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‘It's like people have free rein to harass the trans community’        G        Thu 13 Jun 2019

 

 

 

 

Owen Jones meets Munroe Bergdorf:

‘It's like people have free rein to harass the trans community’

Video        The Guardian        Thu 13 Jun 2019        13.35 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/video/2019/jun/13/
owen-jones-meets-munroe-bergdorf-its-like-people-have-free-rein-to-harass-the-trans-community

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trans Americans Like Me Are Worthy of Military Service        NYT        23 February 2018

 

 

 

 

Trans Americans Like Me Are Worthy of Military Service        Video        NYT Opinion        23 February 2018

 

President Trump’s

ban of transgender Americans from military service

is an insult to the thousands of trans soldiers

already serving capably.

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=ACpl6q8C04g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gender beyond the binary        G        28 July 2017

 

 

 

 

Gender beyond the binary        Video        The Guardian        28 July 2017

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w70-UOeWj0o

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transforming History        NYT        21 June 2015

 

 

 

 

Transforming History        Video        Retro Report | The New York Times        21 June 2015

 

Transgender issues today

are rooted in a decades-long struggle for acceptance.

 

Produced by: Retro Report

Visit Retro Report's website: http://www.RetroReport.org

Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1GwJqfX

Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROjtETLNknY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transgender, at War and in Love        NYT        10 June 2015

 

 

 

 

Transgender, at War and in Love        Video        Op-Docs | The New York Times        10 June 2015

 

This short documentary

shares the challenges of a transgender military couple,

who are banned from serving openly.

 

Produced by: Fiona Dawson

Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1SYzliC

Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN7VSeja1dw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illustration: Shannon Freshwater

 

Trans Deaths, White Privilege        NYT        AUG. 21, 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/22/opinion/trans-deaths-white-privilege.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This is just going to make it harder

for trans kids to be able to find their true happiness,”

said Peyton Badalucco,

seen here with his mother, Nicole Benson,

at the Idaho State Capitol.

 

Photograph:

Kim Raff for The New York Times

 

‘It’s Degrading.’

Transgender Youth Targeted in Dozens of Bills Across America

 

Lawmakers have introduced

a number of anti-transgender measures this year,

from criminalizing those who prescribe hormone therapy

to banning transgender athletes from sports teams.

The New York Times

March 12, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/
us/transgender-youth-legislation.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Fleming, right,

lives with his girlfriend, Joslyne Zuker,

in Boise, Idaho.

 

Photograph:

Kim Raff for The New York Times

 

‘It’s Degrading.’

Transgender Youth Targeted in Dozens of Bills Across America

 

Lawmakers have introduced a number of anti-transgender measures this year,

from criminalizing those who prescribe hormone therapy

to banning transgender athletes from sports teams.

The New York Times

March 12, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/
us/transgender-youth-legislation.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gail Boone, left, and her daughter, Kat,

waiting for a doctor's visit in New Hope, Pa.

 

Photograph:

Andrew Spear for The New York Times

 

The New Girl in School: Transgender Surgery at 18

By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS        NYT        JUNE 16, 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/17/nyregion/
transgender-minors-gender-reassignment-surgery.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I thought it wasn’t going to last,

the desire to be female would go away.

If anything, at 50 it got stronger.

And then it was like ‘what the hell.’

I’ve only got a few more years.

Why not do what I’ve always wanted to do?”

 

Photograph:

Joshua Bright for The New York Times

 

For Some in Transgender Community,

It’s Never Too Late to Make a Change

By JACOB BERNSTEIN        NYT        MARCH 6, 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/08/
fashion/for-some-in-transgender-community-its-never-too-late-to-make-a-change.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A self-portrait of Leslie Feinberg in the West Village

in 2011.

 

Photograph:

Leslie Feinberg

 

Leslie Feinberg, Writer and Transgender Activist, Dies at 65

By BRUCE WEBER        NYT        NOV. 24, 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/25/nyregion/
leslie-feinberg-writer-and-transgender-activist-dies-at-65.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lt. Col. Cate McGregor of the Australian Defense Force.

