Death Of Memphis Woman Is Shrouded In Mystery

Thursday is the GLAAD-promoted Transgender Day of Remembrance » 11/18/08 12:30pm 11/18/08 12:30pm, which commemorates those who have died because of violence against transgender Americans. Sadly, Duanna Johnson is probably among those killed due to Here are the facts: Johnson, 43, was shot to death on November 9th in Memphis. Though three men were seen…

Transgender Child's First Sentence: "I Like Your High Heels"

Atlantic » 10/16/08 3:40pm 10/16/08 3:40pm contributing editor Hanna Rosin has a measured, nuanced article about in the November issue. Roisin spent several months with 8-year-old "Brandon Simms" and his family in their small, God-fearing Southern town. Even though Brandon had expressed the desire to be female since he could talk (his first full…

Pennsylvania Parents Object To Kid Counseling Over Transgender Third Grader

Hot on the heels of NPR's two feature stories on transgender children comes news of a Haverford, Pennsylvania 3rd grader who will be making the transition from male to female. Apparently, parents are up in arms because the Haverford School District sent out a letter giving parents one day of notice "of planned… » 5/12/08 12:00pm 5/12/08 12:00pm

Controversial Treatment Allows Transgender Children To Delay Puberty

Yesterday's NPR report two transgender boys and the different ways they were being raised was accompanied by another story, this one about a controversial treatment known by some as the "Dutch protocol" that allows preteens with gender-identity issues (like transgender memoirist Jennifer Boylan, at left, once had) to… » 5/09/08 1:00pm 5/09/08 1:00pm

Parents Of Transgender Boys Take Different, Provocative Paths

There is a fascinating story up on NPR's website about two little boys who wish they were girls, and the different approaches their parents are taking in dealing with their gender confusion. Basically from birth, both Bradley and Jonah favored girl things. Bradley wanted to be Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz for… » 5/08/08 3:00pm 5/08/08 3:00pm

The Brave New World Of Gender Nonconformity: Pregnant Men

The concept of gender in mainstream culture is becoming less conservative by the day. Of course it's not like being at Smith, but when Benny Ninja can vogue his little butt off on a graffiti-ed stage with a bunch of drag queens during prime time and no one bats an eyelash, you know things have come pretty far since … » 3/20/08 6:00pm 3/20/08 6:00pm