Transgender & Intersex: October 2009

When the Government does Right

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 30, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Finally, we're in. The body of federal law of the United States of America now formally recognizes and protects its citizens from violence driven by hate based on sexual orientation and gender identity for the first time in American history....Read More


Halloween is a busy time of year for gender

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 26, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Cassandra Keenan is a professional journalist living in Las Vegas who works as a copy editor for print media. She also writes about gender, trans issues, queer sexuality and other LGBTQ topics on her blog. I...Read More


Halloween is a busy time of year for gender

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 26, 2009 | 4:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Cassandra Keenan is a professional journalist living in Las Vegas who works as a copy editor for print media. She also writes about gender, trans issues, queer sexuality and other LGBTQ topics on her blog. I...Read More


Documenting unreportable discrimination

Filed by Amy Hunter | October 25, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

In recent weeks, the opposition has been stepping up efforts in the effort to repeal the LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance in Kalamazoo to spread falsehoods about gay and transgender people, our motives, what type of lives we lead and if ballot...Read More


Transgender Comics: "Between the Lines"

Filed by Austen Crowder | October 25, 2009 | 11:30 AM | comments

A crisp artistic style, engaging storylines, and good ol' trans melodrama. It's a combination that can't really go wrong, and "Between the Lines" proves it. The comic details the lives of young transsexuals at different moments of time as they...Read More


FL LGBT News Round-Up: Hate Crimes Report, Anti-Trans Pervs, Pro-LGBT Companies, & More

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 23, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Here's a little round-up of this and that from around the state that I thought you should know! As always, leave more stories and links that we might have missed in the comments! * South Florida hate-crimes total rises, while...Read More


Kalamazoo transphobes' bathroom scare tactics

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 21, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

These folks just don't change. Not one bit. Here's an ad from the Religious Right's campaign against an LGBT anti-discrimination law in Kalamazoo:...Read More


Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol quote on tattoos & being transgender

Filed by Bil Browning | October 19, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

I'm reading Dan Brown's new novel, The Lost Symbol, and came across this snippet at the beginning of the book. He's describing the book's villain, Mal'akh, who is heavily tattooed. (emphasis his) The goal of tattooing was never beauty. The...Read More


Babs Siperstein interview at the National Equality March

Filed by Bil Browning | October 15, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Babs Siperstein is the first trans woman to be a member of the Democrat National Committee - a powerful and symbolic post inside the Democratic Party. She spoke on stage at the National Equality March and when it was time...Read More


Ardi, Apes, Creationists and the Evolution of LGBT

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | October 14, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

The other night, as I watched the Discovery special on "Discovering Ardi," I could picture the religious right going into meltdown over this latest claim to a "missing link" in human evolution. The discovery of Ardi had just been published...Read More


What's in a name? (In honor of National Coming Out Day)

Filed by Amy Hunter | October 11, 2009 | 6:30 PM | comments

Those of you who speak to groups or do workshops know that there are certain questions you can almost count on. This is one of the more inevitable: "How did you pick your name?" I don't really want to answer....Read More


A coming out story: "Cis"

Filed by Austen Crowder | October 11, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

Editors' note: We don't post works of fiction much, but we hope you'll enjoy this short story from Austen. Funny how the therapist drains the words right out of you. All the way here the words echoed in your head,...Read More


What Barack Obama really said about transgender rights

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 11, 2009 | 1:30 PM | comments

It seems like each time I write something about Barack Obama some variant of the following sentence is included in the first paragraph: The man knows how to deliver a speech. Was there any real news to gleaned here? Well,...Read More


Socialized, heavily regulated, or single-payer: A health care system is as good as the people running it

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 09, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

It seems like it's the universe's goal to simultaneously lower my expectations for my fellow humans and to surprise me with their generosity. Today I schlepped myself across town to do visa paperwork and found out, when I got to...Read More


Why Maddow Matters

Filed by Rebecca Juro | October 05, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

The first time I ever listened to Rachel Maddow on the radio for any length of time was when she guest-hosted for Michelangelo Signorile on his Sirius OutQ afternoon drivetime show a few years ago. It wasn't that I didn't...Read More


Behind the Scenes with Vicki St. James

Filed by Peter Monn and Alex Paredes | October 04, 2009 | 12:00 PM | comments

Recently, after talking about all of the interesting people we have met in Indy who contribute to the fluid, social vibe that we encounter, we decided we would dedicate a weekly interview to "local celebs" who contribute to this vibe,...Read More


Alberta Teacher Fired For Gender Change

Filed by Mercedes Allen | October 02, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

In early October of 2008, substitute teacher Jan Buterman was informed that he was being dropped from the teacher list and should not report to a scheduled class that day. Jan had spoken with the Deputy Superintendent at the Greater...Read More