Thursday, August 28, 2008

"Oxford Janitor Changes From He To She"

"A 8/19/08 news report from WBZ in Boston on Brianna Bonin, an elementary school janitor in Oxford, Mass., who changed gender over the summer. (8/19/08)" StephanieKayStevens

Off the Record

in loco parentis

by Diogenes

August 28, 2008

An article in Georgetown University's newspaper The Hoya welcomes the new director of its Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning (LGBTQ) Resource Center and does some end zone celebration for our benefit. Georgetown, you may remember, is a university in the Jesuit Tradition. You'll be edified by the following details:

Jack Harrison (SFS '09), co-chair of GU Pride, also said he hopes to work closely with the new director in developing programming for the year. … Harrison said GU Pride is looking to launch efforts this year to make the campus more "trans-friendly" by working to provide bathrooms and better housing options for transgender individuals.

It's futile, as we all know, to point out the conflict between the Catholic view of the human person and Georgetown's LGBTQ enthusiasms. . . .Read More

Transgender Emergency Fund Will Start Offering Assistance in September

William Henderson The Transgender Emergency Fund, a Central Mass.-based program that will provide critical assistance to low-income transgender or transsexual people, will begin providing financial assistance to people next month, says Jesse Pack of AIDS Project Worcester.
“As a result of stigma and discrimination, transpeople are more likely to be unemployed or underemployed, live in poverty, and to be homeless or near homelessness,” said Pack in a statement. “The fund will provide people with financial assistance with utilities, prescription co-pays, medical co-pays, and other basic needs.” In order to receive assistance, individuals must fill out a short application and provide copies of bills and proof of income. Individuals who receive assistance through the fund will not in any way be publicly identified as being transgender.
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A trend of transgender movies

A feast of transgender and intersex films are highlighted at the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival

Friday, August 29, 2008

Do nine transgender and intersex films make a trend? They do if they're all playing during the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, Wednesday through Sept. 7.

Films about transgender characters are not as rare as you might think. A raft of contemporary features — 'The Crying Game,' 'Boys Don't Cry,' 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch,' 'Transamerica,' to name a few — dealt seriously with the issue. At least two entire film festivals — in Seattle and the Netherlands — are devoted to transgender-themed movies. . . .Read More