Tag: Caitlyn Jenner

The Week In Trans 3/16/2

| Mar 16, 2020 | Reply

Listen up! It’s The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Chelsea Manning is free after a suicide attempt. A serial killer who preyed on trans women is sentenced to death. Large numbers of primary voters identify as LGBTQ. Zaya Wade appears on the red carpet with her family. The film Breakfast on Pluto is becoming a musical but not without controversy. State legislatures are continuing their crusade to “protect” trans kids by introducing legislation that will harm them. Virginia has passed bills supporting transgender rights. Missouri wants to lock up librarians who hold a Drag Queen Story Time. A trans dance troupe celebrates its fifteenth year. A trans woman who served a 30 year prison term for attempted murder is now helping other trans women prisoners. Research says Caitlyn Jenner has been found to have reduced transphobia among older conservatives. A Mexican trans woman has won the title of Miss International Queen. There’s all that and much more waiting for you to click on TWIT!

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Transgender news: The Week In Trans 11/12/18

| Nov 12, 2018 | Reply

And now, The News! Today we learn that while Christine Halquist did not win the Vermont race for governor several other transgender candidates won their races. The citizens of Massachusetts voted to keep protections for transgender people. The hijra of Bangladesh celebrate their recognition day. More than 2500 scientists have signed a letter against the redefinition of “sex.” The president has made it harder for trans refugees to gain asylum. Homer and Marge both dress as drag queens in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. There’s much more waiting for you, and we hand out several TWIT Awards in this edition of TWIT!

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Transgender Entertainment — Trans Media Arts

| Nov 12, 2018 | Reply

Amanda F. Steele covers the arts, media and entertainment beats. Today she has news about Caitlyn Jenner’s house, the one seen in her reality show, I Am Cait. She also fills us in on the transgender film star, whose film Rani, bagged an international award. Then she has the scoop on the cast of Season 4 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, and info on Laura Jane Grace’s side project with The Devouring Mothers. There’s all that and a bit more waiting for your perusal in Trans Media Arts.

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The Week In Trans 11/5/18

| Nov 5, 2018 | Reply

Who’s got all the transgender news? We do! We call it The Week In Trans. Today we learn that Caitlyn Jenner has a foundations that gives grants to trans organizations. Two trans women in Alaska have been elected to city councils. A trans woman in Colorado is running for a state seat. Lynn Conway is getting an honorary doctorate. Jeff Sessions speech to The Federalist Society was interrupted by a protestor. More reaction to the administration’s memo on redefining gender by birth sex. The 32 Annual 17th Street High Heel Race happened. A media project features a 70-year-old trans woman conversing with a 11-year-old trans girl. Mushrooms have thousands of sexes! There’s all that and more, plus a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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Trans Media Arts — Trans in Entertainment!

| May 28, 2018 | Reply

Amanda F. Steele cover the entertainment and the arts beat. Today in “Trans Media Arts” she has news about “Supergirl” and a new transgender character. There’s a Kim Petras video for her new song “Heart to Break” that you can watch and news about a new film from India that features a trans character in a leading role. She also has news about “Transparent” and the premier of the new show about the 1980s House Ball scene, “Pose.”

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The Week In Trans 3/12/18

| Mar 12, 2018 | Reply

Time again for our dive into the trans news of the world, The Week In Trans! Today we learn that a Vietnamese singer has won the Miss International Queen contest. Members of congress wanted to discuss trans rights with officials in the Trump administration. All those contacted declined. Caitlyn Jenner has come to the conclusion that Donald Trump is a major setback for trans people. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals finds that firing someone for being trans is illegal. Changing your birth certificate in Idaho just got easier. An Indian web show has people swapping genders for a month. Britain’s Labour Party affirms its acceptance of trans women. An editorial asks why conservatives are so angry at trans people. There’s a petition calling on Mattel to make a Laverne Cox Barbie. A Fantastic Woman’s Oscar win has influenced pro-trans legislation in Chile. RuPaul takes heat for saying trans women shouldn’t compete on Drag Race. The only surgeon in New Zealand who did GRS retired in 2015. They just got a new one. There’s all that and a lot more, along with several TWIT Awards, waiting for you in TWIT!

