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The Trans Experience in Comedy
Local comics use comedy to spin difficult subjects into gold
DAILY Qmmunity  April 20, 2016, by Faye Fearless
"...With hipster glasses, dangly earrings, and a dick-tucking monologue, one comic in particular stood out. Austin Smartt is a local trans woman comedian who’s been presenting her bits around town since last July...."

Accessing Personal Care While Trans, Nonbinary, or Queer in Austin
New Cute Nail Studio promises a safe space and rock star vibes
DAILY Qmmunity  June 3, 2018, by Taylor Prewitt
"...It’s been a year and a half since Claire Bow, a transgender activist and advocate, has had her hair cut. After being misgendered multiple times by a previous stylist, the anxiety of it happening again has been too much of an obstacle to overcome...."

"Trans in Texas" Comes to HBO
HBO's Vice series returns to the Lone Star State to cover trans rights
DAILY Qmmunity  August 23, 2018, by Sarah Marloff
"...Tomorrow night, Vice on HBO refocuses its gaze on Texas’ trans youth. The 18-minute segment shares an update on Kai Shappley and her family, which recently relocated to Austin for a more accepting school district...."

Coco Coquette Celebrates Trans Women With Makeup Workshop
The power of the (makeup) brush
DAILY Qmmunity  April 3, 2018, by Mikaila Rushing
"...Coco Coquette – Austin's over-the-top wig and makeup shop known for its knockout wig parties – has been hosting a recurring makeup workshop for trans and nonbinary folks. Though makeup can be a fun, transformative tool, the workshops are more about creating a safe space that celebrates the city's trans and nonbinary communities...."

Austin’s Gender Unbound Spotlights Trans and Intersex Creators
The multi-disciplinary arts fest seeks community support to expand
DAILY Qmmunity  July 18, 2018, by Charlie Neddo
"...It’s no secret that Austin fosters trans and intersex creatives – just look to Xavier Schipani, Doodle Me Alive, and Ethan Draws Stuff for a start – which partially explains why Gender Unbound’s third annual festival is expanding from one day to a weekend-long event this September...."

Trans Family Funday
Celebrate community with TENT and Out Youth with dual Sunday events
DAILY Qmmunity  December 12, 2013, by Sarah Marloff
"...Seasonal Affective Disorder? Holiday hangups? Sunday depression? Well, stave off those blues, and spend the day with a trans family potluck followed by the third Trans GenderQueer Social...."

Cute Nail Studio Offers Free Services to Trans Youth
Together with Out Youth, the salon creates a safe space for queer kids
DAILY Qmmunity  December 11, 2018, by Taylor Prewitt
"...Taking steps to fulfill that promise, the studio recently partnered with Out Youth, a local nonprofit supporting the queer youth – and parents – of Central Texas, to provide free, weekly salon services to youth enrolled in the organization’s Transgender Wellness Program...."

Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love
Marfa’s desert spiritualism roughs it at El Cosmico
DAILY Music  August 23, 2013, by Abby Johnston
"...Marfa’s eighth annual Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love this week announced its lineup for the three-day camping fête, set for Sept. 12-15..."

Trans Day of Remembrance
Countries across the world prepare for the 18th annual Trans Day of Remembrance on Sunday
News Story  November 17, 2016, by Sarah Marloff
"...She was 43 and called North Austin home. Now her name, and her death, are again showing up on multiple lists, as Austin, the U.S., and countries across the world prepare for the 18th annual Transgender Day of Remem­brance this Sunday..."

The State of Trans Health Care
Gender affirming care in Austin is improving. But by how much? And how far must it still go?
News Story  April 13, 2017, by Sarah Marloff
"...By the time she'd turned 35, Beth West­brook had made her mark on Austin's queer community. A well-known activist and artist, Westbrook fought to empower the transgender community at a time when LGBTQ rights were still unsupported by the general population..."

Reading Group Welcomes Trans Qmmunity Knowledge
Lived experience meets theory at Transgender Feminisms Reading Group
DAILY Qmmunity  September 24, 2018, by Charlie Neddo
"...The LGBTQ Studies Program at UT continues to foster queer camaraderie outside the bounds of the University. The program recently sponsored artist Alok Vaid-Menon at this weekend’s Gender Unbound Festival and continues to host an animated monthly Transgender Feminisms Reading Group that will meet again Thursday, at Patton Hall...."

aGLIFF: The Life of Austin’s Trans Youth
Four-year project follows transgender folks navigating Austin
Screens Story  September 7, 2017, by Iman Shah
"...A project four years in the making, Trans Youth is a documentary centered around the experiences of several transgender folks living in Austin. Powerful emotions are captured onscreen as seven young adults navigate both daily activities and life-changing events...."

Trans Comic Carina Magyar's Rising Star
“When I came to accept myself for who I am, my comedy followed"
DAILY Qmmunity  July 3, 2017, by Courtney Naquin
"...Originally from Denver – and an occasional Chronicle contributor – Magyar believes Austin is a great place to be a trans lesbian comedian. “It’s not just a bunch of straight people who don’t want to kill you,” she said..."

It's a Trans, Trans, Trans, Trans World
Features Story  November 15, 2002, by Kate X Messer
"...Drag culture has impact and implications on larger transgender issues. We spoke with local psychotherapist Katy Koonce about these cross-pollinations...."

