Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Ladyboy - "Making of" a film about Ladyboys (Queen Raquela)

Making of the film "THE AMAZING TRUTH ABOUT QUEEN RAQUELA" by Olaf de Fleur Johannesson - more info on: www.queenraquelathemovie.com

Be a Trans Ally

by Bruce Parker

March 18, 2008

In the Out Magazine April 2008 Transgender Issue, hidden at the bottom of page 25 is a really strong list of five ways to be a trans ally, by Dean Spade. Dean is a Harvard Law teaching fellow and founder of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. Below is his list of ways to be a trans ally.

1. Work with transpeople to push your city's homeless shelter system to place residents according to their gender identity and safety, rather than birth gender.

An important component of this point is that it emphasizes working with transpeople. Oftentimes, as lesbian or gay folks try to work on transgender-related issues, they forget to include transgender people in the conversations and actions. This ends up being damaging, and reflects a paternalistic approach to being an ally that I experienced a lot while working with Indiana's lesbian and gay communities.

The other four ways and my thoughts are. . .Read More

helen boyd’s Transgender Books

by Helen Boyd

Here’s a list of books I recommend on transgender issues and lives.

The starred (*) listings are books that I reviewed in greater depth in the annotated bibliography of My Husband Betty.

You can read more about most of these books, find reviews and discussions of other books, or post your own book for discussion in our Reader’s Chair Forum.

Here is my Top Ten List of Transgender Books, with these and others reviewed below.

  1. Butch Is A Noun - S. Bear Bergman
  2. Gender Outlaw - Kate Bornstein
  3. Crossdressing, Sex and Gender - Bullough & Bullough
  4. Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism - Patrick Califia
  5. Head Over Heels: Wives Who Stay with Crossdressers and Transsexuals - Virginia Erhardt
  6. Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman - Leslie Feinberg
  7. Becoming a Visible Man - Jamison Green
  8. Mom, I Need to Be a Girl - Just Evelyn
  9. Whipping Girl - Julia Serano
  10. Transition & Beyond - Reid Vanderbergh. . .Read More

The Tenth Voice Radio magazine

3/22/2008 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

This month the team looks at being Transgender. . . .Read More
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Walters Wins GLAAD Award

walterstv_3-18.jpgMarch 18, 2008

Barbara Walters was awarded a GLAAD Media Award last night for her April 2007 20/20 special report, "My Secret Self: A Story of Transgender Children."

The report focused on the lives of transgender children who were diagnosed with gender identity disorder. When it aired, it won the A18-49 demo for the night.

According to the Reuters article about the event, Walters said, during her acceptance speech, "You can forget all the Emmys. This means more to me." . . .Read More