The Week In Trans 5/20/19

| May 20, 2019 | Reply

It’s The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Jazz Jennings has been accepted at Harvard. The Republican candidate selected to run against the Democrat in North Carolina is the sponsor of the “bathroom bill.” The House of Representatives of the USA passed the Equality Act. Don’t expect it to make it through the Senate. House Republicans attempted to amend the Act to the point where it would have been anti-transgender. Chelsea Manning is back in the slammer for refusing to testify. Danica Roem has made a name for herself in the Virginia legislature. Texas doesn’t want trans people eating at Chick-fil-A. Trans women have a lower risk of breast cancer than cisgender women. A trans man complained of belly pain in the ER. He was in labor and didn’t know it. Google has created gender fluid emojis. SnapChat has a filter that changes a person’s gender in the app. For some cisgender people it’s just fun but it has possible benefits for trans people. The English cabbie who won £4 million in the lottery and changed genders has passed away. There’s all that and a whole lot more, plus several important TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 5/13/19

| May 13, 2019 | 1 Reply

Today in TWIT we learn that the first transgender member of the Brazilian congress has been elected. 58% of respondents to an NCTE survey said they were harassed or abused by law enforcement. The Colorado National Guard refuses to institute the trans ban. Students denied access to restrooms and locker room corresponding to their gender identity are more likely to be victims of sexual assault. Colorado’s governor signed a bill cutting off state funds for trans health care. Mexico’s Supreme Court has upheld people’s right to have their birth certificates updated. A trans woman weight lifter has her wins rescinded. A court in Canada has ordered a father who constantly misgenders his trans son to keep his mouth shut. 11-year-old drag queen Desmond is Amazing is featured in a sneakers ad campaign. Indya Moore is on the cover of Elle. There’s all that and a whole lot more, plus several TWIT Awards waiting for your perusal in TWIT!

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The Week in Trans 5/6/19

| May 6, 2019 | 1 Reply

What do we learn in today’s edition of The Week In Trans? Ten transgender asylum seekers have been granted asylum. The Trump administration issues a rule allowing doctors to deny treatment based on their faith. Arizona courts can compel parents to provide counseling and treatment for trans children. In an AARP survey 46% of grandparents would accept LGBT grandchildren. Iowa votes to not allow taxpayer dollars going toward transgender care. Gavin Grimm will get his day in court in July. Tennessee makes being in the restroom of your gender identity comparable to indecent exposure. More on the story of the Welsh woman who reacted badly to hormone treatment. Caster Semenya is not transgender but her excess testosterone could influence treatment of transgender women athletes. The creator of Friends admits that lack of knowledge about transgender issues led the show to some bad transgender plot lines. Pose returns in June. There’s all that and a boatload more of news from the transgender world waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 4/29/19

| Apr 29, 2019 | Reply

What time is it? Time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn there is a transgender woman candidate for president. The SCOTUS will hear arguments in the case of the trans woman fired by a funeral home. More on Kirsten Gillibrand and the drag show. The CDC says one out of seven trans woman have HIV. A Canadian drag queen was instrumental in decriminalizing homosexuality. Several states have announced their National Guard will not follow the Mattis Plan. Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied about trans in the military. San Francisco opens a shelter for homeless transgender teens. A Honduran trans woman has been granted asylum, after waiting a year. The police in one area of Pakistan are recruiting trans community members. There’s all that and more plus a good helping of TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 4/22/19

| Apr 22, 2019 | Reply

Time for all the transgender news we could find! It’s The Week In Trans! Meet the new transgender member of Thailand’s parliament. Learn more about the effects of the trans in the military ban. A beer company brews up a beer named for Marsha P. Jackson. The AMA tells a judge that trans kids need to be allowed to use the restroom of the gender they identify as. A university in England runs an online survey about the trans community’s take on transgender athletes. Presidential candidate Kristen Gillibrand hung out with drag queens backstage at a show in Iowa. All-male Morehouse College will admit trans male students. Beto O’Rourke got so worked up over the Texas bathroom bill he broke a promise not to cuss. Harry’s Shaving Company features a trans man in their TV ad. The stars of Pose will lead the New York Pride Parade. A trans teen from Brunei fled that country to seek refuge in Canada. There’s all that and much more along with several TWIT Awards in this edition of TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 4/15/19

