Transgender & Intersex: October 2010

Peekaboo Tranny!

Filed by Bil Browning | October 28, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

So there's this great new app on the iPhone that I'm sure Bilerico readers cannot live without... It's called "PeekabooTranny." Now what does this wonderful can't-live-without-it app do? You take a picture with it and -- wait for it --...Read More


LAPD Looking for Suspect in Brutal Beating of Transgender Woman In Hollywood

Filed by Karen Ocamb | October 28, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

LAPD investigators are looking for five suspects who may have been involved with a brutal attack on a transgender woman in Hollywood. The 25-year-old victim left a bar frequented by gay Latinos near the intersection of La Brea and Melrose...Read More


Glee Neuters Rocky: "Tranny" is OK but "Transsexual" isn't?

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 27, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

I probably would have just put up an open thread on the Rocky Horror episode of Glee last night, which Jerame recorded for me, with a couple of lines if it weren't for the fact that Ryan Murphy, the creator...Read More


New York Times Boosts Trans Political Candidates

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 26, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

The New York Times yesterday ran an article about several transgender political candidates running in various parts of the country. It's interesting to note how many such candidates there are. Are transgender people finally entering the political life of our...Read More


Stone Hot Butch: antique photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 20, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Love this photo (and that suit!), and the look on his face -- a little shy and very intelligent. Seems to be early 20th century, possibly as late as the 1920s or 1930s....Read More


Butch and Femme: 1932 photo by Brassai

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 19, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Classic 1932 photo by the great Parisian photographer, Georges Brassai, of a lesbian couple at the infamous "Le Monocle," owned by Lulu of Montparnasse....Read More


Trans and Mental Health: "But It Shouldn't Matter If I Was."

Filed by Mercedes Allen | October 18, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

A guest post by Static Nonsense at Questioning Transphobia entitled Intersections of Disability and Transgenderism raises some important points that apply to the campaigns to remove GID from the DSM and ICD that govern mental health issues: But it sometimes...Read More


Gender Play Party: Antique photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 15, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

I have no idea what's going on here. Could be a costume party but judging by some of the chaps in the back row, it certainly seems like they feel altogether at home in their garb. Not sure why the...Read More


Trans Woman Sues LPGA

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

The New York Times reported on a lawsuit by a transgender woman, Lana Lawless, against the Ladies Professional Golf Association, which banned her from participating in the sport after she won the women's world championship in long-drive golf. This move...Read More


No Room at the Inn For Lord Jesus Christ III?

Filed by Mercedes Allen | October 11, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

I haven't seen anyone remark on this yet, but even if someone in our community may seem colourful, that doesn't mean that their issues are less significant. MassLive reported that Lord Jesus Christ III was ejected from a Belchertown library...Read More


Coming Out: The Agony And The Ecstasy

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 11, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

She opened the door of the apartment where we had made a life together, her eyes steady, but ready to fill with tears. She knew that I had something to tell her, but I had refused to say what in...Read More


DC Starbucks bathrooms go gender free

Filed by Bil Browning | October 08, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

I noticed this yesterday when I went into a Starbucks to grab my venti mocha with light whip and while it stuck out that there was something different, it didn't really register what the difference was. The DC Starbucks have...Read More


HRC: Corporate Equality Index changes for better transgender health care

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 07, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editors' note: Meghan Stabler is a nationally recognized spokesperson and activist for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. She also served on Senator and then President-Elect Obama's LGBT Policy Committee. There are many issues with regards to adequate access...Read More


Amateur Impersonators: vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 06, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

Halloween Party? Stage show? Behind the scenes at a drag ball? Or fun and games at the senior center? Your guess is as good as mine....Read More


Trans guy calendar for sale

Filed by Alex Blaze | October 06, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

A group of people got together to make a trans man calendar to raise money to help trans men with transition-related expenses. Check out their site....Read More


I'm somebody's fetish!

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 05, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Drew Cordes is a transgender woman from Albany, N.Y. She is a 2004 graduate of Vassar College. When I started to address my gender issues and transition from male to female, I thought there was a...Read More