Transgender & Intersex: August 2010

Uncle Stacey

Filed by Paige Schilt | August 31, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

Sometimes I start thinking I'm an expert. I get to feeling like I've got things all figured out. And then, inevitably, parenthood brings me right back down to earth. Take the time we told our son, Waylon, that his friend...Read More


Noel McKay: vintage (vinyl) album cover

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 26, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Stumbled upon this album, not knowing the performer but knowing I'd want to share this on Bilerico in case some of you remember him. Turns out it was pretty easy to find a little information on Mr. McKay's work at...Read More


WaPo Endorses MD Delegate Candidate Dr. Dana Beyer

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 24, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

The Washington Post has endorsed Dr. Dana Beyer in the upcoming Maryland House of Delegates election. She is notable not only for her stands on the issues, which I detailed in a post earlier this month, she is also one...Read More


Celebrity, Role Models and the Sportswriter

Filed by Mercedes Allen | August 23, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

LA Weekly has a very long, thorough and heartbreaking look at the story of Christine Daniels / Mike Penner that is worth reading. The article's not always comfortable to read. I'm not going to analyze all of it here, but...Read More


Pennies From Heaven

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 22, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Kim Pearson is the executive director of TransYouth Family Allies, TYFA. Those of you who follow my Facebook may be aware that I made an emergency trip to Kansas this week. A school there was refusing to recognize...Read More


A Trans Spiritual Retreat

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 18, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

I'm off for a few days of renewal and self-reflection to Hot Springs, North Carolina. It's been an incredibly busy summer, not the quiet one I hoped for. Kindred Spirits is "a global network based in the Southern Appalachians near...Read More


Why Tim Kaine, Nibblerspeak, and Democrats can't be trusted

Filed by Rebecca Juro | August 17, 2010 | 3:30 PM | comments

Did you catch Tim Kaine's new video, supposedly about the progress the Democratic Party is making on LGBT issues? Like a lot of what comes out of official Democratic Party channels these days, it's simply unbelievable. Not amazing, exciting, or...Read More


TransActive III: Advocating for Trans People if Not Trans

Filed by Mercedes Allen | August 16, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

(Part three of a series on trans advocacy. Part one spoke about changing the narrative used to describe trans people, and part two looked at expectations.) In order to be an advocate for any group that you are not a...Read More


"MSM" Revisited: Trans Inclusion in LGBT Medical Study

Filed by Mercedes Allen | August 11, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

Recently, I'd blogged about a term that's increasing in usage in HIV research and outreach: "MSM," or "men who have sex with men." The term was originally invented because of a need to include not just sexually active gay men...Read More


Texas attorney general declines to define "man" and "woman"

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 10, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I posted a few months ago about a cissexual and a transsexual woman who wanted to marry in Texas and found a county clerk willing to do it after being told to wait in El Paso County. The county wanted...Read More


Sex and Gender in Salon Society: antique photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 10, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Special thanks to reader Amanda for sharing this fantastic image of one of the most interesting private parties I've seen. It raises so many intriguing questions about the people, the relationships, the reason for the celebration, and the high-class locale....Read More


"When I Was A Little Boy, I Prayed To God"

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 09, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

Several years ago, my synagogue asked me to write something about being transgender and Jewish. I grew up very, very devoutly religious, and I felt terrible about my feelings inside. It hurt me every day. Can you see it in...Read More


'Legalize Trans' campaign takes on American Apparel, gender equality issues

Filed by Matt Comer | August 08, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

"Legalize Gay. Repeal Prop 8." We've all seen it. American Apparel has made sure of that. Their brightly-colored T-shirts emblazoned with an amazingly simple yet strongly impactful slogan have been passed out to thousands at LGBT Pride festivals and other...Read More


Tyra Hunter Medical Transphobia Death 15th Anniversary

Filed by Monica Roberts | August 08, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Yesterday marked another sad anniversary. It was the 15th anniversary of the death of Tyra Hunter on August 7, 1995 at the hands of Washington DC transphobes. Transphobes who sadly held the titles of doctor, nurse and emergency medical technician....Read More


Happy 21st Birthday Angie Zapata

Filed by Monica Roberts | August 06, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Yesterday was a day that should have been a happy occasion for a young Latina transwoman who lived in Colorado. But sadly, it wasn't, thanks to a waste of DNA who is now serving a life sentence in a Colorado...Read More


Hey NOM: care to answer questions for cash?

Filed by Austen Crowder | August 05, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Hello, Brian, Maggie, Louie, and the rest of the NOM crew! I want to thank you for dropping by. Really. I mean it. I know you read this blog. Let's face it - y'all aren't stupid and must do at...Read More


Remembering Angie Zapata and Reflecting on Media Coverage of Transgender People

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 05, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Adam G. Bass joined GLAAD in early 2007. Prior to GLAAD, Adam worked for over ten years in electoral politics, working on communications and field work in federal, state, local and issue campaigns. Your 21st birthday...Read More


Remembering Angie Zapata and Reflecting on Media Coverage of Transgender People

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 05, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Adam G. Bass joined GLAAD in early 2007. Prior to GLAAD, Adam worked for over ten years in electoral politics, working on communications and field work in federal, state, local and issue campaigns. Your 21st birthday...Read More


People of the Margins: Sideshow memorabilia

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 03, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Someone recently called me "eclectic." I guess that's better than "mad as a hatter." Hm. Anyway, among my multitudinous quirks, I've lately developed a fascination with images from the sideshows and circuses of old, and particularly with the people who...Read More


Anti-Trans Radical Feminists Agree

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 01, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

From the incredibly funny political cartoonist Barry Deutsch of Portland comes this awesome cartoon about radical feminists who can't stand trans women. (Most radical feminists aren't transphobic, but there are an unfortunate few.) The rest of the cartoon after the...Read More