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Aug 12

Legendary Boxing Manager and Promoter Kellie Maloney Comes Out as a Trans Woman

autostraddle:

Legendary Boxing Manager and Promoter Kellie Maloney Comes Out as a Trans Woman

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Boxing is considered by many to be a great bastion of maleness and masculinity, but that wasn’t enough to stop Kellie Maloney from living the life she knew that she had to. In an exclusive interview with The Mirror, the legendary boxing manager and promoter came out and revealed that she has been undergoing hormone therapy and taking other steps in her transition for the past two years. At the…

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Aug 12

quote When TERFs like Robin Morgan (who supplied Sheila Jeffreys’ Gender Hurts a glowing recommendation) threatened to disrupt the 1973 West Coast Lesbian Feminist Conference unless the conference vote to eject trans women, the conference voted to instead keep trans women. Radical Feminists like Robin Tyler were physically beaten for trying to protect trans women from TERFs. Even though the conference overwhelmingly supported the inclusion of trans women, trans women left so that the conference wouldn’t be destroyed by TERFs. When TERFs threatened to boycott the iconic women’s music collective, Olivia Records unless it voted to eject trans women from the collective, Olivia instead voted to keep trans women. However, after the collective began receiving death threats, trans women left to prevent potential physical assaults and the threatened destruction of the entire collective by TERFs. Ironically, both of these cases are cited by TERFs as evidence of an inherent male-essenced trans aggression.

this article by Cristan Williams

(sources are linked from the article)

TERFs don’t make any fucking sense.

(via audscratprophetlilith)

Forgot to add:

At the 1973 West Coast Lesbian Feminist Conference, a heterosexual woman - and TERF - the aforementioned Robin Morgan tried to instigate a mob against Beth Elliott, calling her a male rapist.

So like a heterosexual TERF directly acted to eject a trans lesbian from a lesbian conference.

Like that’s TERFs. 

(via lisaquestions)

Aug 12

6 of 214 International LGBT-themed Movies of 2013-2014
KUMU HINA
DIRECTORS: Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson
USA, 2013, 74 Min.
Language: English

Kumu Hina is a powerful film about the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values within the westernizing society of modern day Hawai’i. It is told through the lens of an extraordinary Native Hawaiian woman who is both a proud and confident mahu, or transgender person, and an honored and respected kumu, or teacher, cultural practitioner, and community leader.

Hinaleimoana Wong Kalu is the charismatic hula teacher of a public charter school dedicated to native Hawaiian culture. As she prepares her male high school students for a year-end dance and song performance, they’re lazy and uninspired—except for Ho’onani, a sixth-grade tomboy with an abundance of , or male energy, who insists on joining the boys. Like her teacher Kalu, Ho’onani is “in the middle,” and her potential special status as amahu endows her with healing, teaching, and leadership powers that have been suppressed by 200 years of colonization and violence. That ugly history, which continues in the form of present-day railroad construction on Oahu, has also disturbed traditional Hawaiian burials, which Kalu has been appointed by the governor to investigate. But her dedication as a cultural leader is sorely tested by her relationship with her younger husband, who loves to drink kava root, expresses his love through jealousy, and needs Hina’s advice simply when he misses his bus for work. At a time when gender-nonconforming people are marginalized and mistreated the world over, Kalu has devoted her life to helping everybody around her be best they can be through native Hawaiian values. But while those values preach unconditional love, honor, and respect for all—the true meaning of aloha, embodied in graceful dance and song—Kalu is challenged in all facets of her life. 

Emmy Award–winning filmmakers Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson (Out in the Silence, Frameline34) paint an inspiring portrait of a beautifully strong and wise teacher who is shaping young hearts and minds to ensure that there is a place “in the middle” for all.

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Aug 04

Meet Shaardra: The Trans Woman Iconic for Pathfinder!

amazonchique:

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The new Paizo blog for today is a Meet the Iconics for the upcoming Advanced Class Guide, but this time it’s special; This time it’s my iconic, Shaardra: A curvy dwarven trans woman of color!

Read her whole story here on the Paizo blog and spread the word!

