Transgender teenager beats the bullies by bagging a spot on school cheerleading team

Transgender teenager beats the bullies by bagging a spot on school cheerleading team

(Daily Mirror) Teenager Phoebe Cesinaro has fulfilled her dreams and overcome her bullies to become her school’s first ever transgender cheerleader.

However, just two years ago Phoebe was presenting herself as a gay male and using her birth name Christian.

Since coming out as a straight transgender girl, the brave sixteen-year-old has faced cruel bullying and been ostracised from her peers. (more…)

Miss Transgender UK in 30 mile charity trek

Miss Transgender UK in 30 mile charity trek

(Border Telegraph) A TRANSGENDER woman from the Borders is raising money for LGBT charities by completing a 30 mile walk – in four inch high heels.

Jai Dara Latto lives in Walkerburn but was born in Bangkok to an Indian/Thai mother and Scottish father.

On April 30, the 22-year-old will be walking from Walkerburn to Edinburgh Castle to raise money for three LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) charities. (more…)

Becoming the Parent of a Transgender Child

Becoming the Parent of a Transgender Child

(Huffington Post) “I don’t know how to ask this, but um,” my friend said to me.

“Just ask,” I interrupted.

“Well, my boss is in a strange place and I was wondering if you could talk to him. He just found out this his little girl, er boy, er well, he found out that one of his children is transgender. You’re the only person I know that’s Trans and just by knowing you, it’s helped me a lot, so I just thought maybe you could talk to him.” (more…)

What It’s Like To Date As A Transgender Teen?

What It’s Like To Date As A Transgender Teen?

(Huffington Post) At 14, Jazz Jennings is at the age where one particular social topic tends to dominate all the others: dating.

As many of her peers begin to go out on dates or at least think about dating, Jazz says she’s not opposed to the idea of exploring a relationship. “I just go with the flow and see what happens. If boys like me and I like them back, then, yeah, it’ll happen,” she tells “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” (more…)

The road to ‘Transparent’: A history of transgender characters on TV

(Mashable) A transgender woman dressed elegantly in her wedding dress is about to marry her cisgender fiancé. A loving crowd surrounds them as the pastor begins the ceremony.

There’s no dissension, no frowning on-lookers and nobody protesting what’s in front of them — not that there ever should be. But this TV wedding isn’t taking place in 2015. It’s 1977. (more…)

‘Her Story’ Radically Changes the Game for Transgender Love Stories on Film

‘Her Story’ Radically Changes the Game for Transgender Love Stories on Film

(BroadlyHer Story is a new series that explores the love lives of transgender and queer women. Historically, these narratives have been subsumed by the perspective of the male protagonist: She is the devastating surprise twist in his story. This has changed in the past two years to some degree, with the rise of shows like Transparent, but next week an unprecedented look into the relationships of queer and trans women will debut and stream for free on the series’ website. (more…)

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