 

Photograph:

Conor Ashleigh for The New York Times

 

The Courage of Transgender Soldiers

NYT

FEB. 21, 2014

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/22/
opinion/sunday/baird-the-courage-of-trans-soldiers.html 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gender        UK

 

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=w70-UOeWj0o - 28 July 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gender        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2016/01/07/
t-magazine/portraits-by-ethan-james-green/s/07tmag-viewfinder-slide-JT2D.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

third gender        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/06/17/
482480188/neither-male-nor-female-oregon-resident-legally-recognized-as-third-gender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Masculine Mystique

Custom Suits to Make

Transgender and Female Clients Feel Handsome        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/01/nyregion/
custom-suits-to-make-transgender-and-female-clients-feel-handsome.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

transgender / trans / trans people        UK / USA

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/transgender

 

 

https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/houston/2020/10/09/
383629/monica-roberts-a-legendary-voice-for-the-black-trans-community-dies/

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/oct/09/
stephen-king-margaret-atwood-roxane-gay-champion-trans-rights-open-letter-jk-rowling

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/audio/2020/oct/09/
understanding-the-fight-over-trans-rights-part-2

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2020/oct/08/
understanding-the-fight-over-trans-rights-part-1

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/08/13
/901747509/a-new-childrens-album-celebrates-kids-who-identify-as-transgender-and-nonbinary

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/07/13/
889840406/trans-people-have-always-been-there-says-disclosure-producer-laverne-cox

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/07/04/
886316168/new-idaho-laws-target-transgender-residents

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/02/
867780063/4-ways-to-make-your-workplace-equitable-for-trans-people

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/17/
857118566/finding-love-and-feeling-worthy-of-it-in-felix-ever-after

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/
us/transgender-youth-legislation.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/26/
us/puerto-rico-alexa-transgender-killing.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/01/02/
793093070/marvel-universe-to-get-first-trans-character

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/09/
movies/boys-dont-cry-anniversary.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/video/2019/jun/13/
owen-jones-meets-munroe-bergdorf-its-like-people-have-free-rein-to-harass-the-trans-community

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/11/
711229419/how-the-trump-administrations-transgender-troop-ban-is-affecting-one-military-fa

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/22/
us/politics/transgender-ban-military-supreme-court.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/20/
lens/older-transgender-people.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/08/14/
638708321/vermont-democrats-make-history-by-nominating-transgender-woman-for-governor

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/08/02/
634583749/shifting-federal-policies-threaten-health-coverage-for-trans-americans

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/30/
style/hunter-schafer-transgender-activist-model.html

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/23/
613759369/i-hope-this-will-set-a-precedent-says-trans-teen-who-won-case-over-bathroom-acce

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/05/05/
608472248/telemedicine-takes-transgender-care-beyond-the-city

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/29/
opinion/military-transgender-ban.html

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/03/12/
577134090/transgender-teachers-long-isolated-are-finding-strength-in-numbers

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/03/08/
575723226/more-than-half-of-transgender-teachers-face-workplace-harassment

 

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=ACpl6q8C04g - NYT - 23 February 2018

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/23/
opinion/trumps-transgender-military-mattis.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/30/
574729504/u-s-military-to-allow-transgender-recruits-after-trump-administration-drops-appe

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/11/21/
564817975/health-care-system-fails-many-transgender-americans

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/19/
arts/playboy-playmate-transgender.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/15/
us/politics/jeff-sessions-transgender.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/24/
545759805/trumps-transgender-ban-in-military-will-focus-on-new-enlistments

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/09/
well/mind/for-transgender-women-an-extra-dose-of-fear.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/aug/10/
youve-changed-adam-transeve-testosterone-transgender-plays-edinburgh-festival-lyn-gardner

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/06/us/
black-transgender-lil-duval.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/27/
arts/television/patti-harrison-transgender-comedian-trump-ban.html

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/07/27/
539559582/5-unanswered-questions-about-trumps-ban-on-transgender-troops

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/26/
539470211/trump-says-transgender-people-cant-serve-in-military

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/nyregion/
forefront-pastors-father-became-a-woman.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/06/15/
531639614/transgender-teachers-talk-about-their-experiences-at-school

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/16/
528602477/1st-man-prosecuted-for-federal-hate-crime-targeting-transgender-victim-gets-49-y

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/12/
opinion/outed-as-transgender-on-survivor-and-in-real-life.html

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/03/17/
520416703/first-openly-transgender-professional-athlete-retires

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/02/23/
516837258/5-questions-about-the-trump-administrations-new-transgender-student-guidance

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/22/
516664633/trump-administration-rescinds-obama-rule-on-transgender-students-bathroom-use

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2017/02/15/
515385815/lady-gaga-jack-antonoff-among-142-artists-opposing-texas-bathroom-bill

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/09/nyregion/
transgender-boy-scouts.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/31/
512541372/boy-scouts-will-admit-transgender-boys

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/02/
507910587/bathroom-bill-fight-brewing-in-texas

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jan/02/
book-explaining-gender-diversity-to-primary-school-children-sparks-furore

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/12/17/
503753624/transgender-americans-race-to-finish-paperwork-before-trump-administration

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/12/05/
504428457/11-transgender-americans-share-their-stories-in-hbos-the-trans-list

