Post Tagged with: "transgender"

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LGBT Advocates Rally for Bill to Decriminalize Condom Possession

Health, In the News, LGBTQ, Politics June 12, 2013 at 11:03 am

The state bill would prevent condoms from being used evidence in court, Gay City News reports. Some members of the community stop carrying condoms in fear of being arrested for alleged prostitution.

Transsexuals march for their rights in Jackson Heights. (Photo via El Diario)

Queens Transsexuals Learn Self-Defense

Crime, LGBTQ, Queens October 11, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Fearful of being the target of bias attacks, transgender women in Jackson Heights are taking self-defense classes at a local martial arts academy, El Diario La Prensa reported.

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Driven By Experience, Former Inmate Reaches Out To LGBT Offenders

Housing, LGBTQ July 26, 2012 at 4:58 pm

After his own ordeals as a queer prison inmate, Patrick A. Sands has dedicated himself to building a residence for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people when they leave prison. Sands’ House is in the planning stages, reported Duncan Osborne for Gay City News.

A group of Latina transsexuals marched through the streets of Queens to protest their treatment by the NYPD. (Photo by Humberto Arellano / EDLP)

To Stop Harrassment of Transgender People, NYPD Changes Guidelines

Crime, Latino, LGBTQ June 13, 2012 at 3:37 pm

The NYPD’s Patrol Guide has been amended to improve treatment to transgender and other gender non-conforming New Yorkers, reported Gay City News. Meanwhile, El Diario/La Prensa covered a march by transgender Latinas condemning police hostility.

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Fund Seeks to Address Police Profiling of Transgender Women

Crime, LGBTQ May 22, 2012 at 2:15 pm

El Diario La Prensa has reported that transgender women often face harassment from police, who assume they’re prostitutes. Last week the publication profiled Lorena Borjas, who has started a fund to provide transgender people in Queens, especially immigrants, with financial and legal aid after being arrested.

Rafi Daugherty was raised as a girl in an Orthodox community in the Midwest, but transitioned to his male identity as an adult. (Photo via The Jewish Daily Forward)

‘It Gets Better’ for LGBT Jews, Too

Culture, LGBTQ April 19, 2012 at 12:44 pm

To accompany the release of the “It Gets Better” book, based on the web series that urged LGBT teens to look forward to a brighter future, The Jewish Daily Forward published three young Jews’ accounts of their journey to adulthood.

Joy Ladin's new memoir chronicles her transition from male to female. (Photo by Lisa A. Ross via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Review: A Gender Transition at Yeshiva University

Culture, LGBTQ March 29, 2012 at 12:19 pm

The Jewish Daily Forward reviews the new memoir by a Yeshiva University professor, Joy Ladin, who transitioned from male to female.

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Transgender Filipina Sex Workers Stay in U.S. Despite Dangers

Immigration, LGBTQ March 23, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Transgender and transsexual people often face stereotypes and abuse. But for immigrants, especially those who engage in sex work, living as a transgender person brings on a whole slew of other challenges, including social stigmas, cultural conflicts and threats of arrest and deportation, FilAm reports.

The Ecuadorian transsexual Jessica Guaman held a picture of herself during a protest against stop-and-frisk practices in October 2010.  (Photo by Zaira Cortes / EDLP)

Transsexuals Say They Too Are Victims of Stop-and-Frisk

Crime, LGBTQ March 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Much of the discussion of the New York City Police Department’s “stop-and-frisk” practices have focused on young black men, who make up a high proportion of those stopped. But in a recent article El Diario focuses on another group that says they have been harassed by police — transsexuals.

Mel Wymore

Transgender council candidate raises $60K in 3 weeks

In the News, Manhattan, New York, Politics January 25, 2012 at 12:42 pm

The city’s first transgender candidate for City Council is reporting swift success in the fundraising arena. Mel Wymore is hoping to represent the Upper West Side, and told DNAinfo he raised more than $64,000 in a matter of weeks.