(Washington Post) Thomas and Nyr Medina-Castrejon are best friends, brother and sister. They share many things — an interest in computers, a penchant for languages, a fondness for animals — but only one makes them an “anomaly.”
Seventeen-year-old Thomas and 13-year-old Nyr are both transgender. (more…)
(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…)
(BBC Newsbeat) Steffan Zachiyah and Romario Wanliss are two transgender friends living in the UK. In a new documentary, Newsbeat and Radio 1 Stories follows the pair as they reveal their identities to their families in Jamaica.
There are a few terms that come up a lot when talking about trans issues. Steffan and Romario have told us the phrases you need to know. (more…)
(Broadly) Her 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…)
(The Guardian) Trans characters in Hollywood have too often been played by cisgender actors – The Danish Girl, About Ray, Dallas Buyers Club – but new indie movie Tangerine follows TV’s example and features two trans women in its leads. (more…)
(The Journal.ie) JANAE MARIE KROC is a world champion and world record holding powerlifter. She was a US marine and was selected for presidential security duty serving under Bill Clinton.
She is also formerly known as Matt ‘Kroc’ Kroczaleski. The 42 year old has recently confirmed that she identifies as transgender, after a video outing her started to go viral online. (more…)