The Week In Trans 8/19/19

| Aug 19, 2019 | Reply

Set the Way Back Machine for last week! We bring you all the news about transgender people and issues in The Week In Trans! Today we learn that an Indian woman has won Miss World Diversity for the third time. The Department of Justice is suspending justice for transgender people. Protections for trans people in health coverage is threatened as the administration seeks to remove those protections from the ACA. The administration is also hard at work changing the rules requiring federal contractors to not discriminate against LGBTQ employees. Sense a theme? More trans women have been murdered and one suspect in one case has turned himself in. California institutes a retroactive change of names and genders on student records. IMDb will remove the dead-name of any performers who request it. Janet Mock is interviewed on Fresh Air. Over 7200 drivers licenses have “X” as the holder’s gender. There’s a video interview of the first drag queen to hold elected office in the U.S. Mj Rodriguez won an award for her performance on Pose. There’s all that, and it’s just the tip of the trans news iceberg you’ll find in TWIT! Along with a few TWIT Awards, of course.

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The Week In Trans 8/12/19

| Aug 12, 2019 | Reply

New Content is here! First up is The Week In Trans! What do we learn on this sunny summer day? Danica Roem is campaigning for reelection and she is opposed by anti-LGBTQ groups. Leaked emails show the Department of Education fast tracking an investigation into cisgender girls’ complaint about trans girls on their team. New HUD regulations will hurt trans people seeking housing. Have you had your Bone Mineral Density tests? News flash: People who pass in their preferred gender are treated better. Drag queens in San Francisco are forming a union. More trans women of color have been murdered. One suspect is in custody in one case. No one tried to help a trans woman who was beaten by 7 teens. Gavin Grimm has won his case. More about the transgender angel hired by Victoria’s Secret. Geena Rocero makes her debut in Playboy. The first transgender reality show star dies in mysterious circumstances. There’s all that and a few TWIT Award waiting for you now in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 8/5/19

| Aug 5, 2019 | Reply

Time for all the transgender related news we could find! It’s The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Laverne Cox was picked by Megan Markle to be featured on the cover of British Vogue. Three dozen member of the House of Representatives sign a letter to ICE protesting treatment of trans prisoners. The World Health Organization has changed its classification of gender incongruence. If you want to change your name and gender on your driver’s license in Alabama get sterilized first. The woman who hacked Capital One is transgender. Mario Lopez made ignorant statements about trans issues and wasn’t save by the bell. A trans woman weight lifter wins two gold medals and a silver in the Pacific Games. They came with a load of blow back about her gender status. Marvel Studios is searching for a trans woman to appear in an upcoming film. Pose rewrites the history of the fight against AIDS, but in a good way. Sade’s son has had confirmation surgery. Victoria’s Secret hires their first transgender Angel. See photos for the 2019 China Drag Queen Contest. There’s all that and more plus a few TWIT Awards in this edition of TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 7/29/19

| Jul 29, 2019 | Reply

Time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that one of the youngest transgender confirmation surgeries was performed on a 17-year-old. A federal judge has approved a settlement over North Carolina’s bathroom bill. Gavin Grimm’s case is finally going to trial. Billboards in Detroit are featuring pro-transgender messages. Indiana will change a person’s name without notification to the public. More queens from Drag Race get their own shows. Three presidential candidates have added their pronouns to their official profiles. Isis King is in the film When They See Us. Scientists have developed an artificial uterus that may allow trans women to get pregnant. More films are released featuring transgender themes. There’s all that a lot more plus several TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 7/22/19

| Jul 22, 2019 | Reply

Time for all the transgender news! What do we learn today in TWIT? Phyllis Frye will speak at the Health, Labor and Employment Institute in Wisconsin. A man has been arrested in the murder of Zoe Spears. Massachusetts welcomes trans people into its National Guard. The Tinder app seems to be discriminating against trans people. Sarah McBride is featured in a story on CBS News. News outlets are reporting on the problems faced by transgender sex workers. The College of William and Mary has a “trans locker” where students can get free clothing. Berkeley, California eliminates manholes in favor of “maintenance holes.” There’s a new YouTube video featuring David de Alba. The first out trans woman on Big Brother says CBS made her do it. It’s hard for trans people to access healthcare. Apple has new emojis but no transgender ones. How could we tell? There’s all that news and a lot more, along with some TWIT Awards, waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 7/15/19

