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Feb
22

Inside the Career of Eden Lane, TV’s First Transgender Reporter

Inside the Career of Eden Lane, TV’s First Transgender Reporter (People) When Zoey Tur landed a job as a special correspondent for Inside Edition, pundits wondered how audiences would react. Transgender reporters are a rarity on television, and they face unique challenges in such a public career. No one understands those challenges more than Eden Lane, a transgender reporter and TV host who has appeared on KBDI/Colorado Public Television since 2008. She is considered...
Feb
22

Transgender woman barred from all-girl group auditions

Transgender woman barred from all-girl group auditions (The People) A transsexual prompted a blazing row involving White Dee and her manager after he refused to let her audition for a new all girl supergroup as she “had a c**k.” Model Tiffany-Rose Davies, who has been living as a woman since the age of 17, said she felt “devastated and humiliated” following her experience at an audition for Office Girls at the Box Office, in Birmingham...
Feb
22

RAISING ZAY: A family’s journey with a transgender child

RAISING ZAY: A family’s journey with a transgender child (Cincinnati Enquirer) Four in 10 transgender teens in the United States attempt suicide. Leelah Alcorn’s death was a clarion call for the transgender community. This is Zay Crawford’s story. On the drive to Cincinnati one morning last fall, Jason Crawford peeked in the rear-view mirror to the back seat, at his child. No doubt about it, Zay was growing up. But months of heart-to-heart talks...
Feb
22

The prison home to 35 inmates living as women

The prison home to 35 inmates living as women (The People) Dozens of inmates are living as women at one men’s jail, with their own dress code – including a ban on thongs, high heels and see-through T-shirts. Up to 35 prisoners at HMP Isle of Wight wear dresses, bras and knickers as they mingle with 1,000 other lags. And as numbers rise a report has urged the governor to bring in a mobile hairdresser especially for the group – the majority of...
Feb
18

Stonewall is right to bring our trans brothers and sisters in from the cold

Stonewall is right to bring our trans brothers and sisters in from the cold (The Guardian) Why should lesbians, gays and bisexuals stand together with trans people? “Because we get beaten up by the same people!” Sometimes the best explanations are the simplest: this one came from an audience member at a talk given by trans writer and activist Juliet Jacques. Having common enemies provides the potential foundation for solidarity even among the most disparate of groups. “An...
Feb
17

Transgender Love Story: Life After Surgery

Transgender Love Story: Life After Surgery SCHOOLBOY Arin Andrews has finally had his breasts removed to change gender – just like his girlfriend, Katie. Seventeen-year-old Arin raised a girl called Emerald, while Katie, 19, was born as a boy called Luke. Last year Katie had a £25,000 sex change surgery to turn her into a woman – and now Arin has followed his dream to have a flat, male chest. Since beginning a course of testosterone...
Feb
17

US Army considering a change in how it treats trans troops?

(Washington Blade) In a new move that seems aimed at limiting discharges of transgender troops, a new memo indicates the Army has raised — or is considering raising — the authority needed to expel troops from the service because of their gender identity. The document, first reported by USA Today on Monday, says the separation for troops who are transgender must be forwarded to a senior civilian...
Feb
17

Fallon Fox on life as a trans athlete: ‘The scope of vitriol and anger was mind-blowing’

(The Guardian) An athlete and a transgender person – that both identities could be conceivable fascinates our media landscape, from the New York Post all the way up to the New York Times. This is perhaps why speculation about Bruce Jenner’s gender identity has been disappointingly rife in recent weeks, even though the athlete has not spoken out about it. Fallon Fox knows what it’s like to be the...
Feb
13

Christine Goodwin – Trans Pioneer but Also My Daddy

(Huffington Post) By Clare Allington. I was 14 when my auntie sat me down handed me a book with a woman in suspenders on and said, “Your dad dresses like a woman”. Well I was 10 steps ahead! Being the inquisitive child I was I had searched my parents’ bedroom endlessly since about the age of four. Hanging on the rail would be size 8 clothes and on the other side size 14. To begin with...
Feb
13

Trans Actress Michelle Hendley On Her Nude Scene, the Lesbian Stuff & Movie Stardom

Trans Actress Michelle Hendley On Her Nude Scene, the Lesbian Stuff & Movie Stardom (Out.com) Michelle Hendley exudes the kind of effortless screen presence that makes you assume she’s been at this for ages. In Eric Schaeffer’s Boy Meets Girl—a winning romantic comedy, with the transgender 23-year-old from Missouri playing a trans coffee shop worker/designer—she’s sexy, funny, and sensitive. And it’s her first film! Two years ago, Michelle was spotted on YouTube by Schaeffer...
Feb
13

Jenner Speculation Comes at Key Time for Transgender Rights

(ABC News) Whether or not Olympic legend Bruce Jenner becomes its new champion, the transgender-rights movement is making remarkable strides on many fronts — ranging from mass-media visibility to legal protections. Yet despite the gains, activists say many transgender Americans, far more so than gays and lesbians, remain vulnerable to violence, discrimination and lack of understanding. “We see...
Feb
13

Pioneering transgender Banana actress Bethany Black talks fetish, feminists and revenge porn

(The Independent) Bethany Black, the first transgender woman to play a trans character in a TV series, doesn’t want you to think it’s a big deal. Black’s star turn in Thursday night’s episode of Banana is part of Russell T Davies’ trio of crossover dramas (Tofu, Cucumber and Banana) which examine gay love and relationships. And Black, who transitioned and became a woman in...
Feb
13

I was wrong about transitioning : Diversity Role Models

To celebrate LGBT History Month Diversity Role Models are featuring a series of guest blogs from their volunteer role models about their personal histories. In this post, Megan shares her experience of growing up surrounded by transphobia in the 80’s and how she decided to be herself. It’s a great read, and you can see it here :...
Jan
30

The UK Angels is 15 years old!

The UK Angels is 15 years old! So.. wow. We’ve made it to the big 1 – 5 We was born on 30th Jan 2000 as the UK Angels webring with the Yahoo Group taking a few more weeks to get going. The website and forum soon followed. We’re still here – and whilst a lot of the old crowd have moved on to other things, it’s good to see that the forum is still busy, and still welcoming new members. Thanks all for the...
Jan
22

Bruce Jenner’s Gender Identity: What Should We Think? Russell Brand

Russell Brand reacts to the media’s continual speculation over Bruce Jenner’s gender identity. The Angels gets a mention at 7.47. Thanks Russell! Tweet

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