Transgender & Intersex: January 2011

SNL Makes Fun of Trans Women... Really, SNL?

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 30, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Last week I posted a difficult-to-parse series of jokes about transsexual women in The Simpsons, and today a reader emailed in this sketch from SNL. It's hard to figure out what the joke is here other than "Look at these...Read More

On The Rebecca Juro Show: Nicki Stallard of the Pink Pistols

Filed by Rebecca Juro | January 27, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Transgender Libertarian Ron Paul supporter and gun rights activist Nicki Stallard joins us to talk guns and politics. We'll talk with Nicki about the Pink Pistols, what it is to be a transwoman on the political right in this country,...Read More

Book Review: Beautiful World

Filed by Austen Crowder | January 27, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Beautiful World by Kristina Tracer paints a both a haunting and beautiful tapestry of singularity culture, interspersed with all the questions that come along with an increasingly connected and creative culture. Its mix of furry characters, cyberpunk, science fiction, and...Read More

The Post-Olbermann Era: What the New MSNBC Can and Should Be

Filed by Rebecca Juro | January 24, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Like a lot of lefties, I was a regular viewer of Countdown with Keith Olbermann and I was disappointed, though not really very surprised, at the rather sudden announcement of his departure from MSNBC. I enjoyed watching Keith, and I...Read More

Gay Marriage Reality Check

Filed by Monica Roberts | January 20, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Now that the DADT repeal has been signed into law, there has been chatter in GL world and the Gayosphere about shifting the positive momentum gained from the historic win to renewing the push for gay marriage.That would be a...Read More

On The Rebecca Juro Show this Week: Dr. Dana Beyer

Filed by Rebecca Juro | January 20, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

On The Rebecca Juro Show this week: Dr. Dana Beyer, former candidate for Maryland State Delegate, transgender activist, author of The Silent T an op-ed that appeared in Metro Weekly on why DADT and not ENDA was passed into law...Read More

Foxxjazell - "Ride or Die Boy"

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 19, 2011 | 7:00 AM | comments

A recent-ish music video from Foxxjazell, "Ride or Die Boy."...Read More

Trans Nonviolence and Civil Discourse

Filed by Kelley Winters | January 18, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. Indeed, it is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man [or woman] who wields it. I believe in this method because I think it is the...Read More

ENDA Is Dead: Bury It and Move On

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 17, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Babs Siperstein is a member of the Democratic National Committee, co-chair of the National Stonewall Democrats' Federal PAC Board and Political Director of the Gender Rights Advocacy Association of New Jersey. Attending the signing of the legislation that...Read More

The Ex-Gay Jesus-Fix-It Perpetual Emotion Machine

Filed by Mercedes Allen | January 13, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

(The following is not meant to absolve folks like Alan Downing, but to just show what it's like. Because the religious right would have everyone believe that it's all so simple: just pray, believe, and it will all go away....Read More

The Rebecca Juro Show Returns Thursday, January 13th at 7pm Eastern with Guest Autumn Sandeen

Filed by Rebecca Juro | January 13, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

UPDATE: Becky's producer, Michael Ferguson, tells us in the comment section that the show has been canceled tonight due to a serious case of the stomach flu. See the thread for details. -Bil Yes, at long last it's the return...Read More

Mystery Miss in Training: Vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 12, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

A friend sent this to me a while back, without any background or information, but secure in the knowledge that a 1920s era photo of a transgender (submissive?) "in training" would intrigue me. Does it ever! Hopefully, it intrigues you...Read More

The Genderfellator

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | January 12, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Back in 2007 Catherine Crouch made headlines for her blatently anti-trans short film The Gendercator, which, due to the lack of trans inclusion on LGBTQ film festival selection committees, was included in several of them and ultimately pulled from the...Read More

Unconventional wisdom on trans stories in schools

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 10, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Joanne Herman on the Huffington Post argues that children should be introduced to the concept of transsexualism in schools: Critics will cry that introducing all children to the concept of transgender people will cause children to "become transgender." But the...Read More

Vicky Kolakowski Sworn in as America's First Elected Transgender Trial Judge

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 06, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

On Jan. 4, Vicky Kolalowski was sworn in as a Superior Court Judge for Alameda County. The final tally of her hard-fought election revealed that she won by 9,535 votes, 50.98% to Alameda County Deputy District Attorney John Creighton's 47.98%....Read More

Trans feminine empowerment and FYCTC

Filed by Austen Crowder | January 03, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Fuck Yeah Cute Trans Chicks. The name speaks for itself. The brainchild of two trans women, FYCTC started from a simple question: "What sites exist to show how awesome trans women can be?" When few sites came to mind, they...Read More