As if we needed another helping of tragedy this summer: 21-year-old Islan Nettles died last night from injuries sustained during fight in Harlem. The fight is believed to have been a verbal attack that escalated when the assailants discovered Nettles' gender identity.
How many times can New York state lawmakers kick the can down the road on important housing and employment discrimination laws before they get legislator's toe? Probably many, is a fair guess. And they had at least one big punt left in them this past weekend. Just before the Senate adjourned until ... More >>
Three years ago, Bianey Garcia was on 86th Street in Jackson Heights with her boyfriend. It was late at night, and they were holding hands and kissing. A van slowly pulled up next to them, and they quickly realized it wasn't any regular van: Garcia says that eight police officers got out and pushed ... More >>
T Cooper discusses his ftm life
Friday nights at Evolve, Tranny Strip is a sexy party for transsexuals and their admirers, a bash that's such a hit they celebrated their one-year anniversary the other night with a cirque-style three-ring blowout. The mood was slinky, S&M-y, glammy, and a little bit subversive, the way we like it. ... More >>
Cult director Ed Wood was called a "transvestite" and rumors about Oscar winner Michael Cimino were never confirmed. But now we have a full-fledged transsexual director. Lana Wachowski (of the sibling team that brought us The Matrix) has emerged as the former Larry Wachowski. Lana's a transsexual ... More >>
In the battle over gay rights, dissent during wartime isn't always tolerated
Against Me! w/The Cult, The Icarus Line Terminal 5 Friday, June 8 Better than: Being stuck in pre-tunnel traffic on a Megabus that was supposed to have left Philly at 3:30? (R.I.P. Chinatown buses.) Sorry, sorry. Better than... um, any other rawk band working right now? The critical indifference ... More >>
An historic coalition of traditional race-oriented civil rights organizations, labor unions, and LGBT groups met yesterday at the Stonewall Inn to endorse the upcoming SIlent March to End Stop and Frisk on Father's Day, June 17. The "press conference" featured an impressive roster of speakers -- inc ... More >>
The singer brings his singular vision to Radio City
DNA Info is reporting that Equan Southall, reportedly the boyfriend of Camila Guzman, has been arrested and charged with her murder. Guzman, a transgender woman from Chile, was stabbed to death on August 1st. She was memorialized by friends and LGBT activists outside of her home in East Har ... More >>
Make them the cutest boys that weve ever seen
A flyer from a 2010 vigil for gay teens who committed suicideViolence against gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender people was up last year, both in New York City and the nation at large, according to the 2010 National Report on Hate Violence. The report was released today by the National C ... More >>
Amanda Lepore brings you treats
Renee -- the fascinating documentary by Eric Drath which is playing the Tribeca Film Festival -- recounts the story of Richard Raskin, who in his 40s, had sexual reassignment surgery and emerged as the world's most controversial tennis star, Renee Richards. Renee's troubled son later called ... More >>
"It was really hot at Siren Fest, but I didn't really wanna have my boobs out. People might think it was sexual." photo by Rebecca SmeyneWilly Siegel at Siren Fest 2010 When Baltimore art-rock group Ponytail played the Voice's Siren Festival last summer, people noticed two things: That Ponytail is ... More >>
Said he about our troops: "Starting this year, no American will be forbidden from serving the country they love because of who they love. And with that change, I call on all our college campuses to open their doors to our military recruiters and ROTC. It is time to leave behind the divisiv ... More >>
Via.Gay activists seem to have a problem with the use of the word "tranny" to connote a transsexual person. They feel it's demeaning and derogatory--it's basically "the t word." But I've never heard anyone else ever complain about it.
Heartbreak. It's the only way to describe how one could feel on the shocking revelation that the cast-members of MTV's Jersey Shore -- and Village Voice Queer Issue cover-models -- are showing hatred towards the transgendered and bullying victims communities.
We're asking, so tell us: What about our civil rights?
The LGBT watchdog group GLAAD does a lot of good work, but sometimes they drop the gay ball and embarrass us big time. I recently wrote about how they tried to pull the movie Ticked-off Trannies With Knives from the Tribeca Film Festival, partly because it didn't depict the kind of tasteful ... More >>
All the knives and the fighting back make GLAAD sad. Tough!
via MSNBCGet our your receipts and call your accountants! The U.S. Tax Court has ruled on the Rhiannon O'Donnabhain case and decided that treatment for "gender identity disorder" constitutes bonafide medical care (rather than something cosmetic) under the Internal Revenue Code, and as a resul ... More >>
Some LGBT groups are enraged that this joke about transgender Commerce appointee Amanda Simpson appeared on the David Letterman show this week, and are demanding that he apologize for it. Quick recap: Dave announces the appointment, and sidekick Alan Kalter reacts with horror: "Amanda used to be a ... More >>
There is much excitement over President Obama's appointment of a transgender woman, Amanda Simpson, as Senior Technical Advisor to the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security. Simpson was previously a deputy director at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson and a Democratic candida ... More >>
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