Thursday, October 25, 2012

Lana Wachowski Wins Visibility Award

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.

Sport in Transition

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?

Does God Love Transgender people?

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 in 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

The Contradictory Nature of Transgenderism

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!

Trans Teen Sees Things Clearly

A young 17 year old challenges why she can't just be who she is.  "All I'm Doing Is What A Girl Would Do, And They Don't Like That." Check out the video.

Monday, October 8, 2012

TranSquat; Yes, Just What It Sounds Like

After so long down, the trans-community has been turning out some media stars across industries and disciplines.  Now a transgender programmer has come up with an iPhone App to tell you where its safe to pee ... or, well, you know.

Transition is Never About Just you

In an article by Meggan Sommerville, she notes that "One of the many things I never really sat down and put much thought into was how this decision would affect my parents.  I always feared how they would react, but how this would affect them, never crossed my mind." I can so relate, what about you?

Department considers allowing 'sex changes' without requiring surgery

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

Rick and Tommy are NEXT

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

Another Transgender First

Should "type" and  "appropriate" even be in the dialogue when it comes to personal presentation?

Can hair Loss Pills Cause Transition?

I don't know about you, but I'm a little skeptical about this news item; it sounds like the plot from a low-budget sci-fi film.  

Can Too Much Success Threaten Trans Women?

During the past decade we've seen such amazing strides by transgender women unafraid and open in who they are, as they pursue dreams in dozens of different industry sectors.  In fashion, can they fit into the preconceived mold of femininity?

Why Is America Lagging Behind?

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. 

Breast Implants for Trans Girls

While I understand the mainstream thinking that implants are a cosmetic entitlement, the reality is that people use their insurance for all sorts of "cosmetic" procedures because they are deemed to be required for the patients mental well-being. Why shouldn't it be the same for trans girls?