Category: Community News

The Week In Trans 8/13/18

| Aug 13, 2018 | Reply

It’s The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? The newest preteen drag queen is the U.K.’s 11-year-old Violet Vixen. The trans in the military ban is still slogging through court. Judges in three different cases have upheld trans student’s restroom rights. Miz Cracker was mugged in Dublin. Laverne Cox’s makeup artist was turned away from a chicken restaurant along with other trans people. 67 members of Congress signed a letter promoting trans prisoner’s housing rights. Another Representative has introduced a bill to improve the TSA’s treatment of trans travelers. Transgender vets are as healthy as cis vets. Two trans politicians were profiled in the press. Caitlyn Jenner wants to play a Marvel villain. There’s all that and more plus a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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Karen Kendra Holmes Does a TEDx Talk

| Aug 13, 2018 | Reply

Award Winning Public Servant and Transgender advocate Karen Kendra Holmes shares her passion for helping others transition and to foster acceptance and support from those around them, and how life can be fulfilled by being true to oneself and to others. Karen educates others who are not transgender to foster understanding that she and others […]

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Bebashi: Transition to Hope: Safe space for the Philly Trans Community

| Aug 13, 2018 | Reply

PHILADELPHIA, PA: Bebashi: Transition to Hope is creating a safe space for the trans community of Philadelphia. Trans Necessities is a program that seeks to promote the voices of trans Philadelphians and provide a haven to learn about LGBTQ health and wellness. Individuals under the Trans Necessities program will receive resources and services, such as […]

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The Week In Trans 8/6/18

| Aug 6, 2018 | Reply

And now — The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Pantene Thailand is featuring trans women in their ad campaign. Jeff Sessions announces a Religious Freedom Taskforce that could be trouble. Montreal holds a trans march. The Planet Fitness case is back. The State Department assures us that surgery is not necessary for a passport in your true gender. A judge is sued for a pattern of denying trans kids name changes. Delaware did not adopt extra protections for trans kids in school. Bosom Buddies is out on DVD. Will we get a transgender emoji? Freemasons let trans men join. A trans rugby player is on the women’s team but he has grown a full beard after testosterone treatments. ICE releases 14 transgender asylum seekers. There’s all that and more plus a few TWIT Awards in this week’s edition of TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 7/30/18

| Jul 30, 2018 | Reply

New Content Monday brings us another edition of our hard hitting news feature — The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? The 14-year-old whose drag act was banned from his school talent show gets support from the drag community. It’s been a year since President Trump proposed his trans military ban. The lawsuits are almost set to get underway. The State Dept. is not renewing trans women’s passports without proof of surgery. The Gay Queen of Veracruz 2018 has been murdered. Courts are ruling that trans students in school restrooms of their preferred gender do not infringe cisgender student’s privacy rights. A trans teen was denied communion. Was it because she was chewing gum, or because she was trans? Luxembourg will stop requiring surgery to change gender markers on documents. There are not only those stories but more! And a list of TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 7/23/18

| Jul 23, 2018 | Reply

Take a moment out of your busy day to get caught up on all the latest transgender news. We call it The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Nicole Maines will portray a trans super hero on Supergirl. The trans military ban is toast, unless it goes to the Supreme Court. Drag singers are making dents in the Billboard charts. The governor of Hawaii signed a bill to protect gender identity and sexual orientation in schools. A proposed roll back of trans rights will be on the ballot in Massachusetts. The owners of Hamburger Mary’s have produced a drag reality show called Camp Wannakiki for YouTube. Ireland is considering changes to it’s name change policy. Democrats have introduced a bill to stop the use of the “gay panic” and “trans panic” legal defense. There’s all that and more plus a few TWIT Awards waiting for your review in TWIT!

