Transgender & Intersex: July 2009

Teach What You Learn: The Straight Guy's Primer on Gender Identity

Filed by Don Davis | July 31, 2009 | 4:00 PM | comments

For today's story, we will travel far afield from the typical domains of politics or science or law that have so often provoked our thinking into an often overlooked area of human relations: To which gender do you belong? It's...Read More


Houston honors their Transgender Center

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 30, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

Here's a heart-warming story: With over 100 people in attendance, Trans activists in Houston had a reason to celebrate as the city's mayor proclaimed last Saturday "Transgender Center Day" in honor of the center's first anniversary. The daylong event included...Read More


Red Without Blue: Identical twins and gender identity

Filed by Bil Browning | July 29, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Thanks to Projector Sky for sending in the link to the documentary Red Without Blue. I haven't made it all the way through the movie yet (it's still playing on my computer) but I knew it was an automatic "OMG...Read More


Transgender & Being Sexual: The Double-Edged Sword of Transphobia

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 29, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Bayne MacGregor (aka Battybattybats et al) is an Australian crossdresser/genderqueer/bi-gender goth who has suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome for around 19 years. There are a myriad of issues about sex and Transgender. Just the word sex...Read More


Transgender & Being Sexual: The Double-Edged Sword of Transphobia

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 29, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Bayne MacGregor (aka Battybattybats et al) is an Australian crossdresser/genderqueer/bi-gender goth who has suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome for around 19 years. There are a myriad of issues about sex and Transgender. Just the word sex...Read More


What Does an Inclusive ENDA Really Mean?

Filed by Keri Renault | July 28, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Who can forget the infamous family feud over the highly touted "inclusive" ENDA of 2007? At the time a carefully negotiated LGBTQ alliance promised an employment non-discrimination act to protect both sexual orientation and gender identity classes. That unified alliance...Read More


Pumping Parties in the Heartland

Filed by Austen Crowder | July 23, 2009 | 6:00 PM | comments

Let's talk about pumping for a moment, shall we? Imagine it this way: your neighbor Ted buys a tube of silicone caulk, squeezes it into a dirty coffee cup, pulls a smidge of it into a dirty needle, and jabs...Read More


Trans hate crimes up in 2009

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 23, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

The German sex and gender journal Liminalis published this map as part of their project to follow transgender murders throughout the world in 2009. More information behind the numbers and the journal's methodology can be found in their report (pdf)....Read More


Transgender "comics" -- Zerophilia

Filed by Austen Crowder | July 20, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

I have bad news: I spent my normal comic-review time reading Misfile. However, I have good news: I watched an indie movie with a transgender theme. Glorious! Without further ado: Zerophilia. Its a simple recipe for success. Take a good...Read More


One Pissed Off District

Filed by Keri Renault | July 19, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Washington D.C.'s Human Rights Act includes protections for gender identity and expression - and the law is supposed to extend to public accommodations. But a not-so-funny thing is happening on the way to the restroom. Rampant discrimination remains in play....Read More


Transgender Comics: Misfile

Filed by Austen Crowder | July 16, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

I assure you, my two-week hiatus from posting transgender comics was, erm, disciplined properly. As punishment, Bil forced me to sit through a twenty-four hour marathon of Bleach whilst he made bleating, fanboyish comments about Cowboy Bebop. The Horror! The...Read More


NBC's The Listener: Taking on Trans Youth

Filed by Waymon Hudson | July 13, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

I've been watching a show on NBC that I haven't heard too much buzz about. The Listener is about a paramedic who can read people's thoughts and uses it to help others. Think "Heroes" without the giant cast and a...Read More


Trans People Deserve Better

Filed by Father Tony | July 10, 2009 | 9:00 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Today's Guest Contributor is the Reverend Donna Tara Lee, a Gainesville Florida out and proud M2F transgender activist. A Miami report tells us of the arrest of a Donnie Hendrix. Ms. Hendrix is a male-to-female transgender woman who...Read More


The Trans-Free BET 'Who's Who In Black GLBT America' List

Filed by Monica Roberts | July 09, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

I was shocked and surprised to discover BET.com puts out a list of what it considers as the 'Who's Who in Black GLBT America' and has done so for three years now. Jasmyne Cannick, one of the people some Projectors...Read More


The Prerequisites to "Woman"

Filed by Mercedes Allen | July 06, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

A women-only pharmacy -- according to reports, possibly the first of its kind in North America -- is opening in Vancouver on Tuesday. This pharmacy is designed to offer a comfortable, open environment, woman-specific information and non-judgmental counseling. They are...Read More


Another Historic Meeting, Another Melanin-free Transgender Contingent

Filed by Monica Roberts | July 02, 2009 | 7:30 PM | comments

I went nuclear last year when there was a historic committee hearing on transgender issues and not one African-American transgender person was invited to participate. There was another historic gathering of importance to GLBT people that took place on Monday....Read More


The Cisgender Everyone Else Standard of Care

Filed by Mercedes Allen | July 02, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

Every so often, I receive an email through the albertatrans website feedback form that challenges me with something I hadn't thought of before. Recently, a query came in from a cisgender male who thought that I might be a good...Read More


My Pride Party & the White Elephant

Filed by Keri Renault | July 02, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Tuesday night over dinner conversation at a friend's home near Capital Hill, my partner and I recalled the memorable highlights of our Maryland housewarming. Our social event the previous Saturday was more a celebration of newfound friendship than a newcomer's...Read More


One big win for human rights, one big fail for grandpa

Filed by Austen Crowder | July 01, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

I'll admit that young transition is both a scary and exciting thought to me. Children who know who they are - deep down, at a level of passion few people reach in adult lives, let alone as kids - should...Read More