Transgender & Intersex: July 2011


Michael Musto Hails Trans Themed Film

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 31, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Rashaad Ernesto Green's Gun Hill Road rocksRead More


Top Surgery for Transmen: A Short History

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 29, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Why do Jackson, and other transmen, want to have this procedure, and what's the history of its development? Read More


Tim Gunn: Hillary Clinton Is Confused about Her Gender

Filed by Karen Ocamb | July 29, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Project Runway host Tim Gunn appeared on comedian George Lopez's cable show getting laughs by dissing Hillary Clinton's fashion sense. "Why must she dress that way? I think she's confused about her gender. All these big baggy menswear tailored pantsuits."Read More

NYT: Acting Roles For Trans Performers Track Stereotypes

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 29, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Are trans actors finally getting some respect?Read More


Philly Transit Giving Trans People A Hard Time

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 27, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

I'm sorry, your gender isn't good enough to ride the bus today. Read More


TSA's New Scanners May Affect Trans People

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 27, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

A new change in the Transportation Security Administration full-body scanners will display a "generic body outline" instead of a detailed image. But the National Center for Transgender Equality is concerned on how it may impact trans people. Read More


'She's Not There': An Essential Book in My LGBT Education

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 26, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Almost exactly eight years after Jennifer Finney Boylan published her story of transition, She's Not There, her book is helping this young writer work toward greater understanding of the full spectrum of the LGBT community.Read More

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NAACP Hosting A Trans Free LGBT Town Hall Meeting

Filed by Monica Roberts | July 24, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

One of the things I'm heartened to see the NAACP do at their national convention is finally address the undeniable fact that there are African descended LGBT people. One problem. They forgot the trans people. Read More

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The Rise of the 'Transgender Community'

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 23, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

How did transsexual people become part of the transgender community?Read More


The Facts About India's Infant 'Sex Changes'

Filed by Mercedes Allen | July 22, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Canadian and international press outlets reported last month that in India, the preference to have male children is so strong that parents are having their female infants surgically assigned (a.k.a. "sex changes") to male. Here are the facts of the matter.Read More


Trans Character Playable in Street Fighter x Tekken

Filed by Austen Crowder | July 22, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

For years I've said that I'd play any game in which Poison was a playable character. Even if her look leans toward mid-90s trash she's in that elusive T community and that's something to be excited about.Read More


Democrats Cave On Justice For LGBT Working Families

Filed by Rebecca Juro | July 22, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

With the economy still in the crapper and jobs still hard to come by, with LGBT unemployment estimated at around double the national average, the silence from Democrats on LGBT workplace rights has been deafening. Read More

Gender Glam: Vintage Music

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 21, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Found this fascinating tidbit of William Lingard, the once-famous performer, who frequently dressed in stylish period drag. Read More


DC Police Investigate Trans Murder

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 21, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Another tragic trans murder in DC brings home the reality of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects report on violence against LGBT people.Read More

A Tux, A Tie & a Big Smile: Vintage Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 20, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

A sweet private piece of transgender history, this vintage stereocard, probably ca. 1920s, possibly earlier. The tuxedo is awesome but did it come with breeches instead of pants, or was that a stylistic alteration? Love the joyful face! It must've...Read More


Illinois Issues New Birth Certificates To Trans Litigants

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 20, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

The ACLU of Illinois racks one up for trans people, but there are a few questions about what this means. Read More


Alaska Sued Over Trans Driver License Denial

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 19, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

The State of Alaska canceled this woman's license unless she replaced it with one listing her as male. Read More


Action Alert: Bravo's Gay Jeff Lewis On 'Cannibalism, Cremation & Transgender Crack Addicts'

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 14, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Jeff Lewis is a gay man proud of his transphobia.Read More


Anti-Trans Company Producing PFLAG Merchandise

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | July 13, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

OUT!wear, a company that produces gay and lesbian designs for shirts and clothing - including a line of PFLAG merchandise - has released a new design in preparation for the Michigan Women's Music Festival to promote the exclusion of trans women.Read More


The Rise of "Transgender"

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 12, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Some argue that transssexuals were pushed into joining the wider "transgender" community in the 1990s, but the historical record seems to suggest something different.Read More


When You Are Not A Real Transsexual

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | July 12, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

I keep hearing a bunch of litmus tests that don't properly address those distinctions between "transgender" and "transsexual."Read More


Adam Sandler's Drag Movie

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 12, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

No, Adam, noooooRead More


Living My 'New Life:' Same as the Old Life

Filed by Drew Cordes | July 12, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

I'm the same person, with the same life, the same parents, the same friends, the same need for more bookshelf space. I have improved, as anyone does after surgery successfully treats an ailment, but I haven't changed. I wouldn't want to.Read More


Trans Woman Is Finalist in Breast Augmentation Contest

Filed by Mercedes Allen | July 11, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Last month 90.3 AMP Radio in Calgary launched their "The Breast Summer Ever" contest and among the finalists is musician Avery Mitchell, who is also transsexual.Read More


Tampa Bay Times Thinks 'GENDER BENDER' Is a Good Description Of Trans People

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 11, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

The University of South Florida has just done a great thing for its trans students, so, of course, the Tampa Bay Tribune had to go and ruin it all.Read More

GLAD: New Denny's Bathroom Policy for Trans Patrons

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 11, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Denny's has agreed that trans people can use the bathroom according to their gender identity.Read More


Golinski v. OPM: How Does It Affect Gender Identity Discrimination?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 06, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

The government's position is that the same legal standard should apply to gender identity classifications and sexual orientation classifications.Read More


'Hung': Is The New Trans Role A Good Thing?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 05, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

TV Guide's description suggests trans identity remains misunderstood, but I congratulate Ms. Clayton on her new role.Read More


This Snail Is Coming Out of More Than His Shell

Filed by Ed Kennedy | July 01, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

This neurotic snail just needs someone to love.Read More


Florida DMV Officials Ignore Law, Refuse Trans ID Change

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 01, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Florida DMV officials put this woman through the wringer. Law? What law?Read More


Decolonizing Trans As Allies

Filed by Mercedes Allen | July 01, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

How do we do activism if not as a single umbrella community? Why do transsexual and gender diverse peoples ally, and how do we ally? Should we ally at all?Read More