Transgender & Intersex: May 2008

Seeing Beyond Pink and Blue

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 31, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Zythyra is an acoustic musician, writer and activist who lives in rural NH. Zie has had considerable practice over the past few years trying to construct sentences without using any gender pronouns. Gendering. We all do it. We...Read More


Opening the Door to Full Inclusion

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 31, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

The National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force have released a new joint publication, Opening the Door to the Inclusion of Transgender People: The Nine Keys to Making Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Organizations...Read More


Tonight on The Rebecca Juro Show: Nancy Nangeroni

Filed by Rebecca Juro | May 29, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

Tonight, we'll be talking with transgender activist and mediamaker Nancy Nangeroni. In addition to being a longtime transgender activist, Nancy also created and hosted "Gendertalk," the groundbreaking radio show that took on topics of interest to transgender people and ran...Read More


More on the DSM Controversy and The Next Step

Filed by Mercedes Allen | May 29, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force have stepped up to become one of the first ally organizations to make a statement about the DSM-V Work Group selection (PFLAG has also reportedly been working on a statement). They write: The...Read More


Miss Tiffany Universe 2008

Filed by Monica Roberts | May 29, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

As many of you Projectors know, I'm a huge pageant fan, be they GLBT or not. I just love the drama, the suspense, the competition, and the evening gowns. I have to admit that watching a GLBT pageant is more...Read More


Michigan to Mongolia

Filed by Steve Ralls | May 28, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Elaine Donnelly, meet Calpernia Addams. Her hair is more fabulous than yours, her pearls are real . . . and, oh yes, she can kick your ass from Michigan to Mongolia. Calpernia is also - in addition to being a...Read More


Answering Bil's question

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 27, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

[EDITOR'S NOTE:] Guest blogger Polar is a regular reader and commenter here at the Bilerico Project. He is also good friends and neighbors with contributor Monica Roberts. Bil Browning asked an interesting question in his comments to Serena Freewomyn's posting,...Read More


What Would You Do If This Was Your Child?

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | May 26, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

A couple of weeks ago, NPR ran a series or stories about trans youth. I've been wanting to comment on the pieces ever since then, but it's taken me a while to marinate on what I wanted to say. Essentially,...Read More


We Are Family

Filed by Rebecca Juro | May 25, 2008 | 5:00 PM | comments

Sometimes politics, like life, is just not as black and white as we often like to think it is, especially for those of us who perpetually inhabit gray space. Thursday night, I interviewed Hilary Rosen on my radio show. While...Read More


"Out" - divided by a common language

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 24, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Lena Dahlstrom is a crossdresser from the San Francisco Bay Area who also performs under the stage name "Joie de Vivre." During one of my first forays out in public while crossdressed, I was walking down the street...Read More


Transgender parents and their families

Filed by Donna Rose | May 23, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

A gender transition is necessarily a very public thing. The person who announces the transition rarely does it alone; they bring friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, and gawkers along. All are affected to varying degrees in one way or another. And,...Read More


This Week On The Rebecca Juro Show: Hilary Rosen

Filed by Rebecca Juro | May 22, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

Tonight, we welcome media pundit, political activist, and business leader Hilary Rosen. Ms. Rosen is a former Chair of the Recording Industry of America (RIAA), and a former Executive Board member and former interim Executive Director of the Human Rights...Read More


Confessions Of A GLBT Airline Employee

Filed by Monica Roberts | May 22, 2008 | 9:30 AM | comments

The recent Bilerico post concerning my GLBT airline brothers and sisters who've lost their jobs was a deja vu moment for me. One of my nicknames in the transgender community is the Air Marshal because I worked for 14 years...Read More


This Is Our Love Story

Filed by Steve Ralls | May 20, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

It's impossible not to have at least a little bit of a crush on Calpernia Addams. The star of LOGO's recent reality series Transamerican Love Story and the subject of Showtime's haunting film Soldier's Girl, Calpernia is the epitome of...Read More


Feeling Left Out

Filed by Monica Roberts | May 19, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