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Trans Media Arts — Music, Film and More!

| Jul 23, 2018 | Reply

Amanda F. Steele cover the arts and entertainment scene that features trans actors, characters, writers or musicians. Today she has news about the Scarlett Johanssen casting controversy; a transgender character being added to General Hospital being portrayed by a trans actress; news about Laura Jane Grace’s band Against Me! and more. Stay up to date on transgender people in the arts and check out Trans Media Arts!

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The Week In Trans 7/16/18

| Jul 16, 2018 | Reply

Who’s that knocking on the door? It’s The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? Our own Babs Casbar Siperstein has had a bill she worked to pass in New Jersey signed into law and named after her. The Babs Siperstein Law makes it easy to change genders on birth certificates. The court battle over the trans military ban continues. The new Miss Spain, Angela Ponce, wants to help the world move forward. Britain contemplates a conversion therapy ban. Scarlett Johansson backs out of the female to male role. Trans men make a satirical video about the controversy. The show with the most trans actors, Pose, has been renewed for a 2nd season. News from Pride events and the British Donald Trump visit protest. Russian homophobia led to some problems for people there for the World Cup. A trans woman has been cast as a trans character on General Hospital. There’s all that and more, plus a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 7/9/18

| Jul 9, 2018 | Reply

It’s The Week In Trans! Today we learn about a chart topping songwriter and producer who has come out as a trans woman. The BBC has learned that 400 of its employees identify as transgender. While trans troops are doing fine the Pentagon is not bringing in new recruits in a timely manner. A transgender athletics expert left a Fox News host speechless. Buzzfeed has a list of thirteen things the Trump Administration has done against LGBT people. New Jersey has three new laws that benefit trans people. The Episcopal Church wants to make their prayers gender neutral. Pakistan will have trans people working as election monitors. Scarlett Johansson wants to play a trans man gangster in a bio pic. Courtney Act gets her own show on British TV. There’s all this plus more and a raft of TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The ENOUGH! Rally

| Jul 9, 2018 | Reply

Looking around at the things she sees going on in our country, particularly the separation of children from their families that was happening at the southern border, Sophie Lynne decided she had to do something. The question though was “What?” She decided to organize a local protest in her town. Today she blogs about how it went.

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The Week In Trans 7/2/18

| Jul 2, 2018 | Reply

To our U.S. readers, happy 4th of July! And now the news. Today we learn that Jazz Jennings has had her gender confirmation surgery. Starbucks will cover GCS for its employees. The Atlantic article about those who “desist” gender change creates controversy. Angela Ponce won Miss Universe Spain making her the first trans woman competing for Miss Universe. A trans woman set herself on fire as a protest. Scotland is taking steps to ban discrimination based on gender identity. Drag queens offer beauty tips and tricks on a style website. David de Alba’s Judy Garland collection is featured on TV. There’s all that and more plus a load of well deserved TWIT Awards waiting for you in this edition of TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 6/25/18

| Jun 25, 2018 | Reply

It’s time for The Week In Trans! What do we learn this week, you ask? A drag queen story time in New York featured a lesson on gender identity. The World Health Organization has reclassified transgender. That reclassification could hurt the administration’s attempts to ban trans people in the military. A trans activist who knows the law was asked for ID to enter the ladies’ room. She ended up calling the police and they backed her up. The Trump administration will be housing trans prisoners according to their birth gender. Other legal cases are also in the news. Muxes in Mexico get phony Muxes stricken from the ballot. The North Carolina HB2 battle is still going on. Captain Hannah Winterbourne and her new husband are featured in a wedding planning TV show. Australia sets the first standards for treatment of trans youth. Need wig advice? Ask some queens. There’s all that and a host of TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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I Rode The PRIDE Float

| Jun 25, 2018 | Reply

Our Fashion Maven Tasi Zuriack lives in Mexico and her town has an annual Pride Parade. This year on June 16 Tasi was invited to ride on a local gay club’s float. But it didn’t turn out as easy as that sounds. You would think it would be show up, get on the float, wave at the crowd. But Murphy’s Law was being enforced that day. First off, it rained. But, we’ll let Tasi tell you the tale of how she finally made it onto the float and took part in the Pride event.

