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Chelsea-Mannings-sentence-commuted

Chelsea Manning's sentence commuted - U.S. President Barack Obama has commuted transgender U.S. Army private Chelsea Manning's sentence for leaking hundreds of thousands of documents to Wikileaks in 2010, after Manning served more than six years of a 35-year sentence. Manning, 29, will be released May 17. The commutation reduces Manning's sentence but is not a pardon. Incidentally, May 17 is the International Day Against ...


Most-have-all-gender-restrooms-at-home-Why-not-everywhere

Most have all-gender restrooms at home. Why not everywhere? - Most people have all-gender restrooms at home. Why not have them everywhere? Just in time for holiday shopping last month, the retail giant Target absorbed some boycotting noise from a conservative website calling for a boycott of the stores because of its policy of allowing transgender customers to use the bathroom of their choice. The website, 2nd Vote, has been ...


National-Judy-Shepard-lesbian-co-pastors-trans-White-House-staffer

National: Judy Shepard, lesbian co-pastors, trans White House staffer - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The mother of Matthew Shepard urged senators to oppose Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination to become President-elect Donald Trump's attorney general, citing his opposition to hate-crimes legislation, CNN reported. n a report issued by the Human Rights Campaign, Judy Shepard—whose son Matthew was beaten and left to die in Wyoming in 1998 in a crime motivated by anti-gay sentiment—criticized Sessions ...


Felicia-36-and-Miguel-Barahona-4-dead-of-hate-violence-intimate-partner-violence

Felicia, 36, and Miguel Barahona, 4, dead of hate violence, intimate partner violence - From a NCAVP press release - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) has learned of the hate violence and intimate partner violence related homicides of Felicia Barahona, age 36, and Miguel Barahona, age 4. According to media reports, Felicia and Miguel were found dead in their apartment on Monday, December 26th, 2016, and the child's father, Isaac Duran Infante, age 23, has been ...


Estimates-show-150000-youth-ages-13-to-17-identify-as-transgender-in-US-

Estimates show 150,000 youth ages 13 to 17 identify as transgender in U.S. - From a press release - LOS ANGELES —An estimated 0.7 percent of youth ages 13 to 17, or 150,000 youth, identify as transgender in the United States, according to a new study released by The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. This study is the first to provide population estimates for youth who identify as transgender in each of the 50 states, plus ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-CELEBRITY-Meiling-Jin-travels-from-China-to-Chop-Chop-

NUNN ON ONE: CELEBRITY Meiling Jin travels from China to 'Chop Chop' - Meiling Chin has created an empire in media in just a short time. While born and raised in China, Chin eventually arrived in America to make her mark. In high school she began writing for QQ.com, the sixth-largest website in the world, and by the age of 21 she had garnered 100 million hits on various websites with celebrity interviews ...


Trans-person-Nightclubs-apology-insufficient

Trans person: Nightclub's apology insufficient - A trans individual who was allegedly misgendered and denied entry to a Chicago nightclub said Jan. 12 that the nightclub's attempt at an apology was insufficient, according to DNA Info. Jay Graber said that when they—their preferred pronoun—as well as friends attempted to enter PRYSM Nightclub, 1543 N. Kinsbury St., on Dec. 30, they were turned away; Graber was wearing ...


Julian-Assange-wants-clemency-for-Manning

Julian Assange wants clemency for Manning - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has reportedly agreed to be extradited to the United States if President Obama grants whistle-blower Chelsea Manning clemency before his term ends on Friday, Jan. 20. On Twitter, WikiLeaks said Assange would not oppose extradition to the U.S. "despite [the] clear unconstitutionality" of any potential criminal complaints against the whistleblower organization. Manning—a transgender woman who admitted ...


Wachowskis-art-captures-lost-trans-lives-in-vivid-emotion

Wachowski's art captures lost trans lives in vivid emotion - With 2017 only eight days old, two transgender individuals have already been slain in the United States; Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow of Sioux Falls, North Dakota, and Mesha Campbell of Canton, Mississippi. The exhibit "Say Our Names," on display at the Howard Brown Health Sheridan Road clinic until Friday, Jan. 20, has thus further expanded in profound importance. Set against ...


