Tag Archives: transgender

Why It Gets Better: Our New Goal; Diversity within Diversity

With the release of the trailer for the movie Stonewall there has been much disappointment and discussion over the lack of representation of diversity within the characters. This mainly focuses on the lack of people of color and lack of transgender people … Continue reading

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Laverne Cox shows Off Her Body Beautiful

After turning down the opportunity, Laverne Cox decided that she would pose nude for Allure magazine in order to show the world that transgender women and women of color are beautiful: “…I’m a black transgender woman. I felt this could … Continue reading

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‘Bill of Rights Ordinance’ Passed for LGBT Seniors In San Francisco

From KCBS: SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A city ordinance prohibiting discrimination against senior lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender San Franciscans by long-term care facilities and nursing homes was unanimously approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. … Continue reading

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Advice on Being an Out LGBT Teacher from Johnny Jonte Boucher

In a blog post for the Dallas Morning News, teacher Johnny Jonte Boucher, has some first-hand advice for those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender and in the teaching profession about being yourself while still managing to keep your … Continue reading

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Justice Department Launches Transgender Training for Law Enforcement

The website Aljazeera America reports that the US Justice Department announced it will begin a training program for law enforcement officers to educate them on interacting with more sensitivity to victims of crime who are transgender: The Community Relations Service … Continue reading

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Trans as Adjective (really)

Re-blogged from helen boyd’s blog en|Gender: Really, a recent NPR music segment asked people to describe their life in 6 songs, and one of the people whose stories and choices they featured happens to be trans. I love that there’s … Continue reading

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New Initiatives from DC Trans Coalition

From my email: The DC Trans Coalition is a local grassroots organization dedicated to advocating for transgender, transsexual and gender diverse people within the District of Columbia. DCTC works with community advocates, other LGBT organizations, District agencies, and local politicians to enact and … Continue reading

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North Carolina High School Crowns First Ever Transgender Homecoming King

And the best part is that he won the honor by raising the most money for his selected charity. From advocate.com: Blake Brockington, a 17-year-old transgender student, made history late last week when he was named homecoming king at East … Continue reading

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Gender Non-Conforming Playgroup Networking: Help Start it Up

Lori Duron, mother of a gender non-conforming child and author of the blog Raising My Rainbow, posts a query about what might be the best way to facilitate a network of playgroups for other gender-non conforming/creative children. From her blog … Continue reading

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Meeting Transgender Kids Helped Jared Leto Understand His Character Rayon

Jared Leto turns in a fantastic performance as Rayon, a transgender woman, in the film Dallas Buyers Club. In the January/February 2014 issue of HIV Plus magazine, Leto talks about how he understood the character and how meeting some transgender … Continue reading

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