Tag: Chelsea Manning

The Week In Trans 6/4/18

| Jun 4, 2018 | Reply

Get ready! it’s all the trans news you can use! We call it The Week In Trans. Today we learn that Japan’s businesses are beginning to hire trans people. Gavin Grimm’s case will continue. A young trans man in Dallas will hear his preferred name at his graduation. An intersex vet is hoping to get a gender neutral passport. An 8th grade gender fluid child wore the transgender flag as a cape when they hoped to ask Betsy DeVos a question. A trans woman immigrant died in custody. How young is too young to decide what gender you are? A man is transforming Barbie dolls into Drag Race contestants. The CDC will keep the optional LGBT question on a survey. Good news from Chile’s supreme court. Chelsea Manning appears to have contemplated suicide. All that and more is waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 1/29/18

| Jan 29, 2018 | Reply

It’s time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that the Hasty Pudding theater troupe at Harvard will allow women to perform. A Harris Poll says more people are expressing discomfort with LGBT people. Court rulings, motions and decisions. Hate crimes are up by 85%. Trans Oscar nominations! The Church of England welcomes trans parishioners, but not too much. Abercrombie & Fitch introduces a line of gender-neutral clothes. Rep. Joseph Kennedy will escort a trans soldier to the State of the Union. A study shows kids are more flexible about gender. Russia will allow trans people to legally change gender. A trans woman competes in a beautiful butt contest in Brazil. There’s all that plus much more, and several TWIT Awards will be presented. Don’t miss your TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 1/15/18

| Jan 15, 2018 | Reply

What time is it? Time for The Week In Trans! Chelsea Manning wants to be the Democratic candidate for Maryland’s Senate seat. A Wisconsin school district has settled with a trans student who was denied the use of the boys’ room. The Supreme Court won’t hear a case against a Mississippi law allowing professionals to refuse services to LGBT people. Danica Roem is sworn in. The founder of two trans pageants is killed by her husband. Trans youth will have a float in the Sydney Mardi Gras parade. First trans prom queen in Britain is viciously trolled. Brit network ITV produces a documentary on trans people. People complain that Jinkx Monsoon took a role from cisgender females. Drag Race alum Adore Delano is sued. A newspaper editor is fired for Twitter comments about trans people. A trans woman appears on the cover of German Playboy. A South American store is busted for selling a “transgender doll.” Fifty makeup tips! Toyota uses drag queens in their ads on British TV. There’s all that and a ton more, along with a plethora of TWIT Awards!

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The Week In Trans 9/18/17

| Sep 18, 2017 | Reply

The trans news from around the world is all here in The Week In Trans! Today we learn that RuPaul’s Drag Con drew a large number of young fans. Amendments to the Defense Authorization Act would slow the enacting of the trans military ban. Chelsea Manning was offered a visiting fellowship at Harvard till they said, “Oops. Our mistake.” Gavin Grimm is crowd funding his college expenses. Kid Rock does anti-trans raps at his shows. Danica Roem’s campaign agains “Bigot Bob” is heating up. LGBT kids had Camp Rainbow for summer fun. Eddie Izzard will run for parliament in the next general election. Britain’s ITV announces a show about a differently gendered child. Munroe Bergdorf has a new modeling gig. There’s all that and more plus a few TWIT Awards in this week’s TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 8/14/17

| Aug 14, 2017 | Reply

It’s time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that 8-year-old drag queen Lactatia is a star. Gavin Grimm has dropped a portion of his case. A third grader is suing her charter school for discrimination. There’s a lot of news about President Trump’s trans military ban. The governor of Texas is obsessed with passing a bathroom bill. Danica Roem is profiled in Metro Weekly. There is a day camp for trans kids in California. Chelsea Manning appears in Vogue. A grocery store tries to kick out a trans woman customer. Drag Race is up for 7 Emmys. Much more news is waiting for you, along with several well deserved TWIT Awards in this edition of TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 6/12/17

| Jun 12, 2017 | 2 Replies

It’s time for TWIT! That’s The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? Billboard magazine brings together Drag Race queens for a kiki. Gavin Grimm graduated from high school. Chelsea Manning talks about why she did what she did. Methodists ordain a non-binary person. RuPaul says America needs more drag super stars. Peppermint is the subject of a documentary. If Texas passes the bathroom law the NFL may not go there for the 2018 draft. An 8-year-old drag princess is causing controversy. San Francisco historic drag spots will get plaques. There’s all that and much more plus a number of TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 5/22/17

| May 22, 2017 | Reply

It’s time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that a neo-Nazi group attacked a trans cartoonist’s Facebook page. A trans woman is approved to file a lawsuit under the Americans With Disabilities Act. A contestant on The Bachelorette is in hot water for a transphobic remark. Masculine Chinese girls have formed a “boy” band. Changes may be in store to update Britain’s Gender Recognition Act. A school in London will allow boys to wear skirts. If they have the legs for it, why not? Chelsea Manning is a free woman and we finally have an updated photo of her. Many are wondering if the deadline for including trans troops in the military will be honored. There are changes to laws concerning gender in several place. All of those stories and more, plus a couple of TWIT Awards, are waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 12/12/16

