Arts, Entertainment, Books, Fashion
expressnews.com - By Hector Saldana
Saakred's new five-song EP is called "Make Believe." It's actually filled to the brim with gritty reality.
The sometimes controversial and mercurial transgender artist and queer activist (formerly known as Melissa Ruizesparza Rodriguez) is all about messaging - defining boundaries and breaking down walls.
etcanada.com - By Brent Furdyk
If you enjoy watching Laverne Cox playing hair-styling prison inmate Sophia on Orange Is the New Black, you're going to love seeing the transgender actress/activist in her latest role: a high-powered attorney in a new CBS legal drama.
kansascity.com - By Eric Adler, The Kansas City Star
It seems that 2015 is starting off as a year of transitions.
First, the Amazon television series "Transparent," about a male-to-female transgender parent, won the Golden Globe for best TV series, musical or comedy. Star Jeffrey Tambor won for best actor.
gaynewsnetwork.com.au - Cec Busby
It was whilst performing 'Another Night' by Aretha Franklin at the Albury Hotel's talent show, in the mid 1980s, (then) baby drag Dorreen Manganini got her start.
30-years later, the DIVA award-winner is still going strong with a weekly show at the Imperial Hotel, but she recalls her first performance with fondness.
A Drag Queen's Brunch (Feb 8, 2015)
missionlocal.org - By Maria C. Ascarrunz
"Balançoire" means "swing" and the restaurant/nightclub has been swinging of late. Formerly The Blue Macaw, Balançoire has been in operation since 2013 in the Mission and hosts a variety of musical events and performances, ranging from hip-ho... [more]
According to The Guardian, the BBC has begun filming Boy Meets Girl a fresh, new sitcom starring trans actress Rebecca Root.
The show, in which Root stars as Judy a 40-year-old transwoman in a relationship with a 26-year-old man, was a risky proposition. ...
cambio.com - Wendy Michaels
Glee is covering new ground this season with Coach Shannon Beiste's transgender transformation. People.com revealed the first photo of Coach Beiste as a man, which fans of the show will see on the February 13 episode. The character announced his transition ... [more]
styleite.com - by Ashley Hoffman
All fashion really is about is feeling comfortable. When you chat with transgender people about their style, it's about feeling your best and expressing yourself however feels natural. What we wear is inseparably linked to identity, but the wide spectr... [more]
The popular strategy card game "Magic: The Gathering" recently introduced its very first transsexual character.
Based on a report by Out.com, the card game creator Wizards of the Coast, previously introduced a gay couple as well as a character with an un... [more]
Transgender sitcom Boy Meets Girl begins filming (Feb 2, 2015)
comedy.co.uk - by Aaron
Boy Meets Girl, the UK's first sitcom focusing on a transgender character, is now filming.
The comedy's commissioning was announed at the 2014 Edinburgh International Television Festival, after having been discovered through the BBC's Trans Comedy Award talent search.
Jessica Alba To Serve As Guest Judge On Drag Queen Show (Jan 29, 2015)
hub.contactmusic.com - by WENN
Jessica Alba, Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato will be among the celebrities judging gender benders on hit U.S. reality show RuPaul's Drag Race this spring (15).
Falfurrias performer dreams of success on American Idol (Jan 29, 2015)
Falfurrias - A Falfurrias man who performs as a drag queen at a local pizzeria is getting his shot at stardom.
Dakota Suarez, 19, recently tried out for American Idol and got a ticket to Hollywood.
newser.com - By Ryan Pearson - Associated Press
Park CIty, Utah (AP) - One Sundance movie was literally phoned in - the transgender prostitute tale "Tangerine."
The movie that premiered Friday at the Sundance Film Festival follows two characters Alexandra and Sin-Dee on... [more]
Chattanooga transgender woman lands $100,000 book deal (Jan 27, 2015)
timesfreepress.com - by Lynda Edwards
If Cinderella landed a big book deal instead of a prince, her story might resemble Meredith Russo.
New York-based Flatiron Books, an offshoot of MacMillan, is publishing Russo's first book, a young adult novel called "If I Was Your ... [more]
La Chiquitta: An evening with Hong Kong's premier drag queen (Jan 27, 2015)
The road to stardom is paved with misconceptions but La Chiquitta has overcome all obstacles to become one of Hong Kong's premier drag queens. Amanda Sheppard spends an evening with Rye Bautista, the man behind the woman, to talk about life, love and bravery.
hitfix.com - By Katie Hasty
Park City, Utah -- Jeffrey Tambor knows there's some responsibility that comes with playing a transgender character in a popular television show. That's why he's committed to "doing it right."
After Leelah Alcorn's death, a timely encore for Rebecca Kling's Something Something New Vagina (Jan 7, 2015)
wcpo.com - By Matt Peiken
Cincinnati -- Like the rest of America outside of Cincinnati, Rebecca Kling, who lives in Chicago, learned about Leelah Alcorn through bursts of social media.
She read the suicide note Alcorn published on Tumblr, which since has been removed, a... [more]
Palace Bar has been friendly to Black drag queens (Jan 7, 2015)
miamitimesonline.com - Jose Cassola
Had anyone told Louvina Jackman hours earlier she would be spending her birthday on South Beach with a 6-foot-plus Black man dressed in drag, she might've laughed in your face and called you crazy.
Marriage: A Transgender Man's Perspective (Jan 6, 2015)
huffingtonpost.com - Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. - Psychotherapist, TV commentator and Author
I had the pleasure of first meeting Ryan Sallans through a mutual friend and colleague of ours several years ago. Rosy, our mutual friend, knew and worked with us both via her role as producer for th... [more]
The Season 12 contestant opened up to Sean Daly at TheTVPage.com about her transition, saying, "I am not just crossdressing anymore. I am not this gay, feminine boy. I am actually now on hormone replacement therapy. I have been for a year and a half."