Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Cher Was Almost a Transsexual!

By Michael Musto
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

​In a play!
In the book Robert Altman, An Oral Biography, Cher remembers that Altman wanted her to play the transsexual Joanne in the 1981 play (and later movie) Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. . .Read More

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Renée Richards Wants to be Left Alone Sitting down with the transgender icon and onetime most controversial woman in sports

By Michael Weinreb

The doctor practices on Madison Avenue, five blocks from Grand Central Station, in a narrow little office set amid a frenetic corner of Manhattan. Every day, hordes of commuters bustle past this particular ophthalmology clinic without really seeing it, let alone registering the mellifluous name on the sign, let alone, after so many years, recognizing that this name ever meant anything beyond the practice of ocular medicine. Fame is fleeting, and such, but she is still here, a 6-foot, 2-inch redhead hiding in plain sight, wearing a wide-brimmed hat and ducking under an umbrella amid an early spring rain, almost daring you to ignore her. . . .Read More

So they say: "I AM: Transgender People Speak"

BAY WINDOWS: New England's Largest GLBT Newspaper 6.29.2011

This week’s "So They Say" section is devoted to the transgender people and allies who took part in the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition’s (MTPC) "I AM: Transgender People Speak" project, an ongoing public education effort that allows transgender people to speak from the heart.

The "I AM" project involves transgender volunteers sitting down in front of a video camera and describing their experiences as transgender individuals. . . .Read More

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Frameline focuses on transgender cinema for 35th film festival


By Kevin Robinson

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It's National Gay Pride Month, and in San Francisco that means it's time for Frameline! Now in its 35th year, it's the longest-running LGBT film festival in the world - and one of the biggest film fests in America - period. The festivities kick off Thursday, so KALW News invited executive director K.C. Price to come into the studio to talk about it. He sat down with Kevin Robinson, producer of Medium Rare - a website dedicated to women and minorities in media. . .Read More

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Please read and discuss this investigation with others

What Are Little Boys Made Of?

An original BTB Investigation.

Jim Burroway

June 7th, 2011
In 1970, a well-known expert on homosexuality and transgender issues appeared on a local television talk show in Los Angeles to talk about feminine boys. He described how very young boys who behaved in a feminine manner would almost invariably grow up to become a homosexual. Alongside that expert was a gay man who described his own childhood and confirmed what the expert said. But there was hope, the expert announced. A new program at the University of California at Los Angeles would ensure these young boys grew up to become masculine, normal men. The expert gave a list of symptoms to watch out for, and urged his viewers to call him if their children exhibited the problems he described. . .Read More

Transgender Health Care for Veterans

Important Development!

Department of Veterans Affairs VHA DIRECTIVE 2011-024
Veterans Health Administration - Washington, DC 20420
June 9, 2011