What I’m Reading Today

Laura Jane Grace, Transgender Punk, On Life In Transition

The new album from Florida punks Against Me! is titled Transgender Dysphoria Blues — and that’s not just a metaphor. It’s the first album the band has released since lead singer Laura Jane Grace went public with her transition from a man to a woman. Now, instead of hinting at feelings of gender dysphoria in her lyrics, they’re all right there, front and center, beginning with her barked opening lines: “Your tells are so obvious: shoulders too broad for a girl.”

Source: NPR


A Real, Honest Conversation Between a Gay African-American Man and a Transgender African-American Woman About the ‘T’ in the LGBT Family

Over the holidays I had a photo shoot with renowned photographer Eric Scot. Eric’s work has appeared in Ebony (my picture was in the November 2012 issue) and Jet, and he has photographed some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities. He is the director/writer of a new Web series,          The Gallery, an ongoing family drama about what happens when love becomes vendetta and desire becomes obsessive. In The Gallery, Where there is murder there is love.

Source: Huffington Post


Do Your Homework, Dr. Ablow


I don’t believe we have definitive data (although many psychiatrists with very impressive credentials, who seem to mean well, assert that we do) that any male or female soul has ever in the history of the world been born into the wrong anatomic gender.
Let me put that more clearly: I am not convinced by any science I can find that people with definitively male DNA and definitively male anatomy can actually be locked in a cruel joke of nature because they are actually female.


Source: Huffington Post


Gay Dudes, Can You Just Not?

Dear gay dudes,
James Nichols at HuffPost Gay Voices has been doing a series of pieces covering Brooklyn drag culture. As someone who frequently blogs on HuffPost, I tend to read what is going on here. For the latest installment Nichols interviewed a drag queen by the name of — sigh — Amber Alert. As certainly as the sun will rise, an interview with a drag queen will invoke one of the more hateful trans-specific slurs: “tranny.” This interview proved to be no exception.

Source: Huffington Post


Pamela Raintree, Transgender Woman, Dares Councilman Rob Webb To Stone Her

Pamela Raintree and her stone are being celebrated by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community of Shreveport, Louisiana, for their incredible parts in sustaining the city’s LGBT non-discrimination ordinance, which was under threat of repeal.

Source: Huffington Post

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