Transgender & Intersex: July 2010

Tribute to Julian Eltinge: Theatre memorabilia

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 30, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

America's first great professional trans stage performer, Julian Eltinge, was a subject of intrigue, romance, and controversy. According to W.C. Fields, "When Julian Eltinge enters a room, all the women swoon and all the men leave for the smoking room."...Read More


An Opportunity in Disguise in Baton Rouge, LA

Filed by Bruce Parker | July 29, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

On the morning of July 29, 2010 I awoke to a text message from Adrian, the vice-president of the LSU's LGBTQ student organization (SPECTRUM) that I informally advise. He told me to read page 13 of The Advocate, Baton Rouge's...Read More


When Your Politics Is Greek Tragedy: Genderqueer Antigone on the New York Stage This Week

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 28, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Our LGBT politics today resembles Greek Tragedy. There are the heros, striving to do the right thing, the villains, indulging their desire for power at the expense of others, the gods sitting above running their own little game on petty...Read More


Indian university lets students choose M, F, and TG

Filed by Alex Blaze | July 27, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Last year I posted about India allowing people to choose "Other" on voter registration when it comes to gender and Pakistan legally recognizing hijra as a third sex. Now Bangalore University will allow students to apply as "TG" for transgender,...Read More


Stupid Medical Profession Tricks

Filed by Monica Roberts | July 27, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

One of the things that continues to be an issue in the trans community is the negative treatment that trans people receive at the hands of people in the medical establishment. While some doctors, nurses, EMT's and other medical personnel...Read More


Interview with Erin Vaught on transphobia at an Indiana hospital

Filed by Austen Crowder | July 26, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Austen Crowder: What happened? Erin Vaught: Last week I was in Indy to see my doc and told him I was coughing up a lot of blood, and without divulging what possible conditions could have caused it (privacy reasons) he...Read More


Remember Chris Crocker?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 26, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

I was surfing to avoid working, and looking up random videos. I came across a beautiful young trans woman talking about the kind of hate speech that has been employed against her. Some people said they wanted to kill her....Read More


Response to 'An Open Letter to Louisiana's LGBt Organization, Forum for Equality'

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 25, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: This guest blog comes from the Forum For Equality in response to Wesley Ware's post "An Open Letter to Louisiana's LGBt Organization, Forum for Equality." Dear Mr. Ware, Thank you for your open letter and expressing your concerns...Read More


Transphobia in the Gay Community

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 20, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Note: I'm travelling to Netroots Nation, so I thought I'd put up a timeless post from the wayback machine. This was originally published last year, but the issue hasn't gone away. Wondering if you have a different take on my...Read More


Caster Semenya Is Back on the Track

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | July 19, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Last week in Finland, the much-discussed South African runner, now 19, kicked away from the field to win her first race after a year of absence from women's competition. On Thursday, she won the 800-meter at the Lappeenranta Games. But...Read More


Turn-of-the-Century TransLovelies

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 14, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Fabulous vintage photo, ca.1910 - 1920. I have no idea who these lovely women are or where they were performing but I sure wish I could have watched their show!...Read More


Get The Heck Out Of Our "Family Friendly" Beach Club

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 14, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

"Family friendly" has become the new code for "we don't want you people here." The opposite of "family friendly" is "gay friendly," as in the recent story about a gay couple who went to a hotel touted as "gay friendly"...Read More


"Sex Reassignment": What's in a Word?

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 13, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Shayna Schwach practiced accounting as a CPA for 22 years, and later transitioned at work as a paramedic. She has held public office, and lobbied in D.C. and Albany, NY for six years on education issues. Before being...Read More


More About Trans Healthcare: Sex Reassignment Surgery: When Things Go Wrong,

Filed by Amy Hunter | July 13, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

A few weeks ago, I filed an article, both here at The Bilerico Project and in Australian on-line monthly, The Scavenger. Sex Reassignment Surgery: When Things Go Wrong, received great commentary on and off-site from Scavenger and Bilerico readers....Read More


The NY Times Ethicist Responds: I Didn't Suggest Self-Outing On The First Date

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 12, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

I received a reply to my email to "The Ethicist," Randy Cohen of the New York Times. I also wrote a scathing review yesterday of his advice column. It suggested that a transgender man who did not out himself to...Read More


NY Times: "Transgendered" People Who Don't Out Themselves Are Immoral

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 11, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Today's Sunday New York Times contains an article from "The Ethicist," Randy Cohen, entitled "When To Out A Transgendered Dater?" Mr. Cohen, who has no reputable credentials in the field of ethics, suggests that transgender people have a responsibility to...Read More


Glenn v. Brumby: Judge Story Makes Hamburger Out Of Perfectly Good Steak

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 08, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

As I discussed yesterday, the Glenn v. Brumby lawsuit is premised on the Equal Protection clause of the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment (No state shall deny to any person the equal protection of the laws), rather than the federal civil...Read More


Trans men & women together: Vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 08, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Turn of the century (ca. 1905-1910) photo of some nonconformists either clowning around or expressing their real identities, and probably both. Sweet!...Read More


Georgia Federal Court Rules For Trans Woman on Sex Discrimination Claim

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | July 07, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ruled late Friday that the Georgia General Assembly illegally discriminated against a transgender woman by firing her when she announced her plan to transition from male to female. In so...Read More


What I Mean When I Say Family

Filed by Paige Schilt | July 05, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

Last month, my hometown of Austin, Texas, had two separate pride celebrations--Austin Pride 2010, organized under the auspices of the Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and QueerBomb, a counter procession dedicated to reclaiming pride's radical, carnal, noncommercial, and...Read More


Chinese Opera Drag: antique postcard

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 05, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

A wonderful piece of San Francisco memorabilia, this exquisite image of a female impersonator in majestic dress. Appears to be from the early decades of the 20th century. Though I know it's a tradition to have men play female roles,...Read More