Tag: Laverne Cox

The Week In Trans 10/22/18

| Oct 22, 2018 | 1 Reply

The Week In Trans has all the news about your community! Today we learn that the Trump administration has been working on a plan to do away with trans identities by defining gender as set at birth. The British government are condemning the British media for trying to act like Trump when it comes to trans people. Lambda Legal is fighting Kansas over refusal to change a birth certificate. An audience member educated a BBC show on trans issues. Trans people in Massachusetts are going door-to-door campaigning for support of the state’s anti-discrimination law. Laverne Cox is profiled in Self. Gigi Gorgeous has written a book. A trans woman cyclist has caused controversy by winning a women’s event. And that’s not all! We’ve got a ton more stories and a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 3/12/18

| Mar 12, 2018 | Reply

Time again for our dive into the trans news of the world, The Week In Trans! Today we learn that a Vietnamese singer has won the Miss International Queen contest. Members of congress wanted to discuss trans rights with officials in the Trump administration. All those contacted declined. Caitlyn Jenner has come to the conclusion that Donald Trump is a major setback for trans people. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals finds that firing someone for being trans is illegal. Changing your birth certificate in Idaho just got easier. An Indian web show has people swapping genders for a month. Britain’s Labour Party affirms its acceptance of trans women. An editorial asks why conservatives are so angry at trans people. There’s a petition calling on Mattel to make a Laverne Cox Barbie. A Fantastic Woman’s Oscar win has influenced pro-trans legislation in Chile. RuPaul takes heat for saying trans women shouldn’t compete on Drag Race. The only surgeon in New Zealand who did GRS retired in 2015. They just got a new one. There’s all that and a lot more, along with several TWIT Awards, waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 1/29/18

| Jan 29, 2018 | Reply

It’s time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that the Hasty Pudding theater troupe at Harvard will allow women to perform. A Harris Poll says more people are expressing discomfort with LGBT people. Court rulings, motions and decisions. Hate crimes are up by 85%. Trans Oscar nominations! The Church of England welcomes trans parishioners, but not too much. Abercrombie & Fitch introduces a line of gender-neutral clothes. Rep. Joseph Kennedy will escort a trans soldier to the State of the Union. A study shows kids are more flexible about gender. Russia will allow trans people to legally change gender. A trans woman competes in a beautiful butt contest in Brazil. There’s all that plus much more, and several TWIT Awards will be presented. Don’t miss your TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 3/13/17

| Mar 13, 2017 | Reply

From the four corners of the Earth and around the other hemisphere comes all the trans related news you can use! It’s The Week In Trans! Today we learn that although her TV show was canceled after two episodes Laverne Cox has a new show — playing a cis female role. All sorts of judicial activity is going on to preserve or destroy trans rights. Gavin Grimm’s case is sent back to a lower court. A political advisor in the U.K. is a drag queen at night. A differently gendered author has written a book to help trans college students cope. A trans woman in Minnesota has found a woman’s football team to accept her. Israel has made it easier to legally change gender. A trans woman runs for governor of Connecticut. There’s all that and much more along with a few well deserved TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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Trans Media Arts — Trans People in the Arts

| Mar 13, 2017 | Reply

News about trans people and themes in movies, books, music and television! Amanda gathers it all together for Trans Media Arts. Today she tells you about a new documentary film titled “Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens” that follows the lives of LGBTQ people in the Buckeye State. Then she has word about an opera featuring a trans lead character, gives you news about Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner, and tops off the column with news about a NYC play looking to cast trans performers. Then she brings it all home with info on the first book in a new Young Adult series about a trans girl who through an act of heroism acquires super powers — and a female body. Get the scoop in today’s edition of Trans Media Arts.

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The Week In Trans 2/20/17

| Feb 20, 2017 | Reply

All aboard the trans news train! The Week In Trans Express is leaving the station with all you need to know about the trans community around the world. Today we learn that the cover boy for CoverGirl makeup is in hot water on Twitter for a bad joke. The Texas legislature is determined to lose the state money by passing a restroom bill. University students are entering their preferred names into the school records. A survey says trans kids who transition early have better mental health. Over 800 parents of trans kids have written a letter to the president urging the government to stand by their children. Caitlyn Jenner explains her mission inside the Republican Party. A trans model is featured on the cover of Vogue Paris. Someone wants to kill Conchita Wurst. There’s all that plus a lot more and several TWIT Awards in this edition of TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 12/5/16

| Dec 5, 2016 | Reply

Here we go again! Time for The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? A 73-year-old former female impersonator tells her story. Jennifer Finney Boylan says don’t blame trans people for the election loss. Los Angeles will fund programs to get trans people jobs. “The Trans List” premiers tonight on HBO. East Harlem is getting a transgender clinic. A trans man fired by GE sues. Concerns about the coming administration and some pro bono help with legal matters. 11 trans people in our history. India Willoughby is accused of being a misogynist. A Pakistani trans model does a photo shoot to fight discrimination. There are all those stories and more, including a boat load of TWIT Awards, waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Transgenderism 7/5/16

| Jul 5, 2016 | 1 Reply

Here it is, it’s come to save the day! It’s The Week In Transgenderism. First off we wish you a happy 4th of July if you are a U.S. citizen. Then, what do we learn from the news? Two trans women named Misty are running for office in Utah. The Pentagon has announced that trans soldiers can serve openly and the blowback has begun. A boy who plays with princess toys makes a well rounded adult man. Research on just how many trans people live in the U.S. The woman who spent 8 days in jail when the hotel staff thought she was a hooker gets a settlement. Pakistani clerics order people to treat trans people better. All that plus more! And of course, a batch of TWIT Awards, are waiting for you in TWIT!

