Tag: Eddie Izzard

The Week In Trans 1/22/18

| Jan 22, 2018 | Reply

On the twenty second day of the first month of 2018 we bring you all the trans news in The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Paris Lees talks about her inclusion in British Vogue. We have news of the Trump administration’s attempts to infringe LGBTQ rights. Last year’s Women’s March inspired a trans woman to run for city council, and she won. One third of all trans people surveyed in Britain have experienced hate crimes in the past year. Eddie Izzard lost an election for the Labour Party’s National Executive Committee. The National Health Service in Britain promised a gender clinic in Wales but so far none has appeared. A drag queen Shabbat? An Australian sex worker is convicted of spreading AIDS. The New Zealand census won’t include questions about sexual orientation and gender identity because of “silly” answers. There’s all that and much more, along with several TWIT Awards. To keep you abreast of all the trans news, don’t forget your TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 9/18/17

| Sep 18, 2017 | Reply

The trans news from around the world is all here in The Week In Trans! Today we learn that RuPaul’s Drag Con drew a large number of young fans. Amendments to the Defense Authorization Act would slow the enacting of the trans military ban. Chelsea Manning was offered a visiting fellowship at Harvard till they said, “Oops. Our mistake.” Gavin Grimm is crowd funding his college expenses. Kid Rock does anti-trans raps at his shows. Danica Roem’s campaign agains “Bigot Bob” is heating up. LGBT kids had Camp Rainbow for summer fun. Eddie Izzard will run for parliament in the next general election. Britain’s ITV announces a show about a differently gendered child. Munroe Bergdorf has a new modeling gig. There’s all that and more plus a few TWIT Awards in this week’s TWIT!

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Trans Media Arts! That’s Entertainment!

| Aug 21, 2017 | 3 Replies

Trans people and themes in entertainment and the arts! That’s the beat that our Amanda F. Steele covers for TGF. Today she has news about the young transgender woman who is breaking into pop star territory — Kim Petras. Ms. Petras has a brand new single that is racking up listens on Spotify and you can listen to it in Amanda’s post. Then she discusses an artist who creates trans versions of Disney characters; tells us about research that shows movies and TV shows that feature trans characters is helping to create a positive image for the trans community. There’s all those stories and more in Trans Media Arts!

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The Week In Trans 7/17/17

| Jul 17, 2017 | Reply

It’s time for our weekly wrap up of trans news, The Week In Trans! What did we find this past week? Lots of news about health care, or lack of it. Movement to block trans health care for the armed forces was defeated. The Senate wants to eliminate health care for trans folks. A woman who fought against trans protections in her state is now fighting to keep them in place. The woman who sued Planet Fitness in 2015 over a trans woman’s presence is still suing. Congress has other anti-trans bills it’s working on. Caitlyn Jenner may try to oppose them by running for the Senate. A trans woman author is running for the House. Jeff Sessions pushes “religious freedom” for some. There’s all that plus a lot more and several well deserved TWIT Awards. Don’t miss your 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 6/19/17

| Jun 19, 2017 | 1 Reply

Today we learn that a beauty pageant winner speaks about trans issues in Israel. The AMA passes a resolution concerning trans patients. The US Dept. of Commerce got push back after removing anti-discrimination language. NYC trans firefighter Brooke Guinan is a Pride Parade grand marshal. Don’t expect openly trans troops anytime soon. Danica Roem won her primary race in Virginia. Bathroom bill in Texas news. Trans Korean singer Harisu divorces. Eddie Izzard makes Bill Maher nervous. 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 11/28/16

| Nov 28, 2016 | Reply

And now, the news! Today we learn that Eddie Izzard has won his case against a homophobic harasser. Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina may have lost his job. A trans woman in New Jersey sues for the right to change her documents without surgery. Kristen Beck has applied for a Pentagon job under the next administration. A trans man gets hugs at the mall. Swedish activists wants being trans unclassified as a mental illness. Tupperware’s top selling drag queen experiences a drop in sales after she comes out as trans. A drag queen has performed at the White House for the first time. There’s all that and more, plus several well deserved TWIT Awards in today’s edition of TWIT!

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The Week In Transgenderism 8/15/16

| Aug 15, 2016 | Reply

A model was barred from entering the United Arab Emirates because she is trans. Chris Mosier is the first trans athlete to be featured in a Nike ad. Are they revising the rules about trans participation in the Olympics? There’s a trans model competition reality show. New Zealand honors Carmen Rupe. A roller derby woman comes out as trans. The Atlanta Civilian Review Board adds a trans member. France drops surgery requirements for legal gender change. Argentina is still dangerous for trans people. Could it be possible that God is two-spirit? Lawsuits against the restroom guidelines. Pennsylvania changes legal gender change rules. Baltimore police abuse and mistreat trans suspects. Tim Curry will be part of the cast for the new Rocky Horror. All that and a pile of TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Transgenderism 3/21/16

| Mar 21, 2016 | Reply

The Week In Transgenderism welcomes spring! And brings you all the trans-related news you need. Today we learn that The True Colors Fund has picked four trans women activists to receive their Global Transgender Hero award. The city of San Francisco has provided GRS to 103 people since 2013. Janet Mock will speak at Penn Women’s Week. Los Angeles has formed a Transgender Advisory Council. A trans woman is the new LGBT Liaison in the White House. Eddie Izzard runs a lot and comes out as transgender. I Am Cait may be about to get the axe. Praise for the way Lilly Wachowski came out. The largest Canadian gender conference happened at the University of Victoria. All that plus more and a barrel full of TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Transgenderism 5/4/15

| May 4, 2015 | Reply

It’s that time again — time for The Week In Transgenderism! Today we learn that the Serbian Army major who was asked to resign when she became a woman has won a battle. A club for TG kids has started in St. Louis. The Bold and the Beautiful will be adding a handsome trans man. A White House proclamation says let TGs adopt. A trans woman in Utah is the prom queen. A transition success story from Canada. Another trans actress gets a role in a Netflix show. Rick Santorum respects Bruce Jenner’s gender. Smith College is opening admission to trans woman. All that and a lot more is packed into this week’s TWIT!

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