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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

(MATT BAUME) Debunking Transphobic Bathroom Panic!

NOW ON EVERYDAY!

Who's at risk if trans people have equal access to restroom facilities? In Houston and across the country, Mike Huckabee and friends love to claim that nondiscrimination bills mean that "men could use the women's bathroom," which simply isn't true. Here's how to push back against the transphobic lie that men are sneaking into women's rooms -- and how to call out offensive jokes from Huckabee-types who think it's funny to abuse nondiscrimination laws and assault women.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

(JESSE on the BRINK) Call Me Unconvinced!

by Jesse Archer

Caitlyn Jenner's historic cover is a watershed moment in trans coverage and visibility. There is nothing more important in life than making others feel less alone. She has made countless marginalized others feel less alone and undoubtedly has and will save lives. For this she is a hero, but her personal integrity has yet to be confused with any altruism or activism for the greater good.

Her conservative votes keep in power those who refuse to pass legislation protecting her most vulnerable sisters - those fired from jobs, homeless, enduring survival sex, without access to legal hormones; the ones injecting motor oils into their body who aren't white or privileged or assisted by Annie Leibovitz to achieve their ideal. She's a hero, and perhaps that is enough, but until she's a champion my admiration is qualified.

Her son, Burt, sums it up for me: "I have high hopes that Caitlyn is a better person than Bruce."

Saturday, May 23, 2015

(Out on the Red Carpet) (Role) Model Behavior!

Gender Model, Rain Dove
The GLAAD Media Awards was 2 weeks ago, but the coverage continues!

Our NY Corespondent, Damon Jacobs chats with Gender Models Cory Wade (from ANTM) and Rain Dove.

Special Thanks to NY based Photographer, Oswald Thomas!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

(Out on the Red Carpet) Karla Mosley's BOLD Move!

Mosley arrived with new Trans Co-star
The GLAAD Media Awards was over week ago, but the coverage continues!

Our NY Corespondent, Damon Jacobs chatted with Bold and the Beautiful's Karla Mosley about playing a Trans Woman and her personal Bold Move!

Special Thanks to NY based Photographer, Oswald Thomas! 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

(Larry King Now) A Panel of Experts Talk About Being Transgender in America!

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A panel, featuring (Outview Pal) Glee’s Alex Newell, GLAAD’s Nick Adams and AOL’s “True Trans” host Laura Jane Grace sit down with Larry King on the Emmy nominated series “Larry King Now” to discuss what needs to be done to ensure a better quality of life for the transgender community.

The ‘Against Me’ singer, Laura Jane Grace, told Larry the term 'trans' is her descriptor of choice – “I think it sounds cool.” She also explained to Larry that she’s realized that being transgender is only part of who she is -- “it’s a really small detail when it comes down to it.”

GLADD’s Nick Adams talked about how laws against transgender people are still pervasive, including in the workplace and military, “There are many Western countries that allow trans people to serve, there’s no reason why they can’t serve here as well.” Larry also asked our panel about the ban on transgender people in the military and Laura Jane Grace shares a story from her new show on AOL, “True Trans”.

The panelists reacted to New York Magazine’s cover story by telling Larry that the headline ‘sensationalizes’ a story about the country’s highest paid CEO. Adams went on to explain that the focus on transgender people's’ physical attributes in many news media reports is objectifying and often takes away from the larger issues. While Orange Is The New Black, Transparent, and Glee have made strides, GLAAD’s Nick Adams told Larry that too often trans characters are not shown in a positive light.

Monday, September 8, 2014

(Hey Qween!) with Our Lady J!

Comedian Jonny McGovern hosts “Hey Qween!” The gayest talk show of all time! Jonny and his sidekick, drag diva Lady Red Couture, riff about current hot topics and interview amazing LGBT guests! This week the illustrius singer/songwriterOur Lady J joins Hey Qween!



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Monday, May 12, 2014

(OUTscene NW) Translations Closes Another Fabulous Festival‏!


