30 October 2010

LGBTIQQ rallies in Artesia (India Journal [India])

ARTESIA, CA – On Oct 16, National Coming Out Day, South Asian Network (SAN) and Satrang joined together to put on our first ever community town hall followed by a street procession to raise the visibility of South Asian Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Queer and Questioning (LGBTIQQ) persons along Pioneer Boulevard, the heart of “Little India.” (more above)

St.George school board race targets gay-straight club (Utah News)

The existence of campus clubs for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender high school students has become an issue in the race for seats on the Washington County School District Board. (more above)

Transgender art project seeks volunteers (sovo)

3 days to Election Day!!!

29 October 2010


How are things in,.. Moscow City, Moscow (Mockba) Russia... Oslo, Norway... Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey... New Zealand...  Mount Pleasant,Iowa... London,England, United Kingdom...   Norristown, Pennsylvania...  Fairfax, Virginia... Emeryville, California... Rancho Santa Fe, California... Silver Spring, Maryland... Australia... Springfield, Virginia... Columbia, Missouri... Pawtucket, Rhode Island... Roseville, California... Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Holland...Muscat, Masqat, Oman... Nuremberg, Bayern, Germany...Houston, Texas... Fargo, North Dakota... Maumelle, Arkansas... Berlin, Germany... Zagreb, Gran Zagreb, Croatia... Butte, Montana... Ballston Lake, New York... Enola, Pennsylvania... Mesa, Arizona...Richland, Montana... Brazil... Rawenstall, Lancashire, London, UK... and Homewood, Illinois(!)...how y'all doing?    

27 October 2010

LAPD seeks help in case of assault on transgender woman in Hollywood (Los Angeles Times)

Emily's note:  If you have any information about this assault, PLEASE  call the police.  You will make the nation safer.
Fleed in white Chevy Suburban
LAPD Wilshire Division - Major Assault Crimes Section
1 213 922 9234
1 213 922 8268
non-business hours/weekends
1 877 LAPD-24-7
Crimestoppers (anonymous)
1 800 222 TIPS
1 800 222 8477
texting Crimestoppers
274637 / CRIMES
(thanks to Los Angeles Times)

26 October 2010

25 October 2010

Teresa Sparks, other transgender candidates, make the NYT (NYT)

The NYT/Bay Citizen notes several transgender candidates running for elected office this election season, including local examples Theresa Sparks (running for District 6 Supervisor) and Victoria Kolakowski (running for Alameda County Superior Court judge).(more above)

23 October 2010

Transgender person jailed (Northern Star [Australia])

WHEN Bobby the horse and Italian greyhound Mexico were spotted ambling with their carer Martin Harwood by security at the Lismore Shopping Square, they were quickly nabbed by Lismore police. (more above)

Sexual orientation may be link to killings (Courier Post)

NEWARK — Authorities are investigating whether two men in North Jersey were killed because of their sexual orientation. (more above)

22 October 2010


Welcome to all... Farmingdale, New York

...Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan... Melbourne, Victoria, Australia... Minneapolis, Minnesota.... Corona, California... Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Holland...  Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia... Norwalk, Connecticut... Leeds, England, UK... Olympia, Washington... Luton, England, UK... Toledo, Ohio... Little Falls, New Jersey...  Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia... Havertown, Pennsylvania...  Enola, Pennsylvania... Danvers, Massachusetts... Port Orange, Florida... Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey... Ridgewood, New York... Philadelphia, Pennsylvania... San Leandro, California... Sacramento, California... Pompano Beach, Florida... Denver, Colorado... Wallingford, Pennsylvania... Spanaway, Washington... San Diego, California... San Antonio, Texas... Alexandria, Virginia.... and Hayward, California....hi, again!

