People in the News
www.allure.com by Janet Mock (@JanetMock) July 2017
the following was written in response to comments by Lil Duval, a comedian, who misgendered Janet, suggesting violence against transwomen is justified, and more on the same day as the announcement of the Military Transgender Ban was announce by President Trump. Here is part of Janet's great response with a link to the complete article.
Dear Men of "The Breakfast Club": Trans Women Arenâ€™t a Prop, Ploy, or Sexual Predators
Janet Mock addresses the controversy following her appearance on the probl... [more]
www.netflix.com May 2017
This will be a short review. I am always looking for positive portrayals of tg individuals, where being tg is kind of like their hair color. Part of the character, but not the main point.
Netflix, just released Season 2 of Sense8. The story is complicated, but basically 8 individuals all born on the same day are telepathically connected to each other. Sounds complicated? It is at times as people pop in and out of scenes. I have to give the Wachowski's credit, they make it work seamlessly
If you don't know who the Wachowski ... [more]
www.huffingtonpost.com Queer Voices 04/17/2017 By James Michael Nichols
A Powerful New Series Is Exploring What Itâ€™s Like To Grow Up Trans
â€śIt is important for people to meet trans people as people first.â€ť
A powerful new series from Broadly is offering an intimate look at the lives and adolescences of three transgender young people, as well as the impact anti-trans policies and legal battles have had on them and their families.
â€śYouth, Interruptedâ€ť is hosted by Broadly writer and correspondent Diana Tourjee and features th... [more]
thinkprogress.org Zack FordFeb 2017
Katie Couric unpacks â€śintersex,â€ť â€śtransgender,â€ť and all the controversies surrounding these identities.
Back in 2014, Katie Couric got herself into a bit of trouble. Interviewing transgender model Carmen Carrera, Couric asked some very invasive questions about Carreraâ€™s pre-transition identity and the current state of her genitals. Though Couric was widely scrutinized for the inappropriate interview, she thankfully did not give up on her commitment to bringing more visibility and understanding to transgender people.
Is Gigi Gorgeous Americaâ€™s Next Top Model? (Jan 31, 2017)
nytimes.com By SHEILA MARIKAR APRIL 13, 2016
On a Tuesday night not long ago, the YouTube star known as Gigi Gorgeous walked into the Nice Guy, the type of restaurant that prides itself on being frequented by Justin Bieber and the Kardashian family.
After a brief conve... [more]
Seed of Hopeâ€™ for Transgender People in Arab Communities (Jul 30, 2016)
www.nytimes.com by Diaa Hadid July 29, 2016
TEL AVIV â€” When Talleen Abu Hanna was a boy in Nazareth, an Arab city in Israel, he gave up karate and took up ballet. As a teenager, he stole his motherâ€™s makeup and his sisterâ€™s dresses. He and his buddies would change in gas station... [more]
Jenny Boylan on Caitlyn Jenner: The Big Dress Theory (Sep 1, 2015)
http://www.jenniferboylan.net Jennifer Finney Boylan | Published: August 14, 2015
(Editor:Pam - Professor Boylan is my new go to person for rational perspective on what being trans means)
Iâ€™ve avoided commenting on Caitlyn Jenner in a public way thus far, in part beca... [more]
Laura Jane Grace interview: Punk's transgender pioneer on her struggle for acceptance (Aug 24, 2015)
www.independent.co.uk by Fiona Struges 23 August 2015
It's not her furious sound or punk attitude that has brought Laura Jane Grace face-to-face with hostility. Itâ€™s simply that she is a woman. As she prepares to rock out at the Reading Festival, the singer tells Fiona Sturges abou... [more]
I Am Cait Needs To Address These Issues (Jul 26, 2015)
refinery29.com -Hannah Simpson Jul 24 2015
If the Vanity Fair cover was her christening and the ESPYs her coronation, then I Am Cait will show us what to make of Queen Caitlyn, who now reigns upon Trans-Camelot. As we await Sunday nightâ€™s series premiere on E!, here are five things ... [more]
Yahoo.com - Elizabeth Durand Streisand July 16 2015
If there were medals for acceptance speeches, Caitlyn Jenner would have won the gold at the ESPY Awards tonight. In her first major public appearance since revealing herself to the world, the Olympian-turned reality star-turned trans... [more]
'Call Me Caitlyn" (Jun 1, 2015)
(Editor: Pam - there is a whole universe of articles about the Caitlyn Jenner's upcoming Vanity Fair cover. This is the original from Vanity Fair.)