World-news-Chinese-trans-win-rape-in-India-Tim-Cook

World news: Chinese trans win, rape in India, Tim Cook - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - A transgender man won his case for unfair dismissal at a court in China, BBC News reported. "Mr. C," who was born female, was working at a health centre in Guiyang last year when he was fired. The court said he had been illegally dismissed, but said there was not enough evidence to rule he had been fired due to ...


Two-spirit-transgender-woman-killed-in-Sioux-Falls-South-Dakota

Two-spirit transgender woman killed in Sioux Falls, South Dakota - From a press release - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) has learned of the homicide of Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow, a 28-year-old two-spirit transgender woman found dead in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on January 6th, 2017. According to Mic, her death is being investigated as a homicide. Jamie identified as two-spirit, a Native American/First Nations term that has historically encompassed many ...


Chicago-House-to-sell-TransLife-Center-building

Chicago House to sell TransLife Center building - Chicago House and Social Services Agency has put up for sale the building it formerly utilized for on-site housing for clients of its TransLife Center. The organization stopped using the Edgewater location for housing for transgender clients in early 2016, and had not been able to effectively develop an alternative use for the site, according to officials. TransLife Center, which ...


Mesha-Caldwell-transgender-woman-of-color-killed-in-Mississippi

Mesha Caldwell, transgender woman of color, killed in Mississippi - From a NCAVP press release - NCAVP mourns the homicide of Mesha Caldwell, a transgender woman of color killed in Canton, Mississippi; the 1st reported killing of a transgender/gender non-conforming person NCAVP has responded to in 2017 The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) has learned of the homicide of Mesha Caldwell, a Black transgender woman, killed in Canton, Mississippi on January 4th, 2017. ...


Intimate-partner-violence-homicide-in-Newport-News-Virginia-

Intimate partner violence homicide in Newport News, Virginia - From a press release - NCAVP mourns the intimate partner violence related homicide of India Monroe, a transgender woman of color killed in Newport News, Virginia; the 23rd reported killing of a transgender/gender non-conforming person NCAVP responded to in 2016. The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) has learned of the intimate partner violence related homicide of India Monroe, a Black transgender woman ...


NJ-Catholic-hospital-denies-care-to-trans-man-Lambda-files-suit-

NJ Catholic hospital denies care to trans man, Lambda files suit - From a press release - ( NEWARK, NJ, January 5, 2017 ) — Today Lambda Legal announced it has filed a federal lawsuit against St. Joseph's Healthcare in Paterson, New Jersey, after the hospital refused to allow Jionni Conforti's surgeon to perform a routine hysterectomy because Jionni is transgender. The lawsuit cites the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, which clearly prohibits discrimination because of sex ...


National-roundup-Intersex-birth-certificate-Indiana-University-Pulse-survivors

National roundup: Intersex birth certificate, Indiana University, Pulse survivors - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - New York City native Sara Kelly Keenan ( who prefers female pronouns ), 55, has been granted the first intersex birth certificate in the United States, Jezebel reported. According to Marie Claire, At birth, she was labeled as male on her birth certificate, then weeks later, the classification was changed to female. In September, she successfully changed her gender to ...


BlackTransMagick-to-perform-at-2017-Midwest-BLGTA-College-Conference

BlackTransMagick to perform at 2017 Midwest BLGTA College Conference - From a press release - Chicago, IL — Dec. 16, 2016 — The MBLGTACC 2017 Planning Committee is thrilled to announce that #BlackTransMagick—the music and poetry duo composed of artist-activists J Mase III and Vita E.—will provide entertainment the night of Feb. 17 at MBLGTACC 2017. The 2017 Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender & Ally College Conference ( MBLGTACC ) will welcome an expected 2.500 ...


Miss-man-pleads-guilty-to-hate-crime-in-trans-murder-

Miss. man pleads guilty to hate crime in trans murder - 1st gender identity case under Shepard/Bird act - Joshua Brandon Vallum, 29, of Lucedale, Mississippi, pleaded guilty today to a federal hate crime for assaulting and murdering Mercedes Williamson because she was a transgender woman. Williamson was 17 years old and resided in Alabama at the time of her death. Vallum was charged with violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. The plea ...