20 October 2010

JCPenney receives top rating on human rights campaign corporate equality index (Marketwatch)

PLANO, Texas, Oct 20, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- J. C. Penney Company, Inc. /quotes/comstock/13*!jcp/quotes/nls/jcp (JCP 33.04, +0.31, +0.95%) has announced that it has earned a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2011 Corporate Equality Index, released by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) earlier this month. The index measures employers on their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and consumers. (more above)

(Excuuuuse me???) Stonewall holding back transgender equality (Guardian)

I must confess to watching Stonewall's recent self-destruction with an element of schadenfreude.(more above)

Turkey: Pink Life activists acquitted (Thanks to 'Bird of Paradox')

By email from Kemal Ordek, the General Secretary of Pink Life LGBTT Solidarity Association, comes the happy news that the trial of five trans women which I wrote about here, has ended with all five being acquitted.  (more above)

19 October 2010

Brussels alarmed by Turkish police violence

EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – Five Turkish transgendered people are set to go on trial on Thursday (21 October) on charges of resisting police and may face of up to three years in prison, in a case which could negatively impact the EU's yearly assessment of Turkey's progress toward accession. (more above)

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

GMDVP hosts annual Halloween event to shed light on domestic abuse in the LGBT community.  (more above)

18 October 2010

Kenya- my life as a transgender girl (Global Voices [Kenya])

Lindsay is a transgendered woman living in Kenya who shares her life and her journey to womanhood on her blog Living Lindsay- My life as a transgender girl in Kenya. (more above)

Transgender rights defenders look forward to justice in Turkey (Hurriyet Daily News [Turkey])

Leading human rights organizations urge Turkey to investigate the attack against transgender rights activists by police in Ankara in May.(more above)

17 October 2010

Transgender gearing up to hit the silver screen (IBN Live[Tamil])

Chennai: Aiswarya was born a male but longed to live like a woman.(more above)

Study: Anti-transgender bullying alarmingly high (EdgeBoston)

More than half of transgender or gender non-conforming people who experienced bullying or harassment have attempted suicide, according to a recently released study. (more above)

16 October 2010

Newsom, Maldonado both on the attack in final LG debate (City Insider))

The facts took a beating this afternoon as Mayor Gavin Newsom and Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado met in their last scheduled debate of the campaign for lieutenant governor. (more above)

Atlanta police cover-up?

Owners, employees and patrons of the Atlanta Eagle bar claim the City of Atlanta has lost, destroyed or intentionally withheld evidence in a lawsuit against the city’s police department over alleged civil rights violations during a raid in 2009.(more above)

Spirit Day aims to prevent gay suicides (Daily Tribune)

Some people in Oakland County will be wearing purple on Wednesday in memory of the six gay men who committed suicide this year after being harassed for their sexuality, and participants are urging others to take part in this national Spirit Day.(more above)

15 October 2010


A big hello to Columbia, South Carolina... Tuscon, Arizona... Louisville, Kentucky... Framingham, Massachusetts...   Flagstaff, Arizona... Woodbridge, Virginia... Montreal, Quebec, Canada... London, City of London, England (UK) ... Greensboro, North Carolina... Altoona, Iowa... Piedmont, South Carolina... Alexandria, Imathia, Greece...Moscow, City of Moscow, Russia... Toronto, Ontario, Canada... Loves Park, Illinois... Avenel, New Jersey... San Leandro, California... Springfield, Virginia... Tulsa, Oklahoma...Leeds, England, UK... Allentown, Pennsylvania... Providence, Rhode  Island... and Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK,welcome!


There is an unscrupulous dealer out there looking to sell Estradiol (generic) / Premarin(name brand) to desperate transgenders.  DO NOT BUY  FROM THIS CROOK!!!    Rather, see a licensed doctor (physician) and see a reputable pharmacist in case you are prescribed anything.  (CVS, Rite  Aid, and Walgreens are reputable pharmacists in this area.)  Is it more expensive?  Yep, no doubt.  But I'd rather see you alive.  

14 October 2010

Media Alert: Delaware Valley LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Elder Initiative: A Summit on Aging (PR Newswire)

What: The purpose of the Summit is to bring together the members of the aging and LGBT services networks and community members to begin a conversation aimed at developing programs for addressing the needs of LGBT older adults. (more above)

Panel discusses lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in Toms River (APP)

TOMS RIVER — A small crowd gathered Wednesday night to discuss an issue of far-reaching importance.(more above)

Pa. Transgender Woman's Death Ruled Homicide, No Motive Say Police (CBS)

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) Police ruled the death of a Pennsylvania transgender woman, who was found dead in her home earlier this week, a homicide by strangulation and asphyxiation Wednesday, according to reports.(more above)
Philadelphia police tipline:
215.686.TIPS (8477).