| Jul 15, 2019 | Reply

Say kids, what time is it? Time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that trans author/activist Sarah McBride is running for her state’s Senate. The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would allow trans people to serve in the military. We find out how ICE treats transgender women in detention. Mike Pompeo creates a human rights panel made up of people who would deny trans people their rights. How much could you spend on gender transition procedures? A research study shows that trans people who pass in their preferred gender get a pass from people. A South Korean drag queen talks about using drag to raise awareness. A Stonewall veteran has had a stroke at the age of 78. Pose focuses on violence against trans women in a recent episode. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attends a drag show and joins the performers onstage. At the right wing rally in D.C. a group of drag queens shouted down the right wingers. Mattel has created a Barbie doll version of Ziggy Stardust. Scarlett Johansson says she should be able to portray any person, tree, or animal since that’s an actor’s job. Gigi Gorgeous has married Nats Getty, a granddaughter of J. Paul Getty. There’s all that plus a smattering of TWIT Awards waiting for you in this edition of TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 7/8/19

| Jul 8, 2019 | Reply

Time for The Week In Trans! A woman in D.C. creates a safe space for trans women of color to meet and talk. Medical organizations in the U.K. and U.S.A. urge their members to learn to care for trans patients. A project in NYC is reveals more historic sites for the LGBT community. A man calls the cops when a trans woman used the ladies room with his wife. The trans woman is arrested when she spits on the man. Info on traveling while trans. Entre Nosotros is a film about five trans women who are undocumented. Seven new books with transgender themes are released. Miley Cyrus’s new video features transgender models. Drag Race star Alyssa Edwards has an eye shadow palette with Anastasia Beverly Hills. There’s all that and a lot more plus several TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 7/1/19

| Jul 1, 2019 | Reply

We call it The Week In Trans, better known as simply TWIT. It’s a digest of all the trans related news we could find. What do we learn today? Maebe A Girl is the first drag queen to hold elected office in the USA. Now she’s running for congress. The Philadelphia Police Department puts new rules in place for dealing with transgender people. People noticed that Julián Castro misspoke during the debate and said trans women should have access to abortions. NBC News does a feature on transitioning gender in the workplace. The far right threatens trans people more often online. Trans and non-binary people make money on YouTube. Kansas allows people to change the gender on their birth certificates. That’s just a sample of the news you’ll find in TWIT! Plus we have more than a couple of TWIT Awards!

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The Week In Trans 6/24/19

| Jun 24, 2019 | Reply

it’s all the transgender related news we could find! The Week In Trans! What’s new? Jet Blue airlines features two drag performers in their latest commercial. The New York Times does a feature on a non-binary writer and photographer who shattered gender norms in early 20th century France. More violence is reported against trans women of color. An executive at Goldman Sacks transitions from male to female. There is a 9-year-old drag queen named Kween Kee Kee. Movement on legislation affecting trans people as well as court decisions. Failed gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist starts a new green energy business. Mastercard will let you use the name you want on your credit card. A trans woman in Chicago accuses a police officer of forcing her to have sex in order to avoid arrest. Janet Mock signs an unprecedented deal with Netflix to produce content. Geena Rocero is the August Playmate of the Month! Drag is so prevalent that there’s now a drag queen teaching computer coding on YouTube. There’s all that plus a lot more news and several TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 6/17/19

| Jun 17, 2019 | Reply

What’s new around the world in the transgender community? It’s here in The Week In Trans! Today we learn a star of the FX show Pose got into a fight with a protestor outside of the studio where the show was filming. More legal moves are being made to block the rule letting healthcare providers deny treatment to trans people. The support for trans people in the military is rising among Republicans. Beto O’Rourke has released detailed proposals for LGBTQ rights. Paris Lees is an ambassador for Pantene. Disney World has held its first Magical Pride. Miss USA has won the Miss International Queen contest. The highest ranking trans officer in the British army is now a Member of the British Empire. Dallas police have arrested a man in the murders of two trans women. A trans woman has been appointed to the board of Planned Parenthood. Brazil has an all trans man soccer club. Mexico City schools have a new dress code allowing boys in skirts and girls in pants. There’s all that and a lot more plus some TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT! Be sure to login so you don’t miss it!