GUEST-COLUMN-My-Buddy-a-niece-remembers-her-trans-uncle

GUEST COLUMN My Buddy, a niece remembers her trans uncle - One night while my mom was tucking little 6-year-old me into bed she told me she had something very important to say. "Well Kate, you know when babies are born they are a boy or girl, right?" I nodded. "Well, some people feel that how they look on the outside doesn't match how they feel on the inside. Does this ...


LGBTs-attack-faux-repeal-of-HB2-in-No-Carolina-

LGBTs attack 'faux repeal' of HB2 in No. Carolina - North Carolina state senators filed a bill Dec. 21 that claims to repeal the discriminatory and harmful HB2 while stripping local governments of their ability to protect their citizens from harm. National Center for Transgender Equality Executive Director Mara Keisling said: The North Carolina General Assembly is a national disgrace. In March, North Carolina lawmakers passed HB2. Last week, they ...


Groups-Condemn-North-Carolina-Lawmakers-Failure-to-Repeal-HB-2-

Groups Condemn North Carolina Lawmakers' Failure to Repeal H.B. 2 - From press releases - RALEIGH —The North Carolina legislature today convened for a special session where it failed to pass a bill repealing H.B. 2, the state's sweeping anti-LGBT law. Based on a promise from the General Assembly to fully repeal H.B. 2, the Charlotte City Council repealed their LGBT non-discrimination ordinances earlier this week. However, the Legislature failed to follow through on their ...


Christina-Kahrl-preps-for-move-larger-role-at-ESPN

Christina Kahrl preps for move, larger role at ESPN - Chicago is losing a staunch LGBT activist with national ties—one who also can and does talk about the blistering fastballs from Aroldis Chapman, a World Series star for the Cubs this fall, and the home-run heroics of Kris Bryant, also a 2016 Cubs sensation. Christina Kahrl is taking a bigger part in the sports scene. Kahrl, who has lived in ...


Trans-author-Elliot-Wake-on-new-book-Bad-Boy

Trans author Elliot Wake on new book, 'Bad Boy' - USA Today best-selling author Elliot Wake has written a new book Bad Boy, which will be available for purchase on Tuesday, Dec. 6. This is the fourth book Wake has written over the past two years. "Bad Boy is a story about a transgender man struggling to define his masculinity in an underworld full of toxic men and toxic women," ...


Non-gender-binary-actor-in-Billions

Non-gender binary actor in 'Billions' - Actor/performer/director Asia Kate Dillon has become the first non-binary gender-identifying actor to ever be cast in a major television series. Dillon was recently cast in the role of Taylor, a non-binary gender-identifying character in Showtime's Billions. Born and raised in Ithaca, New York, Dillon studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy ( AMDA ) in New York City, graduating ...


National-Geographic-examines-the-gender-revolution

National Geographic examines the 'gender revolution' - National Geographic examines the 'gender revolution' The January 2017 issue of National Geographic, which focuses on "the gender revolution," features a 9-year-old transgender girl who is believed to be the first trans person on the 128-year-old publication's cover. "The best part of being a girl," says Avery Jackson in the accompanying caption, "is, now I don't have to pretend to ...


Munro-has-GoFundMe-campaign-for-gender-confirmation-surgery

Munro has GoFundMe campaign for gender-confirmation surgery - Chicago activist/entertainer Angelique Munro has launched a GoFundMe campaign for gender-confirmation surgery consideration. Per her website, "Angelique's Kitty Fund," she states, "I met with an Healthcare Advisor from Howard Brown Health Center and we contacted my insurance agency they will consider me to have GRS ( Gender Reassignment Surgery ) and all I will be responsible for only $6000." She ...


National-Geographic-chronicles-gender-revolution-in-print-on-TV

National Geographic chronicles 'gender revolution' in print, on TV - From a press release - It used to appear so simple for many of us: you were a boy or you were a girl. Girls wore pink, and boys wore blue; girls played with dolls, and boys played with trucks. Yet around the globe, these traditional notions of gender are changing rapidly, and labels are no longer so clear cut. National Geographic sets out to ...


