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The Week In Trans 2/19/18

| Feb 19, 2018 | Reply

Get ready! Here comes The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Jeffrey Tambor is officially fired from Transparent. The Pentagon has issued a memo that could affect trans soldiers, while the troops don’t seem to be too concerned about trans soldiers. Daniela Vega is gaining celebrity for her role in A Fantastic Woman. Bath salts will help promote trans rights. One third of Americans believe that being trans is a sin. More info on the breast feeding trans woman. News about trans kids. South Dakota won’t be adding warning signs to restroom doors. A Japanese boy who dresses up and posts photos on the web gets caught by a male friend — who asks him out. Courtney Act talks about gender. There’s all that and more plus a few well deserved TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans February 5, 2018

| Feb 5, 2018 | Reply

Good morning campers! It’s time to roll out of your bunk and read The Week In Trans! Today’s TWIT informs us that some members of Congress escorted trans military people to the State if the Union. Ten federal judges have ruled against the trans military ban but the RNC endorses it. Coca Cola wants to sell their fluid to the gender fluid. HHS let’s doctors refuse to treat you because their religion says you’re bad. Trans mayor Jess Herbst runs for reelection. Bathroom bills are introduced but move slowly. Candis Cayne will appear on Grey’s Anatomy. April Ashley wins an award. Courtney Act wins on a reality show. All that and plenty more is waiting for you, alone with a few TWIT Awards, in this edition of TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 10/9/17

| Oct 9, 2017 | Reply

Time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that there’s a big benefit planned for Puerto Rico with over 20 drag queens. The Mermaids charity for trans kids in the U.K. is under fire. A woman in Uruguay is their first trans senator. Jeff Sessions kneecaps trans employment protections. There’s a new Miss First Nation in Australia. Netflix is showing a documentary on Marsha P. Johnson. There’s a major new LGBT talent agency. Courtney Act does a transformation video. People in Brazil are watching a soap opera featuring a trans man. We give Pope Francis and Salman Rushdie TWIT Awards! And there’s more! For all the trans related news don’t miss your TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 7/31/17

| Jul 31, 2017 | Reply

Last week the tweets hit the fan when President Trump announced on Twitter that he was “banning” trans people from the military. Searching for transgender news brought up loads of stories on the presidential ban. So TWIT is a bit heavy on that news. We did manage to find other news so it’s not all about the ban. There’s the study by MSU that says married trans folks are less likely to face discrimination. The “third gender” of Pakistan don’t like the rise of the transgender identity. A trans man is peddling across the country to highlight assaults by intimate partners. The LDS church excommunicates a trans woman for being a woman. News about The Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive. All that and more along with a couple of TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 6/26/17

| Jun 26, 2017 | 1 Reply

Time again for the weekly news roundup we call The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? Candis Cayne has written a book called Hi Gorgeous! Lots of legislative activity in states around the country for and against trans people. More coverage of Brooke Guinan in the NYC Pride Parade. Eddie Izzard talks to NPR. Meet the former Hasidic rabbi who is now a woman. Also meet the 14-year-old Seattle drag queen. Boys in England wear skirts to school because of the heat. Venice’s first female gondolier isn’t female. She’s a trans man. Courtney Act is looking for love on MTV. There’s all that plus a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 2/6/17

| Feb 6, 2017 | 1 Reply

The Week in Trans is on the air! What do we learn today? A Nepalese trans model has made history in India. The Supreme Court is considering the Gavin Grimm case in March. Concerns that President Trump will overturn President Obama’s LGBT protections even when he said he won’t. Australian drag star Courtney Act does Australia 101 for American audiences. The new lineup of competitors on Drag Race is announced. The Boy Scouts open their doors to trans boys. A small town Texas mayor comes out as trans. San Francisco designates the first trans historic district. Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia will offer gender confirmation surgery. The Imperial Court of San Diego has their 45th coronation. There’s all that, plus a lot more, and a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 8/29/16

| Aug 29, 2016 | 62 Replies

Welcome to The Week in Trans! You may wonder where the ‘genderism” went, and we are happy to answer. Dropping that part made sense since it’s easier to type “trans” than “transgenderism.” Also, the term “transgenderism” is outdated and offensive to some. What do we learn in TWIT today? A trans woman performance artist is suing Chicago so women can bare their breasts in bars. A research study shows that trans people’s brain structure is different. What does the Bible really say about trans people? Samoa prepares for its annual drag pageant. The DOJ creates a training video for police interactions with trans people. HB2 news! Courtney Act interviews people at a Trump rally. Steven Colbert revives that video with Rudy Giuliani in drag. Wigstock sets sail. All that and more plus a load of TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Transgenderism 3/14/16

| Mar 14, 2016 | Reply

Welcome to The Week In Transgenderism! Today we learn that The Wachowskis are now The Wachowski Sisters. Seattle’s mayor has signed an executive order to protect the rights of trans people dealing with city offices. NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio has signed a bill that requires trans access to public restroom facilities. Learn how Carmen Carrera made it to the top. Meet trans man model Laith Ashley. Also meet trans man scholar Stephen Whittle. Are you ready for makeup tips from Miss Fame? Courtney Act met Madonna in Melbourne. The man who brought Rocky Horror to the London stage has passed away. There’s all that, plus more, and a large quantity of TWIT Awards waiting!

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Trans Media Arts — Trans in Arts & Entertainment

| Jul 20, 2015 | Reply

Today is the debut of our new Trans Arts feature. Amanda F. will be covering trans people and themes in arts and entertainment. Today she blogs about Caitlyn Jenner’s new reality show, Sense8 on Netflix from the Wachowskis, Against Me!, Courtney Act’s latest video, Ugly, and much more.

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The Week In Transgenderism 7/13/15

| Jul 13, 2015 | 3 Replies

It’s all the transgender news we could find and assemble in one place — The Week In Transgenderism. Today we learn about a pop metal singer named Ladybeard. We find out that West Virginia has modified their driver’s license photo rules. Outfest is screening several trans-centric films in L.A. We also learn who are the most memorable trans characters in indie film. There’s news about voice programs for TG kids, the most spectacular drag shows in the world, and Caitlyn Jenner. Oh, and Big Freedia has written a book. It’s all in TWIT!

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The Week In Transgenderism 12/8/14

| Dec 8, 2014 | Reply

Nicole Maines has won a $75,000 settlement with her former school. A US Dept. of Education memo protects trans students from the kind of thing Maines was subjected to. Drag stars are doing holiday shows in NYC all month long. Minnesota TG student athletes can pick their teams. Another photographer document Cuban TGs. India’s first trans newsreader advocates for change. Miami-Dade has extended protections to TGs. Panti Bliss gets her just reward from Stephen Fry. All that and a lot more is waiting for you in TWIT!

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