Transgender & Intersex: September 2011


Cartoon: A Trans Chess Joke

Filed by Bil Browning | September 30, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

This made me actually laugh out loud. Thought y'all would enjoy it too.Read More


NY Medicaid May Cover Gender Reassignment Surgery

Filed by Bil Browning | September 30, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Encouraging news out of New York State this morning. The state is considering covering gender reassignment surgery under Medicaid.Read More


Canadian Paper Runs Anti-Trans Advertisement

Filed by Bil Browning | September 29, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

With California gearing up for the fight over the FAIR Education Act, how long do you think it'll be before the religious right starts trying to copy the campaign in California newspapers?Read More


Voter ID Laws May Disenfranchise Trans Community

Filed by Adam Polaski | September 29, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

"Voter ID" laws - which require citizens to present a valid form of photo identification in order to vote in elections - have been passed in several states, disenfranchising communities with legitimate reasons for not having those forms of ID - including trans people.Read More

Sir's Special Night Out: Gender Fluid Gem

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 27, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

A rare, beautiful, turn-of-the-20th century image of a delighted maid watching the lovely transformation of her Sir to her Ma'am.Read More


New Standards of Care for the Health of Trans People

Filed by Kelley Winters | September 26, 2011 | 10:15 AM | comments

Yesterday, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) released it's 7th version of Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People (SOC) in Atlanta.Read More

Personae: Gender Fluid Gem

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 23, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

I've had this in my files for a while and keep returning to it trying to puzzle it out. Read More

Trans Rights Bills Read in New Canadian Parliament

Filed by Mercedes Allen | September 22, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

In the first week of the 41st session of Parliament, two Private Member's Bills were introduced, both proposing explicit inclusion of transsexual and transgender people in the Canada Human Rights Act and the hate crimes clauses of the Criminal Code of Canada.Read More


Did Chaz Really Do Better Than Rob and Metta?

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

Is celebrity more important than the dance?Read More

Black Trans Respondents Fared Worse In Discrimination Survey

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 19, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

A recent analysis of data from the newest large-scale survey of discrimination against transgender and transsexual people shows that Black trans respondents fared far worse than others in the survey. Read More

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Trans Employees No Longer Under Threat from Social Security

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 16, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Transgender employees will no longer be outed to employers by the Social Security Administration. Read More


Tomboy Identities: A Strictly Temporary Diversion

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 14, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Guest Blogger Alex Drummond explores how even after 30 years of second wave feminism, we still reiterate social rules determined purely on the basis of genitalia by encouraging children to see maleness as defined in opposition to femaleness.Read More

Trans Servicemembers: Coming Out May Cause Discharge

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 14, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

NCTE and SLDN team up to warn trans service members that the repeal of DADT isn't for them. Read More


The Doctor Is Out (Of Touch)

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 13, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

FOX contributor Dr. Keith Ablow apparently believes that watching a transman dance with a woman might cause somebody's confused child to become trans. I suppose some people still believe watching Will and Grace made kids gay.Read More


Redefining Our Terms & Approach: The Advantage of Social Activism

Filed by Drew Cordes | September 13, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about activism, and how we define the term.Read More


The Securitization of Gender

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 13, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

The highly-regarded political scientist, Dr. Paisley Currah, has an article in the upcoming edition of the venerable journal Social Research, discussing the TSA's use of gender in its security programs.Read More


DNC Elevates Transgender Member

Filed by Mike Rogers | September 12, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

The Democratic National Committee has broken new ground. This weekend the DNC elected Babs Caspar Siperstein to its Executive Committee - a groundbreaking election as Babs is the first out transgender member of the committee.Read More

Another DC Trans Shooting

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 12, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

Another assault on a trans person in DC, and questions about reportingRead More

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The Top Fifty 2011 Developments In Trans Law

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 09, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Here's my list of the 2011 highlights in U.S. trans law. Do you have anything to add?Read More

Off to the National LGBT Bar Association Conference

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 07, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

I'm flying off to Hollywood today to the National LGBT Bar Association Conference, affectionately known as "Lavender Law," which begins on Friday.Read More


Brussels Hosts International Intersex Organizing Forum

Filed by Adam Polaski | September 06, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

This weekend Brussels played host to the first-ever International Intersex Organizing Forum. 24 activists from 17 different intersex organizations around the globe attended the forum, which was facilitated and sponsored by the ILGA.Read More


Primetime Sends Mixed Transgender Message

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | September 06, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Just a couple of years ago, Barbara Walters did an extraordinary job covering trans kids on a 20/20 special. ABC's Primetime Nightline is on the same network. I figured it would be just as good. Read More


Why I'll Be Watching Dancing With The Stars This Year

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 03, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

I don't even own a television, but I'm going to find one on Monday, September 19 at 8pm ET. Read More


The Governor Who Wore a Dress

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 01, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

One of the remarkable characters I discovered while doing some transgender history research for my book was Lord Cornbury. He was the British Governor of New York and New Jersey in the colonial era.Read More