Transgender & Intersex: December 2011


Queer Families: Poignant Holiday Letter

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | December 26, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

The holiday season can be very difficult for queer people who have strained or non-existent relationships with their families. I grew up in a queer family and have been lucky enough that being trans was only an issue for a couple of years.Read More


Exploring the Troublesome Link Between Body & Identity

Filed by Drew Cordes | December 22, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Lately, I've been falling into heated debates with myself on a contentious problem - my body. Or rather, our collective bodies, and what they mean (if anything) in relation to who we are.Read More


Canadian Official Asks Trans Woman to Accommodate 'Spooked' Royal Representative

Filed by Mercedes Allen | December 21, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

A human rights complaint has been filed against Northwest Territories' Finance Minister Michael Miltenberger over an incident that occurred during the December 9th visit to Aurora College by Canada's new Governor General, David Johnston.Read More


Splitsville: Chaz Bono Calls Off Wedding

Filed by Bil Browning | December 20, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

Chaz Bono and his fiancée, Jennifer Elia, have made the long train ride to Splitsville. The couple announced yesterday that they are ending their relationship.Read More


Gender Fierce Anthem [Video]

Filed by Drew Cordes | December 17, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

It's funny, touching, empowering, etc., etc. - a great testament to what it's like toeing the lines of gender. Oh, and also - damn, what a voice!Read More


LGBT Rights Are Human Rights: Time to Celebrate?

Filed by Antoine Craigwell | December 13, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

LGBT people are part of the social fabric, and thus part of the population that benefit from the foreign aid funding. A cut in aid will have an impact on everyone, and more so, on the populations that are already vulnerable.Read More


Memorial for Cassidy 'Chase' Vickers on Dec 17

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 09, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

On Saturday, Dec. 17 from 2:00 pm - 4:00pm there will be a memorial for Cassidy "Chase" Vickers. The location will be at N. Gower St & Lexington Ave in Hollywood, the location where she was murdered last month.Read More

Georgia Trans Employee Wins for All the Right Reasons

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | December 08, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

A third U.S. appeals court rules in favor of trans employees, and alleviates some concerns raised by the District Court's decision. Read More


Albany Newspaper's Extensive Pieces on Trans Community (Featuring Me!)

Filed by Drew Cordes | December 05, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

The Albany Times Union, the newspaper of record for New York's capital, is running an extensive four-day report on the transgender community in the region.Read More

HRC: Equal or Less Than?

GL vs BT: Why We Aren't A Real LGBT Movement Yet

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | December 05, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Why is the LGBT movement experiencing frustration of our goals? Perhaps it has something to do with our lack of understanding about who we are and who we are not. Read More

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Thank You, Congressman Barney Frank

Filed by Rebecca Juro | December 01, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

For those who've read my work over the years, the title of this post will probably come as a surprise, but there's good reason for trans people and allies to be grateful to Barney Frank for his work in Congress.Read More


Public Accommodations Law Misconceptions and Trans Rights

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | December 01, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

How important is it to put "gender identity" into a state public accommodations law? What should we think about bills that do not include public accommodations protection? Read More

Passing Trans Human Rights in Canada With a Conservative Majority

Filed by Mercedes Allen | December 01, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

"It'll never pass," I often heard. "Not with a Harper government. They'd never support human rights inclusion for transsexual and transgender people." And then it passed.Read More