A transgender woman alleges that an Illinois doctor wouldn’t treat her after learning about her desire to pursue hormone replacement therapy.
This week, we’re outraged about lawmakers in Louisiana, Utah, Arizona, and Brunei who insist on making it even harder for LGBT people to live and love as they want.
After being accused of assaulting a facility staff member, a 16-year-old trans girl was sent to an adult jail, though no charges have been filed.
The stereotypes do not cause transsexualism, they confuse trans-sexuals, and the rest of us, and we have to find our own way out, through our own judgement of arguments and our own experiences of living, not by having them denied to us. Trans-sexuals, like all of us, are caught in a net of oppressive gender expectations, which we have to sort out as best we can, in situations where the social agencies to which we may refer only make our problem worse. But it is not trans-sexualism which is the problem but the way we are pressured to live in the world.
“I am an irresistible magnet with the power to attract onto myself everything that I divinely desire according to my thoughts, my feelings, and the mental pictures that I constantly entertain and radiate. I am the center of my universe.” – Rest in Power, Candy Darling (November 24, 1944 - March 21, 1974)
Lawmakers in the heavily Catholic nation of Malta made history this week, approving civil unions and adding gender identity protections to their constitution.
Turkey’s Ministry of Justice has announced plans for a special prison to house LGBTI inmates away from other prisoners for their own protection.
Arizona transgender student and sex worker advocate Monica Jones was found guilty last week of ‘manifesting prostitution,’ a broadly defined offense that activists say profiles transgender and low-income…
Badass Trans Women You Should Know: Cecilia Chung.
Cecilia Chung is a senior advisor to the Transgender Law Center, a San Francisco City Health Commissioner, and a member of the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. She was honored last night by the California State Assembly as one of its Women of the Year for her tireless advocacy for trans women’s health access.
India’s top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents. …
One of the world’s most influential LGBT minds in tech faces a series of felony charges after being accused of rape.
LINK TW: alchol abuse, physical abuse mention
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LGBTQ* Theory Books (You May Want) To Know
- Queer Theory, Gender Theory - Riki Wilchins
- Feminism is Queer: The Intimate Connection between Queer and Feminist Theory - Mimi Marinucci
Mad for Foucault: Rethinking the Foundations of Queer Theory (Gender and Culture) - Lynne Huffer
- Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity - Judith Butler
Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics, and Literature (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies) - Qwo-Li Driskill (Editor), Chris Finley (Editor), Brian Joseph Gilley (Editor), Scott Lauria Morgensen (Editor)
Please Select Your Gender: From the Invention of Hysteria to the Democratizing of Transgenderism - Patricia Gherovici
Queer Cowboys: And Other Erotic Male Friendships in Nineteenth-Century American Literature - Chris Packard
Aberrations In Black: Toward A Queer Of Color Critique (Critical American Studies) - Roderick A. Ferguson
- Queer Girls in Class (Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education) - Lori Horvitz