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