Transgender & Intersex: February 2011

We're Sick of 'You People' Screwing Us Legislatively, Del. Pena-Melnyk

Filed by Monica Roberts | February 28, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

YOU PEOPLE KEEP CALLING ME AND TELLING ME PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS MUST BE INCLUDED AND I'M SICK OF IT DO YOU HEAR ME I'M SICK OF >YOU PEOPLE It seems MD Delegate Joseline Pena-Melnyk is a little upset about all...Read More


Mademoiselle Beeson: Slack-Wire Dancer

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 28, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

The poster: The back-story: Bismarck Tribune (Bismarck, ND), July 18, 1929, p. 6. "Chicago.--(AP)--Dainty, skirted Herberta Beeson, hailed as "the world's greatest slack-wire dancer," is a man! The story of his rise from grocery clerk to featured performer of the...Read More


Boi from a Bygone Era: Vintage Male Impersonator

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 24, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Another wondrous find, this ca. 1890 - 1910 photo of a young male impersonator, probably a theatrical performer of the era....Read More


High School Goes Gender-Neutral for Prom

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 15, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

In September I posted about Oak Reed, a trans boy who ran for homecoming king but was disqualified because he would render the competition unfair (since the race for homecoming king is, first and foremost, about fairness). Now the school...Read More


What Does the Trans Community Want the President to Know?

Filed by Joe Mirabella | February 13, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Last week I asked the trans community how gays and lesbians could be more helpful. I did so with a pure heart because when I say I'm part of the LGBT community I sincerely mean it. I believe that despite...Read More


When Rape Crisis Support Staff Attack

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | February 11, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Does that headline strike you as absurd? That's how I feel about it. But nonetheless it's the one statistic that sticks with me the most after reading the recent comprehensive study on discrimination against trans people, Injustice At Every Turn....Read More


Canada's Trans Rights Bill C-389 Passes

Filed by Mercedes Allen | February 10, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Bill C-389, an Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and Criminal Code (gender identity and gender expression), passed at Third Reading, on a vote of 143 for to 135 against. Third Reading took place nearly a month sooner...Read More


What Should Gays and Lesbians Do to Help Trans People?

Filed by Joe Mirabella | February 09, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

While I was at Creating Change I had the honor of interviewing Jabriel Walthour for SameSexSunday. Jabriel made the brave and bold step into the public eye to speak about her life as an African American transgender person. She helped...Read More


Injustice At Every Turn: Study of Trans Discrimination

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | February 07, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality teamed up to do a comprehensive study of discrimination against trans people. Cathy Renna featured the story of one person involved in the study last week...Read More


Honduras: An Ugly Story of the Murder of Gay and Transgender Citizens

Filed by Michael Hamar | February 07, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

My late mother was born in Honduras but left as a teenager to move with her parents to the United States who needed to care for ailing relatives. She and no one else in my immediate family ever went back...Read More


Documentary Films Featured at the 2011 Colorado Gold Rush Conference

Filed by Kelley Winters | February 06, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

The 12th annual Colorado Gold Rush, the Rocky Mountain Region's premiere gender conference, will kick off with a screening and preview of two remarkable documentaries by Colorado producers on February 24 at the Denver Renaissance Hotel. Keynote speakers for the...Read More


Jane's Story: One of Challenge and Resilience

Filed by Cathy Renna | February 03, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

As I hit the road for this year's annual Creating Change conference, I go with no plans for moderating a panel or doing a training. Instead, Renna Communications has an even greater responsibility and challenge. We will be helping with...Read More


This Week on The Rebecca Juro Show: NCTE Executive Director Mara Keisling

Filed by Rebecca Juro | February 03, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

With the Republicans now in control of the House and the introduction and passage of LGBT-protective federal legislation a pipe dream for the next couple of years at minimum, where do we go from here? We'll explore that with National...Read More


Students Protest ROTC's Transgender Exclusion

Filed by Alex Blaze | February 02, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

Stanford student groups are petitioning the school not to let ROTC back on campus: "Now, more than ever, is the time for college students across the country to take a stand and organize against transgender discrimination, an issue that has...Read More


I Want My Girlhood Back

Filed by Drew Cordes | February 01, 2011 | 3:30 PM | comments

In the years I've identified as transgender, I've encountered many of the drawbacks and advantages that I assume many other trans people also face. There are a few benefits I really like (no menstruation!) and some other aspects that are...Read More