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Trans Media Arts — Trans-centric Entertainment!

| Dec 11, 2017 | Reply

Amanda F. Steele searches the world of entertainment and the arts to find stories featuring trans people. She presents her findings to you in her Trans Media Arts blog. Today she has a bit of a wrap up on the trans participation in arts and entertainment in 2017. Dive in and enjoy!

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The Week In Trans 8/7/17

| Aug 7, 2017 | Reply

It’s time for The Week In Trans! What transgender news has made headlines? A drag performer who asked to conduct a “drag queen story time”event gets death threats. A music distribution site gives its profits for a day to a trans law center. A clinic devoted to trans kids and teens opens in St. Louis. Gavin Grimm’s case is kicked back to a lower court. The Trump ban on trans in the military is causing reactions. Caitlyn Jenner was mad at him but then she was caught wearing a M.A.G.A. cap. A 10-year-old trans girl from New Jersey appeared on a British morning “chat show.” There won’t be a transgender emoji. More research is being conducted on a physical cause for trans identity. A boxer from California has become the first to compete as both male and female. There’s a lot more waiting for you in TWIT, including a raft of TWIT Awards! Don’t forget your TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 7/17/17

| Jul 17, 2017 | Reply

It’s time for our weekly wrap up of trans news, The Week In Trans! What did we find this past week? Lots of news about health care, or lack of it. Movement to block trans health care for the armed forces was defeated. The Senate wants to eliminate health care for trans folks. A woman who fought against trans protections in her state is now fighting to keep them in place. The woman who sued Planet Fitness in 2015 over a trans woman’s presence is still suing. Congress has other anti-trans bills it’s working on. Caitlyn Jenner may try to oppose them by running for the Senate. A trans woman author is running for the House. Jeff Sessions pushes “religious freedom” for some. There’s all that plus a lot more and several well deserved TWIT Awards. Don’t miss your TWIT!

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A Sabrina Cartoon 5/17

| May 1, 2017 | Reply

Love her or hate her, Caitlyn Jenner is a large figure in the trans world. Thanks to her celebrity status before transitioning she is possibly the most visible and influential trans figure who regularly gets media attention. While seeing a trans person being interviewed on television is encouraging in that it normalizes the presence of trans people to the general public, on the other hand, do we really want one person’s voice to drown out the voices of many other trans people? Today’s cartoon warns of that danger.

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Trans Media Arts — Trans People in the Arts

| Mar 13, 2017 | Reply

News about trans people and themes in movies, books, music and television! Amanda gathers it all together for Trans Media Arts. Today she tells you about a new documentary film titled “Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens” that follows the lives of LGBTQ people in the Buckeye State. Then she has word about an opera featuring a trans lead character, gives you news about Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner, and tops off the column with news about a NYC play looking to cast trans performers. Then she brings it all home with info on the first book in a new Young Adult series about a trans girl who through an act of heroism acquires super powers — and a female body. Get the scoop in today’s edition of Trans Media Arts.

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The Week In Trans 2/27/17

| Feb 27, 2017 | Reply

It’s time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that after only two episode CBS has canceled it courtroom drama Doubt. Gavin Grimm was misgendered by the complainants in his upcoming Supreme Court case. We examine a raft of stories about the Trump administration’s changes to trans student’s restroom rights. Caitlyn Jenner is upset with Donald Trump. So is Jackie Evancho. Trans helplines are seeing a marked increase in calls. A 17-year-old trans male has won a wrestling title in the girls’ division. There’s all that plus a lot more and several TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 2/20/17

| Feb 20, 2017 | Reply

All aboard the trans news train! The Week In Trans Express is leaving the station with all you need to know about the trans community around the world. Today we learn that the cover boy for CoverGirl makeup is in hot water on Twitter for a bad joke. The Texas legislature is determined to lose the state money by passing a restroom bill. University students are entering their preferred names into the school records. A survey says trans kids who transition early have better mental health. Over 800 parents of trans kids have written a letter to the president urging the government to stand by their children. Caitlyn Jenner explains her mission inside the Republican Party. A trans model is featured on the cover of Vogue Paris. Someone wants to kill Conchita Wurst. There’s all that plus a lot more and several TWIT Awards in this edition of TWIT!

