Thursday, December 6, 2012


  • Manning Trial: Being Transgender Doesn't Mean You're Unstable

    I've usually avoided talking about the trial of Private Bradley Manning, given that I've been directly involved with this situation before and probably will be in the future.

  • Transgenders break into Brazil's modeling sector

    The 6-foot-tall Tavares is among Brazil's small but growing ranks of transgender models -- leggy, high-cheekboned sirens who were born men and are causing a splash here as well as in Paris and other international fashion capitals.

  • DSM-5 Plays Sleight of Hand With Trans Diagnosis

    The American Psychiatric Association has signaled that, with the publication of DSM-5, transgender identity will no longer of itself be classified as a mental disorder, a change that they hope will remove stigma and undercut anti-trans prejudice, but ...

  • 30 Days Of LGBT Holiday Giving: Give A Gift To The National Center For ...

    Note: This holiday season, in lieu of a traditional holiday gift guide, we'll be featuring a different LGBT organization each day for our "30 Days Of LGBT Giving.

  • Op-ed: Transgender Dinosaurs and the Rise of the Genderqueers

    She was a lovely 13-year-old girl, with long blond hair, bright hazel eyes and the budding bosom and hips of the woman she would soon be.

  • Transgender No Longer a Mental Illness

    In a big step for transgender rights, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) has removed being transgender as a mental illness.

  • Geo Wyeth Interview: Transgender Artist On Technology, Failure And Being A ...

    Geo Wyeth is a musician and performance artist who is a rising star in the New York art world. He's also a biracial female-to-male transexual (FTM) who sings openly about living in a world of binaries.

  • Gay People More Financially Secure Despite Unique Barriers: Study

    The gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community is in better financial health than the rest of the country on average, a recent study found.

  • Guest post: On the 'Transgender' Word

    You pose an interesting and important question. It is likely one that is bound to come up again and again considering the queer community's passion for semantics.

  • The personal high cost of Transgender transiton

    On top of the emotional toll of unsupportive family members and friends, the financial cost for transgender individuals to transition can be extremely high.

  • Being transgender no longer a 'mental disorder': APA

    The American Psychiatric Association has revised its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and it no longer lists being transgender as a mental disorder, among other changes announced this past weekend. Transgender people will now be ...

  • NCAA's transgender and transsexual rules

    "Since participation in athletics provides student-athletes a unique and positively powerful experience, the goals of these policies are to create opportunity for transgender student-athletes to participate in accordance with their gender identity ...

  • Bringing transgender issues into the open

    "It (was) just sort of segregating me and saying that I'm, as a transgender person, wrong," he says. "Any other male student in the school can (use the boys' washroom).

  • On Being Transgendered or Gay: Blame It on Mom and Dad and the Politicians?

    Not that there should be any blame or that there is anything wrong with being a gay or transgender person, but the reality is a large number of fundamentalists think it is a terrible sin, that LGBT people will all being going to the proverbial hell in ...

  • Being Transgender No Longer a Medical Disorder

    On December 1, the American Psychiatric Association's board of trustees approved the latest revisions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, aka the DSM-V.

  • Transgender bill 'isn't necessary,' concedes Canadian Human Rights Commission

    OTTAWA, Ontario, 5 December, 2012 ( - A high ranking representative from the Canadian Human Rights Commission (HRC) told the Canadian Justice Committee last week that a private member's bill that would afford special federal ...

  • Rules Regarding Transgender Inmates Continue to Change

    California prison officials are revising their official rules and manuals to address transgender inmates. Several legal battles, rule changes and disputes have occurred in various states over the last year, repeatedly raising the difficult question of ...

  • Transgender Latinas Find a Refuge in Queens

    For Joselyn, who is transgender, the process of being buried alive was nothing new. Growing up in Guatemala, she had suffocated beneath a barrage of insults and physical attacks from her family, her neighbors and her peers, she said.

  • Dashad Sage Smith, Transgender Teen, Still Missing in Virginia

    Sage Smith, a transgender 19-year-old girl from Charlottesville, VA, was last heard from just over two weeks ago, on November 20.

  • Terminology: Are You a Transgender?

    There's that word again, being used as a noun. This time it's in an Associated Press article about trans models in Brazil, referring to trans people as "transgenders," i.e.

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