Thursday, October 25, 2012
The world is changing so fast its hard to keep up. I had previously written about "What a Difference A Decade Makes," and what I point out in that is now old news. With a line of successful professionals continually coming out, the transgender ceiling has been raised yet again.
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) today released a report entitled, “Sport in Transition: Making Sport in Canada More Responsible for Gender Inclusivity.” Are they correct?
According to Toni Newman the answer is a resounding "Yes." The author of I Rise: The Transformation of Toni Newman is featured in an interview with Michelle Burford, founding senior editor of O, The Oprah Magazine the November 2012 issue of Ebony -- which features President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on the cover. The article under the Spirit Quest section is called "Transgender and God's Child"
She blogs about the interview in an article for Huffington Post. In it she exclaims that "Ms. Burford interviewed me about how I overcame homelessness, poverty and constant rejection and despair while transitioning from male to female with no support at all. The simple answer is my strong, deep faith in God and my ability to realize that if God is for me, anything is possible."
Saturday, October 20, 2012
You'd think that in the U.S.A, land of the free and home of the brave, that we'd be most progressive when it comes to individuality. Yet, it is countries like Nepal that provide a third sex recognition; though they don't have a real place in society beyond the designation, they do have a beauty pageant!
Monday, October 8, 2012
In what seems like a fast-following of U.S. and European policy, Taiwan says the possibility of loosening regulations defining transsexual people is being considered after the Presidential Office’s Human Rights Consultation Committee said a panel of experts would be invited to discuss the feasibility of such a move, the Department of Health said.
Friday, October 5, 2012
I've been a long-time fan of both Rick Skye and Tommy Femia; I reviewed Rick's impersonation of Liza Minnelli in his show A Slice of Minnelli for GIRL TALK MAGAZINE years ago, and reviewed Tommy as Judy Garland with Steve Brimberg (as Streisand) in Judy and Barbra. And now ...
Last year Tommy and Rick came together with an act called Judy and Liza Together Again, for which they won the MACC Award for best duo. TGreporter had reviewed that show not once, but twice after it was extended at Don't Tell Mama in NYC for the second time.
Both are multiple individual winners of both the MACC and Bistro Awards, and in addition, Rick also won Best Performance Award at the Dublin Theater Festival.
The two were just featured in NEXT Magazine, and now they have a whole new show entitled Judy and Liz Live! Ok, well, the titled are not so original, but they're performances are terrific; I promise you won't be disappointed. Check out their schedule HERE.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
In what is supposed to be the open, liberal, pursue your dreams country, transgender people still struggle to find their way to not a great life and career, but just a basic life and career. Ten years ago my friend killed herself because of the negative view of trans-people and she couldn't live with it; another friend has stabilized with a great paying job, but for years lived in fear of being found out as a transsexual. Yet, in other countries.