Transgender & Intersex: March 2008

First Black Transgender Delegate to the Democratic National Convention

Filed by Michael Crawford | March 29, 2008 | 4:28 PM | comments

Marisa Richmond is set to become the first Black transgender person to be seated as a delegate for the Democratic National Convention. Richmond, a college history professor at Middle Tennessee State University, will be a delegate for Hillary Clinton. Richmond...Read More

Boygirls, Pill Bugs, and Cool Dudes

Filed by Paige Schilt | March 28, 2008 | 2:07 PM | comments

[Editor's note: Dr. Paige Schilt is a dyke mama, a "low femme" nerd, an activist, and an occasional professor of LGBT studies. She works as the Media Director for Soulforce.] Last week was spring break, so I got to spend...Read More

Tonight On The Rebecca Juro Show: Alex Blaze

Filed by Rebecca Juro | March 27, 2008 | 5:46 PM | comments

Tonight we're taking on the hot LGBT topics of the day with the Bilerico Project's Managing Editor Alex Blaze! ENDA! Hillary! Barack! Barney! Pregnant Men! Plus lots more! It's the "Rebecca Juro Show, tonight at 7pm eastern, 4pm pacific! Don't...Read More

Pregnant Man the Tip of a Much Deeper Iceberg

Filed by Donna Rose | March 27, 2008 | 12:20 AM | comments

The media frenzy begins.... It was only a matter of time. Thomas Beatie, the Oregon trans-man who has publicly come out as pregnant in the current edition of The Advocate represents all the reasons that trans-people have a difficult time...Read More

An Open Letter to Ally Organizations

Filed by Bruce Parker | March 25, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

This week's issue of the Advocate leads with a cover story about Lawrence King and asks who is to blame for his death? Please review the excerpt available online and join us in our effort to refocus this conversation on...Read More

The Courage of My Two Sons

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 25, 2008 | 12:32 PM | comments

[Editor's note: This guest post is by Monica Helms, an Atlanta based transgender activist. Monica is past executive director of Tran=Action and co-founder of Transgender American Veterans Association.] When you first hold a brand new life in your hands, whether...Read More

A Labor of Love

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 23, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

This story is truly amazing. Thomas Beatie, a transgender man, has decided to carry his child. He is quoted in a recent column as saying, "Wanting to have a biological child is neither a male nor female desire, but a...Read More

Beck To Work

Filed by Rebecca Juro | March 22, 2008 | 10:26 PM | comments

You may have been wondering why you haven't seen much in the way of postings from me in the last several weeks (or not). The truth is that I've been looking for a new job during this time, and about...Read More

Tonight On The Rebecca Juro Show: Marti Abernathey and Rye Seronie

Filed by Rebecca Juro | March 20, 2008 | 5:52 PM | comments

The team is back in full swing as Marti and Rye join me tonight for good fun and good conversation! Plus, your phone calls! Barney Frank: First he's against inclusive workplace legislation, then he's for it, then he's against it,...Read More

Be a Trans Ally

Filed by Bruce Parker | March 18, 2008 | 1:15 PM | comments

In the Out Magazine April 2008 Transgender Issue, hidden at the bottom of page 25 is a really strong list of five ways to be a trans ally, by Dean Spade. Dean is a Harvard Law teaching fellow and founder...Read More


Transgender History: Toward the Future (1996-2007)

Filed by Mercedes Allen | March 18, 2008 | 9:30 AM | comments

From the earliest ages, gender variance and same-sex love were seen as connected and congruous, even if one aspect manifested entirely without the other.Read More

Response to "Gender: The Final Frontier"

Filed by Bruce Parker | March 17, 2008 | 2:45 PM | comments

My response to "Gender: The Final Frontier" by Josh Kilmber-Purcell is a part of my weeklong obsessive dissection of Out magazine's transgender issue. When, from time to time, I do pick up Out, I always enjoy Kilmer-Purcell's column. He is...Read More

Out Magazine's Transgender Issue

Filed by Bruce Parker | March 17, 2008 | 9:30 AM | comments

I am much more likely to read Time or Newsweek instead of Out. I tend to enjoy political news and the current obsessive presidential campaign coverage more than white gay male focused pop culture articles. However, I heard that the...Read More

Out Magazine's Ten Essential Transgender Titles

Filed by Bruce Parker | March 16, 2008 | 9:30 PM | comments

This is the first of a series of posts about this month's transgender issue of Out Magazine, I wanted to list the books that they argue are essential reading and then add a few of my own to the list....Read More

1 Every 8 Days...

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 16, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

Fight OUT Loud has created a moving video about the surge in Hate Crimes in 2008. The disturbing statistic is that every 8 days in 2008 an LGBT person has been murdered. And these are just the people we know...Read More