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/17/
health/transgender-health-care-breast-cancer.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/video/2016/sep/20/
transparent-jill-soloway-transgender-politics-video

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/09/04/
492410569/life-as-transgender-dealing-with-a-discouraging-family

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/24/
opinion/more-attacks-on-transgender-rights.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/08/07/
488390073/trans-and-adopted-exploring-teen-identity

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/07/28/
487815067/transgender-student-files-suit-against-school-district-alleging-discrimination

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/video/2016/jul/12/
trans-actors-why-cant-you-just-represent-me-as-a-person-video

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jul/10/
transgender-stories-people-think-we-wake-up-and-decide-to-be-trans

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jul/10/
meet-the-gender-reassignment-surgeons-demand-is-going-through-the-roof

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jul/10/
gender-identity-transgender-science-how-big-questions-unanswered

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/06/30/
484253324/1-4-million-adults-identify-as-transgender-in-america-study-says

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/04/
opinion/a-woman-at-the-boys-reunion.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/22/us/
transgender-bathroom-obama-schools.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/18/
science/transgender-children.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/18/
opinion/a-bathroom-of-ones-own.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/05/13/
477649209/heres-exactly-what-the-administration-is-saying-
about-transgender-students

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/13/us/
politics/obama-administration-to-issue-decree-on-transgender-
access-to-school-restrooms.html

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/05/11/
477607429/the-fight-over-transgender-rights

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/11/us/
transgender-fight-in-north-carolina-may-hinge-on-if-a-1964-law-applies.html

 

http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/05/09/
loretta-lynchs-enlightened-defense-of-transgender-people/

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/09/us/north-carolina-
governor-wont-concede-that-bias-law-discriminates.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/05/us/north-carolina-
transgender-bathroom-bill.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/21/
opinion/transgender-students-win-on-restroom-rights.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/18/
opinion/transgender-bathroom-hysteria-contd.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/04/11/
473292576/parent-support-may-help-transgender-childrens-mental-health

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/04/07/
473383882/study-finds-deep-conversations-can-reduce-transgender-prejudice

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/06/
biology-not-always-destiny-says-ian-mcewan-after-transgender-row

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/03/26/
471991980/transgender-people-face-discrimination-in-job-market

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/25/
opinion/transgender-law-makes-north-carolina-pioneer-in-bigotry.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/03/23/
471265599/probing-the-complexities-of-transgender-mental-health

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/16/
t-magazine/art/sara-davidmann-ken-to-be-destroyed-book.html

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/02/27/
468402289/north-carolina-debates-transgender-rights

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/02/21/
467243382/pastor-redefines-church-for-transgender-youth

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2015/12/29/
460955296/new-va-clinic-opens-for-transgender-vets

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/13/us/
kricket-nimmons-transgender-surgery.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/10/
fashion/remembering-holly-woodlawn-a-transgender-star-of-the-warhol-era.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/09/
opinion/no-reason-to-exclude-transgender-medical-care.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/07/
movies/holly-woodlawn-transgender-star-of-1970s-underground-films-dies-at-69.html

 

http://www.npr.org/2015/12/03/
458276449/school-board-approves-controversial-deal-in-transgender-student-case

 

http://www.npr.org/2015/11/08/
455202525/more-universities-move-to-include-gender-neutral-pronouns

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/09/
opinion/prisons-and-jails-put-transgender-inmates-at-risk.html

 

http://www.npr.org/2015/11/08/
454910466/transitioning-to-male-and-taking-some-of-a-past-self-with-him

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/03/
us/illinois-district-violated-transgender-students-rights-us-says.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/24/
opinion/new-york-leads-the-way-on-transgender-rights.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/10/19/
449937765/becoming-nicole-recounts-one-familys-acceptance-of-their-transgender-child

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/28/nyregion/
marla-krolikowski-transgender-teacher-fired-for-insubordination-dies-at-62.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/31/
opinion/gender-identity-a-complex-question.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/aug/22/
rebecca-root-interview-not-fighting-myself-any-more

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/22/opinion/
trans-deaths-white-privilege.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/08/19/
432869161/white-house-hires-its-first-transgender-staffer

 

http://www.npr.org/2015/07/26/
426492744/transgender-women-face-inadequate-health-care-shocking-hiv-rates

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/27/
opinion/for-transgender-americans-legal-battles-over-restrooms.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jul/20/
support-trans-students-shouldnt-drop-out-being-who-we-are

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/16/
opinion/what-marriage-equality-means-for-transgender-rights.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/07/16/
423366758/caitlyn-jenner-at-espys-transgender-people-deserve-your-respect