| Dec 12, 2016 | 1 Reply

What do we learn in today’s edition of TWIT? It looks like a gender fluid actor will be nominated for both genders in the “best supporting” category of the Academy Awards. Medicaid in New York will cover gender-transition for youth. Australia tries to update trans specific laws. They’ve also replaced Santa with drag queens. Malta accepts trans identities. Samoa celebrates its trans people. Miss Waria Indonesia 2016 has been chosen. Washington state Republicans seek to repeal anti-discrimination protections. Texas learns nothing from North Carolina and moves ahead on a bathroom bill. Walmart’s health insurance now covers trans related medical care. There’s all that and much more, along with a load of TWIT Awards, waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 11/7/16

| Nov 7, 2016 | Reply

It’s The Week In Trans — All the trans related news from around the world gathered in one place for your perusal. Today we learn that Bob The Drag Queen flew to the west coast to Trick or Treat with a nine-year-old fan. Trans kids can use the restroom they like in any Dept. of Defense program or activity. The Bud Light Party is over — because it was too LGBT friendly? An app to find trans-friendly services is coming soon. Health Insurance is covering more gender transition services. Trans people are more ethnically and racially diverse. Myanmar holds its first trans beauty pageant. The Boulet Brothers create a dark alternative to “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” A trans woman is the Oprah Winfrey of China. All that and much more plus a boatload of TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 9/19/16

| Sep 19, 2016 | Reply

It’s all the trans news from around the world in our news feature, The Week In Trans! RuPaul wins an Emmy. The NBA and the NCAA abandon North Carolina over HB2. California has a program to hire trans restaurant staff. A trans immigrant is suing Mike Pence to change his name. A Dominican woman was arrested and housed with male prisoners after she was misgendered. A trans woman soldier is on the front-lines. A German drag queen sues a right wing group for hate speech. Trans actor Jen Richards has been cast in “Nashville.” Chaz Bono is scary on “AHS.” Chelsea Manning ends her hunger strike with the promise of GRS. All that plus more stories from around the world and a boatload of TWIT Awards are waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans

| Sep 12, 2016 | Reply

Time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that two notable personalities in the trans community have passed away: The Lady Chablis at the age of 59, and Alexis Arquette at the age of 47. GRS is now legal in the United Arab Emirates. RuPaul will give an inspirational talk. The creator of Susan’s Place has transitioned. Airbnb promises to stop discrimination in its rentals. A trans woman is running for the Washington state legislature. A defaced Bettie Page mural is fixed and Divine joins her on the wall. Andreja Pejic attended Burning Man and it was hot. Trans Bolivians can get correct gender ID. Melissa Sklarz joins the team at the TLDEF. All that plus more and a load of TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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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 11/16/15

| Nov 16, 2015 | 2 Replies

A trans woman is representing Ireland in an international pageant. Chelsea Manning has been ordered to cut her hair by prison officials. The woman arrested on suspicion of prostitution at the Drury Inn in Iowa is suing. The Cleveland VA opens a trans medical center. Caitlyn Jenner gets a Glamour award and faces protestors. Could the 1964 Civil Rights Act already offer protections for trans people? A trans teen just misses being homecoming queen. A major sports team comes out in support of anti-trans discrimination in Massachusetts. You could be a living Jessica Rabbit if you have $200,000 to spend. Congress’s LGBT Equality Caucus is creating a Transgender Equality Task Force. Heklina has won a Queerty Award. Drag queens will again march with Philly’s Mummers. There’s all that plus much more and several TWIT Awards waiting for you in this week’s TWIT!

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The Week In Transgenderism 3/9/15

| Mar 9, 2015 | Reply

The Week In Transgenderism is here! Today we learn that some TG models in India are producing a calendar. Philadelphia will host Wigs and Wings. The killer of Islan Nettles has finally been arrested. Atlantic City has hired a drag ambassador. Restroom Wars continue. Calpernia Addams is Down Under. Facebook has added one more option to its over 50 gender options. The former Saks employee fired for being femme has gotten a settlement. There’s all that and more plus a few TWIT Award waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Transgenderism 11/10/14

| Nov 10, 2014 | 2 Replies

Loki the Trickster is gender fluid. The trans candidate in Nevada lost. An artist does a show about (possibly) transgender saints. Lea T has an historic new gig. Discovery Life Channel has a TG docu-series coming next year. Starbucks in Canada uses “Drag Race” stars in a commercial. Chelsea Manning files a lawsuit. Why do trans men get pregnant? A trans woman is the 2014 LGBT Engineer of the Year. A trans boy raps about being TG. Malaysia moves toward stopping mistreatment of TGs by the law. All that and much more is waiting for you in this TWIT!

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Why Paul McHugh is a Menace to TGs

| Jun 23, 2014 | 1 Reply

Paul McHugh is a former Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins who denies the existence of trans as a real condition. He claims it is a disorder that is all in the mind and that transgendered people don’t deserve to have their civil rights guaranteed. He believes SRS is a waste of money and doesn’t resolve gender dysphoria. McHugh can believe what he wants but when he publishes his beliefs in a major newspaper as fact he does major harm to trans people. Dana Bevan tells us why.

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