The feeling at the Northwest Film Forum was electric for our sold-out closing night film, KATE BORNSTEIN IS A QUEER & PLEASANT DANGER and there was a surprise Intro and Q&A with director Sam Feder and Kate Bornstein via Skype! The evening was full of standing ovations, laugher, applause and heart-felt conversations about art, writing, health and creative practice. It was truly a memorable night and many thanks to everyone who came out!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

(MY View) RuPaul's Drag Race and the Danger of Overpolicing Language!

by Our Lady J  

"Tranny," "sissy," "sex change," and "she-male" are self-identifying slang words used by gender-nonconforming people -- mostly performers, artists, sex workers, and others considered to be living on the fringe of our queer community. Although we use these words playfully to relate, empower, and communicate, these words, like the word "gay," are sometimes used to disrespect us.

When I first transitioned, I proudly identified as a "tranny" until people within the trans community told me the word was offensive to them. I complied but quickly realized that while striving to be accepted by the hetero-dominated world, the upper echelons of the trans community were trying to sweep the fringe under the rug by censoring the language with which they identify. In addition to banishing "tranny," "sissy," "sex change," and "she-male" as slander, they insisted that the users of these words were the oppressors, making themselves the victims -- a well-worn tool of manipulation and control.

As an artist, I love language, and I cherish free speech. RuPaul has been the number-one defender of these, and at the same time he continues to support every shade of queerness within our community, no matter the class. Drag is punk and should never be subjected to politically correct ideals. The moment it stops provoking is the moment it fails as an art form. Trans people are forever indebted to drag for the mainstream explosion of gender as we see it today.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

(MY View) We Need to Give Up Transphobia!

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Trigger warning: Transphobia. A lot of transphobia.

A month ago my friend Todd Clayton came out as a recovering transphobe in an incisive Huffington Post blog post, "The Queer Community Has to Stop Being Transphobic." In the piece Clayton details his personal journey toward transgender acceptance, explaining how a speech by Matrix co-director Lana Wachowski, an out trans woman, opened his eyes to the quiet bigotry in his own life. Clayton hadn't openly attacked trans people or worked against their freedoms; he was transphobic in ways that a lot of cisgender members of the gay, lesbian and bisexual communities are: insensitive and dismissive, not realizing the ways in which trans lives and struggles intersect with our own.

When he asked me to read the piece, I told him that his experience is common among cisgender people in the LGB community. In fact, I've made a similar journey. I told Todd that if he ever published his piece, I would come out with my own story. This is that story. It's not easy to tell. I've been holding on to it for a while, keeping it secret and safe. But it can't stay secret anymore.

(LIST) 'Trans 100'!

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Monday, the inagural Trans 100 list was unveiled, highlighting trans people doing positive work nationwide. The list was introduced by GLAAD, We Happy Trans, a website that celebrates the positive experiences of transgender people, and This is H.O.W., a Phoenix based non profit organization dedicated to the betterment of the lives of trans people.

“The value of the work that is represented by the 100 people on this list is immeasurable,” said Executive Director of This Is H.O.W., Antonia D’orsay, about the Trans 100. “These people demonstrate the diversity, the determination, and the incredible triumph of spirit that informs all trans people, no matter where they are. This is just a glimpse of what trans people can accomplish.”  (OUTview's Very own Lincoln Rose made the List!)

You can view the full list here and read about those on it here.

(POP NEWS) Pay Up; Stripped; Derecho; Falk-Land; Ill-Timed; Beaver; Boobs; DOA; Racy; Trans-Form!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

(I AM) Trans People Speak - Jennifer Finney Boylan!

I AM: Trans People Speak is a campaign created by the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) and sponsored by GLAAD to raise awareness about the diversity of transgender communities. It will lift the voices of transgender individuals, as well as their families, friends, and allies. Find out more at http://transpeoplespeak.org and http://glaad.org/transpeoplespeak

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