Transgender & Intersex: June 2012

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Canadian Trans Rights Bill Supporters Targeted

Filed by Mercedes Allen | June 28, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

On Wednesday June 6th, Parliament voted to send Private Member's Bill C-279: An Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and Criminal Code (gender identity and gender expression) to committee for review as part of its trek toward passage.Read More


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Spewing Hate Online: A Couple's Ordeal

Filed by Rodrigo Ugarte | June 25, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

On June 15th, Scout put his plan in motion, knelt down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend, Liz Margolies, at the White House's LGBT reception. Once video of the proposal went viral, the online hate grew and grew.Read More


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LAPD Chief to Hold LGBT Community Forum on Monday

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 24, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Can anyone imagine the late LAPD Chief Daryl Gates leading an historic effort to ensure transgender people their rights when encountering law enforcement?Read More


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Bisexual Trees, Slapping Bullies, & House Faggots [Weekly Reader]

Filed by Bil Browning | June 22, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

You weren't able to read every post on Bilerico Project last week? Don't worry! Every Friday I round up the best Bilerico posts from the past seven days to help you stay up to date on the latest queer news and analysis.Read More


It Is Not Transphobic to Treat Trans Men as Men

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | June 19, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

I have recently been hearing about multiple instances of trans men and occasionally others condemning certain women's spaces - spaces that include and are co-organized by trans women - as transphobic and even campaigning against them because they don't include trans men. What the f*ck, guys? Read More


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Father's Day Gifts from a Trans Daughter

Filed by Paige Schilt | June 18, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

Hallmark holidays like Mother's Day and Father's Day can be a challenge for LGBT folks, because our relationship to the nutty cluster of family life can be complicated.Read More


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LA Pride: Transgender Activist Karina Samala Honored by City

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 11, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

One of the best aspects about living in the Los Angeles/West Hollywood area is that the political and elected leadership takes the word "inclusive" seriously and comfortably embraces trans people and concerns. Read More


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First Netroots Nation Panel on Trans Issues

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | June 08, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

At Netroots Nation, the annual political convention for American progressive political activists, this year marks the first time that the organizers have chosen a transgender-themed panel to be presented among the 70-odd panels of the four-day conference. UPDATE: VIDEO NOW ATTACHEDRead More


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Alberta Reinstates Healthcare Funding for Sex Reassignment Surgery

Filed by Mercedes Allen | June 07, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Alberta Government has announced that it will be reinstating health care funding for sex reassignment surgery (often called gender reassignment surgery, and abbreviated as GRS by the province and its clinicians), effective June 15th. Read More


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C-279: When a Victory For One Can Be a Victory For . . . One

Filed by Mercedes Allen | June 06, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

The second hour of Second Reading debate for Bill C-279: An Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and Criminal Code (gender identity and gender expression) occurred on Friday June 1st, and the Second Reading vote is to take place today, June 6th. Read More


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Leslie Feinberg Arrested In Solidarity With CeCe McDonald

Filed by Mercedes Allen | June 05, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Leslie Feinberg has been arrested and is facing charges of property damage. The arrest came during a protest of the conviction of CeCe McDonald, who was sentenced to 41 months in prison for manslaughter following the death of Dean Schmitz in Minneapolis. Read More


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He's Still Here

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 05, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

At the end of June, I will have been living as Monica for 15 years. It is not as much of a milestone as I thought it would be, because the world is a different place, and I am indeed a different person today. Read More


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Miss USA Voices Her Support for Transgender Women

Filed by Viktor Kerney | June 04, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

Find out what Miss USA said about a trans contestant last night. Read More