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The Week In Trans 4/8/19

| Apr 8, 2019 | Reply

Time for all the news from the transgender world! What do we learn today? Mara Keisling is fighting the Trump administration to maintain our rights. Michigan honors the creator of International Transgender Day of Visibility. Monica Helms, creator of the trans pride flag, writes about how it feels to see it in the halls of congress. Euro Pride won’t allow groups that demean other groups to participate. As the Equality Act is debated it’s amazing what representatives believe about trans people. Chelsea Manning is out of solitary but still in stir since she won’t talk. Google has appointed the president of the right wing Heritage Foundation to an advisory council and Google employees are not taking it well. Many rural trans people are happy living where they are. There’s all of that and a lot more, plus a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 4/1/19

| Apr 1, 2019 | Reply

Today we learn many things in TWIT. Among them, Tanwarin Sukkapisit is the first transgender person elected to the parliament of Thailand. All the court stays on the trans military ban have been lifted. Several members of congress posted the transgender pride flag at their office entrances for the International Day of Transgender Visibility. A bill in California would make it illegal to do genital surgery on intersex children without their consent. A bill in Texas would let medical and legal professionals, as well as barbers deny service to people who offend their “deeply-held religious beliefs.” A research study shows that trans women have better cognitive skills if they take estrogen after GCS. Trans people in the D.C. area can take advantage of a database of healthcare providers. In the midst of the Brexit mess the British government is being petitioned to increase funding for gender clinics. Australian trans actress and advocate Georgie Stone has been cast as a transgender character on a soap opera. Dex Frier was hoping to be prom king but had to settle for being one of two “royal knights.” Denver, Colorado wrapped up its Denver Drag Days festivities with a record breaking drag brunch. There’s all that and more along with a host of TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 3/25/19

| Mar 25, 2019 | Reply

The Week In Trans is here! What do we learn today? The 1982 film Tootsie has been turned into a Broadway play and it opens at the end of the month. The trans military ban is back on hold but don’t hold your breath. More court activity to come. The Canadian Armed Forces have issues new directives on how to treat trans troops. A trans activist from Honduras says a wall will not stop people from seeking refuge in the U.S. Republicans are reluctant to renew the Violence Against Women Act since it includes for the prisons to consider the safety of trans prisoners. A school district in Georgia has blocked a trans boy from running for prom king. Trans candidates are running in local Philadelphia elections. A study shows men who identify as cisgender but have sex with trans women have a higher-than-average HIV infection rate. And there’s lots of other news plus a few TWIT Awards. It’s all waiting for your click.

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The Week In Trans 3/18/19

| Mar 18, 2019 | Reply

Time for The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? Brianna Titone the first trans person elected to Colorado’s legislature spoke at a university. The Pentagon has some loopholes in the trans military ban. Vermont becomes the latest state to allow an X for gender on licenses. Jazell Barbie Royale has won the Miss International Queen title. Johnson City, Tennessee is LGBT friendly in the middle of a red state. A trans man has formed a company to educate businesses on how to deal with trans employees. There’s a better chance you will have an eating disorder if you are transgender. Project Runway has its first transgender model. The University of Southern California has a trans specific scholarship. Gigi Gorgeous backed out of gender confirmation surgery at the last minute. There’s all that and much more news, along with a few well deserved TWIT Awards, waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 3/11/19

