Coy Mathis Wins

At long last, great news: Coy Mathis was being discriminated against when her school stopped allowing her to use the girls’ room as she had been all along. According to TLDEF: This is the first ruling in the nation holding… Continue Reading

National Trans Advocacy Network (TAN)

A group of state and local transgender leaders are pleased to announce the formation of the Trans Advocacy Network. The Trans Advocacy Network held their first meeting in Memphis, Tennessee on July 10, 2010 with the purpose of defining their… Continue Reading

Tri Ess: Still Rude

A while back, I found an email inviting me to be the keynote speaker for Tri Ess’s Holiday En Femme conference which was to take place in November, in Chicago. I immediately asked the organizers if the National leadership were… Continue Reading

Congrats to FORGE

Today, FORGE snagged the second largest grant given to a transgender organization. From their press release: Less than a month after starting a 3-year, nearly $300,000 federally-funded project to improve the nation’s sexual violence and criminal justice professionals’ ability to… Continue Reading

TransOhio in 2 Days

I’m leaving today for Columbus, OH, where I’m speaking at the TransOhio Conference, & yes, I am traveling by train. Tons of people from our MHB boards are joining me, including my lovely wife. (“She said ‘wife’!”) They closed the… Continue Reading

Jim Collins Foundation (Info & Fundraiser)

A new organization called the Jim Collins Foundation has come into being; its goal is to provide financial assistance to transgender people for gender-confirming surgeries. From their website: The Jim Collins Foundation recognizes that not every transgender person needs or… Continue Reading


One of the things I’ve always liked about Vanessa Edwards Foster is that she doesn’t lose sight of the goal: actual equality. I agree with her that our standards are low when it comes to justice for the trans people,… Continue Reading

Hate Crimes Update from NCTE

Please read this update from NCTE on the status of the Hate Crimes Act that was voted on in the US Senate yesterday.

Just so people know, Jenny Boylan has re-done her website & blog — well okay, she decided to re-do her website & blog, & then Betty re-designed it & re-built it. For a reasonable price, hint hint, for those looking… Continue Reading

Teisha Green Trial Starts Today

From the Empire State Pride Agenda: Today, the trial begins for the murder of Lateisha Green, a 22-year-old transgender woman who was tragically shot and killed in Syracuse on November 14, 2008 just for being transgender. The Pride Agenda expresses… Continue Reading

From NCTE: Final Hate Crimes Push

From NCTE: Contact Your Senators About Hate Crimes Bill Dear Friends, We have good news: The Senate is likely to vote on the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, S.909, as early as next Wednesday, July 15. As you may remember, the… Continue Reading

CDM Leaves Tri-Ess

As of today, Chi Delta Mu, the Tri-Ess chapter of the tri-state area, voted to leave Tri-Ess and become an inclusive & independent trans group. At issue were the chapter’s non-compliance on three major required items: (1) that the local… Continue Reading

Safe (Virtual) Space

Yes, I am on a blogging kick. GLAAD has now started a campaign to deal with homophobia in virtual spaces. Groovoi.

Sean Kennedy: Insult to Injury

In the light of all the LGBT violence this past month, the news that Sean Kennedy’s killer was releaed from prison early – for good behavior? – is like insult to injury, salt in the wound. Why take the death… Continue Reading

TLDEF: Queens (Trans) Woman Beaten in Bias Crime

From TLDEF: We’re sad to bring you the news of another brutal attack on a transgender woman, this one coming during the height of LGBT Pride month. On June 19, 2009, at approximately 2:30 am, Leslie Mora was walking home… Continue Reading

Advocate Screws It Up

JD Freeman of the Alabama Gender Alliance sent me a copy of a letter he wrote to The Advocate: Dear Editor – Regarding this article: Here you have a self-identified transgender person, and you have refused to honor that… Continue Reading

KRXQ Loses Another

Bank of America is the 4th sponsor to pull advertising on KRXQ.

KRXQ Losing Sponsors

Chipotle was first, followed by Snapple and Sonic. Woohoo!

From a Dad

If you haven’t yet read this letter from the father of a gender variant 10 year old to the KRXQ talk show hosts who encouraged violence against kids like his son, do. Here’s an excerpt: No, my kid is making… Continue Reading

GLAAD Action Alert: KRXQ

TAKE ACTION: Demand that KRXQ Radio Hosts Rob Williams and Arnie States Apologize for Encouraging Violence Against Transgender Children June 2, 2009— In a lengthy May 28 tirade on the Rob, Arnie & Dawn in the Morning radio show heard… Continue Reading