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How One Young Trans Woman Went From YouTube Confessional To Rom-Com Movie Star

How One Young Trans Woman Went From YouTube Confessional To Rom-Com Movie Star

May 14, 2015

mtv.com - by kase wickman

A few years ago, Michelle Hendley was just a girl in her apartment in Columbia, Missouri, making confessional YouTube videos and rambling on about her life. "I'm wearing clothes!" one is entitled. Hendley looks into the camera, narrating, "today was really warm out, it's kind of springy," muttering to herself as she tries to fit in the frame to display a floral skirt and a white top, telling the 8,000-plus eventual viewers that she hasn't been out for a while and was really excited to see her friend.

 
Why I do what I do

Why I do what I do

May 11, 2015

Hello URNA!

This is my introduction... this is the part that is written below my picture on the back paperback cover if I ever wrote a book for URNA. I am completely different from the previous columnist. I am appreciative of her work and words, the time and passion spent on URNA. This is simply a passing of the torch.

I have to be honest, when Pam first asked me to take a shot at writing an "Ask Jenn' column for URNA, I refused. Go 'ask Pam', she'll tell you that's the truth.

Why did I refuse? Simply, there is very little way I can be helpful... [more]

 
Most Transgender Youth In Canada Self-Harm, Consider Suicide, Study

Most Transgender Youth In Canada Self-Harm, Consider Suicide, Study

May 8, 2015

The Huffington Post Canada - Julianna McDermott May 6 2015

Transgender youth in Canada are facing major mental and physical health challenges, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. The study called, “Being Safe, Being Me,” is based on the results of a nation-wide survey of more than 900 transgender youth from ages 14 to 25.

The study’s mental health findings were particularly alarming. About two-thirds of the youth reported engaging in non-suicidal self-injury in the past year. A similar number had seriously considered suicide, wh... [more]

 
Transgender Today - NYT Editorial Series

Transgender Today - NYT Editorial Series

May 5, 2015

NYTimes.com - Editorial Board May 4 2015

“The only way I will rest in peace is if one day transgender people aren’t treated the way I was, they’re treated like humans.”“Fix society. Please.” Leelah Alcorn, a 17-year-old, in her suicide note.

Part 1 - The Quest for Transgender Equality - Being transgender today is still unreasonably hard, but it is far from hopeless. This is the first in a series looking at the challenges ahead.

A generation ago, transgender Americans were widely regarded as deviants, unfit for dignified workplaces, a ... [more]

 
New Suicide Hotline Dedicated to Trans People Now Open for Calls

New Suicide Hotline Dedicated to Trans People Now Open for Calls (Apr 27, 2015)

Advocate.com - Mitch Kellaway November 24, 2014

San Francisco-based Trans Lifeline has collected an all-trans staff of volunteers who aim to make the crisis hotline experience more comfortable and accessible for trans callers.

Trans Lifeline, the first U.S. suicide hot... [more]

Transgender Parents Speak Out About What Makes a Family

Transgender Parents Speak Out About What Makes a Family (Mar 28, 2015)

yahoo.com - Beth Greenfield

The transgender parents of two young children living in Kentucky are raising consciousness about family, honesty, and love this week after some splashy media coverage in the British tabloids stemming from an appearance on “The Ricki Lake Show” in 2013. ... [more]

Can Jewish Transgender Teen's Successful Coming Out Provide Model for Others?

Can Jewish Transgender Teen's Successful Coming Out Provide Model for Others? (Mar 28, 2015)

forward.com - Hannah Rubin

San Francisco — Tom Chai Sosnik stood in front of his eighth-grade class, flecks of rainbow colored hair visible beneath his blue yarmulke, as he was wrapped in a tallit for the very first time. His classmates stood and chanted together, “Baruch HaBah [... [more]

For Some in Transgender Community, It’s Never Too Late to Make a Change

For Some in Transgender Community, It’s Never Too Late to Make a Change (Mar 11, 2015)

NYTimes.com - JACOB BERNSTEIN MARCH 6, 2015

One Friday night last fall, 50 well-dressed guests piled into an apartment in Hell’s Kitchen for a party celebrating Sheela-Marie Padgett, a 57-year-old former dancer with the New York City Ballet.