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/14/
opinion/at-last-the-pentagon-moves-to-end-its-transgender-ban.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROjtETLNknY - 21 June 2015

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN7VSeja1dw - 10 June 2015

 

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/06/
caitlin-jenner-trans-pioneer-jan-morris

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/04/
opinion/let-transgender-troops-serve-openly.html

 

http://www.npr.org/2015/05/27/
409796173/casa-ruby-is-a-chosen-family-for-trans-people-who-need-a-home

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/18/
opinion/increasingly-visible-transgender-americans-defy-stereotypes.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/11/
opinion/transgender-at-the-cia.html

 

http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/08/
families-share-stories-of-raising-transgender-kids/

 

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/storywall/
transgender-today

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/05/
opinion/transgender-students-at-womens-colleges.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/04/
opinion/the-quest-for-transgender-equality.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/04/
transgender-celebrities-are-not-new-just-read-london-newspapers-from-1770

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/21/us/
judge-denies-ashley-diamonds-a-transgender-inmate-request-for-transfer.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/08/
fashion/for-some-in-transgender-community-its-never-too-late-to-make-a-change.html

 

http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2015/03/05/
388464316/transgender-students-learn-to-navigate-school-halls

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/31/
magazine/the-dawn-of-the-post-clinic-abortion.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/29/
opinion/sunday/nicholas-kristof-when-the-juvenile-justice-system-
isnt-the-answer.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/17/
opinion/what-is-this-child-doing-in-prison.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/15/
opinion/discrimination-in-the-military.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/22/
opinion/sunday/baird-the-courage-of-trans-soldiers.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/16/
opinion/sunday/boylan-transgender-schlumpy-and-human.html

 

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/30/
268954731/maines-high-court-rules-in-favor-of-transgendered-student

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/01/
opinion/the-next-civil-rights-frontier.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2013/jan/23/
australian-transgender-warrior-miscarriage-justice

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/jan/09/
david-burgess-sonia-lawyer-death

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/16/magazine/
16students-t.html

 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/
2007-03-24-florida-city-manager_N.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

trans people of color        USA

 

https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/houston/2020/10/09/
383629/monica-roberts-a-legendary-voice-for-the-black-trans-community-dies/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

transgender children        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/18/
science/transgender-children.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/04/11/
473292576/parent-support-may-help-transgender-childrens-mental-health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transgender and trapped living a half-life in the deep south

The Guardian        24 July 2015

YouTube

 

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=OICLyFVEcXU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

trans life        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jul/07/
zachary-drucker-gender-spectrum-collection-trans-non-binary-media-representation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

be transgender        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/2015/11/08/
454910466/transitioning-to-male-and-taking-some-of-a-past-self-with-him

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

transgender people        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/gallery/2020/jun/28/
black-trans-lives-matter-march-in-london-in-pictures

 

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/mar/19/
trans-people-rude-questions-sex-lives

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/jun/02/
raf-gender-transition-media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

transgender people        USA

http://www.npr.org/2016/07/23/
487056432/helping-transgender-people-find-their-voice

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/04/
opinion/a-woman-at-the-boys-reunion.html

http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/05/09/
loretta-lynchs-enlightened-defense-of-transgender-people/

 

 

 

 

transgender teenagers        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/society/gallery/2019/jan/25/
a-transgender-teenagers-journey-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

transgender kids        USA

https://www.npr.org/2020/08/13/
901747509/a-new-childrens-album-celebrates-kids-who-identify-as-transgender-and-nonbinary

 

 

 

 

transgender students        USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/05/13/
477919711/how-schools-around-the-country-are-treating-transgender-student-rights

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/05/13/
477649209/heres-exactly-what-the-administration-is-saying-about-transgender-students

 

 

 

 

transgender teachers        USA

https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/03/12/
577134090/transgender-teachers-long-isolated-are-finding-strength-in-numbers

https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/03/08/
575723226/more-than-half-of-transgender-teachers-face-workplace-harassment

 

 

 

 

 black transgender community        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/society/gallery/2020/jun/28/
black-trans-lives-matter-march-in-london-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

movies > trans characters        USA

https://www.npr.org/2020/01/02/
793093070/marvel-universe-to-get-first-trans-character

 

 

 

 

transsexual        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/may/27/
gender.law

 

 

 

 

trans community        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/jan/22/
voices-from-trans-community-prejudice

 

 

 

 

growing up with a transsexual parent        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/12/
opinion/sunday/what-makes-a-mother-suffering.html

 

 

 

 

bigotry        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/25/
opinion/transgender-law-makes-north-carolina-pioneer-in-bigotry.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

trans man        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/13/
676586360/a-trans-man-steps-into-the-ring-and-wins

