Transgender & Intersex: September 2012

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Trans Women in San Diego Prison Stage Hunger Strike

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | September 30, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

Two trans women incarcerated in the R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego County have been on hunger strike for over a week in an attempt to be allowed to share a cell together.Read More


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Lawrence of Arabia as Transgender Allegory [Part 3]

Filed by Drew Cordes | September 21, 2012 | 1:15 PM | comments

T.E. Lawrence is a man who's struggling very much with who he is, where he belongs and what he can do write his own fate in the face of great challenges and opposition. This should sound familiar to just about all trans people.Read More


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Lawrence of Arabia as Transgender Allegory [Part 2]

Filed by Drew Cordes | September 20, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

T.E. Lawrence is a man who's struggling very much with who he is, where he belongs and what he can do write his own fate in the face of great challenges and opposition. This should sound familiar to just about all trans people.Read More


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Lawrence of Arabia as Transgender Allegory [Part 1]

Filed by Drew Cordes | September 19, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

T.E. Lawrence is a man who's struggling very much with who he is, where he belongs and what he can do write his own fate in the face of great challenges and opposition. This should sound familiar to just about all trans people.Read More


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Where Are the Trans 4 Trans Dating Websites?

Filed by Drew Cordes | September 18, 2012 | 4:45 PM | comments

There is no shortage of sites for people looking to date a trans person, but none is tailored for trans people to find other trans people. We're all playing the game on the Away field.Read More


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DC Launches New Ad Campaign for Trans Rights & Respect

Filed by Viktor Kerney | September 16, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

The D.C. office of Human Rights just launched their first Transgender and Gender Identity Respect Campaign this past Thursday. There will be ads featuring members of the transgender community across bus stops all over DC.Read More


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Trans Advocates Angry Over Anderson Cooper Guest

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 14, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

This is premier week for the revamped openly gay Anderson Cooper show "Anderson Live" - which airs at 1:00pm Pacific time on Fox Channel 11. One of the guests has trans activists angry.Read More


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Back to School for Transgender Elementary Students

Filed by Paige Schilt | September 13, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

This fall, as elementary-age kids head back to the classroom, some transgender students are returning with more than just new school supplies. For these children, the beginning of the academic year is an opportunity to introduce a new name, new pronouns, and a new social identity.Read More


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Trans Activist Leslie Feinberg Re-Charged for Cece McDonald Protest

Filed by Toshio Meronek | September 10, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

A Minnesota prosecutor has charged trans author and activist Leslie Feinberg with a "gross misdemeanor" for a solidarity action outside the court where Cece McDonald was being sentenced on June 4. Read More


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More Work Remains to Ensure Full Inclusion of Trans Community

Filed by James Nichols | September 07, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Due largely to the progress gained by the gay and lesbian movement over the past decades, transgender individuals are slowly beginning to gain visibility as citizens are educated about non-socially normative ways of being and knowing.Read More


Say It, Democrats, 'Transgender'

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 05, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Democratic Party 2012 Platform is out and it is good for the gays. It's pro-marriage equality and for elimination of discrimination in its civil rights platform and expresses specific support for ENDA, mentioning "gender identity" - twice.Read More


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A Trans-Warrior Must Reverse Cross Dress?

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 05, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Jenn came out to her commanding general and all the top brass back in May but would have to report to Fort Dix to finalize the paperwork that would officially retire her from the Army. That presented a problem. Read More


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Janet Mock to Keynote LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Conference

Filed by Viktor Kerney | September 04, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Transgender activist Janet Mock will give the keynote speech at the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition's 2012 LGBTQ Youth Empowerment Conference. Janet is a great choice for this conference. Her story is truly inspiring and a grand example of accomplishment.Read More