Category: transgender

Guyana strikes down law against ‘improper’ cro…

Guyana strikes down law against ‘improper’ cross-dressing:

After an eight-year battle through Guyana’s courts, a panel of five judges at the CCJ ruled the law was too vague, violated citizens’ rights and could not stand.

“Difference is as natural as breathing,” said the CCJ president Mr. Justice Saunders in the ruling.

“No one should have his or her dignity trampled on, or human rights denied, merely on account of a difference, especially one that poses no threat to public safety or public order.”

The ruling also condemned the remarks of the magistrate involved in the earlier case, saying “judicial officers may not use the bench to proselytize, whether before, during or after the conclusion of court proceedings”.

This woman just made history for all trans peo…

This woman just made history for all trans people in her country:

For the first time, a trans woman has taken on the most prestigious role in Iceland’s national day celebrations.

Eva Ágústa Aradóttir, an LGBT activist and photographer, was asked to be the Lady of the Mountain, a personification of the country who represents all its best qualities.

During Saturday’s national holiday, she stood on a stage in the middle of the celebrations and read a poem – a tradition established in 1944, when Iceland became a republic.

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I just finished reading Queer Crips: Disabled Gay Men and Their Stories by Bob Guter and John R. Killacky. I haven’t picked my next book, but wanted to hear your favorite queer history books!

Transgender teens are the most likely to smoke…

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makingqueerhistory:

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Jeanette Schmid, the Whistler

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We have covered a number of different professions throughout this project: writers, activists, actors, business owners, singers. There is more than enough proof that queer people can (and will) fill any role. So when we approach the subject of this article we aren’t confused by the fact a queer person held the role; we are surprised that this is a role that is held at all. Jeanette Schmid began as a female impersonator and ended up as a professional whistler. (Read Full Article)

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Jeanette Schmid, the Whistler

(Content Warning: discussion of Nazis and the Holocaust)

We have covered a number of different professions throughout this project: writers, activists, actors, business owners, singers. There is more than enough proof that queer people can (and will) fill any role. So when we approach the subject of this article we aren’t confused by the fact a queer person held the role; we are surprised that this is a role that is held at all. Jeanette Schmid began as a female impersonator and ended up as a professional whistler. (Read Full Article)

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Lou Sullivan

To make a community is to come together. For queer folks, we often have to fight for that community. But what of those who are a part of multiple communities; those who do the work to bring communities together? For Lou Sullivan, pioneer of the grassroots FTM movement, it meant paving the way for himself and other gay trans men. (Read Full Article)

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makingqueerhistory:

“The word ‘homosexual’ has a clinical connotation, and ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’ are often defined too narrowly. ‘Queer,’ on the other hand, entails a broader scope of practices than do ‘lesbian’ ‘gay’ or ‘homosexual’ including non-normalized non-heterosexual consensual sexual and gender practices not easily captured by the latter terms (e.g., bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, and other sexual/gender practices). In other words, ‘queer’ allows us to point towards the diverse social character of sexual and gender practices and identifications that do not fall under the rigid categories of ‘lesbian’, ‘gay’,’bisexual’ or ‘heterosexual’-or even ‘male’ and ‘female’”

— Canada’s War on Queers

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40 Years Ago, Mexico Released a Trans-Themed F…

40 Years Ago, Mexico Released a Trans-Themed Film Better Than Most Trans Cinema Today:

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Not only was the film the first of Mexican cinema to be supportive of queer or trans struggles, it also presented audiences with an understanding of the sexual and physical violence faced by trans women and sex workers. Read the full article here. You can watch the movie on Youtube.