KuwaitTimes.com - By Muna Al-Fuzai
They have chosen to be different. They were born with male or female bodies. They decided that they don't want to keep on going in life as a man or a woman. They wanted to be the opposite. Are they sick? Or are they normal human beings with different emotions? We call them various names and we judge them by the way they look, talk and act. Today those people whom we call different are our subject for local spotlight.
What do we call them and to what extent they are welcomed in our lives? Would you allow your teenager kids to hang out wit... [more]
Advocate.com - Joanne Herman
Transsexual? Cross-dresser? Gender-queer? Under the “transgender” umbrella are a range of people who deal with gender identity and gender expression in nontraditional ways. A primer on who’s who. Part 2 of The Advocate’s ongoing transgender series
Back in the 1980s, Billy Crystal’s Fernando character on Saturday Night Live claimed, “It’s not how you feel, it's how you look!” He was on the right track, except that how one feels can be equally important, as you will see.
What image comes to mind when someone says “transgen... [more]
Gothamist.com - Rachel Kramer Bussel
Linda Simpson knows how to have fun, and has parlayed her penchant for flamboyance into a career as a hostess and Mistress of Ceremonies. Whether presiding over naked glittering dancers, drag queen contests, or inebriated bingo players, she always livens up any room she's in. Inspired by The Rocky Horror Picture Show and clubs like Pyramid, she began doing drag in the late 1980s and hasn't let up since. Having performed all over town at events such as Wigstock and countless other queer soirees, she rightfully received the Legendary Award at N... [more]
Chicago Tribune - Bonnie Miller Rubin
CHICAGO – Shawn Coleman bristles when an application poses the question “male or female?” – as if there are only two choices.
When it comes to sexual identity, the 23-year-old Shawn – born Patricia – sees a broad spectrum, a man-to-woman or a woman-to-man continuum with many stops along the way. Think gender without borders. He (the preferred pronoun) looks male but not completely. He is not a lesbian, a cross-dresser or contemplating a sex-change operation any time soon.
“I always knew I was different than othe... [more]
Speaker cites difficulty of sex transitions, identity (Apr 12, 2006)
The Daily Cardinal - Courtney Davis
Blue Strom, who described herself as being in “gender limbo” but identifies mostly as a gay man, spoke Tuesday as part of the LGBT Campus Center’s Out and About Month series.
Strom discussed various struggles she has faced throughout ... [more]
CHAT DADDY: Oh, my God! My dad is dressing in mom’s stuff! (Apr 12, 2006)
Chicago Defender - Art Sims
Dear Chat Daddy,
I'm an 18-year-old senior in high school in Chicago. A couple of weeks ago, I came home early from school because I was not feeling well. Upon entering my home, I found my father in my parent's bedroom dressed in women's garm... [more]
She-male call (Apr 7, 2006)
BostonPhoenix.com - Dan Savage - from an August, 2005 Column
Note from Jon: Read the Question and then skip to the answer at: Okay, GIIRL, on to your issues... and I think it's an interesting and pretty damn accurate look into the psyche or many Admirer's...
I have been... [more]
Perceptions of gender too concrete (Apr 6, 2006)
The Daily Barometer Online - Luke Sugie
“Whoa, that’s totally a DUDE!”
As I tend to identify as a man for most of my waking life, having those words thrown at me doesn’t usually unnerve me. But last Saturday night when a group of presumably straight men decided to call ... [more]
Savage Love - Tranny pack (Apr 5, 2006)
Boston's Weekly Dig - Dan Savage
I’m a straight guy with conventional tastes in women. But a few years ago I accidentally ended up at a bar with drag queens. I found myself surprisingly turned on by this drag queen in a G-string that came over and shook her tits in my face. Ever since... [more]
I changed my sex. Now what? (Apr 5, 2006)
creativeloafing.com - Curt Holman
Scott Turner Schofield's rapid transit to a new identity
Signs Scott Turner Schofield is a man:
He looks, dresses and sounds like a man. He has a masculine name. He's prone to let the dirty dishes pile up. He uses the me... [more]
Trans Mission (Apr 5, 2006)
citypaper.net - Doron Taussig
Can a 6-year-old make up his mind about being a her? Parents at a recent conference say "yes."
Nine years ago, after five miscarriages and 11 rounds of in vitro fertilization, a 36-year-old New Jersey woman named Stephanie gave birth to twi... [more]
Battle of the Sexless (Apr 5, 2006)
citypaper.net - Ashlea Halpern
The plight of modern-day eunuchs, and why they come to Philadelphia
He could've filled three Pepsi cans. Maybe three and a half.
That's how much blood Talula estimates he lost the first time he tried to castrate himself.
Transgender movement emerging from shadows (Apr 3, 2006)
By Bonnie Miller Rubin - Tribune staff reporter
Shawn Coleman bristles when an application poses the question "male or female?"--as if there are only two choices.
When it comes to sexual identity, the 23-year-old Shawn--born Patricia--sees a broad spectrum, a man-to-wom... [more]
Interview by Sean Bugg - MetroWeekly - Washington DC
When Ruby Corado arrived in the Washington area as an immigrant from El Salvador, she was a teenager. She was also male.
"What marked the point when I decided I needed to leave was when I saw that my life was in dange... [more]
Go Ask Alice! (Mar 27, 2006)
Hey girls, I’m here today with a special summer edition of my column prepared especially for URNotalone. I’m a psychiatrist and a crossdresser, happy to discuss the many issues that come up in our colorful transgendered lives. Please send ideas for future topics to Alice.Novic@verizon.net, and for ... [more]
Transgender 101 for Dummies (Mar 23, 2006)
The Harvard Crimson Magazine - By MARK A. MOODY - Contributing Writer
Greetings, oh ignorant gender enthusiasts. Take heart, buckle down, and study FM’s fifteen second guide to decoding gender.
Sex and gender can be delineated into four discrete categories: biological s... [more]
Transsexual Seeks Mate Online (Mar 20, 2006)
chinanews.cn - by Lin Lulu
Huang Ningqian seems to be born beautiful judging from her graceful figure, high heels and tasseled shawl and every single movement reveals her feminine charm.
Nobody would ever imagine that such an attractive lady used to be a handsome man fo... [more]
Bois and Grrls - Genderqueer (Mar 16, 2006)
Dallas Observer - By Craig Malisow
One girl was called Jane Marie. Another little girl was called Felicity. Another little girl was Sally Joy. The other was me, and I'm a boy - The Who
Everything was fine until George Jorgensen Jr. came along.
In 1951, su... [more]
Alex T’Girl Photo Shoot With Helene Barclay (Dec 7, 2005)
URNotAlone often accepts opportunities for our members to share their experiences with URNA members. In this article, we have the opportunity to share Alex' unique experience with a photographer. We all see the great photos on URNA but we don't know the stories behind them. Thank you Alex for sharin... [more]
A note about this Article. It's a heartfelt Article about one Admirer's Experiences with Dating and Trying to find a permanent relationship with a Transexual. It is a tad Adult in a few spots, but, it is such a well written, honest Article about 1 Admirer's Experiences we think it will provide some ... [more]