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The Week In Transgenderism 8/22/16

| Aug 22, 2016 | Reply

It’s The Week In Transgenderism! All the trans related news gathered in one place for your convenience. Today we learn how actor Mark Rylance created the character of Olivia on stage. I Am Cait bites the dust. Target will spend millions to add single occupancy restrooms. A trans model from the ’60s goes back to work. Federal buildings overseen by the GSA must let people use the restroom of their choice. Tricare will start covering health needs of trans military. Is your lipstick bad for you? A new documentary show about gender change in Britain. Names in the news: Castor Semenya, Ruby Corado and Dr. Aaron Devor. All that plus a lot more news, and a few TWIT Awards, is waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Transgenderism 7/5/16

| Jul 5, 2016 | 1 Reply

Here it is, it’s come to save the day! It’s The Week In Transgenderism. First off we wish you a happy 4th of July if you are a U.S. citizen. Then, what do we learn from the news? Two trans women named Misty are running for office in Utah. The Pentagon has announced that trans soldiers can serve openly and the blowback has begun. A boy who plays with princess toys makes a well rounded adult man. Research on just how many trans people live in the U.S. The woman who spent 8 days in jail when the hotel staff thought she was a hooker gets a settlement. Pakistani clerics order people to treat trans people better. All that plus more! And of course, a batch of TWIT Awards, are waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Transgenderism 5/30/16

| May 30, 2016 | 2 Replies

It’s The Week In Transgenderism, featuring all the news that features trans people, issues or concerns. Today we learn that a Christian Arab woman has won Israel’s first trans pageant. There’s a feature length documentary about trans in the military. Which members of the LGBTQ community come out latest? A Pakistani trans activist dies while the hospital debates where to put her. We get a lot of takes on humor and the restroom issue. Caitlyn Jenner is banned in Africa. What did Jesus say about trans people? A trans woman is a fugitive after burning a gender clinic. Conversion therapy for minors is banned in Vermont. Whoopi Goldberg produces a reality show about trans models. The Miss Nerd NYC contest is coming soon. All that and a lot of Restroom Wars coverage and several TWIT Awards is waiting for you to click.

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Christine Zee Attends The GLAAD Media Awards

| May 23, 2016 | Reply

The GLAAD 2016 Media Awards, which recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of LGBT people, were held last week in New York City and our own Christine Zee was on hand for the festivities. She rubbed elbows with the stars and hobnobbed with the cognoscenti. She has filed this report on how she was invited to attend, who she met and what the whole affair was like.

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The Week In Transgenderism 5/16/16

| May 16, 2016 | Reply

It’s The Week In Transgenderism, a compilation of all the trans news we can find. Today we learn that Laverne Cox has been cast in a network TV show. Why is the Pentagon dragging it’s feet on trans soldiers? Visit Michelle DuBarry’s closet. Trevor Noah mocks the Restroom Wars. Jennifer Finney Boylan confronts a bigot on the air. Jazz Jennings thanks Obama for supporting trans student’s rights. A Republican Rep. is for trans rights. RuPaul’s DragCon brings in over 20,000 drag fans. A trans woman is elected in the Philippines. All that plus TWIT Awards galore is waiting for you in TWIT!

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Trans Media Arts — Film, Entertainment, Art!

| May 2, 2016 | Reply

Can you handle the hottest news form the entertainment and arts worlds? If you said yes then jump into Amanda’s Trans Media Arts column! Today she writes about trans and cis musician’s reactions to HB2 and has late night host Seth Meyers’ clip about the restroom laws. She introduces Cleopatra Kambugu, the Ugandan trans woman who stars in a new documentary. She has items about a trans singer, the Big Bad Wolf controvery and more. Keep up with trans people in the arts and entertainment arenas with Trans Media Arts.