Waiters passed drinks befo... [more]

Raising Zay: A Family's Journey With A Transgender Child

Raising Zay: A Family's Journey With A Transgender Child (Feb 22, 2015)

cincinnati.com - Anne Saker

Four in 10 transgender teens in the United States attempt suicide. Leelah Alcorn's death was a clarion call for the transgender community. This is Zay Crawford's story.

On the drive to Cincinnati one morning last fall, Jason Crawford peeked i... [more]

Transition nation

Transition nation (Feb 22, 2015)

heraldscotland.com - Vicky Allan - Senior features writer

When you fill in a form in this country, there are usually only two tick-boxes for gender: male or female.

Even when someone is unhappy with their gender, we expect that they simply want to be the other one. If y... [more]

My Story (a guest post by Just a Girl)

My Story (a guest post by Just a Girl) (Feb 21, 2015)

blog.timesunion.com - By Byrgen Finkelman

Listen to my story, a painful one

Too different?

I always felt different from others. And being judged by them made things worse.

Oakland mom shares experience of raising transgender child

Oakland mom shares experience of raising transgender child (Feb 20, 2015)

wn.ktvu.com

Oakland, Calif. (KTVU) - Public figures like Congressman Mike Honda, and actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, coming out in support of their transgender family members are sparking a conversation about what it means to be transgender.

Parenting a Transgender Child

Parenting a Transgender Child (Feb 20, 2015)

huffingtonpost.com - Sarah Virginia White - Editor at Sproutling, writing about inspiring and empowered parents.

Tomas is an 8-year-old who was born male and began going to school as a girl named Luna in second grade. At the time, his parents, Amy and Pete Rochas of Berkeley, Calif., ... [more]

South Africa: I'm Just Not Gay, I Am Transgender

South Africa: I'm Just Not Gay, I Am Transgender (Feb 19, 2015)

allafrica.com = By Bongiwe Tutu

Despite its progressive laws concerning sex, gender and sexual orientation, South African society does not always make space for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI). Mongezi Mkhondo told Bongiwe Tutu about his ... [more]

Two of a Kind

Two of a Kind (Feb 19, 2015)

poz.com - by Ademola Bello

In many aspects, Octavia Lewis and Shawn Lopez are like most couples forging a life together. Introduced about four years ago by friends, the pair recently moved into a two-bedroom apartment in the Bronx, New York, where they've already started a family. Mar... [more]

Skin and Bones in the Closet

Skin and Bones in the Closet (Feb 18, 2015)

huffingtonpost.com - Zoe Dolan - Transgender Defender

The video I did for What's Underneath is about how my sex change resulted in the right body. Kind of.

In an ideal sense, the right body would have been there to begin with, and everything about it would have been rig... [more]

A Grandfather's Love: Congressman Mike Honda Opens Up About His Transgender Granddaughter

A Grandfather's Love: Congressman Mike Honda Opens Up About His Transgender Granddaughter (Feb 18, 2015)

huffingtonpost.com - Marsha Aizumi - Author, 'Two Spirits, One Heart'; member, PFLAG National Board of Directors

Just recently, my transgender son Aiden and I attended an event near Los Angeles, California called Courageous Conversation, a one-day symposium for superintendents and sch... [more]

The Real 'Transparent': My Dad Transitioned into a Woman

The Real 'Transparent': My Dad Transitioned into a Woman (Feb 17, 2015)

thedailybeast.com - Danielle Shapiro

Denise took the gun out of her mouth. She wasn't going to give up her kids. She wasn't going to say goodbye to Fran, her high school sweetheart and wife of 34 years.

Her last break-up had been a bad one. It was sudden, heart-wrenchin... [more]

With love and hairspray: The art of making drag queen hair in Juneau

With love and hairspray: The art of making drag queen hair in Juneau (Feb 17, 2015)

ktoo.org - By Lisa Phu

James Hoagland is in the business of wigs. Not just your ordinary costume and fashion wigs - his are specifically for drag queens.

He spends hours styling hair and stitching it into wig caps. Last year, he sold 300 mostly to clients in the Lower 4... [more]

Fallon Fox on life as a trans athlete: The scope of vitriol and anger was mind-blowing

Fallon Fox on life as a trans athlete: The scope of vitriol and anger was mind-blowing (Feb 17, 2015)

theguardian.com - Jos Truitt

An athlete and a transgender person - that both identities could be conceivable fascinates our media landscape, from the New York Post all the way up to the New York Times. This is perhaps why speculation about Bruce Jenner's gender identity has been disap... [more]

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