Transgender

Transgender woman stabbed to death in Britain

A man stabbed a transgender woman to death in her bedroom before leaving her decomposing body undiscovered for more than a month, a court has heard.  Romy Maynard, 28, is on trial accused of killing 22-year-old Chrissie Azzopardi at her home in Crescent Way, north London, in April last year. Ms Azzopardi, who was due to undergo gender surgery later that year, was found lying on her bed w ....

Transgender: Halifax boasts gender-neutral washrooms

The familiar stick figures remain, so as not to confuse anyone used to looking for them to point the way to a washroom. But now Capital Health has added a third figure to the signs on some of its single-stall bathrooms in Halifax to represent transgender people, in a move designed to signal a welcoming environment to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals. While the combination male-fe ....

California: Transgender rights still needs progress

On Sept. 20, 16-year-old Cassidy Lynn Campbell was crowned homecoming queen at Marina High School in Huntington Beach. Unlike many homecoming queens, however, Campbell is transgender, and according to the Huffington Post, is only the second transgender woman to be voted homecoming queen of an educational institution in the United States. Though this is an obvious indicator of the United S ....

Transgender artist and activist releases music video

KOKUMỌ, an African-American transgender woman, artist, and activist, has released the official music video for her song, There Will Come a Day, which premiered today on Huffington Post Gay Voices. The song envisions a future where trans women of color are fully seen, celebrated and respected, and it is the title track of KOKUMỌ's EP, which was released in February 2013.  The musi ....

Transgender: Quebec activists take human rights concerns online

There is a lot more than a space of six characters standing between the letters “f” and “m” in the province of Quebec. A crowdfunding campaign, human rights complaint and the preliminary workings of both a lawsuit and online information database are underway in hopes of making the criteria to change one’s gender marker more accessible. “There are huge barriers for trans peopl ....

Transgender: Billionaire U.S. Army Colonel becomes a woman

The billionaire retired U.S. Army colonel James Pritzker has announced he is a woman — Jennifer Natalya Pritzker. According to Crain’s Chicago Business, a memo dated Aug. 16 and sent to the Pritzker Military Library and Tawani Enterprises announced Pritzker’s name officially had been changed. “This change will reflect the beliefs of her true identity that she has held privately a ....

Transgender: Israel drafts first sex-changed female soldier

For the first time in the nation’s history, Israel has drafted a transgender female soldier — a teenager who is currently undergoing sex change surgery to be a girl. Breitbart reported the action, based on various blog reports. The transgendered draftee reported for duty at a base near Tel Aviv this week, Breitbart reported. She immediately advised doctors there of her surgery for ge ....

Crossdressers get fabulous fashion alternative

Crossdressers often find it difficult to obtain the clothes of their choice. There are very few stores or boutiques which support this alternative lifestyle. Men who like to embrace their inner femininity do not find many choices when it comes to buying the fashion accessories of their choice. This is why, they will benefit the services of Glamour Boutique, which provides a fabulous fashion altern ....

Transgender People: Study expores U.S. military service

The Palm Center recently announced a new, multi-year research initiative to study transgender service in the US military. The initiative is the largest and most comprehensive academic research project ever conducted on transgender military service, and Project Director Indra Lusero has launched the effort by commissioning 16 scholars to conduct 11 studies on whether and how the U.S. armed forces c ....

Transgendered rights bill faces another delay

An attempt at creating a Transgender rights bill which was on the verge of passing the Senate, received an unfortunate delay as it was not voted on before the summer break.

Passing the Transgender Rights Bill C-279 would mark the end of a frustrating eight year legislative battle to ensure transgendered Canadians receive protection from hate-speech under the law.

NDP MP Randall Ga ....

Trans community vs. the world

Imagine being 13 years old, lying in bed staring at the ceiling and wondering what is wrong with you because you have an unexplainable, almost uncontrollable attraction to those of the same sex. Now imagine that you are staring at the ceiling feeling you were born the wrong sex. I won’t even pretend to think I know how that feels. Trans women and trans men are well aware that discussions arou ....

Transgender Dating - When to Disclose

  As you could probably imagine, there are many problems associated with the topic of transgender dating. You will find that a lot of transgender ladies are turning to online dating in a bid to meet the man of their dreams, and of course, this comes with its fair share of problems. There are a number of questions that you must ask yourself if you are a transgender lady looking for love onlin ....

Transgender: Are there different ways?

A reader writes: “Is it normal to feel transgender but not really have body dysphoria? “I never told anyone I wanted to be a boy as a child, and indeed, never knew what a penis was until I was at least nine or ten. When looking at my female body parts, I sort of just mentally block them out. Can people psychologically deal with their transgendered state in different ways?” The answer to b ....

Toronto Transgender March goes rogue

Trans community defies Pride Toronto and leaves gay ghetto. ....

Toronto's celebrates 32nd annual LGBTQ Pride Parade

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(CTV.ca) -- Crowds of revellers toting rainbow flags marched through the streets of Toronto on Sunday as thousands celebrated the city’s 32 annual Pride Parade. The internationally renowned event, devoted to tolerance and combating homophobia, formally kicked off a ....

Janet Jackson pursues Transgender documentary

(HelloBeautiful.com) -- Janet Jackson is adding executive producer to her already impressive resume. The singer turned weightloss ambassador has just signed on as the executive producer of a documentary on the lives of transgender people living around the world, as well as their struggles, called “Truth.” “All people are very important to me,” Jackson says in a statement. “I’ve b ....

Toronto: Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Café Speed Dating opens

Through our speed dating events at The Canadian, we seek to bring people together who share common interests.  We plan to our first speed dating event for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities will be free.   There are no timed "dates" in our events.  Everyone mixes and mingles is the same area, and contact information is exchanged among wr ....

Transgender: Online dating coach services for Admirers

Are you a lady or guy who is seeking to date transgender women or males though online dating, but does not know where to start? The Canadian offers now offers a free online dating coach service for both guys and women who seek to date someone who is transgendered or intersex in Canada or internationally. Are you an eligible bachelor or bachelorette who is seeking a transgender dating con ....

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