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Trans Violence: Who’s Counting Anyway?

Trans Violence: Who’s Counting Anyway?

  She was rushing me screaming a series of transphobic slurs in my direction; in her hand she held a bottle and I knew that it was the next thing that would be hurled in my direction. The bottle seemed to fly in slow motion as I opened my car door, slammed it shut, turned on the ignition […]

Boy Meets Girl Set to Open in NYC

Boy Meets Girl Set to Open in NYC

According to IMDB, Eric Schaeffer has 12 director credits to his name including If Lucy Fell, Mind the Gap, and his latest movie Boy Meets Girl which, after more than a year of racking up an impressive number of awards on the indie film circuit, will finally open in New York City next Friday February […]

Transindia: Who Are the Hijras?

Transindia: Who Are the Hijras?

India’s Criminal Tribes Act of 1871 set forth a law by the British Empire that classified transgender [Hijras] as both immoral and corrupt. The Act was amended in 1897 and was subtitled “An Act for the Registration of Criminal Tribes and Eunuchs” Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code states that “any eunuch so registered […]

Sorry About Your Dick: An Interview with Cathy Brennan

Sorry About Your Dick: An Interview with Cathy Brennan

I remember the first time I saw my pretty little face on Gender Identity Watch. I was thrilled; it meant that I had finally written something worth getting the attention of the most feared blog on the internet by transgender women all over the world…well, the U.S. anyway. Since that early November 2014 appearance, I’ve […]

Dude…Where’s My Car? After Hours with Jendeen Forberg

Dude…Where’s My Car? After Hours with Jendeen Forberg

On the morning of New Years Eve 2014, I received a message from Jendeen Forberg, the former drummer for the dark-glam band ‘All the Pretty Horses’. I was working on a piece recalling 2004 where she was prominently featured in the ‘Venus of Mars’ documentary recently reissued on Amazon Instant Video; a film about Venus […]

Transgender Youth Support Network to Close its Doors

Transgender Youth Support Network to Close its Doors

TYSN, the Transgender Youth Support Network in Minneapolis announced today that it will cease operation on January 31st of 2015. TYSN is a partnership of youth and community members working together to support trans youth in Minnesota and was founded in 2004 as a response to a series of violence targeting young trans-women of color. […]

Minnesota House Republicans Attempt to Gut Safe Schools Act

Minnesota House Republicans Attempt to Gut Safe Schools Act

Minnesota House Republicans came out swinging last week with a new bill aimed at weakening the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act, a comprehensive and LGBT-inclusive anti-bullying bill passed and signed in April of 2014 by Governor Dayton. The Safe Schools Bill, or the “Anti-Bullying Bill” took Minnesota from having one of the weakest laws […]

Minnesota Saint Paul Public Schools Gender Inclusion Policy

Minnesota Saint Paul Public Schools Gender Inclusion Policy

This week, the St. Paul Minnesota School Board will take up a proposal titled the ‘Gender Inclusion Policy.’ Work on the policy began in February of 2014 and according to the St. Paul Public Schools website, the first reading will take place at the school board’s January 20th meeting with subsequent revisions and public feedback […]

Does a Butch Woman have Cis-Privilege? Absolutely!

Does a Butch Woman have Cis-Privilege?  Absolutely!

Slate recently ran an article titled, “I’m a Butch Woman. Do I Have Cis Privilege?” In the article, Vanessa Vitiello Urquhart stated, “I was mistakenly misgendered in front of an auditorium of people” and continued to explain how she feels she doesn’t have cis-privilege stating, “Occasionally, to my shame, I’ve even argued on the Internet […]

Venus Rising: Venus DeMars Looks Back on 2014

Venus Rising: Venus DeMars Looks Back on 2014

  To say that Venus DeMars, musician, painter, artist and leader of the dark-glam band All The Pretty Horses, had a busy 2014 would be an understatement. Starting the year off in the City Pages “How They Met” Valentines Issue was just the beginning of a year with both ups and downs. Since that time, […]