Transgender & Intersex: September 2010

Inhousepharmacy.com stops shipping to the US

Filed by Alex Blaze | September 29, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

I got an email from a friend this morning who's a transsexual woman who depends on Inhousepharmacy.com for her medication. This message appears on their site: Important Notice to United States Shoppers We regret to advise that this site is...Read More


Transgender Pinocchio

Filed by Bil Browning | September 26, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

What's your opinion on this? I've been sent the same video by two different Projectors now. One thought it was a great trans-positive toon while the other found it slightly offensive. See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor....Read More


Egyptomania: antique female impersonator

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 24, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Another rare find, this image -- without any provenance or explanation -- showing a male dancer costumed as an Egyptian female. The photo appears to be from 1890-1920. Probably from a theatre performance or vaudeville production. But I can't help...Read More


True Blood a Metaphor for Trans Folks?

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | September 22, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

Vampire-Human relationships in True Blood are set up as a metaphor for same-sex relationships. They are hated by the right wing Christians, legally persecuted, and at one point they sneak in a reference to vampire-human marriages being legalized in Vermont....Read More


Language, Reality, and my Trans Girlhood

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | September 20, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

While working at COLAGE's Family Week in Provincetown earlier this month - a week long gathering for LGBTQ-headed families with programming for 200+ youth who have LGBTQ parents - someone who was working with the younger group asked how to...Read More


The art of complimenting trans people

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 15, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Drew Cordes is a transgender woman from Albany, N.Y. She is a 2004 graduate of Vassar College. The next time you encounter a transgender person, do not tell them "You're very brave" or empathetically smile while...Read More


The art of complimenting trans people

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 15, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Drew Cordes is a transgender woman from Albany, N.Y. She is a 2004 graduate of Vassar College. The next time you encounter a transgender person, do not tell them "You're very brave" or empathetically smile while...Read More


Why do cis men like trans men?

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 14, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Not Aiden is a gay man of trans* experience who prefers to remain anonymous because he's tired of being everyone's token tranny. He enjoys photography, yelling at Project Runway contestants, and the eternal search for a good gay...Read More


Why do cis men like trans men?

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 14, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Not Aiden is a gay man of trans* experience who prefers to remain anonymous because he's tired of being everyone's token tranny. He enjoys photography, yelling at Project Runway contestants, and the eternal search for a good gay...Read More


Remember Doom Patrol's Queer Characters, Rebis and Coagula?

Filed by Andrew Belonsky | September 05, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

While gay and lesbian superheroes are building their ranks with characters like Batwoman or Rictor and Shatterstar, there's a dearth of trans or otherwise gender-bending heroes on the comic scene. Not so in the 1990s, when the Doom Patrol opened...Read More


Book Review: "Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation"

Filed by Austen Crowder | September 03, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

Kate Bornstein's Gender Outlaw is a canonical work in the world of postmodern gender criticism. The book is fifteen years old, though, and that is a veritable eternity in the realm of gender theory and trans* lives. Gender Outlaws: The...Read More


Why The TBLG Community Can't Sit Out The 2010 Midterms

Filed by Monica Roberts | September 01, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I'm noting the volcanic level anger within elements of the GLBT community at the Democrats over the pace of the community's political agenda. While I'm angry at the Dems for different reasons and some of y'all within the GLBT community...Read More


Transgender Law Institute at Lavender Law

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

We held our first Transgender Law Institute at the National LGBT Bar Association's Lavender Law Conference last Thursday. We had about 75 people in attendance, from all over the country. It was an amazing gathering of talent, and I felt...Read More


An open letter to a Wabash alum

Filed by Austen Crowder | September 01, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Sometimes the best way to stay in the closet is to stand in the shadows of those who came out. Least, that's how it worked for you while attending an all-male college. You lived with the theater group, worked with...Read More