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New Katie Couric documentary explains transgender identities in compelling detail

New Katie Couric documentary explains transgender identities in compelling detail

Feb 8, 2017

thinkprogress.org Zack FordFeb 2017

Katie Couric unpacks “intersex,” “transgender,” 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 Carrera’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.more]

 
Is Gigi Gorgeous Americaâs Next Top Model?

Is Gigi Gorgeous Americaâs 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 conversation by the bar with her publicist and a male companion — a guy named Nick who wore a white Chanel baseball cap — she strode back to the kitchen, where amid canned tomatoes and clanging pots was a candlelit table for six.

“Got to have my mafia table,” she trilled, flipping ... [more]

 
Seed of Hopeâ for Transgender People in Arab Communities

Seed of Hopeâ for Transgender People in Arab Communities

Jul 30, 2016

www.nytimes.com by Diaa Hadid July 29, 2016

TEL AVIV — 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 mother’s makeup and his sister’s dresses. He and his buddies would change in gas stations outside town, then party at nearby gay clubs.

“They would see boys going in, and we would put on our eye shadow, our wigs and skirts and dresses, and walk out and say, ‘Hiiii,’ ” Ms. Abu Hanna, 21, said in a recent interview, drawing out the last word.

In her ... [more]

 
Jenny Boylan on Caitlyn Jenner: The Big Dress Theory

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)

I’ve avoided commenting on Caitlyn Jenner in a public way thus far, in part because I’m a consultant on her series I AM CAIT, not to mention an occasional member of the cast. More importantly, though, I see Caitlyn, like lots of trans-people in early transition, as a work in progress. What most trans people need, especially in the early days, is time to figure out how they w... [more]

 
Laura Jane Grace interview: Punk's transgender pioneer on her struggle for acceptance

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. It’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

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 night’s series premiere on E!, here are five things ... [more]

Caitlyn Jenner Tears Up at ESPY Awards: 'Trans People Deserve Your Respect'

Caitlyn Jenner Tears Up at ESPY Awards: 'Trans People Deserve Your Respect' (Jul 16, 2015)

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

'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 Fair’s 22-page cover story features stunn... [more]

Dressing Caitlyn Jenner

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 2015more]

Keeping Up With the Kardashians: About Bruce' Special: 8 Surprising Revelations From Part One

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]

How the Transgender Community is Changing the Face of Mainstream Magazines

How the Transgender Community is Changing the Face of Mainstream Magazines (Apr 23, 2015)

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 she’s back — as a woman

Andreja Pejic made headlines as an androgynous male model. Now she’s back — as a woman (Mar 8, 2015)

news.com.au - Clare Press

LET me take you back in time. It’s New Year’s Eve 2007 and Joseph Tenni, a Sydney-based modelling agent with Chadwick, is out for the night in Melbourne. He ducks by McDonald’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

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

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

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.

Dear Time: Thanks for nothing. (Jun 6, 2014)

franoramaworld.wordpress.com

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

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]

LGBT History Month profile: Transgender author Patrick Califia

LGBT History Month profile: Transgender author Patrick Califia (Oct 11, 2013)

lgbtqnation.com - Patrick Califia, Author

Califia was born female and raised by Mormon parents in Corpus Christi, Texas. He started writing stories and poems in his youth. He graduated a year early from high school and matriculated to the University of Utah.

Stay in the Love: An Interview With Laverne Cox of Orange Is the New Black

Stay in the Love: An Interview With Laverne Cox of Orange Is the New Black (Sep 9, 2013)

thenation.com - Christopher Carbone

In her groundbreaking role on Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, Laverne Cox portrays Sophia Burset, a nuanced and empathetic transgender character in prison for credit card fraud. For those of you who still haven’t seen the show - shame on you... [more]

Natarat Lakha on finding the spotlight in showbiz for transgender people

Natarat Lakha on finding the spotlight in showbiz for transgender people (Aug 28, 2013)

Writer: Yanapon Musiket - Writer: Yanapon Musiket

It is a fact: Thai transgender women are among the most beautiful in the world. Compared to many countries, Thailand is open-minded about transgender people where there are places for them to stand proud, especially in the entertainment industry.

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