Transgender-employee-in-Louisiana-prevails-in-employment-discrimination-case

Transgender employee in Louisiana prevails in employment discrimination case - From a press release - ( LAKE CHARLES, LA, Dec. 7, 2016 )—A former employee of an installment loan company in Lake Charles, Louisiana has prevailed in his sex discrimination case. Tristan Broussard filed a federal complaint against the company in April 2015 alleging that he was fired from his job after the company learned that he is a transgender man. The case then proceeded ...


US-Transgender-Survey-reveals-disturbing-numbers

U.S. Transgender Survey reveals disturbing numbers - Extended for the online edition of Windy City Times - Five years after the release of the national transgender discrimination survey Injustice at Every Turn and one month following a Donald Trump electoral-college win that has already been marked by an increased level of hate crimes against the LGBTQ community, the National Center for Transgender Equality ( NCTE ) published the results of the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey ( USTS ...


New-survey-shows-need-to-protect-transgender-youth-from-conversion-therapy-

New survey shows need to protect transgender youth from conversion therapy - From a press release - ( San Francisco, CA, December 8, 2016 )—Today, the National Center for Transgender Equality released the findings of the U.S. Transgender Survey ( http://www.ustranssurvey.org/report ) , the largest survey of transgender people in the United States. Conducted in 2015, the anonymous, online survey examines the experiences of 27,715 adults from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well ...


Devastating-data-in-new-transgender-report

Devastating data in new transgender report - From a LGBTQ Task Force press release - Washington, DC, December 8, 2016—Today the National Center for Transgender Equality ( NCTE ) published a report on the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey, which is a follow up to the 2011 groundbreaking National Transgender Discrimination Survey report published by the National LGBTQ Task Force and NCTE. The report was compiled from data collected from 27,715 transgender people in the United ...


Faith-leaders-to-convene-in-Washington-to-promote-pro-LGBTQ-policy-agenda

Faith leaders to convene in Washington to promote pro-LGBTQ policy agenda - From a press release - Washington, D.C.- On Friday, December 9th, Rev. Fred Davie, Executive Vice President at Union Theological Seminary in New York, will host a press conference with Evangelical and other faith leaders from around the country to promote a pro-LGBTQ public policy agenda for the Trump Administration and new Congress. Presenters at the event will highlight why they support the LGBTQ community ...


Vigil-held-in-Oakland-honoring-trans-victims-names-urged

Vigil held in Oakland; honoring trans victims, names urged - On Dec. 5, a candlelight vigil took place in San Francisco's Harvey Milk Plaza for several transgender victims of the Oakland warehouse fire, SFGate.com reported. Thirty-six bodies have been found in the converted warehouse, in which dozens of attendees were trapped when a fire broke out Dec. 2 at the Ghost Ship Collective during an performance from Golden Donna 100% ...


America-in-Transition-launch-Dec-8

'America in Transition' launch Dec. 8 - The official launch of the series America in Transition will take place at Reunion, 2557 W. North Ave., on Thursday, Dec. 8, 7-11 p.m. Director Andre Perez has been traveling across the country to film and share stories of transgender people from marginalized communities. Organizers will be screening the first two episodes, talking about what it all means with Andre ...


Shortage-of-injectable-estrogen-a-crisis-for-transgender-women

Shortage of injectable estrogen a crisis for transgender women - From a press release - December 6, 2016-Today, The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, and Treatment Action Group ( TAG ) released a policy brief documenting the public health emergency created by a shortage of injectable estrogen, and calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) to be more proactive in resolving the crisis. Injectable estrogen is a ...


Chelsea-Manning-vigil-on-Dec-17

Chelsea Manning vigil on Dec. 17 - From a Gay Liberation Network press release - Supporters of whistle-blower, transgender activist Chelsea Manning will gather in several cities around the world on her 29th birthday to appeal to President Obama to commute her prison sentence to time served. In Chicago, the Chelsea Manning vigil will take place at the center of the LGBTQ entertainment district, Halsted & Roscoe Streets, at 5:30 pm, Saturday, December 17th. Manning ...


