Crime and Punishment

| Jul 17, 2007
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janelavender.JPGAnd a couple of stories that having nothing do with the legal system, courts, jails and death. Really! We promise!

A new ally because of how TG’s are portrayed on TV… a city in the Buckeye state wants to host our conventions…And whose chest is that? Find out more in this edition of TGF News

Felony prostitution? It’s a new law in Arizona, and wouldn’t you know it: the first person charged in Pima County is one of us. (Of course, with the plea bargain, it’s now aggravated prostitution. Aggravated???) Go read the AZStarNet for clarification.

It’s a victory, of a sorts, for the family of one poor TG individual in India. Check it out on The Hindu.

California was already sued over the treatment of TG prisoners. Now, a gal sitting behind bars in Idaho is demanding the Corrections Department give her hormones. If she wins, watch for a big transgendered crime spree in Boise. In the meantime, check out the story on SoVo.

Jamie Tyroler has an argument for better health care for TG’s outside prison walls. She writes for Camp, in Kansas City.

Since I don’t have HBO, I don’t watch Entourage, and didn’t see what Bernie Heidkamp references. But, PopPolitics does seem to take a favorable stance on us, and chides Entourage for whatever it was they did. (Oh, and be sure to read about the Cliks’ lead singer, referenced in PopPolitics, in the Prescott Herald.)

SFWeekly’s The Snitch says research on the mating and dating habits of the Bay Area transgender is probably going away because of drama, drama and more drama. Oh, and money.

A Columbia, Missouri photographer, Jane Lavender, has been taking pictures of members of our community. Someone should have told her, we take plenty as is already. But, she’s putting her photos up for display, and may release a book. The Missourian has details.

Need a vacation destination? Would you consider Akron. Ohio. Seriously. They want us there. Go read the Akron Beacon Journal.

If you haven’t been to Unity Fellowship Church in Northwest in the past two weeks, you might not know that it’s Transgender Awareness Month.” Hell, I didn’t know it was Transgender Awareness Month! That’s why I’m glad I read this article on MetroWeekly.

Don’t take what isn’t yours. And just because someone’s in a dress doesn’t mean they’re soft and weak. Get more, though not much more, from The People.

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Ronnie Rho has been writing for Transgender Forum since May of 1999. One of these days, she'll get it right. She's been described as the "world's most famous recluse," but only by people who don't know her very well. She is unmarried, and lives in Cincinnati.

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  1. ronnierho ronnierho says:

    I’m just reporting the news, so I really shouldn’t accept any credit. (But I still will!)
    But you’re right: there’s a lot more out there in the public eye about us than there used to be. And it is more than just the crime beat stories. Those still exist, and we still report on ’em, but there aren’t as many. So, I guess we are making progress.

    Still, one story about a trans person murdered is too many. And one story about a man in a dress committing a crime is too many. So behave out there, and watch out for one another. 🙂

  2. says:

    I’ve just taken a few minutes and looked back over the last few months of postings from Ronnie. Is it just me, or is it amazing how much press the transgender community is getting? A few years ago it seemed to me that the only press we got was about a transgender prostitute getting busted with a celebrity, or a serial killer being found with a stash of women’s underwear. Week after week Ronnie is able to find stories that are of all moods and content, and the minority of them are crime related.

    First, kudos to Ronnie, for taking the time and having the skills to locate so many interesting stories and articles. Second, kudos to the transgender community, we are all taking steps out of the closet and the world at large is coming to see us and accept us bit by bit as one more aspect of the wonder of human variety. Yeah Ronnie, and Yeah Us!!!

  3. says:

    I’d be very angry if I knew that my hard earned money, yes, DAMN hard earned money was going towards hormones for a prison inmate. Cruel and unusual… yeah, right… Like the cruel and unusual CRIMES that *I* have been VICTIM to in MY life? Where are MY GD free hormones. He/she can have hormones when they get out and WORK for them.