newsworks.org - Cei Bell July 15 2015
(editor: Pam - this is both editorial and summary of the struggle for TG Rights over the last 50 years. Some may disagree with some points, but there is much truth here.)
The transgender movement happened in spite of, not because of, the gay rights movement.
In celebrating Philly LGBT history, the 'T' is silent — and that's not all
Standing at Independence Hall on July 4, 2015, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter referred to the date as the 50th anniversary of the LGBT Rights Movement. Equality Forum prom... [more]
This was revealed in chat....a meaning of urna
In Buddhist art and culture, the Urna (more correctly ūrṇā or ūrṇākośa (Pāli uṇṇa), and known as byakugō (白毫) in Japan) is a spiral or circular dot placed on the forehead of Buddhist images as an auspicious mark. It symbolizes a third eye, which in turn symbolizes vision into the divine world; a sort of ability to see past our mundane universe of suffering.
As set out in the Lakkhaṇa Sutta or 'Discourse on Marks', the ūrṇā is the thirty-first physical characteristic of Buddha. It is generall... [more]
dailyreview.crikey.com.au - By Andrew Nette
In the beginning there was the incredibly successful 1994 movie, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. And, as if out of nowhere, drag was everything. "People saw the movie and all of a sudden every man and his dog wanted drag at their staff Xmas party," a drag queen told Melbourne's gay newspaper Star Observer that year.
hyperallergic.com - by Jillian Steinhauer
Earlier this year, as part of the Whitney Biennial, I had my Tarot cards read by Flawless Sabrina. Flawless's name was one I'd heard many times, from friends in the New York City LGBT community who know her as a fabulous friend and mentor. ...
queerty.com - Graham Gremore
The fashionable folks over at Hint magazine recently compiled some amazingly awesome images of 19th century men dressed in drag.
Meet Nell Pickerell, transgender at-risk youth of yesteryear (Jun 30, 2014)
crosscut.com - By Knute Berger
She was a young woman in her early 20s who lived by her wits. She could fight like a man, and looked great in a suit, tie and derby. She smoked, drank and ran with a rough crowd. She was reputedly close to the city's gang leaders and very familiar with t... [more]
Unique transgender archive sent to Canadian university after offer to LSE is rebuffed (Jul 18, 2013)
camdennewjournal.com - by Alice Hutton
A unique archive charting decades of transgender history has been flown to Canada after being turned down by a Holborn university.
Since 1986, Professor Richard Ekins has amassed the extensive collection of media clippings, testimo... [more]
Professor to research history of drag in Halifax (Jun 2, 2013)
halifaxnewsnet.ca - Jacob Boon
Chris Frazer was in full regalia, dressed up as drag queen alter-ego C. Leah Cruise and performing at Reflections, during the Canadian Navy's centennial celebrations in 2010.
"All of a sudden, there were all these sailors," Frazer says. "I... [more]
Revealed: How crossdressing spy spooked foreign office (May 24, 2013)
independent.ie - Gavin Cordon
Spies might be supposed to be masters of disguise, but a British intelligence officer caused embarrassment to his political masters through his penchant for dressing up, according to official papers released yesterday.
lbpost.com - By Brian Addison
In honor of the landmark LGBT History Project, the Long Beach Post is proud to present a series of articles that attempts to provide readers with an in-depth look at a range of historical events that intertwine Long Beach with its LGBTQ community. We are... [more]
guardian.co.uk - Nicholas de Jongh - guardian.co.uk
It's a man's world in the Magic Circle. Let any spellbinding magicienne, as the female exponents of the art call themselves, try for admission and they'll be quickly asked to disappear.
Rachel: Lou Reed's Transsexual Muse (Feb 8, 2013)
dangerousminds.net - Posted by Marc Campbell
The source of inspiration for most of the songs on Coney Island Baby, Lou Reed's transvestite lover and muse Rachel (Tommy) has always been somewhat of a mystery figure. In all that’s been written about Reed, Rachel is barely a footnote. ... [more]
A History of Crossdressing Soldiers (Jan 25, 2013)
theatlantic.com - Ben Terris - Staff Reporter for National Journal
Think women haven't been in combat situations already? Meet the women who dressed like men to fight in the Civil War.
The military ban on women in combat is coming to an end. Defense Secretary Leon Panet... [more]
GLAAD's Transgender History Timeline (Nov 22, 2012)
afterelton.com - Posted by AfterElton.com Staff
Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual observance that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. To draw needed attention to that, GLAAD has just published a great visual timeline ... [more]
Sexual Minority Archives uncovers story of Marion Turner, transgender man who lived in Northampto... (Oct 20, 2012)
masslive.com - By Fred Contrada, The Republican
Norhthampton - A century before same-sex marriage, the Gay Pride March and RuPaul's Drag Race reality TV show, Marion Turner walked the streets of Northampton - dressed as a woman.
examiner.com - By: Gregory Kelley
In this day and age transgender people are some of the most discriminated and disrespected people on the planet. Acceptance in their world comes at a heavy price to become the person they truly need to be. The transgender community is a huge part of t... [more]
March Honors 46th Anniversary of Compton's Cafeteria Riots (Aug 24, 2012)
advocate.com - By Diane Anderson-Minshall
In the 1960s, Compton's Cafeteria in San Francisco's gritty Tenderloin neighborhood was virtually the only place in the city where transgender folks could congregate publicly, as they weren't allowed in gay bars at the time. Cross-dressing was... [more]
Hidden History: Tobi Marsh & Club 82 (Jun 15, 2012)
huffingtonpost.com - Wayne Anderson - LGBT rights activist and gay veteran of the U.S. Army
Club 82 was a notorious nightclub in New York City from 1953 to the early 1970s and was home to a famous revue of female impersonators. Club 82, like many "gay" establishments during that time,... [more]
uwmpost.com - By Aubree Omachinski
The UW-Milwaukee Archives Department has added a transgender-focused research piece to the LGBT collection. The Milwaukee Transgender Oral History Project is one of the first transgendered history projects completed in the area. Brice Smith complete... [more]
Earliest portrait of a transvestite found (Apr 16, 2012)
telegraph.co.uk - By Florence Waters
If it weren't for the lace fichu around his neck, you might be forgiven for thinking him manlier - and even slightly less flamboyant in his dress - than your average 18th century gentleman.
The portrait, which dates to the late 18th ... [more]