13 October 2010

San Diego school board passes nondiscrimination policy (Sign On San Diego)

In response to a nationwide string of suicides of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender youth, San Diego city schools adopted a nondiscrimination policy Tuesday that aims to protect its own LGBT community.

PFLAG Hinsdale welcomes author (Tribune Local)

“What can I offer to the world to make it better before I leave it?” (more above)

Rampant discrimination against transgender people by health care providers (Oral health journal)

A press release from Washington crossed my desk today that makes me angry, sad and praying that these findings do not reflect the 'Canadian' situation. Let me know...  (more above)

12 October 2010

Protest planned to support transgender student (Dallas Voice)

Queer LiberAction is planning a protest to support North Dallas High School transgender student Andy Moreno. (more above)

Mormon church says cruelty toward gays is wrong (AP)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon Church chided its members Tuesday to consider whether their attitudes toward all people — including gays — followed Christian principles, responding to activists' demand that a church leader withdraw anti-gay statements.(more above)

Local trans activist to be honored by Community One Foundation (Xtra [Canada])

Trans activist Rupert Raj is being honoured after more than 40 years helping to foster a greater understanding and acceptance of the transsexual and transgendered communities in Canada.(more above)

11 October 2010

Internet buzzing about National Coming Out Day (SeattlePI)

Monday is National Coming Out Day, a movement coordinated by the Washington D.C. based Human Rights Campaign in solidarity for gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual people.  (more above)

Alcoa top ranked on corporate equality for second year in a row (Marketwatch)

NEW YORK, Oct 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Alcoa /quotes/comstock/13*!aa/quotes/nls/aa (AA 13.00, +0.11, +0.85%) announced today that for the second year in a row it is the only Metals and Mining company to achieve a top rating of 100 in the 2011 Corporate Equality Index and Best Places to Work Survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization.(more above)

Sorry for the troubles, folks...

Once again, AT&T has shown us its "stellar" service by crapping  out for the week....AGAIN!!!  Now that I'm back again, I'll once again be out covering news for the transgendered / transsexual community as well as those who are interested. See you in the funny and not-so-funny pages.


08 October 2010


This week, welcome to...Katy, Texas... Rowlett, Texas...Mountain View, California... Framingham, Massachusetts...Seattle, Washington... Denver, Colorado...Plano, Texas... Beverly Hills, California... Belton, Texas... Somerville, Massachusetts... Nepean, Ontario, Canada... Wappingers Falls, New York...Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway... Downey, California... Encino, California...

Bahraini teens launch sex-change bids (Inside the Middle East / CNN)

Two teenage women in Bahrain planning to undergo sex change operations are set to launch legal bids to have their status recognized as men, reported The Gulf Daily News.  (more above)

06 October 2010

Gay throughout history (Pridesource)

Every October, GLBT History Month honors 31 key players who have fought, sung, written, acted and spoke out for civil rights for all gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in America and beyond. (more above)

US airways honored for human rights (Bizjournals)

US Airways Group Inc. has earned a top rating in Human Rights Campaign’s corporate equality index, a measure of policies and attitudes toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and customers.( read above)

02 October 2010

MP and the tart who turned a $50 trick (Daily Mail [UK])

Over prawn crackers and Chinese spare ribs in Manchester this week, Labour MP Stephen Pound recalled that he once slipped a juicy banknote to a trannsexual prostitute in Hong Kong. ( more above)

Life as a transsexual as photographed by Paola de Grenet (The Vine)

Barcelona is notorious for its transvestite and transsexual culture.  (more above)

01 October 2010


OK...this is gonna seem a bit long (and lengthy), but here goes...welcome to Bethany, Connecticut... Rowlett, Texas... East Syracuse, New York... Saratoga Springs, New York... Ann Arbor, Michigan... Adams, Massachusetts... Boulder, Colorado... Botwood, Newfoundland, Canada... Sydney, New South Wales, Australia... Boston, Massachusetts... Melbourne, Victoria, Australia... Saint Louis, Missouri... Aurora, Colorado... Chateauguay, Quebec, Canada... Voorhees, New Jersey... Rochester, New York... whew!! Thanks for giving this site your consideration.