Transgender & Intersex: September 2009

Ordinary people

Filed by Amy Hunter | September 25, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

It is late, after 3:00am as I write this. I am tired, it's been a long day working on the details for an event that will happen in October. The event is "An inclusive community event" put together by a...Read More

WTHR-13 vs WRTV-6: A Tale of Two News Stations

Filed by Bil Browning | September 24, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Last December when local trans woman Taysia Elzy was murdered, several local reporters used offensive language to describe Taysia and her relationship. While the Indianapolis Star did a training session with their staff after the incident, NBC's WTHR-13 reporter Steve...Read More

ENDA ayudaría a terminar con el vergonzoso estado laboral para las personas LGBT

Filed by Pedro Julio Serrano | September 24, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

El estado laboral para las personas lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y transgéneros (LGBT) --particularmente para las personas transgéneros -- en los Estados Unidos es absolutamente vergonzoso. Afortunadamente, el Congreso está al borde de corregir esta injusticia al considerar la Ley de...Read More


Filed by Brynn Craffey | September 21, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

I try to check the headlines in the UK's Guardian, if not on a daily basis, at least every few days. On Saturday, I came across a tragic story of two young, British, working-class men in love with each other,...Read More

Queer linguistics are just that - linguistics

Filed by Austen Crowder | September 18, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

Alex made an excellent post about the use and potentially offensive qualities of the word "cisgender" in queer communities. He's covered all his bases there, and I highly recommend reading for a further exploration of the debate. Instead, I want...Read More

IAAF Official Wants to Sweep the Caster Semenyas Under the Rug

Filed by Mercedes Allen | September 18, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Sprinter Caster Semenya has been placed on suicide watch in the wake of leaked tests apparently showing evidence of intersexuality as well as the negative press she's received. The news of this has prompted Lord Coe, a vice-president of the...Read More

Cisgender madness!

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 17, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

There's been a debate raging over at Pam's that no one here at Bilerico has been willing to touch with a 10-foot pole: Is it OK to call non-transgender people "cisgender"? Well, the debate is mostly a small group of...Read More

What is equality, really?

Filed by Amy Hunter | September 16, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Equality; being involved in LGBT politics means that I probably utter or hear this word a hundred or more times every day but, do I truly understand what it means? What are the implications it carries for my private as...Read More

Caster Semenya is a woman, now what?

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 12, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

There's a lot to talk about when it comes to Caster, but I'll preface this by saying that finding out that there are some people who are unwilling to accept her gender (using that term intentionally) at face value, online...Read More

When Do You Tell?

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 10, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Editors' note: Monica F. Helms is the president of the Transgender Americans Veterans Association. One of the most controversial subject matters in the transgender community has to do with when to tell a new or potential love interest about your...Read More

Mind the Gap, Cross the Valley

Filed by Austen Crowder | September 09, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

The computing world often talks about the "uncanny valley" when discussing 3D effects in modern virtual worlds. The theory is simple: as a computer's rendering of a human being becomes more realistic, viewers eventually reach a point where the image...Read More

Indiana transition resources - do we have them?

Filed by Austen Crowder | September 09, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

A friend of mine asked me for help with gender issues, which is usually no big deal. We talked for a while, discussing why he felt the way he did, and what could be done to fix the issue, when...Read More

Woman transforms gender during epileptic seizure

Filed by Bil Browning | September 09, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

This is fascinating. We've had plenty of conversations on the site about gender identity disorder. While sexual orientation was considered a mental condition a few decades ago, that hasn't changed for transgender folks. As with sexual orientation, scientists have been...Read More

Vigil for Transgender Woman Murdered in DC

Filed by Michael Crawford | September 02, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Two transgender women in D.C. were stabbed on August 26. One of the victims, Tyli'a "NaNa Boo" Mack, was killed. The DC LGBT community held a vigil to honor her life and to condemn the anti-LGBT violence that occurs every...Read More

WWII Soldiers in drag

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 01, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Queenie's my type of girl! Take a peek at other WWII era soldiers in drag from someone who was there....Read More