Saturday 15 August 2015

Transgender: State of the Union with John Oliver

Published on Jun 28, 2015 by LastWeekTonight
YouTube: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Transgender Rights (HBO)
This week’s gay rights victory was historic, but the transgender community still faces staggering challenges. John Oliver focuses on the “T” in “LGBT."

Queerty - Jun 20/2011
Let’s Learn The Nine Anti-Trans Slurs We Should All Avoid by Daniel Villarreal (includes YouTube video)
Inspired by the Special Olympics campaign against the word “retard”, several associates of transgender-activist Monica Helms got together to make a PSA against trans slurs. So what words should we avoid when talking about our trans brothers and sisters? It’s rude to call a trans person a “tranny, he-she, it, shemale, transvestite, man in a dress, hermaphrodite, or a freak.” It’s also rude to call them by the wrong gender pronoun—if you’re not sure, just ask which they prefer. And while we’re at it please don’t ask a trans person what their name “used to be” or questions about their genitals. What? Were you raised by goblins?

Wikipedia: April Ashley
April Ashley, MBE (born 29 April 1935) is an English model and restaurant hostess. She was outed as a Transsexual Woman by the Sunday People newspaper in 1961 and is one of the earliest British people known to have had sex reassignment surgery.

Vimeo: April Ashley Project - Pacific Films and Limey Yank Productions 2014
biographical video 6:29 minutes

official web site: April Ashley

Wikipedia: Coccinelle
Jacqueline Charlotte Dufresnoy (23 August 1931 – 9 October 2006), known professionally as Coccinelle, was a French actress and entertainer. She was transexual, and was the first widely publicized sexual reassignment case in Europe, where she was a national celebrity and a renowned club singer.

Wikipedia: Carmen Carrera
Carmen Carrera (born Christopher Roman; April 13, 1985) is an American reality television personality, model, burlesque performer, and actress, known for appearing on the third season of the Logo reality television series RuPaul's Drag Race, as well as its spin-off series RuPaul's Drag U. Although she presented as male during the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race, on May 1, 2012, ABC News reported that Carrera is a transgender woman.

Huffington - Mar 24/2015
How Loving A Transgender Man In My 50s Changed My Life by Pamela Madsen
Loving a transgender man has rewired my brain and changed how I look at sexuality and the world... I'm a Cis Gendered woman who erotically prefers men over women and I'm in a relationship with a Transgender man. This magnificent being has changed how I look at sexuality and gender forever... And by the way, I'm having some of the best sex of my life.

Wikipedia: List of transgender people
This list consists of well-known people who are transgender in identity. The individual listings note the subject's nationality and main occupation. In many non-Western and ancient or medieval societies, transgender people are seen as a different gender in itself, and there is a separate category for them, that is different from both 'men' and 'women'. They are often described collectively as 'third genders.' These societies traditionally have separate social spaces for third gendered people, which is separate from both men's social spaces and women's social spaces. [my bold] Some of the persons listed here crossdressed during wartime for various purposes. It should also be noted that transgender people are by definition not "transvestites" or "drag performers" because the latter do not live or identify their gender as being different to the gender assigned at birth consistently in their daily lives.


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