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The Week In Transgenderism 3/28/16

| Mar 28, 2016 | 3 Replies

A trans woman from Scotland is in the finals of The Voice U.K. Restroom Wars continue to make news. March 31 is the International Transgender Day of Visibility. A trans woman is tossed out of a Trump rally. A trans woman how has had her surgeries tells all about the experience. RuPaul talks about gender, transgender, and drag. How do young people view gender? Angelica Ross makes a video, “Let’s Talk About the T.” Amnesia Sparkles wants to take her MtF transformations on the road. Trans people have more mental health and addiction problems. An Australian financier comes out as trans. Caitlyn Jenner really stirred things up by backing Cruz. All that and more, including a load of TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Transgenderism 3/21/16

| Mar 21, 2016 | Reply

The Week In Transgenderism welcomes spring! And brings you all the trans-related news you need. Today we learn that The True Colors Fund has picked four trans women activists to receive their Global Transgender Hero award. The city of San Francisco has provided GRS to 103 people since 2013. Janet Mock will speak at Penn Women’s Week. Los Angeles has formed a Transgender Advisory Council. A trans woman is the new LGBT Liaison in the White House. Eddie Izzard runs a lot and comes out as transgender. I Am Cait may be about to get the axe. Praise for the way Lilly Wachowski came out. The largest Canadian gender conference happened at the University of Victoria. All that plus more and a barrel full of TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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Where Do You Stand and Why?

| Mar 14, 2016 | 27 Replies

It’s an election year and in November the nation decides who will replace Barack Obama in the White House. There are also many congressional races up for grabs. Republicans want to put the Obama years behind them and get busy repealing everything he has done. Democrats want to elect someone who will maintain the progress and make greater headway on improving the country. Diane Hutchinson is an Independent who has voted for candidates from either party in the past. This year she is voting Democratic. Find out why.

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The Week In Transgenderism 3/7/16

| Mar 7, 2016 | 1 Reply

Prepare for information download! It’s The Week In Transgenderism with all the trans related news you can use! Today we learn that there is a Miss Trans Israel pageant. The KFC manager who hired and fired a trans woman has been fired. The governor of South Dakota vetoed the bathroom bill. Trans activist Danni Askini runs for her state legislature. Mya Taylor wins a Spirit Award. Caitlyn Jenner joins forces with MAC Cosmetics. Ellen Page hosts an LGBT travel show. There’s an Uber driver drag queen. A new web series documents historic trans people. A drag queen gets fired from a sex toy selling gig. One of The New York Dolls is now making and selling clothes. There’s all that and a load of TWIT Awards waiting for your attention in TWIT!

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Why Is That Funny?

| Jan 18, 2016 | 15 Replies

Some of the groups participating in the Philadelphia Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day found making fun of Caitlyn Jenner to be funny. They make signs that had Bruce Jenner on a a Wheaties box on one side and a Froot Loops box with Caitlyn on the other side. TGF contributor Diane Hutchinson was not amused. Today she comments on why it’s not just good, clean fun.

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Trans Lunacy or Just Media Lunacy?

| Jan 4, 2016 | 3 Replies

Babs is a bit upset that a convicted traitor to the United States is getting her thoughts on trans matters featured in the media. Babs feels that Chelsea Manning is not the person who should be representing the trans community and she has a number of far better suited people who deserve recognition for all they have done on behalf of the community. Let the media print what they have to say.

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The Week In Transgenderism 12/21/15

| Dec 21, 2015 | 1 Reply

Time once more for the ever popular feature, The Week In Transgenderism. It’s all the trans news you would have wasted hours of time searching through the Web for, condensed into one easily digestible page. Today we learn about the first black trans model. A model and pageant contestant gets dumped for being born male. Caitlyn Jenner handles controversy and gets a boost from Barbara Walters. Who were the most gender expressive celebs of 2015? A theory on why trans women get killed so often. A teen comes out as a woman at the prom. Manitoba has Canada’s first trans judge. More research on trans brains. Miss Kitty Litter leaves the stage. A trans man swims for Harvard. A reparative therapy clinic will be closing. There’s all that and so much more we don’t have room to tell you about it. Read your TWIT!

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