Transgender & Intersex: August 2011


Don Lemon Keynotes at NLGJA: Both of Them Need To Get Up To Speed

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 29, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Don Lemon and the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists' Association have something in common. Read More

Comment of the Week

Comment of the Week: Capitalist Piggy On Socarides' Marriage Equality

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 28, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Projector Capitalistpiggy says Richard Socarides, president of Equality Matters, is wrong when he says marriage equality will help trans rights.Read More


Who Am I?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 28, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Being trans means complicated, abstruse debates, and I'm sometimes left wondering who I am. Read More

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Beth Elliott's Rebuttal of the Brennan-Hungerford Letter

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 26, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

Guest blogger Beth Elliott has written a rebuttal to the Brennan-Hungerford submission to the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.Read More


Philly Tabloid Says Prison Officials Too Easy On Transgender Inmate

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 26, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

What is happening to Jovanie Saldana after she reported a sexual assault by a corrections officer?Read More


Don Lemon Foiled Again by the Transgender Thing

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 25, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

The media must move beyond questions about surgery and facial hair, and ask how trans people are navigating in the world. Read More


Watch: Don Lemon and Ashley Love Spar Over Words

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 23, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Last month, the CNN anchor was interrupted at the NAACP's LGBT town hall meeting. Love said she considered Lemon's exclusion of transsexuals and transgenders an insult when he said he intended the discussion to be all-inclusive.Read More


Trans Inmate Transferred From Female to Male Prison

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 22, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

A transgender inmate is transferred to a men's prison after filing a sexual assault charge against a corrections officer.Read More


Socarides On Trans Rights: Eat Your Cake And Have It Too

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 22, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Gay leaders' assurances that marriage equality will lead to transgender rights falls on deaf ears. Read More


Go To Hell, Receive $50,000

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 19, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

A San Francisco woman recently exorcised her demons by means of a cash settlement. Read More


Argentine Legislature Debates Trans Rights

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 18, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Today, Argentina's legislature will begin to formalize debate around a proposed gender identity act, which would allow trans people to easily correct their name, gender, and image in public records. Here's an example of L, G, B & T working together. Read More


Life Directions

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 18, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood," wrote Robert Frost. How about a dozen?Read More


Yvonne Cook Riley: The Invention of Transgender

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 16, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Yvonne Cook-Riley is a founder of the transgender movement. She gave an interesting history of the invention of transgender as a word and as a movement. Read More


Cuba's First Trans Wedding

Filed by Bil Browning | August 14, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

Cuba celebrated their first transgender wedding ceremony - complete with American diplomats some of Cuba's best known dissidents. One can only imagine how festive the reception was!Read More


Jennifer Boylan on Trans Rights in the NY Times

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

Jennifer Boylan's NYT op ed this morning on trans rights uses the metaphor of a ventriloquist's dummy. How apt.Read More

Threats of Violence By Trans Advocates Must Be Condemned

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 09, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

We cannot remain silent when threats of violence are made in our name. Read More


Gender Discrepancy as the 'Sickness Unto Death'

Filed by Drew Cordes | August 09, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Each of Kierkegaard's identified forms of despair is paralleled in the struggles of gender-nonconforming individuals to identify their True selves and integrate their ideal gender expression with their identity. Read More


Incarcerated Trans Prisoners Entitled To Medical Care

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 08, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

Lambda Legal and the ACLU win a second round in the fight to declare a Wisconsin law specifically denying health care to trans inmates unconstitutionalRead More


Outside the Gender Boxes: A Political Theory of Gender

Filed by Jos Truitt | August 08, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

We need to work against the construction of two essential gender boxes, the forcing of everyone into one or the other, and against the linking of power and resources to these boxes. We need to work for the liberation of people who have failed to conform. Read More


TSA's Mistreatment of Trans Employee Leads to Sensitivity Training

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 07, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

A lawsuit by a transgender employee of the Transportation Security Administration resulted in sensitivity training for LAX managers. Read More


Harmony Santana Triumphs In Gun Hill Road

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 06, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Harmony Santana delivers a complex performance portraying the realities of early transition and familial gender politics with an insight rarely achieved in film.Read More

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Less Than Woman, Less Than Human

Filed by Mercedes Allen | August 04, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

In a paper to the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, Cathy Brennan and Elizabeth Hungerford explicitly oppose the extension of basic human rights to transsexuals, under the premise that providing protections under the classes of gender identity and gender expression "erodes" womens' rights.Read More


McDonalds Trans Attacker Pleads Guilty

Filed by Bil Browning | August 04, 2011 | 4:15 PM | comments

Teonna Monae Brown, the woman who attacked a transgender McDonalds patron in a Baltimore suburb, has pled guilty to one count of first-degree assault and a hate crime charge. Prosecutors are asking for a sentence of five years in prison for the attack.Read More


Another Trans Spiritual Retreat

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 04, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

I'm off again to the long-running "Kindred Spirits" trans spiritual retreat in Hot Springs, North Carolina. Read More

National Motor Vehicle Admin Group: Change Trans IDs

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 03, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

The AAMVA recommends that trans drivers be allowed to change gender markers on driver licenses. Read More