Results tagged “Transgender” from Last Word

A group of African-American males from Mobile, Alabama marched as the final Christmas Parade contingent for the nearby town of Semmes. Some of the event's observers said they should have been warned about who The Prancing Elites were in advance. Town residents have told reporters that they were upset because the men wore make-up and feminine santa outfits; and that ... [Read]

"We talk about transgender, I have a former stallion which is now a gelding, because stallions get very aggressive. He wasn’t trying to be a girl, we just made him into a less aggressive male." Pat Robertson -- host of the 700 Club and founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network -- after having his co-host incorrectly explain what transgender means, ... [Read]

"This is the first day of the life I always wanted to lead – as the right sex with the right person by my side." A British couple have made history in Scotland, becoming the first in the nation's long history to marry where both partners are transgendered. Helen and Felix Fenlon celebrated their nuptials in Gretna Green in Scotland, ... [Read]

"Judging by comments made on social media, most Jamaicans think Dwayne Jones brought his death on himself for wearing a dress and dancing in a society that has made it abundantly clear that homosexuals are neither to be seen nor heard.” Annie Paul, a blogger in Jamaica, commenting on the July 22 mob murder of transgender teen Dwayne Jones. ... [Read]

Don Ennis made headlines in May when he came out publicly as Dawn, a transgender woman. The New York Post reported that he had been fed female hormones as a child which may have affected his physical identity. In a May 3 Facebook post, Ennis said he had tried for years to reverse the involuntary changes taking place in his body. He said ... [Read]

Update Nov. 8, 2013(Episode 16): The final episode of America's Next Top Model began with an improptu elimination among the three remaining challengers -- Jourdan, Cory and Marvin. Unfortunately, Cory's chance at becoming the first gay, male Top Model came to a quick end. He responded by saying: "I know that, now, I can just be myself out on the ... [Read]

GLAAD reports that BET released the following statement about an "unfortunate" incident regarding the feminine attire of celebrity blogger B. Scott that took place during the BET Awards Pre-Show this past Sunday: "BET Networks embraces global diversity in all its forms and seeks to maintain an inclusive workforce and a culture that values all perspectives and backgrounds. The incident with ... [Read]

B. Scott, a well-known YouTuber and blogger of celebrity culture, expressed a range of emotions after his difficult experience with the BET television network. Apparently, "the powers that be" thought his feminine appearance was inappropriate for Sunday's awards program. Scott says he was asked to be the "Style Stage Correspondent for the 2013 BET Awards 106 and Park Pre-Show'' which ... [Read]

“If you recognize that this project is incomplete, and yet still has much to offer, then we trust you will find what we did: an awe inspiring collection of one hundred amazing people doing important work. Not the only hundred. Not the hundred you agree with. But one hundred that reveal a cross section of trans people active in ... [Read]

"[I]t's called a women's act, but then they have men dressed up as women, they count that. Change-gender, or whatever. How is that -- how is that a woman?" -- Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) airs his complaints about the expansion of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to included protections for transgender people. (Think Progress) Follow @metroweekly Join our mailing ... [Read]

This past weekend, outspoken comedian Rosanne Barr found herself a target of derision from some in the transgender community. Roseanne, a very active user of Twitter, posted a series of messages regarding transgender women, Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein, and the case of a transgender woman using a sauna. Roseanne, who says she's running for President, complained that Jill Stein ... [Read]

Melissa Harris Perry presented a panel on MSNBC today to discuss transgender issues. Perry said she had decided to be a "better cis ally for the work of trans communities" after watching a hate crime online that involved "a group of African-American teens savagely beating a trans woman in a fast-food restaurant." She was joined today by Mara Keisling, Kate ... [Read]

"Realistically, we just looked at it as a necessity. Our executive V.P. said, 'It's the right thing to do, it's something we support and we have employees who have this need.'" Frantz Tiffeau, senior manager at Florida-based Office Depot, on the chain's decision to cover gender-reassignment surgery in their health insurance policies. The Human Rights Campaign reported in its annual ... [Read]

''He's been doing this since he was about 2 years old. He's loved girl stuff, so we just let him dress how he wants, as long as he's happy.... I said, 'Well, what's the big deal?' She said 'It doesn't matter how he looks, he has boy parts, he can't be in Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts don't allow that ... [Read]

''Our organization and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force conducted a survey of 6,500 transgender people in 2008, and we found that the experience of harrassment or discrimination on the job was near universal. A quarter of transgender people, like Vandy Beth Glenn, had lost their job because they're transgender.... It's legal to discriminate against transgender people in ... [Read]

''[We] determined he was a hermaphrodite dog. So, he had both genetalia, a little bit of each.... Extremely rare. I think there's only a few cases in the United States.'' Sharon Blechinger, director of of Help Every Animal League, who is relaying the journey of Red, an orphan Pomeranian. Blechinger reportedly paid $1,165 for gender-reassignment surgery to ''prevent infection ... [Read]

''The ridiculous thing about something like Prop 8 is that it will be overturned. They put something like $40 million into that campaign, and they might as well have just bet all that money on the Red Sox.... Every civil-rights conflict—black people, women—comes to an end in the right way....'' ''[The unhappy reaction to our transgender character] surprised me. ... [Read]

''When I was a little baby, I always used to be a girl. But my mom and dad didn't know that. So, I couldn't talk then, but when I was old enough that I could talk, I dressed up into a girl. And my mom said, 'Why are you dressed up as a girl?' And I said, 'Because I'm ... [Read]

''It is not necessary. I really didn't want to go through that process, so I decided to have the operation... before the law is enforce.... I don't like this part of me because I don't use it. I don't know why I have it. If I had a vagina, I would use it.'' Punlop Tongchai, 27, and a newly post-operative ... [Read]

''He was one of the most talented writers I've ever worked with.... He was a gentle man, a kind man. It's just a tragedy.'' LA Times Sports editor Mike James about sportswriter Mike Penner who began the transition from male to female just two years ago, and announced in his writing that he would go on vacation for a ... [Read]