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It’s a Shame ‘About Ray’

It’s a Shame ‘About Ray’

The media is buzzing about a new film called About Ray, a movie starring Elle Fanning as a transgender teen trying to find his way through life and struggling with his absent father about hormone replacement therapy. The trailer, which appeared on Vanity Fair, stars Naomi Watts as Ray’s mother, who is completely on board […]

TransIndia Documentary Set to Release Highlighting Plight of the Hijras

TransIndia Documentary Set to Release Highlighting Plight of the Hijras

TransIndia, a documentary about the transgender community, known as Hijras, Kinnar and Masiba, in India is currently playing the festival circuit to rave reviews and has recently won the Award of Merit at the Best Shorts Competition. The documentary takes a look at several Hijras in Ahmedabad, India and how their lives forever changed when […]

‘I Am Cait’ May Give the Trans Community a Much Needed Voice

‘I Am Cait’ May Give the Trans Community a Much Needed Voice

“It’s like 4:32 in the morning and I can’t sleep,” Caitlyn says as she begins to talk about what she hopes this show will do – bring attention to transgender issues. “I feel bad all these young people are going through such a difficult time … Am I going to say the right things, project […]

“Normal Valid Lives” Documents LGBTQ+ Abuse in MN School District

“Normal Valid Lives” Documents LGBTQ+ Abuse in MN School District

During 2009 and 2011, the Minnesota state health officials designated the Anoka-Hennepin County School District 11[AH] as a “suicide contagion area” as a result of nine students on the LGBTQ+ spectrum committed suicide from harassment and discrimination from both the student body and the AH staff. The second largest school district in the state with […]

India Responds to Asia Pacific Trans Network’s Request for Educational Materials

India Responds to Asia Pacific Trans Network’s Request for Educational Materials

The Asia Pacific Transgender Network [APTN], a regional trans empowering NGO, is in the process of developing a resource guide about transitioning in the diverse Asia Pacific Region. The [APTN], whose stated mission is “To enable transgender women and men in the Asia and Pacific region to organize and advocate for the improvement of their health, protection of their legal, social […]

Word Up: Cisgender is Added to the Oxford English Dictionary

Word Up: Cisgender is Added to the Oxford English Dictionary

Every year the Oxford English Dictionary [OED] releases its list of newly added words and the second quarter of 2015 saw the addition of over 500 new entries. Crowdfund, Twerk, Blue-ray, interweb and intersectionality are just a small sample of what has officially entered our lexicon this year, but one word seems to stand out […]

Family Research Council Releases Anti-Transgender Report

Family Research Council Releases Anti-Transgender Report

The Family Research Council [FRC] has issued a 42-page document titled, “Understanding and Responding to the Transgender Movement.”  Naturally the recent release is not intended for it’s audience, primarily Evangelicals, to come to understand the transgender community, but more to provide them with more “proof” that our community is delusional, non-existent and thus should be […]

Mia Macy Portland Pride VIP told to ride with drag queens, a clown car or walk

Mia Macy Portland Pride VIP told to ride with drag queens, a clown car or walk

Mia Macy arguably the most important trans activist in recent times was treated as a persona non-grata by the 2015 Portland Pride officials. Pride and Prejudice: The Erasure of the ‘T’ from a Movement We Started. We are midway through Pride month and for the transgender community, the celebration that our community started has seen […]

Becoming Us is Somewhat Becoming

Becoming Us is Somewhat Becoming

The transgender merchandising machine kicked into high gear last week when Caitlyn Jenner graced the cover of Vanity Fair and proclaimed “I am Caitlyn.” Not letting a good opportunity go to waste, ABC Family is keeping the momentum going in a new series that airs tonight called, Becoming Us. According to ABC Family, this is […]

Caitlyn Jenner Makes a Huge Splash, but What Does It Mean To Be Transgender?

Caitlyn Jenner Makes a Huge Splash, but What Does It Mean To Be Transgender?

Millions of Americans found out that the person once known as the greatest Olympic decathlete has had Gender Confirmation Surgery and reintroduced herself today as Caitlyn Jenner, thus lifting the profile and voice of people who are transgender all over the world. In an instant, transgender issues went from being perceived by mainstream culture as […]