Don't get me wrong, I was just as happy as many of you when the California Supreme Court came down on the side of justice Thursday. You have every right to be happy, excited, proud, party hearty or whatever emotion...Read More


Scaremongering

Filed by Mercedes Allen | May 19, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

Dr. Marshall Forstein, Chair of the Work Group on Practices Guidelines on HIV Psychiatry for the American Psychiatric Association (not to be confused with the American Psychological Association), has written a reply to the drive to have Drs. Kenneth Zucker...Read More


A somewhat victory in Ontario

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 16, 2008 | 12:05 PM | comments

Ontario health minister George Smitherman said yesterday that the province's government would soon start covering SRS. So, first, hurray! While we don't even have a single-payer system in the US, if we did, I'm pretty sure that the procedures involved...Read More


Khadijah Farmer Case Points Out Need For Inclusive ENDA

Filed by Monica Roberts | May 14, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Khadijah Farmer settled her legal case yesterday, and I hope HRC, Sen. Ted Kennedy and Rep Barney Frank were paying attention. But I doubt it. To refresh your memory banks, Projectors, on what happened, we'll set the way back machine...Read More


More on Dr. Kenneth Zucker

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 14, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

Dana at Mombian points out this NPR report on the mother of a transgirl who was sent to Kenneth Zucker (who's the chair of the panel charged with revising Gender Identity Disorder's entry for the DSM-V). Let's just say he...Read More


3 Models of Transsexuality

Filed by Mercedes Allen | May 14, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

Before going into a basic overview discussion of three models of transsexuality -- HBS, Zucker/Blanchard's and transgender -- I want to start with a couple of clarifications about some of the discussion that has been happening here and elsewhere on...Read More


Destruction Of The Black Transwoman Image

Filed by Monica Roberts | May 12, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

One of the things that I and my transsisters have in common with our biosisters besides our shared cultural heritage is defending the images of Black women from constant assault inside and outside the community. Ever since the advent of...Read More


What is an androgyne anyway?

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 11, 2008 | 12:30 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Zythyra is an acoustic musician, writer and activist who lives in rural NH. Zie has had considerable practice over the past few years trying to construct sentences without using any gender pronouns. What is an androgyne anyway? If...Read More


Parsing of Words and The Projection of Dishonesty

Filed by Marti Abernathey | May 09, 2008 | 5:34 AM | comments

One of the things that really bothered me about Bill Clinton during his presidency was how he parsed words. Every single dot and tittle was accounted for and packed with hidden meanings. "I did not have sexual relations with that...Read More


Tonight On The Rebecca Juro Show: Justin Tanis

Filed by Rebecca Juro | May 08, 2008 | 6:30 PM | comments

Tonight, we'll talk with Justin Tanis, the National Center for Transgender Equality's Program Director and co-author of the new publication "Opening the Door to the Inclusion of Transgender People", which offers advice to organizations seeking to become more transgender-inclusive. We'll...Read More


Here's something to brighten your day

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 08, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

A group of 60 high school students in New York this week cross-dressed to school to show their support for a transgender classmate. It's enough to make me think that Waymon might be right about the kidz today. The interesting...Read More


Joe's sorry

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 08, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

iPhone users: Click to watch Joe Solmonese has apologized for his statements that HRC would oppose any legislation that wasn't fully inclusive (via Pam). That's after the jump....Read More


Would somebody please think of the children?

Filed by Alex Blaze | May 07, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

One of the silliest arguments that the Religious Right uses to keep us down is the "Children just can't deal with homosexuality/transsexuality/gay culture/drag queens/queer PDA at their age - their minds just aren't ready for it." It's silly because it's...Read More


Uh oh

Filed by Mercedes Allen | May 05, 2008 | 3:30 PM | comments

Editors' note: Frequent guest blogger Mercedes Allen looks at who's in charge of deciding the fate of Gender Identity Disorder in the DSM-IV. A short time ago, I'd discussed the movement to have "Gender Identity Disorder" (GID, a.k.a. "Gender Dysphoria")...Read More