a couple of questions for Sarath

a couple of questions for Sarath

Earlier in the week Sarath, a controversial BDSM artist illustrating digital comics, was gracious enough to answer some interview questions that were formed in the spur of the moment. This is what we talked about: Talk a little bit about yourself. Some readers might not be fanatical enough to reach out to you. For example, … Continue reading »

This Transgender Girl Scout Stood Up To A Bully By Selling Thousands Of Cookies

“I want kids like me to know they are perfect just the way they are. There are people all over the world that love you. Never give up because it does get better.” posted on Feb. 1, 2016, at 9:31 a.m. by BuzzFeed News Reporter Felicia Miranda Meet Stormi, a 9-year-old Girl Scout living in … Continue reading “This Transgender Girl Scout Stood Up To A Bully By Selling Thousands Of Cookies”

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Commentary/Thoughts on 2015

Ok, so some time has passed since bringing in the new year to 2016, and as you know, I’ve been hesitant to just straight up post things in the past, but personally 2015 was a blast for me! I was able to travel to Japan and attend Futaket 11, and then in October live in … Continue reading »

Why Do So Many Laws Protect Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People, but Not Transgender People? Not everyone in the LGBT is treated equally.

I didn’t expect to find an post like this on Cosmopolitan.com, but I’m glad that I did. It was written by the Sex & Relationships Editor Lane Moore who’s also a stand-up comedian, filmmaker, actor, and musician living in New York City. Paste Magazine named her #19 of the 75 Funniest People On Twitter @hellolanemoore, … Continue reading “Why Do So Many Laws Protect Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People, but Not Transgender People? Not everyone in the LGBT is treated equally.”

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Sanders Goes After Clinton on DOMA and Evolving Issues

The gloves are off. In this week’s battle to rally LGBTQ support, Senator Bernie Sanders continues to challenge Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton’s characterization of why her husband, former President Bill Clinton, signed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denied federal recognition of gay marriages. Hillary Clinton replied in 2015 that she supported the … Continue reading “Sanders Goes After Clinton on DOMA and Evolving Issues”

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Jeremy Clarkson: Transgender issues are driving me nuts. I need surgery on my tick boxes

Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has criticised the transgender community, labelling them as living “a lunatic life”. The controversial comments were made in a newspaper column with Clarkson concluding trans people were never taken seriously before and shouldn’t now. “As far as I was concerned, men who want to be women were only really … Continue reading “Jeremy Clarkson: Transgender issues are driving me nuts. I need surgery on my tick boxes”

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Transgender people will be allowed to compete in the Olympics without surgery

Nick Duffy 22nd January 2016, 2:50 PM pinknews.co.uk Restrictions on transgender people taking part in the Olympics are set to be loosened, allowing them to take part without undergoing gender surgery. Athletics currently has rules governing who can take part in gendered events, preventing trans and intersex people from taking part based on a number … Continue reading “Transgender people will be allowed to compete in the Olympics without surgery”

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Don’t Leave Behind Equality for Transgender Americans

I believe that one of government’s most important responsibilities is to fulfill the promise of fairness, equality and opportunity for the people we serve. When I became governor of New York in 2011, I vowed to uphold that legacy — and the passage of marriage equality that year is still one of my proudest moments. … Continue reading “Don’t Leave Behind Equality for Transgender Americans”

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‘Tangerine’s Transgender Breakout Signs With ICM Partners

Mya Taylor is the first-ever transgender Oscar supporting actress hopeful. by Rebecca Sun 1/6/2016 1:00pm PST hollywoodreporter.com ICM Partners has signed Tangerine’s Mya Taylor, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The agency already represents the critically acclaimed indie’s writer-director, Sean Baker, and its executive producers, Jay and Mark Duplass. For her debut performance as transgender prostitute … Continue reading “‘Tangerine’s Transgender Breakout Signs With ICM Partners”

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Goodbye, ‘Anomaly’ – TSA’s New Word for Trans Bodies is ‘Alarm’

On the eve of the Christmas getaway, the Transportation Security Administration tells The Advocate it has chosen a new word for its airport screening agents to use whenever their imaging machines encounter a transgender traveler whose anatomy doesn’t match the standard binary. The TSA reveals the new word is “alarm,” and it now appears on … Continue reading “Goodbye, ‘Anomaly’ – TSA’s New Word for Trans Bodies is ‘Alarm’”

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US Marine Convicted of Killing Transgender Filipino Appeals

A U.S. Marine has asked a Philippine court to reverse his conviction in the killing of a transgender Filipino and sought a bail and a reduction of his six to 12-year jail term, his lawyer said Wednesday. Lawyer Rowena Garcia-Flores said she would insist that her client, Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton, did not kill … Continue reading “US Marine Convicted of Killing Transgender Filipino Appeals”

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