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Trans Themed Film “Anything” Stirs Controversy

| Jun 25, 2018 | Reply

Guest Contributor Melanie Yarborough of Neutral Corner support group in San Diego attended San Diego’s annual LGBT film festival and saw a screening of the controversial film Anything. It’s the story of a man who loses his wife in an auto accident and moves to Los Angeles to live with a relative. Moving into his own place he meets a transgender sex worker and they connect in a complimentary way. The controversy is around the casting of a cisgender male actor in the transgender role. Read Melanie’s thoughts on the controversy.

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The Week In Trans 6/18/18

| Jun 18, 2018 | Reply

Time now for The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? Iceland’s Independence Day parade is led by a drag performer. Reggie Bullock will ride a float in the NYC Pride Parade to honor his late sister. The Pentagon neglected to send out a memo recognizing Pride Month. During Philadelphia’s Pride event a trans woman tried to burn a flag in protest putting people in danger. The Portland police have a trans captain. More legal blocks for the trans military ban. One little bit of DNA snipped and a mouse is born female. An Alaskan trans woman sues the state over her health coverage. Texas is still going on about men in the ladies’ room. Get to know your trans candidates before the November election. Muslims who are transgender in Thailand have a difficult time. More on the male ballet dancer who is dancing as one of the female dancers. There’s all that and more plus a plethora of TWIT Awards in this edition of TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 6/11/18

| Jun 11, 2018 | Reply

And now the news! It’s The Week In Trans! Today we learn that a gender fluid ballet dancer who uses male pronouns is hired as a ballerina. The Gavin Grimm case grinds on. A trans woman has wins a battle with Sam’s Club. Two Iowa trans women sue the state and win Medicaid coverage. Jockey Victoria Smith rode 250 races as a male. She’s back in the saddle. Legislation news from Japan, the U.K., Denmark, and the U.S.A. A trans actress in Pakistan gets her starring film role. More employers are looking to hire trans people. Where did birth certificates come from? You may be surprised. Singer/rapper Azealia Banks starts a Twitter war with RuPaul. Check out the oldest performing queen’s makeup routine. There’s all that and more waiting for you in TWIT!

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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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Trans Dating Site Announces New Design And Features

| Jun 4, 2018 | Reply

Las Vegas, Nevada — TransgenderDate, one of the world’s leading trans dating websites, is delighted to announce that they have done their first upgrade and redesign in 10 years. The redesign comes in celebration of the site surpassing 400,000 members. This redesign and upgrade will ensure that TransgenderDate stays in the lead of the trans […]

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The Week In Trans 5/28/18

| May 28, 2018 | Reply

What do we do every Monday on TGForum? We bring you New Content and the feature we start with is The Week In Trans, our compilation of all the news we could find that features transgender people. Today we learn that Gavin Grimm, now graduated from his high school, can use the boy’s restroom there with impunity. Other schools have also had to allow trans students equal use of facilities. 127 U.S. representatives have asked that trans patients remain protected under the Affordable Care Act. The Church of England welcomes trans people as vicars. A Mexican woman who has fought for asylum in the U.S. gets her green card. A fatwa in Iran says to treat trans people well but it hasn’t turned out that way. 13 trans candidates are running for office in Pakistan. Supergirl is adding a trans character. Sephora holds makeup classes for trans women. All that and more plus a few TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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Trans Media Arts — Trans in Entertainment!

| May 28, 2018 | Reply

Amanda F. Steele cover the entertainment and the arts beat. Today in “Trans Media Arts” she has news about “Supergirl” and a new transgender character. There’s a Kim Petras video for her new song “Heart to Break” that you can watch and news about a new film from India that features a trans character in a leading role. She also has news about “Transparent” and the premier of the new show about the 1980s House Ball scene, “Pose.”