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/06/
opinion/why-scarlett-johansson-shouldnt-play-a-trans-man.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/19/
magazine/when-women-become-men-at-wellesley-college.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

transgender / trans children        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jul/12/
rise-in-trans-children-puts-british-schools-to-the-test

 

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jul/20/
support-trans-students-shouldnt-drop-out-being-who-we-are

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

transgender boys        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/31/
512541372/boy-scouts-will-admit-transgender-boys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

transgender workers        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/09/
opinion/the-struggle-for-fairness-for-transgender-workers.html

 

 

 

 

transgender prejudice        USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/04/07/
473383882/study-finds-deep-conversations-can-reduce-transgender-prejudice

 

 

 

 

transphobic        USA

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/10/
873472683/harry-potters-magic-fades-when-his-creator-tweets

 

 

 

 

transphobic act        USA

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/17/
857118566/finding-love-and-feeling-worthy-of-it-in-felix-ever-after

 

 

 

 

trans actors        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/society/video/2016/jul/12/
trans-actors-why-cant-you-just-represent-me-as-a-person-video

 

 

 

 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex    LGBTI        USA

http://www.npr.org/2016/10/06/
496404041/for-d-c-s-lgbt-community-a-police-liaison-who-can-relate

http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/04/28/
476033591/for-state-departments-lgbti-envoy-every-country-is-a-different-challenge

 

 

 

 

discrimination        USA

http://www.npr.org/2016/07/28/
487815067/transgender-student-files-suit-against-school-district-alleging-discrimination

 

 

 

 

jobs > discrimination        USA

http://www.npr.org/2016/03/26/
471991980/transgender-people-face-discrimination-in-job-market

 

 

 

 

misgender        USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/04/11/
473292576/parent-support-may-help-transgender-childrens-mental-health

 

 

 

 

transgender inmates        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/09/
opinion/prisons-and-jails-put-transgender-inmates-at-risk.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/06/us/
ashley-diamond-transgender-inmate-cites-attacks-and-abuse-in-mens-prison.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/04/us/
ashley-diamond-transgender-hormone-lawsuit.html

 

 

 

 

transgender vets        USA

http://www.npr.org/2015/12/29/
460955296/new-va-clinic-opens-for-transgender-vets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glenn McCoy

cartoon

GoComics

May 06, 2016

http://www.gocomics.com/glennmccoy/2016/05/06

 

Related

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/18/
opinion/transgender-bathroom-hysteria-contd.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

transgender > laws        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/09/us/north-carolina-
governor-wont-concede-that-bias-law-discriminates.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/25/
opinion/transgender-law-makes-north-carolina-pioneer-in-bigotry.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

transgender rights        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2020/oct/08/
understanding-the-fight-over-trans-rights-part-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

transgender rights        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/30/
574729504/u-s-military-to-allow-transgender-recruits-after-trump-administration-drops-appe

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/24/
opinion/more-attacks-on-transgender-rights.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/05/13/
477919711/how-schools-around-the-country-are-treating-transgender-student-rights

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/05/11/
477607429/the-fight-over-transgender-rights

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/11/us/
transgender-fight-in-north-carolina-may-hinge-on-if-a-1964-law-applies.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/21/
opinion/transgender-students-win-on-restroom-rights.html

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/02/27/
468402289/north-carolina-debates-transgender-rights

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/24/
opinion/new-york-leads-the-way-on-transgender-rights.html

 

http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/17/
getting-personal-on-transgender-rights/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

transgender rights opponents        USA

 

http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/20/
for-transgender-rights-opponents-houston-wasnt-enough/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

transgenders > bathroom, restroom        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/22/
516664633/trump-administration-rescinds-obama-rule-on-transgender-students-bathroom-use

http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2017/02/15/
515385815/lady-gaga-jack-antonoff-among-142-artists-opposing-texas-bathroom-bill

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/02/
507910587/bathroom-bill-fight-brewing-in-texas

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/us/
politics/supreme-court-blocks-order-allowing-transgender-student-restroom-choice.html

http://www.npr.org/2016/07/28/
487815067/transgender-student-files-suit-against-school-district-alleging-discrimination

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/22/us/
transgender-bathroom-obama-schools.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/18/
opinion/a-bathroom-of-ones-own.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/13/us/
politics/obama-administration-to-issue-decree-
on-transgender-access-to-school-restrooms.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/18/
opinion/transgender-bathroom-hysteria-contd.html

 

 

 

 

 

all-gender restrooms        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/08/
style/transgender-restroom-all-gender.html

 

 

 

