[USA] [Commentary] Transsexual women
This is not an easy piece to write. It's probably the most unusual and unprecedented case the Philippine Supreme Court has had to deal with in its history. It will be many, many years before the high court can have some kind of "transgender law" to guide its future deliberations on transgender cases.[IL,USA] The Struggles of Homeless Trans Youth
Homeless LGBT youth face increased difficulties compared to their heterosexual counterparts both on the streets and within the shelter system, according to a study the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force report, "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth: An Epidemic of Homelessness," which was released in January 2007.[USA] [Television]Either way, "Miriam" an awful dating show
Yes, there is something about Miriam, all right. She's a guy. Or, well, a pre-op transsexual, anyway. Welcome to "The Crying Game: The TV Series."
Six strapping heterosexual British dudes. One stunning Latin model. A mansion in Ibiza. The guys compete in this "reality" dating show to be the one who gets to go on a weeklong yacht cruise with Miriam and pickup 10,000 pounds ($20,670) in the bargain. What they don't know, of course, is that she is in one very important area actually a he.[VA, USA] [News Feature/People]Born Again
It's her hands that will always give her away.
Strong and broad and coarse with wide nail beds, they're folded daintily across her lap, fidgeting and smoothing the fabric of her tan skirt. She doesn't try to hide her hands. Doesn't dress them up. No nail polish. No French manicure.
They are Clinton Edwards' hands. They are also Nova Edwards' hands.
On the cover: "All my life I've felt uncomfortable in my own skin," Nova Edwards says. Her transition to womanhood has been fraught with difficulties; psychiatry still views transgenderism as a disease. [Photo by Scott Elmquist][USA] [Commentary]
Tactless activism is ineffective
Although it's an international organization, very few people had heard of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence until this month. The Sisters are a group of cross-dressing gay men who dress-up in the garments of Catholic nuns and participate in displays of public activism against the Catholic Church. Last week they took their activism act to San Francisco's Church of the Most Holy Redeemer and, dressed in drag and hideous makeup, demanded that the archbishop deliver Holy Communion to them.
Baltimore Police: Man May Be Targeting Transvestites
Police believe a gunman is targeting transvestites in Baltimore and Washington and are asking for the public's help in cracking the case.
Bar owner ends transgendered patron ban
Tom Anderson said Wednesday that he's dropped his year-old ban on transgendered patrons from his Scottsdale nightclub and is relabeling one of his club's restrooms as unisex to be usable by all patrons.
[USA] [Blog Commentary]
Transgender Rights Are A Worldwide Struggle
Excerpt: As a transgender person, my brothers and sisters are everywhere. I am not limited to the borders of the United States or my ancestral home continent of Africa in this regard. Any success that we as transpeople have somewhere on planet Earth affects me positively. I also share the pain and disappointment when I hear about the violence and repression faced by transpeople in many parts of Africa, Central America, South America, Jamaica and the United States or the legal setbacks in various countries when it comes to transgender issues.
[Commentary] ‘Sexual Orientation Only’ ENDA is Bad Strategy
ENDA Vote Again Delayed
[Commentary] Trannies & lezzies & gays, oh my