Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Calpy Slams - Reading Comments on Transamerican Love Story

Calpernia and Andrea read some of the worst comments people have left on and in response to "Transamerican Love Story", their new Logo transsexual dating show coming out in February.

Advocates turn out en masse for transgender civil rights bill

by Ethan Jacobs

Bay Windows
Monday Mar 10, 2008

Supporters of a bill to add gender identity to state civil rights laws far outnumbered opponents at a marathon public hearing before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary at the State House on March 4. The committee listened to 10 hours of testimony on a host of bills related to same-sex marriage, abortion, victim’s rights and other issues. But the bulk of the hearing, which lasted until 11:30 p.m., was devoted to H.B. 1722, the first major piece of transgender rights legislation to come before the Massachusetts Legislature. . . .Read More

Patricia Arquette: 'Brother's sex change shocked me'

0/03/2008 - 6:25:00 PM Patricia Arquette questioned how open-minded she was when her transgender brother Alexis first announced he was going to become a woman.

Patricia Arquette questioned how open-minded she was when her transgender brother Alexis first announced he was going to become a woman.

The True Romance star admits she felt "a loss" when Alexis - born Robert Arquette - told her of his transition plans. . . .Read More

Australia: Trans films welcomed

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Rachel Cook

Melbourne’s trans community has welcomed the increase in films about transgender and intersex issues at this year’s Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF).

The festival is showing 19 films, including short film, features and documentaries, covering a wide range of topics regarding trans and gender variant subjects.

MQFF Festival Director, Lisa Daniel, told MCV that the festival has always wanted, and had a trans element, but that the quality and quantity of films previously available hadn’t always been as strong as they were this year.

“We search a lot trans films festivals, and a few more trans festivals are popping up now and so more films are being made,” she said. . . .Read More

Author: Gender theory needs to be questioned

Bornstein draws about 100 people to Spring Pride lecture

Author Kate Bornstein threw conventional wisdom out the window as she discussed gender issues before about 100 people in the Michigan League last night.

"I want people to question gender," Bornstein said.

Bornstein's address, which served as the keynote speech for the Spring Pride and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health Week, delved into what it's like to be transgender in a world that largely focuses on just men and women.

Bornstein was born a man and underwent reconstructive surgery 22 years ago to become a woman. After her transition, Bornstein discovered she still didn't feel comfortable in her gender. She said she still feels like she's pretending to be a woman.

"I am not a man, and I am not a woman," she said. . . .Read More

Transsexual bares all in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'

Derek Campbell


German, transsexual, would-be rock star trapped in a small Kansas town in the glam rock era of David Bowie sounds like culture shock at its best. Steven Eubank's production of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" provides just that, and more.

As the audience filtered into the Off Center Theatre at Crown Center, they entered the world of Hedwig, a young male-to-female, post-operative transsexual who fled East Berlin while the Berlin Wall still stood.

Biting, sarcastic and humorous, Hedwig's character represented the battle all people face in discovering their true identities. As Hedwig stripped layers of clothing during the course of the show, she bared more about her true self. . . .Read More