Transgender & Intersex: December 2007

An Open Letter To Barney Frank

Filed by Rebecca Juro | December 30, 2007 | 7:04 PM | comments

Dear Congressman Frank, Since you've posted here a few times, and I'm quite sure your staff keeps track of what's being said about you and those you ally yourself with here and in other community media, since not being an...Read More


Tonight On The Rebecca Juro Show: Mara Keisling

Filed by Rebecca Juro | December 27, 2007 | 5:30 PM | comments

Join us tonight at 7pm eastern, 4pm Pacific, as we get into the issues with National Center for Transgender Equality Executive Director Mara Keisling. Questions and comments while we're on the air: Call in with Skype: Usernames (no quotes) "beckystudio"...Read More


Barney Frank: No Trans-Inclusive ENDA In '09

Filed by Rebecca Juro | December 21, 2007 | 12:40 PM | comments

As reported on last night's "Rebecca Juro Show", during a guest appearance on "The Agenda with Joe Solmonese" this week (natch), Barney Frank tells Solmonese: "At this point three important pieces of legislation to vindicate our rights, or – there...Read More


Barney Frank: No Trans-Inclusive ENDA In '09

Filed by Rebecca Juro | December 21, 2007 | 12:40 PM | comments

As reported on last night's "Rebecca Juro Show", during a guest appearance on "The Agenda with Joe Solmonese" this week (natch), Barney Frank tells Solmonese: "At this point three important pieces of legislation to vindicate our rights, or – there...Read More


Tonight On The Rebecca Juro Show: Ethan St Pierre

Filed by Rebecca Juro | December 20, 2007 | 4:44 PM | comments

You know him, you love him...activist, Bilerico Project contributor, radio talk show host, Chair of the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition, the man who compiles the hate crimes statistics for the Remembering Our Dead website, and the guy who runs the...Read More


Transgender student denied campus housing at public Utah college

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 19, 2007 | 11:40 AM | comments

[Editor's note:] This guest post comes to us from Matt Hill Comer, editor of the Carolinas queer publication, Q-Notes. Matt blogs at InterstateQ. Demonstrating the need for gender neutral and inclusive housing policies for public and private universities across...Read More


10 Books Every Transperson Should Read

Filed by Rebecca Juro | December 18, 2007 | 11:09 PM | comments

Since we have the gay boy list and the lesbian list, here's my transgender list. These are the non-fiction transgender-relevant books that have meant the most to me personally, but I know there are others which should be on this...Read More


The Art Of The Possible

Filed by Rebecca Juro | December 17, 2007 | 7:40 PM | comments

I have to admit that I really didn't think it was possible, and while I'm still not sure was wrong in the first place, I do have to acknowledge that there's a much better chance now than I'd previously believed:...Read More


When Hysterics Trump Logic

Filed by Marti Abernathey | December 17, 2007 | 10:14 AM | comments

When the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the Indiana Transgender Advocacy Alliance (INTRAA) put out a joint press release about the "no match" policy of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), I knew that there would be...Read More


HRC Credibility Crisis: Nobody Trusts A Liar And A Cheater

Filed by Rebecca Juro | December 09, 2007 | 7:44 PM | comments

It’s a sign of things to come. This week, Gay City News is reporting on a forum was held by the Human Rights Campaign at New York’s LGBT Community Center. A stop on what the organization is calling a “listening...Read More


Michelle Bruce wins lawsuit, loses reelection

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 07, 2007 | 12:44 PM | comments

Michelle Bruce, the transgender city council woman in Riverdale Georgia, lost reelection (via Daimeon at PHB): In Riverdale, Bruce — surrounded by supporters from Georgia Equality and the Human Rights Campaign — dabbed her eyes as the results were read....Read More


Trans candidates fight for political power

Filed by Chuck Wolfe | December 06, 2007 | 2:18 PM | comments

During the recent debate over ENDA most agreed on one major point—the transgender community could use more political power. Judging by the numbers who hold political office in the United States, that’s an understatement. Out of more than a half...Read More


Tonight On The Rebecca Juro Show: Marti Abernathey

Filed by Rebecca Juro | December 06, 2007 | 1:40 PM | comments

Tonight we'll be joined by Transadvocate.com webmistress and Bilerico Project contributor Marti Abernathey. We'll be discussing the leaked internal HRC memo referred to as "Project Win Back ", that was published at Transadvocate.com this week and describes ideas being considered...Read More


The HRC Propaganda Machine In Action

Filed by Marti Abernathey | December 04, 2007 | 2:34 PM | comments

Recently the Human Rights Campaign had a conference call with certain leaders within the transgender community. The following information is from an email concerning the results of that conference call. I am going to dissect this email, but you can...Read More


God works in mysterious ways

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 03, 2007 | 9:00 AM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] This guest editorial comes to us from Vivian Benge, President of the Indiana Transgender Advocacy Alliance. Vivian is a long-time transgender activist and a personal friend of several of our contributors. Last week, the National Center for Transgender...Read More


Political trans-panic in Riverdale, Georgia

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 03, 2007 | 7:05 AM | comments

Michelle Bruce, a transgender city councilwoman, is being sued for voter fraud in Riverdale, Georgia because she ran as a woman: Four years after she won a City Council seat, making her what is believed to be Georgia’s first transgender...Read More


Getting A Second (Or Maybe A Third) Life (Part 1)

Filed by Rebecca Juro | December 01, 2007 | 6:11 PM | comments

It didn’t happen intentionally. I’d signed up for an account in Second Life some fifteen months ago, last September. Once I’d downloaded the viewer and tried to run it, though, I quickly discovered that the computer I had at the...Read More