Transgender & Intersex: April 2012


Being Transgender Is Not a Rare Disorder

Filed by Davina Kotulski | April 29, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

To my dismay, the mother of a trans child said she'd interviewed dozens of therapists and only one or two had any experience counseling transgender clients and told her that being transgender is a rare disorder.Read More


Equality & Justice Day at NY Capitol on May 8

Filed by Drew Cordes | April 29, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Equality & Justice Day will center on the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), which will ensure that transgender people are included in the New York State human rights law.Read More


Gender Diversity, Scapegoating & Erasure in Medicine & Media

Filed by Kelley Winters | April 23, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

The media erupted after psychiatrist Robert Spitzer rescinded his controversial claim that conversion therapy can change sexual orientation in gays and lesbians, but that's only half of the story. Shifting stigma from one oppressed class to a more oppressed class is not real change.Read More

Jim Collins Foundation Grants For Trans Gender-Confirming Surgery

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | April 17, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Since the culture considers trans lives a ridiculous joke, the idea of providing appropriate health-care if you aren't rich is dismissed with a laugh. This is where the Jim Collins Foundation comes in.Read More


Melissa Harris-Perry MSNBC Show: Trans Politics & Funny Business

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | April 16, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry has a great weekend show, the first to spend any time on a real discussion of trans politics. But there were a few things said on the show that made me shout at the screen. Read More

MSNBC's Morning Joe Big Yucks About "A Transgender" In Miss Universe

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | April 11, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

Imagine my surprise this morning when listening to MSNBC's Morning Joe, when Joe started yukking it up about "a transgender" participating in the Miss Universe pageant.Read More


Alexis Rivera: Community Leader & Transgender Advocate

Filed by Davina Kotulski | April 09, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

On April 7, 2012, I attended a memorial service for Alexis Rivera, a beloved community leader and transgender advocate. I did not know Alexis. However, she was so beloved by the LGBT community that she was honored in both L.A. and SF. Read More

GLAAD I Am: Educating the Public About The Trans Community

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | April 09, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

The Massachusetts Trans Political Coalition's smart educational video campaign about trans lives goes national. Read More


When 'Inclusive' Language Actually Excludes

Filed by Sean Bugg | April 03, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

The move from "gay and lesbian" to "LGBT" is something that sprung from noble motives of inclusion and, in general, it's been a successful and good change. But language matters and "LGBT" simply isn't the right term to use in every context.Read More


Trans Advocate Alexis Rivera Dies at 34

Filed by Karen Ocamb | April 02, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Trans advocate Alexis Rivera died on Wednesday, March 28 in Los Angeles. She was 34. A memorial was held at Fiesta Hall at Plummer Park in West Hollywood, on Sunday.Read More