Meg Vogel, A reporter covering the tragic Leelah Acorn story, made a connection with a transgender girl at her funeral named Zay, and began to tell her story.
The resulting short film is called “Raising Zay”. Zay says that she felt like she was trapped in a cage a million miles away and there was no way to get out. (more…)
(New York Post) Jamie and Chloe O’Herlihy have a strong bond as siblings. They started out as brothers and now are sisters. During a trip home to their native Cork, Ireland, last summer, the then-brothers opened up to one another after struggling with their gender identities for years. Days later, the two came out as transgender. (more…)
(Daily Mirror) A 16-year-old girl said she realised she was transgender at TEN – after watching a television show about transsexuals.
Danielle Lloyd, born Laine Gratton, was inspired to confess to her mother that she was actually a girl after first realising it when she was in year five at primary school and watched the Channel 4 documentary My Transsexual Summer. (more…)
(Huffington Post) Geraldine Roman, who identifies as transgender, made history this week when she was elected to the House of Representatives in the Philippines.
The 49-year-old will become her country’s first openly trans person to hold public office, securing the congressional seat in Bataan previously held by her mother, Herminia Roman. (more…)
(BBC) The Obama administration has told schools to let transgender pupils use toilets matching their gender identity.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said schools that don’t comply may face lawsuits or lose federal aid if they do not comply. (more…)
(USA Today) I have worked with hundreds of adults who have been traumatized by sexual abuse as children. I spent several years working at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines as part of a team treating sexual perpetrators of children.
I also have also spent more than 20 years working with gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender clients. I have helped many transgender clients through the process of transitioning to the gender expression that feels like home to them, even though their outward biological expression was of the other gender. (more…)