The bill providing more legal protections for Californian transgenders was approved by the state assembly.
The Governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval, has the bill which could ban job discrimination for transgenders.
That is there, now we know the true identity of Amina Arraf, the "lesbian syrian" blogger. Behind the name of Amina Arraf hid actually Tom MacMaster!
Recently, the US Department of Labor announced it would consider gender identity and pregnancy to be protected statuses. Any discrimination based on these factors would be considered sex discrimination. This change extends equal opportunity protections to all genderqueer people working for or looking to be hired by the federal government.
A report on discrimination against gay people and the transgenders in Utah was distributed by Equality Utah, in front of 104 legislators yesterday.
We recently discovered the author of the blog "A Gay Girl In Damascus" 'Amina Arraf' was actually Tom MacMaster.
Today, we are discovering the editor and the creator of LezGetReal.com, a lesbian online magazine, used a fake identity.
'Paula Brooke' is actually a straight man.
Behind the name of 'Paula Brooke' hid actually Bill Graber, 58, a retired Ohio military man and construction worker.
As I continue to think about myself and my gender, there are certain questions which sprawl through my mind. I often find myself quoting in my head Romeo and Juliet: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose / by any other name would smell as sweet” (Shakespeare II. ii. 47-48). These lines are important to remember, meaning that no matter what the name, the make up of the individual remains the same. Names are assigned, only a signifier of the person you are. So why am I discussing names?
How many sexes or genders are there anyway, and how are they defined? I suspect there are at least 4 and possibly 8. It seems like we not living in a black and white dualistic world any more that is limited to just males & females. There are many shades of grey that make the world seem much more complicated.
I had a job interview today, the first one in about a year. And though I now go by Cael on a day to day basis, I have still not changed my name legally, so I still must legally apply as Mary. In the course of past interviews, it has always been difficult to try to figure out how to dress as my life has progressed. At first, it was easy—though uncomfortable—to put on some tight pin stripe pants and a spaghetti-string tank top under an equally tight button up shirt. Then as I grew more comfortable with myself, I would trade the tight pants for some men’s slacks instead. Little by little, my style changed to reflect my male identity, and I no longer own any women’s clothes.
«Butch», it's the title of the book, explores the lesbian identity and the issue of women who identify as butch.