Transgender & Intersex: October 2011

Cal Baptist expels transgender student

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 31, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

A trans female student is expelled for checking "F" on her application form. Read More


5 Best Reasons for LGBT to Support T

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | October 29, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Some among us need it explained why the LGBT community needs to support trans rights. Guest blogger Winterson Tashlin lays it out in five concrete arguments.Read More


My 'Must-Read' Trans Blogs

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 29, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Here's my picks. What other blogs should go on the "must-read" list?Read More

daddys_little_girl2.png I Hate My Dad's Transition

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 28, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

In this story of a young woman's reaction to her father's transition to female, are we seeing the truth of her experience, or her desire for a lost land of remembered childhood from which we are all exiled by time? Read More

On The Rebecca Juro Show: Stonewall Democrats Interim Exec Dir Jerame Davis

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 27, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

You know him, you love him, tonight we've got Bilerico co-founder and National Stonewall Democrats Interim Executive Director Jerame Davis on the show. Read More


Mademoiselle Savalette De Lange, Henriette-Jenny

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 26, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

The modern trans movement has a long history, and Mademoiselle Jenny Savalette de Lange of Versaille Palace is a fascinating part of it. Read More


OWS: Ashley Love Strikes Again

Filed by Bil Browning | October 25, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

As police and area residents try to find a way to shut down Occupy Wall Street, infamous trans "activist" Ashley Love is giving them all the reasons they need and continuing her notorious attacks on anyone who disagrees with her.Read More

Transgender Community Wins Some and Loses Some

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 21, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

Recent events in the trans community show that we are beginning to form a unified opposition to the oppression that we face on a daily basis. Read More


Thoughts on the ICV Ad After Careful Consideration

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 21, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

After considering the anti-trans ad that ran in the National Post and Toronto Sun for a bit, guest blogger Savannah Garmon realized that the ad tells her own story - but with the opposite conclusion.Read More


Are Trans Sex Workers Deserving of Liberation?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 20, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

I have a lot of complicated feelings about sex work. Do I stand in solidarity with trans sex workers and their right to dignity or am I fighting for rights so that trans people won't have to engage in sex work?Read More


Why I Don't Want To Blog Anymore

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 17, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

My low blogging libido issues, and what the doctor ordered.Read More


HUD Explores the Reality of Trans Housing Discrimination

Filed by Adam Polaski | October 14, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published a release yesterday that detailed the government's plans to eliminate anti-LGBT housing discrimination and enact policies that assure proper investigation of these complaints.Read More


Brown Signs Slew of Pro-Equality, Two Needle Exchange Bills

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 11, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

While Gov. Jerry Brown's signing of the California Dream Act is getting most of the political attention - there are a slew of bills the governor signed that impact the lives of LGBT people and people with HIV/AIDS.Read More

More on the Australian High Court Ruling on Trans Identity

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 10, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

The highest court in Australia explains why female-to-male transsexuals need not undergo genital surgery in order to receive legal recognition of gender reassignment.Read More


A Conservative Ruling: Australia High Court On Trans Identity

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 08, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Australian High Court rules on what makes the man (or woman).Read More

Southern Comfort: The Musical

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 07, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

"Southern Comfort" is a new musical being presented in NYC based on the award-winning documentary by Kate Davis. Read More


Queers Shouldn't Ask to Sit at the Table

Filed by Toshio Meronek | October 07, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

It's hard in there for a queer. The relative number of LGBT people in prison is higher than that of straights, and queers behind bars experience abuse more widely than their straight counterparts.Read More


Unequal Equality

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 05, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

As common as it now is to hear the term "equality" thrown around with such abandon in our national conversation about American LGBT civil rights, is it really accurate or even fair to describe many of our community's most recent political gains with this term?Read More

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Transgender Wall St. Protester Alleges Abuse By NYC Police

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 04, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

A 33-year old Assistant Director of the Williams Multicultural Center, participating in the "Occupy Wall St. Protests," tells his harrowing story. Read More

Trans Job Applications: To Name or Not To Name?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 04, 2011 | 9:45 AM | comments

Being trans often poses difficult employment dilemmas about whether to be "out," but the problem of prior names makes it even more impossible.Read More


The Little Zeus's Room

Filed by Paige Schilt | October 01, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

This past summer, our family vacationed in Hawaii. We spent a lot of time swimming, snorkeling, picnicking and thinking about where my wife, Katy, could use the restroom.Read More