 

gender neutral restroom        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/13/us/
politics/obama-administration-to-issue-decree-on-transgender-access-
to-school-restrooms.html

 

 

 

 

including restroom        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/22/us/
transgender-bathroom-obama-schools.html

 

 

 

 

bathroom > gender neutral sign > whichever        USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2017/02/15/
515385815/lady-gaga-jack-antonoff-among-142-artists-opposing-texas-bathroom-bill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gender Recognition Act 2004        UK

 

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2004/7/contents

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2020/oct/08/
understanding-the-fight-over-trans-rights-part-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

transgender lives        USA

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/opinion/transgender-today

 

 

 

 

transgender mental health        USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/03/23/
471265599/probing-the-complexities-of-transgender-mental-health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

transgender activist        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/25/nyregion/
leslie-feinberg-writer-and-transgender-activist-dies-at-65.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

trans rights        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/oct/09/
stephen-king-margaret-atwood-roxane-gay-champion-trans-rights-open-letter-jk-rowling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

transgender rights / trans rights        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/10/
opinion/progress-on-transgender-rights-and-health.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/10/15/
are-trans-rights-and-gay-rights-still-allies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

trans movement        USA

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/31/
magazine/the-dawn-of-the-post-clinic-abortion.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leslie Feinberg        USA        1949-2014

 

writer and activist

whose 1993 novel,

“Stone Butch Blues,”

is considered a landmark

in the contemporary literature

of gender complexity

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/25/nyregion/
leslie-feinberg-writer-and-transgender-activist-dies-at-65.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William McBeth        USA        1934-2014

 

After a career selling medical supplies,

William McBeth retired

to a seaside New Jersey community,

where he was hired

as a substitute

elementary schoolteacher.

 

He had always felt

that he was at least

as much female as male,

and in 2005, at age 70,

he had a sex-change operation.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/04/nyregion/
lily-mcbeth-a-focal-figure-for-transgender-rights-dies-at-80.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York Times > One in a Million        USA

 

Born male

but living as a woman,

Orrin Harris, 48,

who is known as Pepper,

sleeps during the day

and stays up all night.

http://nytimes.com/packages/html/nyregion/
1-in-8-million/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

drag queens        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/27/
736320026/how-drag-queens-have-sashayed-their-way-through-history

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/14/
arts/egyptian-cabaret-brooklyn-arab-drag-ana-masreya.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corpus of news articles

 

Gender identity > Transgender people

 

 

 

 

The Next Civil Rights Frontier

 

July 31, 2013

The New York Times

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

 

Federal civil rights officials reached an important settlement late last month with a California school district accused of discriminating against a transgender student by denying him equal access to educational programs and activities. Under the agreement, the Arcadia Unified School District in California will revise its policies and ensure that the student, who was born female but has since assumed a male name and identity, is treated fairly and like other male students. The agreement should be required reading for school officials at all levels nationally.

The case involved a child who was anatomically female but began to identify as a boy at an early age, assuming a male first name and wearing boys’ clothes. By the end of fifth grade, the student’s classmates accepted the transformation, but the school district would not let the matter go. Despite warnings from experts that the student should be treated as a boy in all settings, school officials singled him out in ways that brought unwanted attention and made the gender transformation much more difficult. He was given a separate dressing area for physical education class — which isolated him from friends — and assigned to a distant, cross-campus restroom, the use of which required him to miss class time.

On a camping trip in 2011, the social highlight of the seventh-grade year, the school district refused to let the student sleep in a cabin with male friends, some of whom knew his history, even though the friends had requested him as a cabin mate. He was forced instead to stay in a separate cabin with one of his parents, which both he and his parents found disheartening.

Just before the trip, his parents filed civil rights complaints with the Justice Department and the Department of Education. As the investigation progressed, the district agreed to make sure the student had access to facilities designated for male students at all district-sponsored activities and to revise its antidiscrimination policies so as to prohibit gender-based discrimination.

The agreement ends a painful episode for the student and his family. It may also be the beginning of a more welcoming future for transgender students.

The Next Civil Rights Frontier,
NYT,
31.7.2013,
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/01/
opinion/the-next-civil-rights-frontier.html

 

 

 

 

 

Supporting Boys or Girls

When the Line Isn’t Clear

 

December 2, 2006

The New York Times

By PATRICIA LEIGH BROWN

 

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 1 — Until recently, many children who did not conform to gender norms in their clothing or behavior and identified intensely with the opposite sex were steered to psychoanalysis or behavior modification.

But as advocates gain ground for what they call gender-identity rights, evidenced most recently by New York City’s decision to let people alter the sex listed on their birth certificates, a major change is taking place among schools and families. Children as young as 5 who display predispositions to dress like the opposite sex are being supported by a growing number of young parents, educators and mental health professionals.