| Mar 11, 2019 | Reply

What do we learn today in The Week In Trans? Chelsea Manning is back in the slammer for refusing to answer grand jury questions. The legal battles over the trans military ban continue. This week the House will take up the Equality Act. Trans people who ran for congress last year lost because they didn’t raise enough money. Danica Roem has raised more money after she was threatened with pickets from the Westboro Baptist Church. There’s a European drag river cruise set for this summer. Some trans people are not told that they may not be fertile after they begin hormone therapy. A 9-year-old trans kid is profiled on the BBC. Martina Navratilova has apologized for her comments on trans women athletes — sort of. An Egyptian trans woman was taken into custody and has not been heard from. There is a mistrial in the case of the D.C. men who robbed trans women and murdered one. There’s all that and much more waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 3/4/19

| Mar 4, 2019 | Reply

Time for The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? Out magazine has a trans woman editor. The trans military ban keeps making news. A group of drag queens protest against a border wall. Pakistan has its first drag queen insult comic. South Dakota has voted against a bill that would require trans student athletes to compete in their birth gender. Andreja Pejic is the new Bonds girl. The United Methodist Church hasn’t got a method to deal with LGBT+ members. A scientist claims that there’s no difference between male and female brains. Billy Porter talks to Vogue about why he wore that tuxedo gown. Ellen Page stands up for trans people. Trans patients in Britain have long wait times before they can see a doctor. There’s all that and one lone TWIT Award waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 2/18/19

| Feb 18, 2019 | Reply

And now! The Week In Trans! Today we learn that the Canadian government used its Twitter account to promote a Canadian drag performer on RuPaul’s Drag Race. South Dakota’s House of Representatives passed a bill banning education on transgender issues to elementary school students. Tennessee is working on a law that puts being trans in the restroom in the same as exposing ones self. But the state also has decided crimes against trans people are hate crimes. Congress is seeing bills in both houses designed to protect trans military personnel. An actress playing a trans role in a BBC mystery turns out to be trans herself. The goal of a trans woman named Erin Parisi is to climb the highest mountains on each continent. A Naval Academy graduate alleges she was forced to resign because she is trans while the Navy maintains she sexually harassed someone. A trans woman is suing Harvard saying that she was denied admission to graduate programs there after she rebuffed sexual advances by someone in the admissions office. There’s all that and few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWiT!

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The Week In Trans 2/11/19

| Feb 11, 2019 | Reply

Prepare to download information on the transgender world experience! We call it The Week In Trans. Today we learn that five trans members of the military were invited to attend the State of the Union speech. The California National Guard will not discharge trans members. Senator Kristen Gillibrand introduced a bill that would allow trans people to serve openly in the military. A trans officer in the British armed forces says there has been no downside to openly trans soldiers. More obituaries and a eulogy by the governor of New Jersey for Babs Casbar Siperstein. Legislation and court decisions for and against trans people. Michigan’s new governor bans state contractors from discriminating against trans people in hiring. A transgender designer shows off her clothing line during Fashion Week in New York. There’s all that and a lot more, plus a few TWIT Awards in this edition of TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 2/4/19

| Feb 4, 2019 | Reply

Get ready because here’s all the transgender news in The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Pink News has a new video feature where trans women talk about their lives. The mother of a transgender student in Pennsylvania wrote an editorial for USA Today. The trans military ban is still getting press coverage. Smithsonian Magazine has an article on trans soldiers. A trans high school girl was elected homecoming queen. The Indiana legislature is considering a bill that would define a student’s rights by the sex listed on their birth certificate. The American Bar Association supports the right of transgender people to adopt. Hate crimes against gay and trans victims went up in D.C. A transgender march on Washington is in the works for March 31. A German court rules an insurance company must pay for a trans woman’s beard removal. A couple in Erie, Pennsylvania photographed a bird with both male and female coloring. There’s all that and a lot more waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 1/28/19

| Jan 28, 2019 | Reply

Links in TWIT will open in this window. To return to this page use the Back button on your browser. If the link opens in a new tab, close the tab to return to this page. The big news from last week in the SCOTUS decision about President Trump’s ban of transgender people in the […]