| Apr 15, 2019 | Reply

What time is it? Time for The Week in Trans! What do we learn today? A trans activist in Armenia gives a stirring speech to parliament. Betsy DeVoss admits she knew trans students would suffer but she rolled back protections anyway. A report is in on the death of a trans immigrant while in ICE custody. The DOJ issues an equal opportunity statement that includes gender identity and sexual orientation for its employees. An NBC reporter uses masculine pronouns when referring to Chelsea Manning. The Ohio teens who won a lawsuit they filed because a judge told them they were too young get their new names. Japan has its first transgender elected official. According to a study trans men are at greater risk for heart attack. A senior trans activist explodes the myth that trans women have to dilate for the rest of their lives after surgery. There’s all that and a ton more stories in TWIT!

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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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The Week In Trans 12/17/18

| Dec 17, 2018 | Reply

Time again for the fascinating feature we call The Week In Trans. Today we learn that Angela Ponce won praise for he bikini body in the Miss Universe pageant. The Trump administration is still trying to convince the judge to let them ban trans soldiers. San Francisco creates a cultural district base on trans history. A trans prisoner was denied hormones in prison. She sued and won the case. More evidence that denying the validity of transgender identity causes mental health problems. If Brexit is finalized there may be a hormone shortage in Great Britain. The Church of England has produced guidelines for a ceremony to welcome transgender people. A woman in the Kansas Senate has left the Republican Party over disagreement with a Republican resolution recognizing only two genders. A pastor in Detroit has been arrested in the murder of a transgender woman. Tasmania passes a law making it easier to change legal gender. There’s all that and more, plus a couple of TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 12/10/18

| Dec 10, 2018 | Reply

What do we learn today? The Belgian film “Girl” has stirred controversy and not just over casting. Three senators want to know what happened to a trans woman who died while in ICE custody. The judges says the injunction against the trans military ban stay in place. The new trade agreement was supposed to protect LGBTQ workers in all three countries but the USA found a way to finagle it. President Trump’s nominee for attorney general doesn’t not have a spotless record regarding LGBTQ issues. The head of one of the groups opposing Massachusetts’s anti-discrimination law admits his group make up the trans predator stories. The Republican governor of Indiana wants a bill to protect transgender people in his state. A French teacher has lost is job over his refusal to use a student’s preferred pronouns. A trans man boxer has become the first trans man to box in the USA, and he won his first match. A transgender YouTube personality made her own Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show video to prove trans women are worthy to model lingerie and wear wings. There’s all that plus much more, and a few TWIT Awards, waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 12/3/18

| Dec 3, 2018 | Reply

It’s time again for the feature we call The Week In Trans! Today we learn that British Vogue has hired its first openly transgender columnist. The woman who died in ICE custody was beaten before she passed away. The administration’s urging of a rapid ruling from the SCOTUS on trans troops is likely to not hurry up the court. It appears that as trans people come out more, violence against us increases. A school guidance counselor in Florida has caused problems with parents by steering students to trans aware health care. A twelve-year-old drag performer makes enough money to buy his parents a new house. A political party in Canada passes a resolution calling Gender Identity Theory a “liberal ideology.” A trans clinic has opened in San Jose, California. There is a group of drag performers with Down Syndrome. There are many responses to the NYT op-ed from a trans woman that said her neo-vagina doesn’t make her happy. There’s all that and a few well deserved TWIT Awards awaiting your perusal in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 11/26/18

| Nov 26, 2018 | Reply

Time for the News! What do we learn in The Week In Trans today? A New Orleans school has their first trans homecoming queen. Last week was Transgender Awareness week and November 20 was the Transgender Day of Remembrance. The Trump administration asks the Supreme Court to rule on the trans military ban. Activists project “Transgender People #WontBeErased” on a Trump hotel. A film titled The Real Thing is available on Vimeo. PM Justin Trudeau refuses to back down on trans protections in the new North American trade agreement. Native Americans recognized 5 genders. Butterfly will be coming to the CBC. Trans women are painting murals in India. The Archbishop of Canterbury says God is neither male nor female. There’s all that and a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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