Transgender & Intersex: August 2007

I'm A Bitch, I'm A Lover

Filed by Marti Abernathey | August 31, 2007 | 9:49 AM | comments

Meredith Brooks once sang: I'm a bitch, I'm a lover I'm a child, I'm a mother I'm a sinner, I'm a saint I do not feel ashamed I'm your hell, I'm your dream I'm nothing in between You know, you...Read More


I'm Just an Angry Transsexual Activist Mafioso

Filed by Marti Abernathey | August 23, 2007 | 1:17 PM | comments

In KQED's recent interview of J Michael Bailey and Alice Dreger, (If you don't know Bailey, he's the one that said Bailey said: in men there's no hint that true bisexual arousal exists, and that for men arousal is orientation...Read More


Trans In The Media: The New Wave

Filed by Rebecca Juro | August 20, 2007 | 7:36 PM | comments

Since this is my very first post for The Bilerico Project, I thought I'd try to not only introduce myself, but to do it in a way that hopefully offers a little bit more than just stuff about me. Since...Read More


"our bodies are not the sum of our parts as women"

Filed by Gina de Vries | August 17, 2007 | 5:37 PM | comments

I just wrote this letter to Amy from the Chasing Amy Social Club in San Francisco. Read about their policy that discriminates against transwomen who have not had gender confirmation surgeries here: Consider writing to Amy yourself, too. Hi Amy--...Read More


There Should Never Be a Question of Choice

Filed by Ethan St. Pierre | August 16, 2007 | 2:09 PM | comments

I was a little ticked off at the HRC/Logo Presidential Forum, when Melissa Etheridge asked Governor Richardson if he thought that homosexuality is a choice or something that you are born with. First, I wasn't aware that if you choose...Read More


The Woman Who Would Be Scribe

Filed by Marti Abernathey | August 16, 2007 | 7:45 AM | comments

I was recently alerted to a blog post entitled "Academic intolerance." He discusses an article written by Alice Dreger entitled "The Controversy Surrounding The Man Who Would Be Queen: A Case History of the Politics of Science, Identity, and Sex...Read More


Arellano Was One of (at least) 3 to Die in Federal Immigration Custody in a Month

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | August 15, 2007 | 2:01 PM | comments

Why aren't more queer, feminist, and other radical media makers mentioning it? Victoria Arellano/Arrelano (the spelling of her name varies from story to story), a trans woman with AIDS who died in a California immigration facility for men in July...Read More


Update: Trans Woman Denied AIDS Meds Dies in ICE Detention Facility

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | August 14, 2007 | 8:24 PM | comments

A trans woman named Victoria Arrelano died in July after being denied AIDS medication and improperly treated while held in a federal immigration detention facility for men in San Pedro, California. The LA Times reports here. (When I posted about...Read More


Reality Check, Aisle 5

Filed by Ethan St. Pierre | August 14, 2007 | 10:00 AM | comments

I wasn't going to post anything about the Logo/HRC Presidential Forum. I've read most of the blogs and I felt as though all sides were represented and I honestly didn't feel like beating a dead horse. That is, until that...Read More


Denied AIDS Medication, Trans Woman Dies in ICE Detention Center

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | August 14, 2007 | 1:58 AM | comments

Apparently,* the Los Angeles Daily Journal is reporting that a trans woman named Victoria Arellano died July 20 in San Pedro, California, after being denied AIDS medication and improperly treated for AIDS-related infections at an immigration detention facility. The report...Read More


You Can Still Fire Me

Filed by Marti Abernathey | August 04, 2007 | 7:00 AM | comments

Chris Crain has repeatedly suggested 1, 2, 3, 4 that transgender people don't need to be included in the Employee Non-Discrimination Act because "existing federal civil rights laws have already been interpreted by some judges to protect trans workers." A...Read More