ACLU-LGBT-groups-call-on-Obama-to-grant-clemency-to-Chelsea-Manning

ACLU, LGBT groups call on Obama to grant clemency to Chelsea Manning - From a press release - WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union and over a dozen LGBT groups sent a letter to President Barack Obama today urging the commutation of Chelsea Manning's sentence for disclosing classified information to the media to raise public awareness regarding the impact of war on innocent civilians. Manning is in the seventh year of a 35-year sentence. Ian Thompson, ACLU ...


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MUSIC Laura Jane Grace meets fans at book-signing - Transgender rocker and Against Me! singer/vocalist/guitarist Laura Jane Grace touched down at The Wilson Abbey, 935 W. Wilson Ave., for a book-reading, signing, and Q&A session with her fans in support of her new memoir, Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout ( co-written by Dan Ozzi and published by Hachette Books ). The event, which took place ...


The-Trans-List-to-air-Dec-5

'The Trans List' to air Dec. 5 - HBO Documentary Films will debut The Trans List Monday, Dec. 5, 7-8 p.m. CT, on HBO. Directed by portrait photographer/filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders ( HBO's The Black List, The Out List and The Latino List, among others ) and featuring interviews by Janet Mock, The Trans List shines a light on prominent members of the transgender community. Individuals such as Amos ...


Trans-pioneer-Judy-Bowen-looks-back-at-community-changes

Trans pioneer Judy Bowen looks back at community changes - Trans activist Judy Bowen, 72, has seen a lot. She moved to New York from the South in the mid 1960s and quickly immersed herself in the Greenwich Village scene. She started organizations, became an entrepreneur, and was a community leader. She eventually moved to Las Vegas in 1999 and is still there today with her partner of 33 years. ...


Relationships-the-Law-Today-Supreme-Court-looks-at-transgender-bathroom-policies

Relationships & the Law Today: Supreme Court looks at transgender bathroom policies - A recurring column - A transgender boy banned from using the boys' restroom at his high school sued his county school board alleging that it impermissibly discriminated him in violation of Title IX of the U.S. Constitution. The student's birth-assigned sex is female, but his gender identity is male. Since he was a freshman, he began hormone therapy, legally changed his name to a ...


LGBTQs-nearly-invisible-in-US-Spanish-language-media-trans-virtually-non-existent

LGBTQs nearly invisible in U.S. Spanish-language media, trans virtually non-existent - From a press release - New York — GLAAD, the world's LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today released its first-ever Spanish-Language media report, Nearly Invisible. Nearly Invisible offers an analysis of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( LGBTQ ) characters in primetime Spanish-language scripted television airing in the United States between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. The report found that only 14 ...


VA-cancels-plans-to-provide-transition-surgery-to-trans-veterans

VA cancels plans to provide transition surgery to trans veterans - From a press release - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - In response to the Veterans Administration's decision this week to cancel plans to provide transition surgery to transgender veterans until "appropriated funding is available," the Palm Center released a study showing that the cost of providing transition-related health care would be $20.6 million, approximately one one-hundredth of one percent of the VA's $183.2 billion budget. The ...


Trans-Day-of-Remembrance-at-Center-on-Halsted-resonates-with-hope

Trans Day of Remembrance at Center on Halsted resonates with hope - It took the beautifully delivered message of hope provided by Chicago's ResonaTe transgender choir to raise the somber mood of the audience who attended the Transgender Day of Remembrance, Nov. 20 at Lake View's Center on Halsted. With the number of murders of transgender individuals in the United States at the highest ever recorded and the threat against transgender civil ...


Bias-motivated-harassment-in-TN-follows-hatchet-attack-on-NC-transgender-woman

Bias-motivated harassment in TN follows hatchet attack on NC transgender woman - From an HRC press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) released the following statement after media reports that two men in Tennessee had their home vandalized by having an anti-LGBTQ slur pinned to their home with a knife bearing the likeness of President-elect Donald Trump. This incident comes the same week that the FBI released Hate Crime Statistics for 2015. ...


31-retired-military-officers-warn-of-dfforts-to-politicize-personnel-policy

31 retired military officers warn of dfforts to politicize personnel policy - From a Palm Center press release - In response to potential Trump administration members' comments this week targeting minority military members and calling for the elimination of merit-based personnel policies, thirty-one retired Flag and General Officers released a statement today warning against making military personnel decisions on the basis of social judgments and political agendas: "As retired Flag and General Officers, we believe the incoming administration must ...


