GenderBlender

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.
May 21

i-am-river:

So, i read this awful article using bathroom “scare tactics,” which was claiming that trans women are potential rapists. “Men” who dress as women to gain access to women only spaces and force them self on women. This really upset me and i had a bit of a Twitter rant. They were read by others and i was urged to post them in other media also, so i am posting them here. (Edited together in easy reading format from top to bottom.)

This is the link in the first tweet about how there are no cases of a trans woman attacking a cis woman in public restrooms: Link 1.

This is the link in the second tweet about the cases where trans people are assaulted in the bathroom by cis people: Link 2.

May 13

CHEST BINDER TUTORIAL

musketqueers:

Hey, I’m Thekla, and I make custom-fitted binders. What this means is that I will make a binder to fit anyone, and now I’ve made a tutorial so that you can make one for yourself!

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The binders are light, breathable, and are very easy to make - everything is done with straight lines, so as long as you can cut fabric and use a sewing machine you’ll be good to go!

(Tutorial starts under the cut)

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May 06
May 06
womenwhokickass:

Nuntita Khampiranon/Bell Nunita: Why she kicks ass
She is a Thai transgender actress, singer, entertainer, and radio DJ. She was part of a TV show called Venus Flytrap Search for the Missing Puzzle. As one of twelve contestants, she competed to take the place of two former cast members. Nuntita and another contestant named Mew won the competition and became part of the Kathoey band Venus Flytrap.
She was convinced to audition for Thailand’s Got Talent by a talent scout. It was Nuntita’s idea to surprise the crowd by first singing in a feminine voice before switching to a masculine baritone midway through the audition.The judges picked Nuntita to be one of 48 semifinalists, she did not receive the most votes in the semifinal round, but received the second most, and passed to the final round after receiving “yes” votes from two of the three judges.
Nuntita also performed the full versions of “Yahk Roo Tae Mai Yahk Taam” and “Unloveable” at a promotional event for Miss Tiffany Universe, Thailand’s transsexual beauty pageant.

womenwhokickass:

Nuntita Khampiranon/Bell Nunita: Why she kicks ass

  • She is a Thai transgender actress, singer, entertainer, and radio DJ. She was part of a TV show called Venus Flytrap Search for the Missing PuzzleAs one of twelve contestants, she competed to take the place of two former cast members. Nuntita and another contestant named Mew won the competition and became part of the Kathoey band Venus Flytrap.
  • She was convinced to audition for Thailand’s Got Talent by a talent scout. It was Nuntita’s idea to surprise the crowd by first singing in a feminine voice before switching to a masculine baritone midway through the audition.The judges picked Nuntita to be one of 48 semifinalists, she did not receive the most votes in the semifinal round, but received the second most, and passed to the final round after receiving “yes” votes from two of the three judges.
  • Nuntita also performed the full versions of “Yahk Roo Tae Mai Yahk Taam” and “Unloveable” at a promotional event for Miss Tiffany Universe, Thailand’s transsexual beauty pageant.