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The Week In Trans 1/21/19

| Jan 21, 2019 | Reply

All right class! Prepare to take notes on the latest happenings involving transgender people. It’s a lecture we call The Week In Trans! Today we learn that a German politician has come out as a trans woman. Elections have consequences and the 2018 election has brought changes in the laws regarding trans people in several states. A transgender publication from 1930s Germany was almost erased by the Nazis. Trans Visibility Day is March 31. An openly trans woman runs for Philadelphia city council. Nicole Maines finally gets her super hero suit on Supergirl. Studies show that children know what gender they are. Do Nhat Ha has won the Miss Tiffany pageant in Vietnam. There’s a lot more so do your reading assignment and get all the news from TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 1/14/19

| Jan 14, 2019 | 2 Replies

Time for the news! What do we learn today in The Week In Trans? A trans woman is the new president of a New York state lawyer’s association. Two women assaulted a trans woman in a nightclub ladies room. A trans woman is Texas was denied competing in a rodeo barrel race. More trans women have been victims of violence in the new year. North Carolina is still losing business because of their stance on trans people. The state of Idaho was told by a judge to provide GRS to a prisoner. The governor is appealing the ruling. Marvel Comics has introduced a drag queen mutant hero. Our Lady J is labeled one of the worst dressed at The Golden Globe Awards. Former TGF contributor Bobbi Swan has passed away. Safiey Illias has turned down tea with the mufti. Jennifer Pritzger is a transgender Republican who condemns her party’s stance on trans issues. There’s all that and a lot more, plus a few well deserved TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 1/7/19

| Jan 7, 2019 | Reply

Time again for all the trans related news we could find! It’s The Week In Trans! Today we learn that a trans pioneer whose story was featured in a BBC documentary in the 1970s has passed away. The trans military ban staggers on in the courts. A trans man soldier is running for local office while he serves overseas. A representative from Virginia has hung a transgender pride flag outside her new office. New laws allowing a non-binary gender marker on ID go into effect. What is a British trans woman ballerina doing in Montana? The new president of Brazil has clamped down on LGBTI rights. In England people approved for procedures such as hair removal are waiting for months to get the actual procedure. Wisconsin public employees have transgender medical care covered again. Franklin Graham was put in Facebook jail for remarks he made about trans people. A trans cosmetics millionaire in Malaysia has been invited to tea with a Muslim mufti. This could signal a relaxation of Islam’s attitudes about transgender people. That’s just a taste of what’s in store in this edition of The Week In Trans! Dive in and enjoy the news!

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The Week In Trans 12/31/18

| Dec 31, 2018 | 1 Reply

Happy New Year! Welcome to the last TWIT of 2018! Today we learn that a drag performer is a judge of Philadelphia’s Mummers Parade. 2018 saw much legislation around the country that affects transgender people. A trans woman football player won a settlement from the team that wouldn’t let her play. A trans man in New Zealand says they will nurse their new baby — but they’ve had a double mastectomy. Trans people often get misgendered after they die due to the way death certificates are issued. A team of scientists in Australia have looked into “junk DNA” to see if it can explain why trans people exist. Pakistan has had it’s first trans pride march. Trans people over 60 will get a 40% discount on train tickets in India. A civilization 3000 years ago in Persia recognized a third gender. There’s all that and a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in the last TWIT of 2018!

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2018 In TWIT

| Dec 31, 2018 | Reply

This look back at the TWIT news of 2018 contains links to publications that may have removed the linked articles from their sites or moved the articles. As always, if the link opens in a new window close the window to return to this page. If it opens in a new tab close the tab […]

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The Week In Trans 12/24/18

| Dec 24, 2018 | Reply

What do we learn In The Week In Trans today? Ryan Cassata has a Christmas video for you. A trans inmate will be given gender confirmation surgery. Two trans women will take their seats in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. A study has found couples with one trans partner have trouble finding housing. Lynn Conway delivers the University of Michigan commencement address. The GoFundMe campaign to buy ladders to go over The Wall was thought up by a trans woman. Teen Vogue has a feature on seven trans teens. There’s a boy band called Ladyboy that’s composed of trans boys. Meet the first transgender mariachi. Is the world ready for a transgender 007? There’s all that and more plus a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in this edition of TWIT!

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