HRC-Trans-People-of-Color-Coalition-report-details-violence-against-trans-community

HRC, Trans People of Color Coalition report details violence against trans community - From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation and the Trans People of Color Coalition ( TPOCC ) released A Matter of Life and Death: Fatal Violence Against Transgender People in America 2016, a new, heartbreaking report documenting the often deadly violence faced by the transgender community and exploring the factors that fuel these tragic attacks. ...


Trans-individuals-of-color-suggest-solutions-to-ongoing-violence-discrimination

Trans individuals of color suggest solutions to ongoing violence, discrimination - With this year's Transgender Day of Remembrance now honoring the most transgender individuals murdered in the United States in a single year, and with fears of increased transphobia after this year's presidential election, a meeting hosted by Pride Action Tank, Brave Space Alliance and Windy City Times at the downtown offices of the Chicago Community Trust ( CCT ) Nov. ...


Court-finds-Minnesota-transgender-surgery-ban-unconstitutional

Court finds Minnesota transgender surgery ban unconstitutional - Legacy Projec, Affinity Community Services, The Northalsted Business Alliance, The Center on Halsted join - ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota district court ruled this week that transgender people on the state's Medical Assistance progam in Minnesota deserve access to medically necessary services related to gender transition. Since 2005, surgical treatments for gender dysphoria have been excluded from coverage even though equivalent treatments were covered under the federal Medicare program and private insurance plans. In ...


DANCIN-FEATS-Production-aims-to-91Trans93form-dance-community

DANCIN' FEATS Production aims to '[Trans]form' dance community - Nothing Without a Company ( NWaC ) has been pushing the boundaries of live theater in Chicago since 2005, with a specific focus on creating artistic opportunities for LGBTQ voices and stories. Anna-Rose li-Epstein started NWaC with her wife, Hannah; together, the couple was voted one of Windy City Times' 30 under 30 in 2014. The group's latest project is ...


-Events-to-mark-Trans-Day-of-Remembrance

Events to mark Trans Day of Remembrance - At least two Chicago events will mark the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday, Nov. 20. The Transformative Justice Law Project, Affinity Community Services, Illinois Safe Schools Alliance and St. Martin's Chicago will gather at St. Martin's, 5700 W. Midway Park, 5-8 p.m. Attendees will honor those the community has lost, including Chicago's T.T. Saffore. There will be dinner ...


HRC-Launches-Parents-for-Transgender-Equality-Council

HRC Launches Parents for Transgender Equality Council - From a press release - WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation will launch its groundbreaking, new Parents for Transgender Equality Council, a coalition of the nation's leading parent-advocates working for equality and fairness for transgender people. The council's launch begins HRC's commemoration of Transgender Week of Awareness, dedicated to the progress, continued challenges, and unfinished work in the fight ...


91Trans93formation-Nov-17-Dec-17

'[Trans]formation' Nov. 17-Dec. 17 - Nothing Without a Company and The Living Canvas are presenting the world premiere of [Trans]formation, devised by Ronen Kohn, Darling Squire, Avi Roque, Kevin Sparrow and Gaby Labotka, with Labotka directing. [Trans]formation is devised entirely from the works of, and performed by, transgender, genderqueer, intersex and non-binary artists. Designed and directed in the style of The Living Canvas, nude performers ...


Transgender-woman-of-color-Noony-Norwood-killed-in-Virginia

Transgender woman of color Noony Norwood killed in Virginia - From a NCAVP press release - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) has learned of the homicide of Noony Norwood, age 30 a Black transgender woman, killed in Richmond, Virginia on November 6th, 2016. According to a Community Alert from local NCAVP member organization the Virginia Anti-Violence Project ( VAVP ), Noony Norwood was shot on the southside of Richmond on November 5th ...


PASSAGES-Neysa-Scott

PASSAGES Neysa Scott - Fashion designer, poet and performer Neysa Scott passed away Oct. 16. She was 51. Cause of death was an aneurysm and a stroke. Scott was an innovator in a number of creative realms, according to her best friend, Yaounde Olu. "She was a fashion designer, but she was also a musician, a lead singer and a drummer, Ulu said. "She ...


