kate Kendell | November 20, 2007 | 6:37 PM | comments

In a recent interview, I was asked when I first “came out.” For those of us of a certain age, in my case 47, coming out meant transformation, liberation, and living with integrity. There was “before coming out,” when we...Read More

Three Stories about Anti-Transgender Related Violence

Filed by Bruce Parker | November 20, 2007 | 5:42 PM | comments

The annual Transgender Day of Remembrance Ceremony is always a time of reflection and consideration for me as I go through life being friends with, dating, and/or partnered with transpeople. More recently, becoming an activist and scholar focusing on transgender...Read More

Remembering Our Dead

Filed by Ethan St. Pierre | November 20, 2007 | 5:01 PM | comments

There are many things in my activist life that I am passionate about and I often wear my heart on my sleeve when it comes to the people in our community and the way we are often treated by society...Read More

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Let's Get Ready to Grrrrrumble!

Filed by Eric Leven | November 20, 2007 | 3:42 PM | comments

Gwen Amber Rose Araujo (February 24, 1985 - October 4, 2002) Ladies and Gentlemen, bois and grrrls, today on The Transgender Day of Remembrance we have in one corner the mighty blue and gold team of HRC gearing up for...Read More

Just A Couple More Things...

Filed by Rebecca Juro | November 19, 2007 | 6:58 PM | comments

I promised myself that the next thing I wrote wouldn't have anything to do with ENDA or the Human Rights Campaign. Really I did. I'm about to sort of keep half of that promise, even as I fail miserably to...Read More

Hate Crimes Bill Hung Up?

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 17, 2007 | 4:15 PM | comments

It looks that way. In a more-than-a-little-ironic twist so soon after the ENDA debate, it looks like the hate crimes bill may get hung-up in Congress, because it would include anti-gay hate crimes. The fate of a gay- and transgender-inclusive...Read More

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Filed by Michael Crawford | November 17, 2007 | 8:53 AM | comments

I know that Bilerico contributors like Marti Abernathy, Rebecca Juro and others will have much to say about the Transgender Day of Remembrance, but I came across these amazing speeches from transgender ministers Drew Phoenix, pastor of St. John's United...Read More

Equality in Montgomery County, MD

Filed by Terrance Heath | November 16, 2007 | 3:27 PM | comments

If ever I had a doubt (and I haven't) that we moved to the right place to raise our family, I don't anymore. It one of the things LGBT parents have to take into consideration when making the decision about...Read More

A Letter To Our Gay Friends

Filed by Nadine Smith | November 13, 2007 | 12:19 PM | comments

I thought I should forward this letter on. Many of you may have already received it. If not, perhaps it is on its way. To: The Gay Community From: The Coalition Re: Your Status It pains me to write this...Read More

What does the death penalty have to do with transgender rights?

Filed by Dustin Kight | November 10, 2007 | 7:35 PM | comments

Alright, I'll admit it. I'm a bit of a public media junkie. I eat oatmeal in the morning to Morning Edition. And last night I finished a long-since-warm beer at 2:30am watching Bill Moyer's revival of the series, "The Journal."...Read More

ENDA: Lessons Learned

Filed by Rebecca Juro | November 10, 2007 | 6:21 PM | comments

Sometimes it's hard to keep a certain amount of journalistic distance on a story, especially if it affects you or people you care about in some way. For me, ENDA has been, and continues to be, one of those stories....Read More

News Flash: 100% of My Friends Say Leaders Should Be Stewards and Listeners, Too

Filed by Dustin Kight | November 08, 2007 | 3:30 PM | comments

In a recent poll, 100% of my contacts and close friends said that leaders should be stewards and listeners. Participants were asked to respond to the following statement: "When a community is faced with difficult decisions, that community's leaders should...Read More

Arizona Bar Bans Trans Customer

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | November 08, 2007 | 10:05 AM | comments

A bar in Scottsdale, Arizona is under investigation by the state Attorney General's office for banning a transgender customer from using the restroom. The customer, Michele deLaFreniere , filed the suit after she was banned from Anderson's Fifth Estate after...Read More

ENDA Update: HRC, LCCR Completely Turn Their Backs On Gender-Variant Americans, House To Vote On CripplENDA Tomorrow

Filed by Rebecca Juro | November 07, 2007 | 3:44 AM | comments

As many expected, the Human Rights Campaign, in concert with the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR) and a few of its member organizations, yesterday effectively renounced its previous public promises and statements on the issue, and has now completely...Read More

Barney's SPLENDA Legacy: Skinny & Not-So-Sweet

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | November 05, 2007 | 11:00 PM | comments

He's of an age now when he should be looking at things with an eye to his legacy. Crotchety anachronism - the political equivalent of the old bar troll -- who constantly needs his ego stroked doesn't seem like one worthy of his pursuit.Read More

Transphobia On Film, Hoosier Style

Filed by Marti Abernathey | November 05, 2007 | 9:00 AM | comments

At times, I really get down about being the T part of GLBT. Yesterday was definitely one of those times. I learned that "The Gendercator" will be playing at our local GLBT film festival. If you're not familiar with the...Read More

Were You Born Gay, or Just Plain Stupid?

Filed by Dustin Kight | November 04, 2007 | 10:10 PM | comments

Eliminating prejudice and oppression is no easy feat. Like viruses, prejudice and oppression mutate and change. They adapt to the times. When you go at them from one direction, they move in another. When you cut off one of their...Read More

HRC's Bait and Switch

Filed by Marti Abernathey | November 02, 2007 | 10:04 AM | comments

From HRC's website: In 31 states, it's still legal to fire someone because they're gay; in 39 states it is legal to fire someone for being transgender. Thousands of hardworking GLBT Americans have lost their livelihoods simply because of who...Read More

Photo Ops, Donations, And The Selling of Our Dead

Filed by Marti Abernathey | November 01, 2007 | 5:06 PM | comments

Upon hearing of the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) "Transgender Day of Remembrance", I had to wonder, is anything sacred to HRC? The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started by Gwen Smith. She explains the origins of TDOR on the...Read More

GenderPAC's college student survey

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 01, 2007 | 1:55 PM | comments

If you're a college student, take a moment to help out GenderPAC by taking their GenderSAFE survey. GenderPAC works hard to further the cause of gender equality, so help them out with this one so they can learn more about...Read More