Transgender & Intersex: October 2012


Trans Depathologization: The Spark of Change

Filed by Mercedes Allen | October 30, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

In the course of a news story, issues ignite, blaze hotly and then smoulder into memory. After awhile, one develops some sense of when a campaign will spread like a prairie fire or when it will extinguish itself.Read More


OutServe-SLDN Pick Trans Activist Allyson Robinson as Executive Director

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 25, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

When President Obama signed the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, most in the packed room realized that the mission of full equality was unfulfilled. The fact that DADT repeal didn't cover trans servicemembers was left to another day. That day may have arrived.Read More


Why LGB People Should Care about Trans Bias in the Military

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 24, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

Attorney and former Marine Captain Tom Carpenter has been writing about the bias against trans servicemembers for a very long time. This essay hopes to serve as a reminder of the pain of serving in silence.Read More

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San Diego Trans Women Resume Hunger Strike

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | October 21, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Amazon and Caterina LePre had been hunger striking because of anti-trans discrimination that was preventing them from being able to share a cell. The warden assured them that they would be taken off single-cell status, but no action has been taken.Read More


If I Could Talk to the President

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 16, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

Chances are, someone like me isn't going to get a chance to personally tell President Obama what she thinks. I can't afford to attend one of those thirty-five-thousand-dollar-a-plate dinners where President Obama discusses his agenda on LGBT rights.Read More


Barney Frank, Michelle Kosilek & Prisoner Sex Changes

Filed by Mercedes Allen | October 02, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

If Barney Frank seriously wants to be an ally for trans people, the absolute first thing he should do is stop talking about anything at all to do with trans people.Read More


Voter ID Laws & Trans Voter Suppression

Filed by James Holmes | October 01, 2012 | 1:15 PM | comments

Most of the talk concerning voter suppression in this election cycle has focused on the elderly, lower income voters, people of color, and young people. However, one group that I haven seen barely mentioned is the trans community. Read More