vanityfair.com - Staff with Photographs by Annie Leibovitz June 1 2015
Vanity Fairâ€™s 22-page cover story features stunn... [more]
Dressing Caitlyn Jenner (Jun 1, 2015)
(Editor: Pam - This is a glimpse into the back story on what will be an iconic cover for good or bad. Personally, I would have never picked a corset for all the negative connotations, but she looks good. In many ways I like this pix better.)
vanityfair.com - Julie Miller June 1 2015
Keeping Up With the Kardashians: About Bruce' Special: 8 Surprising Revelations From Part One (May 18, 2015)
etonline.com - Zach Seemayer May 17, 2015
(ET Editor's note: As Jenner has not yet said that a new name or pronouns should be used, ETonline will follow GLAAD's guidelines and continue to refer to him by his current name and male pronouns.)
The first of the two-part Kee... [more]
Guest Editorial - Melanie Bridges
In the last few years, the transgender community has started to see slight representation in pop culture. "Slight" being the operative word, here. According to GLAAD, depictions of transgender characters on TV and in movies are infrequent in compariso... [more]
Andreja Pejic made headlines as an androgynous male model. Now sheâ€™s back â€” as a woman (Mar 8, 2015)
news.com.au - Clare Press
LET me take you back in time. Itâ€™s New Yearâ€™s Eve 2007 and Joseph Tenni, a Sydney-based modelling agent with Chadwick, is out for the night in Melbourne. He ducks by McDonaldâ€™s on Swanston Street for a bite and spots a grey-eyed beauty doling out burge... [more]
Pioneering transgender Banana actress Bethany Black talks fetish, feminists and revenge porn (Feb 13, 2015)
independent.co.uk - Helen Nianias
Bethany Black, the first transgender woman to play a trans character in a TV series, doesn't want you to think it's a big deal.
Black's star turn in Thursday night's episode of Banana is part of Russell T Davies' trio of crossover drama... [more]
The Bruce Jenner Story Goes From Gossip to News (Feb 5, 2015)
nytimes.com - By Jacob Bernstein
For the last few years, there have been rumors and anonymously sourced tabloid items suggesting that Bruce Jenner, the former Olympic champion and somewhat comically befuddled patriarchal figure on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," was transitioning f... [more]
Sharon Needles Answers 13 Burning Halloween Questions (Oct 22, 2014)
out.com - By Brandon Schultz
'The best Halloween candy is candy corn. It's so iconic... and it reminds me of Jiggly Caliente's old teeth.'
If you've ever wondered what the hell a drag queen haunted house would be like, just ask RuPaul's queen of scream, Sharon Needles
Dear Time: Thanks for nothing. (Jun 6, 2014)
One of the big buzzes at the beginning of last week (the day after Memorial Day) was that a transperson was to be featured on the cover of Time - Laverne Cox, one of the co-stars of Orange Is the New Black...
Interview: Ongina On The "RuPaul's Drag Race" Lost Season, HIV Advocacy, And Shady Queens (Nov 2, 2013)
thebacklot.com - by Louis Virtel
Season one of RuPaul's Drag Race is over four years old, yet it's wildly re-watchable even considering how much flashier and bigger the drag queen competition has become. Though Bebe Zahara Benet walked off with the title of that so-called "lost season... [more]