Doctors, some of them from the top pediatric hospitals, have begun to advise families to let these children be “who they are” to foster a sense of security and self-esteem. They are motivated, in part, by the high incidence of depression, suicidal feelings and self-mutilation that has been common in past generations of transgender children. Legal trends suggest that schools are now required to respect parents’ decisions.

“First we became sensitive to two mommies and two daddies,” said Reynaldo Almeida, the director of the Aurora School, a progressive private school in Oakland. “Now it’s kids who come to school who aren’t gender typical.”

The supportive attitudes are far easier to find in traditionally tolerant areas of the country like San Francisco than in other parts, but even in those places there is fierce debate over how best to handle the children.

Cassandra Reese, a first-grade teacher outside Boston, recalled that fellow teachers were unnerved when a young boy showed up in a skirt. “They said, ‘This is not normal,’ and, ‘It’s the parents’ fault,’ ” Ms. Reese said. “They didn’t see children as sophisticated enough to verbalize their feelings.”

As their children head into adolescence, some parents are choosing to block puberty medically to buy time for them to figure out who they are — raising a host of ethical questions.

While these children are still relatively rare, doctors say the number of referrals is rising across the nation. Massachusetts, Minnesota, California, New Jersey and the District of Columbia have laws protecting the rights of transgender students, and some schools are engaged in a steep learning curve to dismantle gender stereotypes.

At the Park Day School in Oakland, teachers are taught a gender-neutral vocabulary and are urged to line up students by sneaker color rather than by gender. “We are careful not to create a situation where students are being boxed in,” said Tom Little, the school’s director. “We allow them to move back and forth until something feels right.”

For families, it can be a long, emotional adjustment. Shortly after her son’s third birthday, Pam B. and her husband, Joel, began a parental journey for which there was no map. It started when their son, J., began wearing oversized T-shirts and wrapping a towel around his head to emulate long, flowing hair. Then came his mothers’ silky undershirts. Half a year into preschool, J. started becoming agitated when asked to wear boys’ clothing.

En route to a mall with her son, Ms. B. had an epiphany: “It just clicked in me. I said, ‘You really want to wear a dress, don’t you?’ ”

Thus began what the B.’s, who asked their full names not be used to protect their son’s privacy, call “the reluctant path,” a behind-closed-doors struggle to come to terms with a gender-variant child — a spirited 5-year-old boy who, at least for now, strongly identifies as a girl, requests to be called “she” and asks to wear pigtails and pink jumpers to school.

Ms. B., 41, a lawyer, accepted the way her son defined himself after she and her husband consulted with a psychologist and observed his newfound comfort with his choice. But she feels the precarious nature of the day-to-day reality. “It’s hard to convey the relentlessness of it, she said, “every social encounter, every time you go out to eat, every day feeling like a balance between your kid’s self-esteem and protecting him from the hostile outside world.”

The prospect of cross-dressing kindergartners has sparked a deep philosophical divide among professionals over how best to counsel families. Is it healthier for families to follow the child’s lead, or to spare children potential humiliation and isolation by steering them toward accepting their biological gender until they are older?

Both sides in the debate underscore their concern for the profound vulnerability of such youngsters, symbolized by occurrences like the murder in 2002 of Gwen Araujo, a transgender teenager born as Eddie, southeast of Oakland.

“Parents now are looking for advice on how to make life reasonable for their kids — whether to allow cross-dressing in public, and how to protect them from the savagery of other children,” said Dr. Herbert Schreier, a psychiatrist with Children’s Hospital and Research Center in Oakland.

Dr. Schreier is one of a growing number of professionals who have begun to think of gender variance as a naturally occurring phenomenon rather than a disorder. “These kids are becoming more aware of how it is to be themselves,” he said.

In past generations, so-called sissy boys and tomboy girls were made to conform, based on the belief that their behaviors were largely products of dysfunctional homes.

Among the revisionists is Dr. Edgardo Menvielle, a child-adolescent psychiatrist at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington who started a national outreach group for parents of gender-variant children in 1998 that now has more than 200 participants. “We know that sexually marginalized children have a higher rate of depression and suicide attempts,” Dr. Menvielle said. “The goal is for the child to be well adjusted, healthy and have good self-esteem. What’s not important is molding their gender.”

The literature on adults who are transgender was hardly consoling to one parent, a 42-year-old software consultant in Massachusetts and the father of a gender-variant third grader. “You’re trudging through this tragic, horrible stuff and realizing not a single person was accepted and understood as a child,” he said. “You read it and think, O.K., best to avoid that. But as a parent you’re in this complete terra incognita.”