Transreelization-premiere-features-Laverne-Cox-and-CeCe-McDonald

Transreelization premiere features Laverne Cox and CeCe McDonald - When award-winning actress Laverne Cox and celebrated activist CeCe McDonald took the stage at the Music Box Theatre Nov. 5, the packed audience for the Chicago House TransLife Care Program benefit Transreelization erupted into a prolonged and deafening standing ovation. Prior to their arrival, those who attended the Chicago premiere of the powerful Jac Gares documentary Free CeCe! which centers ...


GLAAD-Where-We-Are-on-TV-report-LGBTQ-representation-hits-record-high

GLAAD Where We Are on TV report: LGBTQ representation hits record high - From a GLAAD press release - New York — GLAAD, the world's LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today released its annual Where We Are on TV report. Where We Are on TV analyzes the overall diversity of primetime scripted series regulars on broadcast networks and assesses the number of LGBTQ characters on cable networks and streaming services for the 2016-2017 TV season. This marks the 21st year ...


National-roundup-Mormon-and-Gay-Stonewall-Awards-trans-report-

National roundup: 'Mormon and Gay,' Stonewall Awards, trans report - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is trying to soften its tone toward gays and lesbians with the launch of a new website, Mormon and Gay, The Wall Street Journal noted. The website ( https://mormonandgay.lds.org/ )—a revamp of a previous site called "Mormons and Gays"—doesn't alter church doctrine, which forbids same-sex relationships. But it offers a more welcoming ...


Supreme-Court-to-hear-trans-restroom-case-

Supreme Court to hear trans restroom case - By Andrew Davis and Gretchen Rachel Hammond - The United States Supreme Court ( USSC ) announced Oct. 25 that it will review a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals finding that federal anti-discrimination laws protect the right of transgender teenage boy to use the men's restrooms at his Virginia high school. The American Civil Liberties Union ( ACLU ) brought the case on behalf of Gavin Grimm challenging ...


Supreme-Court-to-decide-transgender-students-case

Supreme Court to decide transgender student's case - The Supreme Court announced it will review a decision from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that found that federal anti-discrimination law protects the right of teenage boy who is transgender, to use the men's restrooms at his Virginia high school. The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Virginia brought the case on behalf of Gavin Grimm challenging the ...


Trans-United-Fund-Responds-to-Movement-Expose

Trans United Fund Responds to Movement Expose - Calls for LGBTQ groups, foundations to engage directly with trans-led groups - Today, Trans United Fund responded to a recent press article that centered on a strategy session among movement leaders and ongoing disagreement between national LGBTQ organizations about whether state-level non-discrimination measure should emphasize public accommodations protections for transgender people. "First and foremost, Trans United supports the position of organizations like Lambda Legal and the ACLU - state legislative efforts to ...


Pidgeon-Pagonis-On-their-film-White-House-visit-being-on-Transparent

Pidgeon Pagonis: On their film, White House visit, being on 'Transparent' - Self described gender non-conforming intersex activist and filmmaker and Chicago native, Pidgeon Pagonis ( born in 1986 on the Northwest Side of Chicago ) has been making waves in the LGBTQIA community for about a decade including their documentary, "The Son I Never Had: Growing Up Intersex." Northwestern University's Rainbow Alliance recently hosted a screening and discussion of Pagonis' film ...


Powerful-documentary-to-premiere-at-TransReelization

Powerful documentary to premiere at 'TransReelization' - In one of the most powerful moments of the award-winning documentary film Free CeCe, transgender activist and civil rights icon CeCe McDonald talks with award-winning actress, activist and executive producer of the film Laverne Cox about her dreams while McDonald spent 19 months at the Minnesota Correctional Facility ( a level IV men's prison ) for defending herself against a ...


Transgender-people-more-racially-ethnically-diverse-than-general-US-population

Transgender people more racially, ethnically diverse than general U.S. population - From a press release - LOS ANGELES —Adults who identify as transgender are more racially and ethnically diverse than the U.S. population overall, according to a new study released by The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. This study is the first to provide estimates of the racial and ethnic make-up of adults who identify as transgender in each of the 50 states, ...