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The Week In Trans 5/21/18

| May 21, 2018 | Reply

The Week In Trans is here! What do we learn today? A trans woman is the first openly trans congressional candidate from Massachusetts. The trans in the military ban lawsuit continues. What exactly is “biological sex”? A trans man is graduating from a Christian high school in Mississippi. The CDC has cut back a program on trans health. There is a store dedicated to trans women in Bogota. A trans trio impressed the judges on Britain’s Got Talent. Acceptance of trans people is slipping in Europe. A cisgender actor and ballet dancer wins an award for playing a trans ballerina. Lawsuits, murders, and transitions are all in the news. Find out everything that’s going on in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 5/14/18

| May 14, 2018 | Reply

It’s time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Jess Herbst lost her bid for mayor of New Hope, Texas. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has dropped the rule that trans prisoners should be housed according to their gender identity. The trans asylum seekers in the “caravan” from Central America are finally being processed. Pakistan passes a gender rights bill. Much hoopla on Channel 4 in Britain with an on-air debate about trans people’s right to exist. Caitlyn Jenner says President Trump has set back trans progress “twenty years.” The debate about trans women being “real” women is going on at the BBC. Brazil’s Miss BumBum contest will feature two trans women this year. When asked about attempts to remove protection for trans people written into the ACA the Health and Human Services chief said he wasn’t familiar with that issue. People in Massachusetts are fighting to preserve the rights of trans people. Danica Roem talks about her first session with the Virginia House of Delegates. There’s all that and much more in this edition of TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 5/7/18

| May 7, 2018 | Reply

Step right up! It’s time for all the trans news that’s fit to print. We call it The Week In Trans. Today we learn that the trans woman responsible for writing the code letting us send email attachments was profiled in an online publication. The Senate of New Hampshire has passed a non-discrimination bill to protect trans people in that state. The woman running for mayor in Texas will not be the first trans elected official there. Ada Vox was eliminated from America Idol and some believe it’s because she sang in drag. The Teacher of the Year trolled Donald Trump with a trans equality button as he handed her the award. Results from some studies of trans people. All that and much more plus a few TWIT Awards are waiting for you to read your TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 4/30/18

| Apr 30, 2018 | Reply

The controversy over trans soldiers rages on. A 20-year-old trans student is the new treasurer of Oklahoma’s Libertarian Party. The Trump administration wants to overturn the rule forbidding doctors from denying services to trans people. The San Francisco Sheriff’s rules about treatment of trans inmates survive a court challenge. Trans actors work harder to get acting jobs. Iranian trans women are harassed while the police just watch. Hoboken makes all restrooms gender neutral. The problems of getting pregnant while trans. A prom king wore a dress to the dance. A trans girl is crowned prom queen at her school in Wisconsin. Long term estrogen use may make a woman more prone to bone fractures. Documentary filmmakers want video comments about David de Alba for their upcoming feature on the famed female impersonator. There are also more stories and numerous TWIT Awards handed out in this edition of TWIT!

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Trans Media Arts — Trans people in entertainment

| Apr 30, 2018 | Reply

Trans Media Arts covers trans people in the arts and entertainment world. Today Amanda F. Steele covers the documentary about trans man body builder, “Man Made.” Gives you info on the controversial film Anything which premieres soon, and then she gives you the skinny on the new show about the house ball scene of the ’80s that comes to television in June, “Pose.” She wraps it all up with a trailer for the film about Tongan trans folks, called leitis. It’s all in Trans Media Arts.

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Transman Hosts Ghost Hunting Show on Amazon

| Apr 30, 2018 | Reply

Sherman, Tx: Friday, April 27 – May 27, Jake and Rave Productions, LLC, will be releasing the concept episode for Spirit Quest, a transgender owned and starred paranormal investigation show on Amazon for one month. The show follows Braxton Roane, a transgender man, as he travels the United States, with each episode exploring different historical […]

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