Transgender & Intersex: November 2011


Transgender Political Trends

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

There's a lot happening in the trans political world, and I name what I see as the top three trans political trends. I'd love to hear your analysis of our top political trends. Read More

Argentina Produces More Amazing LGBT Advocacy Vids

Filed by Adam Polaski | November 23, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Check out two more incredibly well-produced videos from Argentina that get to the heart of the issues that matter - the everyday discrimination that often goes underreported. Read More


Transgender Day of Remembrance 2011: Nothing to Say

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 20, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

On the Transgender Day of Remembrance, I can find no fitting words of my own to say. I am too far from the days when I wanted to die.Read More


Remembering Our Dead & Our Living

Filed by Rebecca Juro | November 17, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Every year I wonder how many more transgender people will have to be murdered in acts of hate-fueled violence before the politicians finally get it. People are losing their lives because of their cowardice and it needs to stop.Read More

Dan Savage (PostBlurb)

A Response to Dan Savage's Statement on Glitterings

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | November 15, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

This morning Dan Savage put out his own statement regarding the recent glitterings he has been the target of. He shares the transcript and some of the details that my source apparently got wrong.Read More


Battling Activist Burnout in the Trans Community

Filed by Austen Crowder | November 15, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

How can the community can offset the "two years and out" burnout that seems to come along with trans activism? I think our best bet is in recognizing that the trans and LGB community follow two completely different structures.Read More


Bisexual Youth Kicked Off Spokane Bus

Filed by Amy Andre | November 15, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Three bus riders in Spokane were recently ousted after one of them, sitting within earshot of the driver, came out as bisexual. What the what?!Read More


Sidetrack: Use of the Term 'Cis'

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | November 14, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Over at my post "Dan Savage Glittered Again, Student Arrested," a side discussion has come up deserving it's own thread over whether or not the term "cis" in reference to non-trans people is offensive.Read More

Changing Trans Employee Name and Gender In Corporate Records

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 14, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

How should employers handle change of employee name and gender in cases of on-the-job gender transition?Read More


New Equality MD Director Carrie Evans And Trans Rights

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 10, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

After last year's Maryland debacles and the Equality Maryland's organizational issues, which way should ED Carrie Evans go on trans issues?Read More


Why I'm Impressed By Jamie Clayton

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 07, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Jamie Clayton, appearing in this week's episode of HBO's TV series Hung, understands the ins and outs of being an actor who is also trans. Read More


Dan Savage Gets Glitter Bombed for Being Transphobic

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | November 02, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

The bottom line is that when challenged on his various prejudicial influences, Dan Savage tells his critics to patiently wait for him while it gets better. This glitterbomb is one of many responses that demand, "Make it better."Read More


How to Make Occupy Wall Street More Trans-Inclusive

Filed by Toshio Meronek | November 01, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

A big problem with social justice movements? Forgetting to include the people who are the most oppressed in the process. The Sylvia Rivera Law Project knows the problem first-hand, and stopped by Occupy Wall Street last week to help other protesters understand.Read More