Jul 24
an-andreja-pejic-blog:

Model Andreja Pejic comes out publicly as a transgender woman, shares her experience with media and Facebook fans
By Dani Heffernan, Media Strategist at GLAAD |


July 24, 2014





Fashion model Andreja Pejic tonight shared her life and experience as a transgender woman exclusively with Entertainment Tonight, People.com and Style.com. The acclaimed model who has appeared on covers of Elle and French Vogue, announced that she will only be modeling women’s fashion going forward and that her agency supports her transition. She also told the press that she is supported by her family in Australia and friends around the world.
Andreja drafted a message for her Facebook fans and Instagram followers. She will now be tweeting from @andrejapejic.
GLAAD worked with Pejic and her team this week as she prepared to tell her story.
She told GLAAD:  "To all trans youth out there, I would like to say respect yourself and be proud of who you are. All human beings deserve equal treatment no matter their gender identity or sexuality. To be perceived as what you say you are is a basic human right."
She also posted a selfie on Facebook with a message to her fans:"As a transgender woman I hope to show that after transition (a life-saving process) one can be happy and successful in their new chapter.”
Pejic has received international attention modeling men’s and women’s collections on runways and in ad campaigns. She began modeling in 2007, and since then has been named to the Out 100 and received a NewNowNext award for style. She has been on the covers of Elle, New York, and many more, and walked the biggest international runways. In 2013, she co-starred in David Bowie’s music video, “The Stars are Out Tonight,” alongside Tilda Swinton.
Pejic is one among many trans models finding growing acceptance as visibility of trans people in the media increases. In 2008, Isis King made headlines as the first trans woman model to compete on America’s Next Top Model. In 2010, model Lea T came out to the world as transgender in French Vogue. In January of this year, a Barney’s New York ad campaign featured all trans and gender non-conforming models. Earlier this year, supermodel Naomi Campbell spoke out at the GLAAD Media Awards in support of Carmen Carrera and other trans models.
As blogger and advocate Monica Roberts has pointed out, the way was paved by trans models like Caroline Cossey, Tracy Africa Norman, and Roberta Close in previous decades, and now models like Ines Rau, Arisce Wanzer, Valentijn De Hingh, Geena Rocero, and many more are a growing presence in the fashion world.
Show your support for Andreja by commenting on her Facebook, Instagram or tweeting @andrejapejic

an-andreja-pejic-blog:

Model Andreja Pejic comes out publicly as a transgender woman, shares her experience with media and Facebook fans

By Dani Heffernan, Media Strategist at GLAAD |

July 24, 2014

Fashion model Andreja Pejic tonight shared her life and experience as a transgender woman exclusively with Entertainment Tonight, People.com and Style.com. The acclaimed model who has appeared on covers of Elle and French Vogue, announced that she will only be modeling women’s fashion going forward and that her agency supports her transition. She also told the press that she is supported by her family in Australia and friends around the world.

Andreja drafted a message for her Facebook fans and Instagram followers. She will now be tweeting from @andrejapejic.

GLAAD worked with Pejic and her team this week as she prepared to tell her story.

She told GLAAD:  
"To all trans youth out there, I would like to say respect yourself and be proud of who you are. All human beings deserve equal treatment no matter their gender identity or sexuality. To be perceived as what you say you are is a basic human right."

She also posted a selfie on Facebook with a message to her fans:
"As a transgender woman I hope to show that after transition (a life-saving process) one can be happy and successful in their new chapter.”

Pejic has received international attention modeling men’s and women’s collections on runways and in ad campaigns. She began modeling in 2007, and since then has been named to the Out 100 and received a NewNowNext award for style. She has been on the covers of Elle, New York, and many more, and walked the biggest international runways. In 2013, she co-starred in David Bowie’s music video, “The Stars are Out Tonight,” alongside Tilda Swinton.

Pejic is one among many trans models finding growing acceptance as visibility of trans people in the media increases. In 2008, Isis King made headlines as the first trans woman model to compete on America’s Next Top Model. In 2010, model Lea T came out to the world as transgender in French Vogue. In January of this year, a Barney’s New York ad campaign featured all trans and gender non-conforming models. Earlier this year, supermodel Naomi Campbell spoke out at the GLAAD Media Awards in support of Carmen Carrera and other trans models.

As blogger and advocate Monica Roberts has pointed out, the way was paved by trans models like Caroline Cossey, Tracy Africa Norman, and Roberta Close in previous decades, and now models like Ines Rau, Arisce Wanzer, Valentijn De Hingh, Geena Rocero, and many more are a growing presence in the fashion world.

Show your support for Andreja by commenting on her Facebook, Instagram or tweeting @andrejapejic

Jul 22

CASTING CALL: POC GENDERQUEER / NON-BINARY FEMME

watchtheswitch:

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This is a casting call for a paid role. Check below the “Read More” line for the actual casting call. Please help us spread the word!

Watching our own pilot, something became apparent. While our show has POC actors, all were of lighter complexion, and we hadn’t created space for actors with darker skin tones. That meant we weren’t creating a show that our whole audience could see themselves in. That didn’t sit right.

Addie is a new role that we’ve added to the show. They’re a genderqueer POC (of darker complexion). At the start of the show, Addie and Su work together. Su moves on, but their lives intersect every once in a while.

Addie has a scene early on where they’re still presenting as a man, but in subsequent scenes are living out as a genderqueer / non-binary femme. Their role in the first season is limited, but their story stretches into future seasons.