The biological underpinnings of gender identity, much like sexual orientation, remain something of a mystery, though many researchers suspect it is linked with hormone exposure in the developing fetus.

Studies suggest that most boys with gender variance early in childhood grow up to be gay, and about a quarter heterosexual, Dr. Menvielle said. Only a small fraction grow up to identify as transgender.

Girls with gender-variant behavior, who have been studied less, voice extreme unhappiness about being a girl and talk about wanting to have male anatomy. But research has thus far suggested that most wind up as heterosexual women.

Although many children role-play involving gender, Dr. Menvielle said, “the key question is how intense and persistent the behavior is,” especially if they show extreme distress.

Dr. Robin Dea, the director of regional mental health for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, said: “Our gender identity is something we feel in our soul. But it is also a continuum, and it evolves.”

Dr. Dea works with four or five children under the age of 15 who are essentially living as the opposite sex. “They are much happier, and their grades are up,” she said. “I’m waiting for the study that says supporting these children is negative.”

But Dr. Kenneth Zucker, a psychologist and head of the gender-identity service at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, disagrees with the “free to be” approach with young children and cross-dressing in public. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Zucker has treated about 500 preadolescent gender-variant children. In his studies, 80 percent grow out of the behavior, but 15 percent to 20 percent continue to be distressed about their gender and may ultimately change their sex.

Dr. Zucker tries to “help these kids be more content in their biological gender” until they are older and can determine their sexual identity — accomplished, he said, by encouraging same-sex friendships and activities like board games that move beyond strict gender roles.

Though she has not encountered such a situation, Jennifer Schwartz, assistant principal of Chatham Elementary School outside Springfield, Ill., said that allowing a child to express gender differences “would be very difficult to pull off” there.

Ms. Schwartz added: “I’m not sure it’s worth the damage it could cause the child, with all the prejudices and parents possibly protesting. I’m not sure a child that age is ready to make that kind of decision.”

The B.’s thought long and hard about what they had observed in their son. They have carefully choreographed his life, monitoring new playmates, selecting a compatible school, finding sympathetic parents in a babysitting co-op. Nevertheless, Ms. B. said, “there is still the stomach-clenching fear for your kid.”

It is indeed heartbreaking to hear a child say, as J. did recently, “It feels like a nightmare I’m a boy.”

The adjustment has been gradual for Mr. B., a 43-year-old public school administrator who is trying to stop calling J. “our little man.” He thinks of his son as a positive, resilient person, and his love and admiration show. “The truth is, is any parent going to choose this for their kid?” he said. “It’s who your kid is.”

Families are caught in the undertow of conflicting approaches. One suburban Chicago mother, who did not want to be identified, said in a telephone interview that she was drawing the line on dress and trying to provide “boy opportunities” for her 6-year-old son. “But we can’t make everything a power struggle,” she said. “It gets exhausting.”

She worries about him becoming a social outcast. “Why does your brother like girl things?” friends of her 10-year-old ask. The answer is always, “I don’t know.”

Nila Marrone, a retired linguistics professor at the University of Connecticut who consults with parents and schools, recalled an incident last year at a Bronx elementary school in which an 8-year-old boy perceived as effeminate was thrown into a large trash bin by a group of boys. The principal, she said, “suggested to the mother that she was to blame, for not having taught her son how to be tough enough.”

But the tide is turning.

The Los Angeles Unified School District, for instance, requires that students be addressed with “a name and pronoun that corresponds to the gender identity.” It also asks schools to provide a locker room or changing area that corresponds to a student’s chosen gender.

One of the most controversial issues concerns the use of “blockers,” hormones used to delay the onset of puberty in cases where it could be psychologically devastating (for instance, a girl who identifies as a boy might slice her wrists when she gets her period). Some doctors disapprove of blockers, arguing that only at puberty does an individual fully appreciate their gender identity.

Catherine Tuerk, a nurse-psychotherapist at the children’s hospital in Washington and the mother of a gender-variant child in the 1970s, says parents are still left to find their own way. She recalls how therapists urged her to steer her son into psychoanalysis and “hypermasculine activities” like karate. She said she and her husband became “gender cops.”

“It was always, ‘You’re not kicking the ball hard enough,’ ” she said.

Ms. Tuerk’s son, now 30, is gay and a father, and her own thinking has evolved since she was a young parent. “People are beginning to understand this seems to be something that happens,” she said. “But there was a whole lifetime of feeling we could never leave him alone.”

Supporting Boys or Girls When the Line Isn’t Clear,
NYT,
2.12.2006,
https://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/02/
us/02child.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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