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Trans Art: Music, Television & More!

| Jun 27, 2016 | 2 Replies

Trans Media Arts is our column dedicated to trans people and trans subjects portrayed in the art and media. Today Amanda has a look at trans topics as diverse as a new drag singing sensation in San Francisco; the new season of Orange is the New Black; a trans man athlete featured in a magazine in the nude; a drag mural; a trans super hero, and much more. Don’t miss Trans Media Arts!

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Christine Zee Attends The GLAAD Media Awards

| May 23, 2016 | Reply

The GLAAD 2016 Media Awards, which recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of LGBT people, were held last week in New York City and our own Christine Zee was on hand for the festivities. She rubbed elbows with the stars and hobnobbed with the cognoscenti. She has filed this report on how she was invited to attend, who she met and what the whole affair was like.

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The Week In Transgenderism 5/16/16

| May 16, 2016 | Reply

It’s The Week In Transgenderism, a compilation of all the trans news we can find. Today we learn that Laverne Cox has been cast in a network TV show. Why is the Pentagon dragging it’s feet on trans soldiers? Visit Michelle DuBarry’s closet. Trevor Noah mocks the Restroom Wars. Jennifer Finney Boylan confronts a bigot on the air. Jazz Jennings thanks Obama for supporting trans student’s rights. A Republican Rep. is for trans rights. RuPaul’s DragCon brings in over 20,000 drag fans. A trans woman is elected in the Philippines. All that plus TWIT Awards galore is waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Transgenderism 10/26/15

| Oct 26, 2015 | 2 Replies

This week in TWIT: Esquire Magazine features people who transitioned in the 20th century. Caitlyn Jenner takes it on the road. The trans teen homecoming queen speaks out. Undergarments for transition. Asifa Lahore says queens should teach sex ed. Lou Reed wasn’t very nice, it seems. The Ab-Fab movie is looking for ab fab queens. Plus more about New York state’s expanded anti-discrimination move, the ghost of Julian Eltinge, trans sex workers, a new magazine featuring drag queens and whole ton of TWIT Awards. It’s all waiting for you in TWIT!

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San Francisco Pride 2015 was Trans-inclusive

| Jun 29, 2015 | Reply

Amanda F. was on the streets of San Francisco for the San Francisco Pride Parade. Coming when it did, right after the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal, the marchers for all three parades were pumped up. Amanda tells you what if was like to be part of the events and how much trans inclusion there was.

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The Week In Transgenderism 6/22/15

| Jun 22, 2015 | 3 Replies

It’s our gigantic compilation of all the trans news we could find — The Week In Transgenderism. Today we learn that there’s a trans contestant on Big Brother. Charles Busch has some favorite drag performers. Nicole Maines is on a dramatic television show. A British police woman was not your typical TS. In honor of Father’s Day we feature a drag queen dad. A trans woman sings the national anthem. Another actor on Orange is the New Black is gender fluid. Pandora Boxx has produced a workout DVD. There’s all that and more, plus several TWIT Awards waiting for you in today’s TWIT!

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The Week In Transgenderism 6/15/15

| Jun 15, 2015 | Reply

It’s all the TG news in one place — The Week In Transgenderism! Laverne Cox meets a little girl and is immortalized in wax. Shannon Minter is appointed to a White House commission. A Thai university has a dress code for all genders. Dr. Rachel Levine has the job. A clinic in Texas caters to trans kids. Pride Parades feature trans marchers. Attack of the PC police? All that, plus more, a few TWIT Awards are waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Transgenderism 5/11/15

| May 11, 2015 | 2 Replies

All the TG news that fits! Another trans girl is elected prom queen. Smith college changes it’s trans policy. The New York Times has a series on trans. Have you seen “Screaming Queen”? A former cop now impersonates Beyonce. A trans woman sues Barnes & Noble. OSHA weighs in on the need for restrooms for all. Fallon Fox took inspiration from Bruce Jenner. Laverne Cox is on the cover of Variety. Atlanta, there’s a new conference in town. Miley Cyrus honors Leelah Alcorn. All that and more plus a few TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Transgenderism 4/27/15

| Apr 27, 2015 | Reply

What’s in the TG news? Today we learn that Andreja Pejic has been profiled in the May issue of Vogue. Univision network has done a special on trans Latinos. Chase Culpepper gets an apology from South Carolina’s DMV. The Michigan Womyn’s Festival is shutting down. Bruce Jenner! Restroom wars continue! Laverne Cox speaks out. Could RuPaul become the next Fashion Police host? Amy Schumer interviewed a trans woman on her comedy show. Controversy ensued. All that plus a few TWITs and some other news is waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Transgenderism 4/20/15

| Apr 20, 2015 | 1 Reply

The Week In Transgenderism is on the air! With all the trans news you need and a few TWIT Awards, too. Today we learn about Kenyan trans woman who is an activist in her country. Laverne Cox posed nude for Allure. The Texas bathroom bill has been withdrawn. Trans actresses are getting more roles. A Girl Scouts troop is seeking trans girls as members. Parents in Maine were upset when their kids were read Jazz Jennings’ book. A trans man may be on the cover of a men’s health magazine. There’s drag on campus all over the U.S. Iran: Part of the Axis of Evil or sex-change capitol? All that and more is waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Transgenderism 2/16/15

| Feb 16, 2015 | Reply

Laverne Cox has a new gig. She moves from prison to the courtroom in a show called “Doubt.” A reality show follows trans women around Kansas City. Kristen Beck is going into politics. We’ve got a review of the new film “Boy Meets Girl.” Photos of men dressed as women in the 1800s. John Cameron Mitchell is back as Hedwig. Nikki Araguz wins her case. Chelsea Manning gets her hormones. All that a lot more is waiting for you in TWIT!

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