Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters: Family Research Council exploits rape incident to smear transgender children

Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters: Family Research Council exploits rape incident to smear transgender children:

“Just when one thinks the anti-lgbt hate group Family Research Council reached the zenith of bad taste in its desire to attack the lgbt community, the organization reveals that it can go to another level:”

(Via.)

Trans Women Shouldn’t Have To Constantly Defend Their Own Womanhood

Trans Women Shouldn’t Have To Constantly Defend Their Own Womanhood:

Forty years ago, the Washington, DC-based lesbian feminist record label Olivia Records needed a sound engineer – bad. Their big problem was that female sound engineers were a rare commodity in the mid-1970s: It was a male-dominated industry, and getting the training and experience necessary was, for most women, difficult in the extreme. So imagine their luck when the collective found a woman who not only was a capable recording engineer, but had even worked with the likes of Jimi Hendrix. That recording engineer was Sandy Stone, a trans woman.”

(Via. Buzzfeed)

YouTube Filtering Draws Ire of Gay and Transgender Creators – The New York Times

YouTube Filtering Draws Ire of Gay and Transgender Creators – The New York Times:

“YouTube on Monday admitted that its family-friendly ‘restricted mode’ had wrongly labeled some videos on its site, apologizing and promising to fix the error, after users complained that the video-hosting site was filtering some lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender videos.

‘Sorry for all the confusion with Restricted Mode. Some videos have been incorrectly labeled, and that’s not right. We’re on it! More to come,’ the company wrote on Twitter.”

One Woman’s Adventures in Gender Crossing and Civil Disobedience – Reason.com

One Woman’s Adventures in Gender Crossing and Civil Disobedience – Reason.com:

“The concept of gender transition has burrowed into our culture—recently in a surprisingly cheerful way, as in Transparent, the funny, award-winning TV series in which the only sane person is the man becoming a woman, or Transamerica, the sweet 2005 movie for which Felicity Huffman playing male-to-female got a Best Actress Oscar nomination.

But things weren’t always so happy-go-lucky.”

The Perceptions of Loss When You Come out as Transgender | Transgender Universe

The Perceptions of Loss When You Come out as Transgender | Transgender Universe:

“They say when you transition your loved ones also transition along with you. Those who are close to you go through their own adjustment period. In some cases, it is a complete shock when you come out as transgender to your friends and family. In other cases, it may be surprising, but maybe it is not as shocking or there might have been some signs along the way. Either way they usually go through a period where there is a feeling of loss or a time of mourning.”