Articles Tagged “transgender”

  • marsha p johnson

    Five Black Trans-Women Who Helped Pave the Way

    Like so many parts of American history, popular culture depicts transgender history as one in which white leaders paved the way for everyone. But, as our community has to keep reminding people, it was trans women of color who led the Stonewall riot and set off the gay rights movement in this country.

  • Brothers Sister Sons Daughters BRUCE WEBSTER BARNEYS NEW YORK

    WATCH: Bruce Weber’s Film on the 17 Trangender Models in the latest Barneys NY Ad Campaign

    A behind the scenes look at the 17 Transgender models featured in the alluring new ad campaign for Barneys New York,

  • justine tunney

    Transgender Activist and Google Software Engineer Justine Tunney Controls Occupy Wall Street

    Occupy Wall Street has died down. Remnants of it exist in a very disorganized matter. Disgusted by what she saw as ineptitude, Justin Tunney took control of not only the twitter account of occupy wall street, she took control of occupywallst.org. How did Justine manage this? Justine created those accounts in July 2011.

  • lindsay morris you are you

    A Boys’ Camp For Redefined Gender Identity Understanding

    The camp, “You Are You” (the name has been changed to protect the privacy of the children and is also the name of Morris’ series), is for “Parents who don’t have a gender-confirming 3-year-old who wants to wear high heels and prefers to go down the pink aisle in K-Mart and not that nasty dark boys’ aisle,” Morris said with a laugh.

  • LORENA ESCALERA GLAAD

    GLAAD: NY TIMES TRANS EXPLOITATION COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE

    HTTP://FIERTH.COM – This weekend, the New York Times published anextremely exploitative article about a transgender woman who had died in a fire. The article, about Lorena Escalera, only mentions that she was killed in a fire after telling readers that she was “curvaceous,” that she “drew admiring glances” in her “gritty Brooklyn neighborhood,” that she “was known to invite men for visits to her apartment,” that Lorena was “called Lorena” (as opposed to saying she was “named Lorena” or that she simply was Lorena) and that she “brought two men to her apartment” sometime between late Friday night and early Saturday morning.

  • Transgender Waitress Defended

    ‘What Would You Do?’: Transgender Waitress In New Jersey Diner Defended By Customers

    HTTP://FIERTH.COM – In an effort to determine one community’s acceptance of transgender people, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum Carmen Carrera is cast in the role of a New Jersey diner waitress, while an actor portrays a longtime customer who deplores the fact the waiter he once knew and liked as “Christopher” is now a woman.

  • PINK WHITE HOUSE

    White House to Host First-Ever Meeting with Trans Activists

    HTTP://FIERTH.COM -Tomorrow, the Office of Public Engagement at the White House is hosting a meeting with a number of transgender activists and leaders working on federal policy around trans issues — for the first time in American history. Via the Washington Blade:

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