Our casting call is below the “Read More” line. Please help us spread the word! This is an important opportunity for QTPOC actors!

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Jul 13
athenafilmfest:

"I am going for female roles, but I don’t think I am going to stop doing transgendered roles just because that is another thing I am fighting for. They usually get females to play it or a male that is not really transgendered. I want transgendered to actually play transgendered roles. I also want us to be able to play female roles."
PEOPLE OF INFLUENCE | Harmony Santana
Actor
first openly transgender actress to be nominated for a major acting award in the United States
nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Independent Spirit Award
most well-known for her role as Vanessa in Gun Hill Road (2011)
Has 12 siblings
Is of Dominican and Puerto Rican heritage
Met Gun Hill Road director, Rashaad Ernesto Green, when he was flyering to cast the role in Queens
Her hair is full of talent
That’s why it’s so big
IMDB | Facebook
[picture source: BET]

athenafilmfest:

"I am going for female roles, but I don’t think I am going to stop doing transgendered roles just because that is another thing I am fighting for. They usually get females to play it or a male that is not really transgendered. I want transgendered to actually play transgendered roles. I also want us to be able to play female roles."

PEOPLE OF INFLUENCE | Harmony Santana

Actor

  • first openly transgender actress to be nominated for a major acting award in the United States
  • nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Independent Spirit Award
  • most well-known for her role as Vanessa in Gun Hill Road (2011)
  • Has 12 siblings
  • Is of Dominican and Puerto Rican heritage
  • Met Gun Hill Road director, Rashaad Ernesto Green, when he was flyering to cast the role in Queens
  • Her hair is full of talent
  • That’s why it’s so big

IMDB | Facebook

[picture source: BET]

Jul 02
pi-ratical:

They’re here!!! :D After a lot of research and triple-checking of files, Hello Pronouns Buttons are available! They can be written on with a sharpie, wet erase marker, or dry erase marker. The buttons are 2.5”x3.5”, very slightly bigger than the stickers, and have a beautiful glossy anti-glare surface. They’re the best I could find, and I hope they live up to everyone’s expectations. 
Like the original Hello Pronouns stickers, these are a great way to get introductions done at large gatherings and avoid any awkward confusion. They can also help as a gentle reminder to the people around you right after you come out that your name and pronouns aren’t necessarily what they’re used to them being. 

pi-ratical:

They’re here!!! :D After a lot of research and triple-checking of files, Hello Pronouns Buttons are available! They can be written on with a sharpie, wet erase marker, or dry erase marker. The buttons are 2.5”x3.5”, very slightly bigger than the stickers, and have a beautiful glossy anti-glare surface. They’re the best I could find, and I hope they live up to everyone’s expectations. 

Like the original Hello Pronouns stickers, these are a great way to get introductions done at large gatherings and avoid any awkward confusion. They can also help as a gentle reminder to the people around you right after you come out that your name and pronouns aren’t necessarily what they’re used to them being. 

Jul 02
rifa:

vicenews:

Monday, the Vancouver School Board (VSB) finally voted for a new transgender policy that allows students to choose a name that best represents their gender identity. They have also enacted a policy for single-stall, genderless washrooms. On top of that, the VSB has introduced gender-neutral pronouns: xe (third person), xem (plural), and xyr (possessive) for students who do not identify with traditional gender roles.

Fuck yeah Vancouver
May 29
womenwhokickass:

Miss Major: Why she kicks ass
She is a black, formerly incarcerated, woman and transgender elder, who was at the Stonewall uprisings in ’69, and became politicized in the aftermath at Attica. She has been an activist and advocate in her community for over forty years, mentoring and empowering many of today’s transgender leaders to stand tall, step into their own power, and defend their human rights, from coast to coast. 
Currently, Miss Major is the Executive Director of the TGI Justice Project (TGIJP) , whose mission is to challenge and end the human rights abuses committed against transgender, gender variant/genderqueer, and intersex (TGI) people in California prisons and beyond.
In 2008, she testified at to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland about the abuses of transgender women of color in and out of the Prison Industrial Complex in the US.

womenwhokickass:

Miss Major: Why she kicks ass

  • She is a black, formerly incarcerated, woman and transgender elder, who was at the Stonewall uprisings in ’69, and became politicized in the aftermath at Attica. She has been an activist and advocate in her community for over forty years, mentoring and empowering many of today’s transgender leaders to stand tall, step into their own power, and defend their human rights, from coast to coast. 
  • Currently, Miss Major is the Executive Director of the TGI Justice Project (TGIJP) , whose mission is to challenge and end the human rights abuses committed against transgender, gender variant/genderqueer, and intersex (TGI) people in California prisons and beyond.
  • In 2008, she testified at to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland about the abuses of transgender women of color in and out of the Prison Industrial Complex in the US.