Transgender & Intersex: December 2010

Context: Let's Talk About "Tranny"

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | December 30, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

This is part three in a three part series. You may want to first read part one, which details the meanings and associations of the term "tranny" when used as a slur. Understanding those meanings provides useful background for understanding...Read More


Trans man denied marriage license

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 29, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

The local news covers the story of a trans man in Michigan denied a marriage license even though he had all the paperwork needed. This story says a lot about how politics, which is people of differing opinions on everything...Read More


The Religious Right Doesn't Want Barney Frank Showering With Them, Either

Filed by Mercedes Allen | December 23, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

As Canada's Bill C-389 -- which would extend rights to employment, housing, access to services and protections from the excusing of violence for gender identity and gender expression -- inches on toward Third Reading and a similar bill (ENDA) languishes...Read More


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Fear and Loathing at the Eye Doctor

Filed by Paige Schilt | December 23, 2010 | 3:00 PM | comments

Last month, we took our son to the optometry clinic at a large urban university. As it happens, it was the same clinic where I was treated as a child for amblyopia, AKA "lazy eye." Although twenty-five years had passed,...Read More


Let's Talk about "Tranny" - Media Criticisms

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | December 22, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

This is part two in a three part series. You may want to read part one first, which details the meanings and associations of the term "tranny" when used as a slur. Understanding those meanings provides useful background for understanding...Read More


Let's Talk about "Tranny" - Meanings

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | December 20, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Two years ago I wrote an article "Is Tranny Offensive?" which still gets cited and referenced. It's a decent breakdown, but after two additional years of watching arguments unfold around the term, I've got a little more to say. This...Read More


Canadian MP, Sponsor of Bill C-389, Retiring Before Next Election

Filed by Mercedes Allen | December 17, 2010 | 8:30 AM | comments

Bill Siksay, Member of Parliament for Burnaby-Douglas, has announced that he will not be running again in the next election: Put simply, it just seems like time. I am now in my 25th consecutive year working in federal politics. I...Read More


Transphobia

Filed by Sara Whitman | December 09, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

This is for the lesbian, gays and bisexuals. Watch and learn....Read More


Trans people may get protections women don't have in Canada

Filed by Mercedes Allen | December 07, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

As Canada's trans rights Bill C-389 comes up for its first hour of discussion today, there is one curious aspect about this process that almost went unnoticed until Dale Smith at Xtra remarked on it on Friday. Bill C-389 proposes...Read More


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Comment of the Week: Tobi Hill-Meyer

Filed by Bil Browning | December 05, 2010 | 7:00 PM | comments

On my post about atrocious language in a television report about two transgender criminal suspects. The article referred to them as "perverts," "freaks," and "bosom buddies." Some of the commenters on the post seemed to argue that the severity of...Read More


Three Trans-Focused Web Tools You Should Know About

Filed by Toshio Meronek | December 05, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Three not-for-profit websites are tackling the massive job of making the world a more navigable place for transgender people. Want a safe place to take a leak, get hormones, or avoid annoying gendered pronouns? They got you. Safe2pee Find out...Read More


Trans woman assaulted on Black Friday

Filed by Alex Blaze | December 05, 2010 | 2:30 PM | comments

The Tennessee Equality Project is reporting that a woman, Akasha Adonis, was assaulted during a fight at a Kohl's in Jackson, Tennessee, before the store opened on the day after Thanksgiving. She lost three teeth and her jaw was broken....Read More


Canadian Trans Rights Bill C-389 Moves Toward Third Reading

Filed by Mercedes Allen | December 02, 2010 | 4:30 PM | comments

Canada's Trans Rights Bill C-389 will have its first hour of debate at third reading on December 7. A vote on third reading is expected in early 2011. There is a Quick Facts article available to those answering Charles McVety's...Read More


Covenant House Texas Is Not A Home For Houston Trans And Intersex Youth

Filed by Monica Roberts | December 01, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Covenant House location in Houston opened its doors on June 27, 1983 and has been around in the Montrose gayborhood for over 25 years. It claims on its website that it has counseled, mentored, educated, inspired, transformed, and healed...Read More