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TransMilitary Screened in San Diego

| Feb 11, 2019 | Reply

By Melanie Yarborough SAN DIEGO HOSTS TRANSMILITARY FILM AND PANEL DISCUSSION The documentaryTransMilitary was recently screened at San Diego California’s 9th Annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival, held at Balboa Park’s Museum of Photographic Arts.Military issues particularly resonate in San Diego: The city is home to three naval bases, three marine bases and one coast […]

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The Week In Trans 12/25/17

| Dec 25, 2017 | 1 Reply

Its The Week In Trans! Merry Christmas to one and all! Today we learn that a trans woman in Botswana will be legally female. President Trump’s Justice Department is working overtime to come up with reasons to keep trans people out of military service — but it’s not working. Judges keep blocking the ban. A report is out on the legal rights of trans people around the world. A trans woman has ridden her skateboard across the entire country — alone. A teacher in England has written books to explain transgender issues to young children. New British passports may have an X designation for gender fluid people. A trans woman in Brazil is a top female soccer star. 9-year-old queen Lactatia joins the House of Mizrahi. There’s all that and many worthy TWIT Award recipients waiting for you in this Christmas day edition of TWIT!

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There Will Always Be Transgender People in the Military

| Oct 9, 2017 | Reply

Dr. Dana Bevan discusses the reasons the administration’s ban on trans people in the military is futile. As a former member of the U.S. military Dr. Bevan knows what it was like to serve while hiding her trans nature. That’s what will occur is trans people are banned. She also talks about why letting trans personnel serve openly is a good idea and goes into just how difficult it will be for the armed services to discharge the 15-20 thousand people now serving.

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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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Big Win in Congress for Trans Military

| Jul 17, 2017 | Reply

On Thursday, July 13, 2017 Democrats stood together and tall for common sense military readiness, transgender equality and health care equality and were joined by 24* Republicans and defeated an unnecessary and hateful amendment by Rep. Vicky Hartzler, a Republican from Missouri, that would have banned the coverage of transition-related health care for transgender troops.

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The Week In Trans 6/5/17

| Jun 5, 2017 | Reply

Here’s your heaping helping of trans news that we call The Week In Trans! Today we learn that there is a photo exhibit called Beautiful Boy featuring a new way to be male. Many decisions in court cases are being issued, upheld, and struck down. A drag performer has 12 rules to follow for a successful drag career. The military is supposed to have a plan for inclusion of trans soldiers. They are not double timing it to get that done. Grayson Perry, transvestite artist, wants to dance. Sense8 has been cancelled. Mariette Pathy Allen’s trans photos are featured. Vinny Ohh wants to not have any genitals. Oh! There’s all that and a lot more, plus a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 10/31/16

| Oct 31, 2016 | Reply

It’s all the trans related news that’s fit to print! The Week In Trans is here and ready for your perusal. What do we learn today? Plastic surgery fan and singer Pete Burns has passed away. Gavin Grimm’s case is going to the Supreme Court. Controversy over taking the rights we can get or holding out for more. Kataluna Enriquez is the winner of the 2016 Trans Nation Pageant. A trans model is featured on the cover of Elle Brazil and another is on the cover of the Spiegel Catalog. Big turnout for the D.C. High Heel Race. 10 trans soldiers come out as trans. Bianca Del Rio creates a comedy special. Are you ready for Ed Wood the musical? All that and more is waiting for you in today’s TWIT!

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Ending Trans Discrimination in the military — the rest of the story

| Jul 27, 2015 | Reply

We get closer every day to the time when trans people can serve openly in the military. The Defense Department has now authorized conducting a study to determine the affect openly trans soldiers will have on the various branches of the service. Today Babs Casbar Seperstein runs through some of the important steps that lead to the start of the study and mentions some of the trans advocated who played a large role in moving open trans service along.

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Being Transgender in the Military

| Jul 20, 2015 | 2 Replies

Dana Bevan was in the military for a long time. She served as a a stealth trans soldier and devoted much effort to keeping her gender status secret. Today she writes about what it was like to hide for all that time and how she did it. She then discusses what the changes will be with trans people serving openly.

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