Transgender & Intersex: February 2009

Transgender veterans and navigating the VA system

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 26, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Monica Helms is the president of the Transgender American Veterans Association. For the first time since the Transgender American Veterans Association existed, a mainstream print media has dedicated an extensive amount of space to present the stories of...Read More


This American Life On Transgender Children

Filed by Dana Rudolph | February 23, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

Sure, you're spending the day re-watching Dustin Lance Black's acceptance speech after winning an Oscar for Milk. Take a few minutes, however, to listen to the second segment on the Valentine's Day episode of This American Life. Each of the...Read More


NCTE's Mara Keisling sits down for a Q&A

Filed by Bil Browning | February 16, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

One of the things you quickly see after hanging out with the LGBT Inc. crowd a few times is the personality behind the corporate title or the public persona. One of the most dynamic forces working on behalf of our...Read More


HRC Throws Trans Health Equity Under the Bus - Again

Filed by Kelley Winters | February 15, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

This week, the Human Rights Campaign released its 2009 State of the Workplace report and Corporate Equality Index (CEI) ratings of large US employers for GLBT inclusive policies and practices.[1] Perfect 100% ratings were awarded to a record 260 major...Read More


Spain to allow FtM into the Military

Filed by Brynn Craffey | February 12, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Just to provide some perspective on how much power the religious right wing wields in the United States, consider this breaking news story coming out of Catholic Spain, where the Defense Ministry, headed by a woman, seems to be on...Read More


Surrender Dorothy: the Clarke Wags a Broomstick at the Trans-Community

Filed by Kelley Winters | February 10, 2009 | 7:00 PM | comments

I am saddened and frightened by news that Professor Lynn Conway, a dear friend and outspoken advocate for the trans-community, has been threatened with a lawsuit by attorneys on behalf of the University of Toronto Centre for Addiction and Mental...Read More


Let's Talk Stimulation: The Economy & the LGBTQ Community

Filed by Waymon Hudson | February 10, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

We have lots of issues facing us as a community. They are all extremely important (I'm not one to make grand "this is the number one issue facing LGBTQ folks" statements). But one that seems to not get included in...Read More


Dr. Zucker Fights Back, and the APA's Special Exemption on Reparative Therapy Remains

Filed by Mercedes Allen | February 06, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Q: When is reparative therapy not reparative therapy? A: When the patients are gender variant children. Then it's okay, or so the implicit judgment from the American Psychiatric Association would still seem to say. But more on that in a...Read More


Tranny IS Just a Word

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 04, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Editors' note: Monica Helms is the president of the Trangender American Veterans Association. I know that by expressing my opinion about this word in an article, I will make a lot of my trans friends angry. Seems that the quarterly...Read More