Arts, Entertainment, Books, Fashion
towleroad.com - By Kyler Geoffroy
Saddened and angered by the tragic suicide of 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn last Sunday, My Chemical Romance lead guitarist Ray Toro has dedicated his new song "For the Lost and Brave" to the deceased trans teen.
english.vietnamnet.vn - VNS/VNN
Madam Phung's Last Journey, a truthful and honest look at the transgender community in Viet Nam, played to sold-out rooms in HCM City and is eagerly anticipated by audiences in Ha Noi.
lamag.com - Amy Wallace
Before writing "Becoming Zoey Tur," his feature in Los Angeles magazine's January issue, writer-at-large Ed Leibowitz spent 18 months following Zoey Tur as she navigated the complex emotions and physical realities of transitioning from male to female.
blogs.indiewire.com - By Joe Ehrman-Dupre
The title is simple, evocative, and familiar. "Boy Meets Girl." At first glance it registers as one of the most basic narrative developments possible, a la "boy meets girl, boy marries girl, boy has baby with girl, etc..." But Eric Schaeffer's new film has something different in mind.
Trucker Patti Delights at Sold Out Festival Screenings (Dec 23, 2014)
curvemag.com - By Rachel Pepper
Once in a while you meet someone unexpected, someone with the power to surprise you simply by virtue of having lived an ordinary life in an extraordinary way. Patti Spangler is such a person. I first met Patti in November at San Francisco's Transgender... [more]
Album of the Year: Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Dec 22, 2014)
theartsdesk.com - by Lisa-Marie Ferla
There are, probably, two things standing in the way of Against Me! topping as many best-of lists as they deserve to this year: firstly, the January release date, which tends to lead to many fine records being abandoned for the newest and shiniest;... [more]
Drag Race queens reveal all in new documentary (Dec 20, 2014)
gaystarnews.com - By Liam JohnsonY LIAM JOHNSON
'If I didn't do drag people would say my sense of humour and approach is kind of like a nasty, hateful queen,' says acid-tongued drag queen Bianca Del Rio.
'And then you do drag and they say "Oh my God it's fierce, it's fabulous!"
gameranx.com - by Jayne Pea
It's not a huge part of the game, or even an essential part of the story. But within the adolescent gags of Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA5) lies enormous issues with transphobia. It's been a year since the release of the original, and as the re-release on Xbox O... [more]
UA Professor to compete on RuPauls reality show (Dec 19, 2014)
kvoa.com - by Monica Garcia
Tucson - Life is a drag for local husband and father, but it's a good thing. That's because the UA professor of Custom Design, will be representing Tucson on national T.V.
Patrick Holt, a.k.a Tempest DuJour, is competing on Season 7 of Rupaul's Drag Race.
Drag club races to open by New Year's Eve (Dec 18, 2014)
ebar.com - by Matthew S. Bajko
The sounds of power tools and hammering reverberate inside the confines of the former Club Caliente in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood.
Trans anthems (Dec 18, 2014)
lgbtweekly.com - By Autumn Sandeen
I've been put in the position of thinking about musical anthems in past weeks. That's because Kate Pierson of the B-52s released a song planned to be included in her upcoming solo album - a song she hoped would become a "trans anthem." The name of th... [more]
Selfie-Centric & the Trans Gaze (Dec 18, 2014)
out.com - By Jerry Portwood
It's been a big year for trans narratives in mainstream media. But most of that attention has been on trans women such as Laverne Cox and others. A pioneer in the publishing world, Original Plumbing gives trans men visibility by documenting trans male cultu... [more]
Cover role models! Laverne Cox joins other transgender stars on pull-out front of transsexual sty... (Dec 16, 2014)
dailymail.co.uk - By Paul Chavez for MailOnline
Laverne Cox joined other transgender role models on the cover of transversal fashion magazine Candy for its fifth anniversary issue.
The 30-year-old Orange Is The New Black star wore a long tan dress with a high thigh slit... [more]
Conchita Wurst says won't be a bitter old drag queen (Dec 16, 2014)
au.news.yahoo.com - AFP
Vienna (AFP) - After a whirlwind year that saw her win the Eurovision Song Contest and perform at the European parliament and United Nations, "bearded lady" Conchita Wurst is headed for the recording studio but doesn't rule out hanging up her stiletto heels in ... [more]
english.caixin.com - By Vaughan Rapatahana
Gender on the Edge is a compilation of 15 academic essays with a focus on "non-heteronormative" behaviors, self-references and attitudes, that - by virtue of being outside of "normative" practices - are marginalized, often discriminated again... [more]
comicbookresources.com - Ryan Ingram, Contributing Writer
SPOILER WARNING: This article contains spoilers for "Batgirl" #37, released this past Wednesday.
The "Batgirl" creative team of Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr have issued a formal apology on Twit... [more]
tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com - Written By Sara Bibel
Los Angeles, CA - On Sunday, December 14th at 8:00 p.m. ET, Participant Media's television network Pivot and Univison will simulcast the next installment of their documentary series Panoramica hosted by America Ferrera. Crossing Over: ... [more]
Janet Mock Interviews 'Transparent' Star Jeffrey Tambor (Dec 13, 2014)
frontiersmedia.com - By Karen Ocamb
... Meanwhile, there's another breakthrough quietly happening on TV - the amazing popularity of transgender women such as Laverne Cox as TV stars, and now the emergence of trans author Janet Mock as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. ...
newnownext.com - by Dan Avery
In Batgirl #37, out this week,our costumed crimefighter battled an evil doppleganger in a rhinestone-studded Batgirl costume. At first it seemed like the Dark Knight Damsel just had herself a brat for an arch-rival, the kind of girl who checks her Faceboo... [more]
Transgender Documentary Series Coming to ABC Family (Dec 11, 2014)
time.com - Entertainment Weekly - Jonathon Dornbush
ABC Family has ordered a documentary show called My Transparent Life straight to series from Ryan Seacrest Productions, which will focus on a teenage boy as he deals with major changes to his home life.