Time again for all the trans related news we could find! It’s The Week In Trans! Today we learn that a trans pioneer whose story was featured in a BBC documentary in the 1970s has passed away. The trans military ban staggers on in the courts. A trans man soldier is running for local office while he serves overseas. A representative from Virginia has hung a transgender pride flag outside her new office. New laws allowing a non-binary gender marker on ID go into effect. What is a British trans woman ballerina doing in Montana? The new president of Brazil has clamped down on LGBTI rights. In England people approved for procedures such as hair removal are waiting for months to get the actual procedure. Wisconsin public employees have transgender medical care covered again. Franklin Graham was put in Facebook jail for remarks he made about trans people. A trans cosmetics millionaire in Malaysia has been invited to tea with a Muslim mufti. This could signal a relaxation of Islam’s attitudes about transgender people. That’s just a taste of what’s in store in this edition of The Week In Trans! Dive in and enjoy the news!
Trans Media Arts brings you the cream of the crop about transgender people in the entertainment and the arts. Today Amanda F. Steele, newly relocated to the East Coast, has such items as the controversy around the film "Girl," the story or recently deceased trans woman pioneer Julia Grant who appeared in a BBC documentary about transition back in the '70s, the idea that it might be time for a trans gender 007, and more. Keep up with trans people in arts and entertainment with Trans Media Arts!
Many trans people are also people of faith. They often find that their transgender nature keeps them from worshipping as part of the church they were raised in. While the Catholic Pope has made positive statements about how the clergy should deal with transgender people, he has also made statements that indicate the Catholic Church is not a friend to transgender people. On November 29 our contributor Christine Zuba was invited to dinner with Cardinal Joseph Tobin in Newark, New Jersey. This invitation was extended to members of the LGBT community and was an effort by the Cardinal to get advice about how to move the conversation about the Church and LGBT people forward. Christine reports on how that dinner went.
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Bria made a New Year's resolution and it seems as if she's already broken it. Could it be? She said she was done talking to that bearded weirdo who seems to either hate her for who she is, or maybe is so attracted to who she is that his 4th grade brain wants to pull her hair to get her attention. But what's this? It turns out that she hasn't broken any of her resolutions.
In a future which has gone wrong Zealots seek to purge the nation of trans people. Trans women who don't "pass" turn to black market meds in order to fully transition and blend in with the population of cisgender women. Spying, paranoia and secrecy are the norms for trans women and being "outed" means more than just mockery and verbal abuse. Raquel Swann is back with a science fiction tale of a future world that could be all to real. Read episode 1.4 of Transmute, if you dare.
We are sad to report that our Fashion Maven, Tasi Zuriack, has passed away. Tasi began doing her fashion column for TGForum in 2012. We will miss her monthly take on what to wear and how to wear it. She was admitted to the hospital on December 21 with severe occlusion of the arteries. She […]