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NUNN ON ONE: Trans model Isis King struts out with a new show - Reality star Isis King first made a splash on America's Next Top Model, becoming the first transgender person to compete on the show. After that, she pursued fashion design that she studied in school. Now she is ready to come back with the new Oxygen Channel series Strut. With Whoopi Goldberg as executive producer, the show follows several transgender models, ...


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Entertainment news: Miley Cyrus, TransNation, 'Prince Charming,' Whitney Houston - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Miley Cyrus discussed her return to acting in Woody Allen's Crisis in Six Scenes, encouraged waffling Bernie Sanders supporters to vote for Hillary Clinton and opened up about her pansexual identity in a new interview with Variety, according to Rolling Stone. "My whole life, I didn't understand my own gender and my own sexuality," Cyrus said, in part. "I always ...


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Brandi "Chill" Bledsoe, transgender woman of color, killed in Cleveland - From a press release - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) has learned of the homicide of Brandi "Chill" Bledsoe, age 32, a Black transgender woman, killed in Cleveland, Ohio on October 8, 2016. According to media reports, Brandi Blesoe was found dead in a driveway in what is suspected to be a homicide. Initial media reports and the medical examiner misgendered ...


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MIDWEST LGBTQ HEALTH SYMPOSIUM Trans military officer recounts life - Day two of the Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium, held at Advocate Illinois Medical Center in Lake View Oct. 7, began in dramatic fashion when keynote speaker and trans advocate U.S. Army Ret. SSG Shane Ortegatook the stage of the Olsen Auditorium and brought a packed and initially restless audience to stunned silence as he recounted his life and Transgender Health: ...


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BOOKS The Transgender Teen: Opening the family dialogue on gender - "We think about gender all day and every day, though we might not be aware of it," said Lisa Kenney, co-author of The Transgender Teen, to Windy City Times when discussing the new book and the emerging national discussion on gender. According to her book, gender is an exceptionally broad classification. It encompasses desires; preferences in clothing, music and art; ...


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Dawn Valenti: A Chicago survivor's story - When trans woman of color T.T. Saffore was found murdered on Chicago's West Side Sept. 11, her grieving family and friends seemingly had nowhere to turn. Like anyone who has lost a loved one to violence, they were in a state of shock. Clouding their ability to express their devastating grief were questions about what to do next. According to ...


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Majority agrees trans Americans deserve job, public accommodations equality - From a press release - SAN FRANCISCO, CA, WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK, NY— October 11, 2016 — A new national survey reveals that a growing number of Americans today believe that discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people in workplaces and in public accommodations is wrong. The new survey informed respondents that federal law prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodations ( e.g., at ...


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NCAVP mourns homicide of Jazz Alford, transgender woman of color in Alabama - From a press release - NCAVP mourns the homicide of Jazz Alford, a transgender woman of color killed in Birmingham, Alabama; the 21st reported killing of a transgender/gender non-conforming person NCAVP has responded to in 2016 The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) has learned of the homicide of Jazz Alford, age 30, a Black transgender woman, killed in Birmingham, Alabama on September ...


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Multifaceted event 'Express Yourself' benefits [Trans]formation - On Oct. 2, The Nothing Without A Company Theater and The Living Canvas presented "Express Yourself," a gala fundraiser and celebration at The Crystal Ballroom in downtown Evanston. The event featured spoken word, live music, a fashion show, acrobatics, dance and performance art, and was aimed at raising funds for the production of [Trans]formation, a multi-disciplinary devised presentation with the ...


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Vigil for T.T. honors slain trans woman, celebrates Black trans power - In an unprecedented display of defiance and frustration, more than 150 people from across the racial and gender spectrum gathered outside Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ in Lakeview Oct. 6 to hold a vigil and march for T.T. Saffore—a transgender woman of color who was murdered Sept. 11 in Garfield Park. Saffore was one of 43 known transgender individuals ...


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CIAA moves championships out of NC, fallout from anti-LGBTQ HB2 law continues - From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ( LGBTQ ) civil rights organization, and Equality NC, the statewide organization working to secure equal rights and justice for LGBTQ North Carolinians, praised the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association ( CIAA ) decision to stand up for the safety of the ...







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