Looking for Love on Logo

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 15, 2008 | 11:25 AM | comments

So I've been watching the Logo reality show, A Transamerican Love Story, which is a bachelor-style dating show featuring Calpernia Addams, a transwoman looking for love. The show is super-queer, with every sexual orientation and gender identity under the sun....Read More

The little "t" in LGBT

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 15, 2008 | 8:02 AM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] This guest post is by Shannon Garcia, who is the President of TransYouth Family Allies, Inc., a business owner, and the mother of six children, including a beautiful 8 year old affirmed female daughter. She speaks at schools,...Read More

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Transgender History: Stonewall and Its Fissures (1969-1995)

Filed by Mercedes Allen | March 11, 2008 | 11:35 AM | comments

From the earliest ages, gender variance and same-sex love were seen as connected and congruous, even if one aspect manifested entirely without the other.Read More

Was Buffalo Bill transgender or gay?

Filed by Bil Browning | March 10, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] When we launched Bilerico-Indiana, I took the archives for old contributors that weren't on the Project and moved them there. Since B-I looks similar to the Bilerico Project, I can see which posts are still popular. Nick Clarkson's...Read More

Alexis Meade Is More Important Than You Think

Filed by Monica Roberts | March 09, 2008 | 3:00 PM | comments

Back in 1967 an African-American actress contemplated leaving the network television show she was on and going back to Broadway. She was the only African-American in the integrated cast of this show and was upset that she wasn't getting to...Read More

Escape From Louisville

Filed by Monica Roberts | March 08, 2008 | 11:55 PM | comments

As many of you who've been monitoring the progress of the winter storm that's been shellacking the Ohio River Valley this weekend know, Louisville got whacked with a foot of snow. But yours truly wasn't here to watch all the...Read More

Am I A Liar?

Filed by Marti Abernathey | March 08, 2008 | 2:42 PM | comments

I had someone IM me off of OkCupid and ask me about my profile. They liked my writing style and asked me a lot of questions about profile writing. It wasn't a relationship, connection kinda IM, but one of me...Read More

The Many Faces Of Mara Keisling: The Death of United ENDA?

Filed by Marti Abernathey | March 07, 2008 | 4:55 PM | comments

Is one of the key players in the United ENDA movement, Mara Keisling, signaling its death? Recently Keisling said: 'We have to show Barney Frank 220 votes,' she said. 'If we show him 220 votes, nobody is going to work...Read More

A Time For Every Purpose: Anger, Grief, and Moving On

Filed by Donna Rose | March 07, 2008 | 10:41 AM | comments

I have taken a couple of days to consider Bil Browning's recent post titled "Let's rewind and start over". I really wasn't quite sure how to take it so I had to reread it several times. This is a complicated,...Read More

Tonight On The Rebecca Juro Show: Donna Rose

Filed by Rebecca Juro | March 06, 2008 | 4:06 PM | comments

Tonight, my guest will be former Human Rights Campaign Executive Board Member, blogger, and Bilerico Project contributor Donna Rose. Donna Rose served as HRC's first and only transgender Executive Board member until late last year when she resigned in protest...Read More

On loose teeth and transitioning

Filed by Ellen Andersen | March 06, 2008 | 2:29 AM | comments

It's been an exciting email day chez moi. I've rather been dreading emails lately, since they seem to presage either bad new, unhappy students, or bureaucratic bs I should have attended to yesterday. But today I got two pieces of...Read More

Dear Hollywood Writers

Filed by Monica Roberts | March 04, 2008 | 3:49 PM | comments

Dear Hollywood Writers, Now that the strike is over and you are back at work writing scripts for either what's left of the television season or in preparation for next fall, I have a request....Read More

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Transgender History: From Germany to Stonewall (1933 - 1968)

Filed by Mercedes Allen | March 04, 2008 | 10:45 AM | comments

From the earliest ages, gender variance and same-sex love were seen as connected and congruous, even if one aspect manifested entirely without the other.Read More

We Are Not Helpless

Filed by Nadine Smith | March 03, 2008 | 7:36 AM | comments

We can be horrified, but we cannot be surprised. Witness the death of yet another child who said he was gay -- the murder of another teenager who defied gender stereotypes. On Friday, Feb. 22, 17-year-old Simmie Williams Jr. was...Read More

TransLaw at Harvard: Discussions of Law, Justice and Equality

Filed by Donna Rose | March 02, 2008 | 10:40 PM | comments

I'm in chilly Cambridge, MA at Harvard Law School this weekend (yes, that Harvard) participating in a Trans Law conference organized by Harvard Law School Lambda. It's comprised of a number of panels led by an impressive array of nationally...Read More