Federal Judge Chooses Religious Freedom Over Trans Health Care Rights
Obama's mandate would have provided more health care options to the trans community
News Story  January 5, 2017, by Sarah Marloff
"...On New Year's Eve, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Con­nor ordered a nationwide halt to the Obama administration's federal mandate seeking to secure national health care for the transgender community as well as provide abortion-related health care services..."

Transformer: A Trans Woman's Story
Award-winning documentary on powerlifter Janae Marie Kroczaleski
DAILY Qmmunity  April 9, 2018, by Mikaila Rushing
"...A celebration and exploration of a gender-fluid transgender woman’s life, Transformer, is coming to the Alamo Drafthouse on April 10 as a part of the Austin Film Festival’s Audience Award Winner Series, in partnership with aGLIFF...."

Gender Unbound: Spotlighting Trans and Intersex Artists
The fest is raising money to pay featured musicians and artists
DAILY Qmmunity  August 2, 2017, by Sarah Marloff
"...If ever there was a time to celebrate our transgender, gender nonconforming, and intersex communities it’s now. Texans living outside of the (cis)gender binary have been under a nonstop ambush by the state since the 85th Legislative Session gaveled in on January 10...."

'Trans 101' Glossary
News Story  July 31, 2014
"...Transgender (adjective, not a noun) An umbrella term for most terms associated with gender nonconformity – those for whom identity, expression, and/or behavior does not conform to expected gender norms. (The use of "transgender" as a noun or "transgendered" as an adjective is often considered derogatory.)..."

APD Readies Trans-Inclusive Victim ID Policy
Department will adopt a victim neutral affidavit by year's end
News Story  March 16, 2017, by Sarah Marloff
"...The Austin Police Department is in the process of updating its policy on identifying transgender and gender-nonconforming crime victims to assure officers accurately identify victims (and suspects, when possible). According to Sergeant Michael Crumrine, president of the Lesbian and Gay Peace Officers Association, APD will adopt a victim neutral affidavit to remove victims' names from search and arrest affidavits to provide all victims with anonymity, and allow officers more time to confirm gender identity..."

Trans-Pecos Imposter Discovered
Peter Hefflin is not Peter Hefflin
News Story  March 9, 2017, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Weird news out of West Texas, where the Houston Chronicle's David Hunn reports that Peter Hefflin, a Sierra Club affiliate and semi-influential figure in the Trans-Pecos Pipeline protest community, is not actually Peter Hefflin. The person using that name turns out to be Pedro Rabago Gutierrez..."

Bort Is Austin's Trans-Feminine, Graffiti Trash Queen
A look into one of ATX's most iconic street artists
DAILY Qmmunity  January 27, 2017, by Courtney Naquin
"...Many people know these images as the legacy of Bort, the trans-feminine, graffiti “trash queen,” who’s quickly become one of Austin’s most iconic street artists...."

AG Paxton Files Another Anti-Trans Lawsuit
Texas targets health care coverage in latest anti-transgender suit
DAILY News  August 26, 2016, by Mary Tuma
"...On an anti-LGBTQ legal rampage, Texas officials have filed yet another anti-transgender federal lawsuit...."

Trans Mother Honored
Local LGBT advocate sets an example
News Story  October 23, 2014, by Amy Kamp
"...Last week, Working Mother magazine named Austinite Meghan Stabler "Working Mother of the Year." Stabler's achievement is particularly notable because she's the first transgender woman to receive the honor. It's "recognition of the work that I do both inside and outside of my job," said Stabler, who is a business executive, a tireless advocate for LGBT rights, a wife, and the mother of a 3-year-old..."

ID Law One More Hurdle for Trans Voters
Requirements lead to less civic participation
News Story  May 29, 2014, by Brandon Watson
"...Despite the long wait, he considers himself fortunate. For many transgender Texans, it's not that easy...."

Trans*/Gender 101
Opening up to transgender terms and realities moves everyone forward
DAILY Qmmunity  January 24, 2014, by Lawrence Everett Forbes
"...Even we flub, and it's important to take valuable lessons and teachable moments when offered, especially regarding the dangers of making assumptions about our transgender friends...."

Trans-Pecos Gathering of Music and Love
September 30, 2012. 27 Photos
PHOTO GALLERY  September 30, 2012
"...The 7th Annual Trans-Pecos Gathering of Music and Love at El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas, September 27-30, 2012..."

The Closer Tackles Trans Issues Uncomfortably
Beau Bridges plays a transwoman on The Closer.
DAILY Qmmunity  December 23, 2009, by Lola Houston
"...Beau Bridges was the guest star on last Monday's episode of TNT's The Closer, playing a transwoman named Georgette. He played one of the detective's former (male) partners (as in Starsky and Hutch not as in Bette and Tina)..."

How to Treat Trans Students
Kentucky high school does the right thing with its bathroom policy
News Story  March 2, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...In the 1990 movie Kindergarten Cop, a small child declares: "Boys have a penis, and girls have a vagina." That's something Atherton (Ky.) High School principal Thomas Aberli recalls hearing quite often when he started developing a bathroom policy for transgender students on his campus. "I got a lot of nasty emails going, 'How can you be so stupid that you don't understand that?'"..."

Anti-Trans Bill Author Bullies Media
Sen. Konni Burton goes on the attack
News Story  November 23, 2016, by Mary Tuma
"...Konni Burton, R-Ft. Worth, filed legislation last week that would effectively force Texas schools to out LGBTQ students to their parents, a deliberate response to the adoption of transgender-inclusive policies at Ft..."

Drag and Trans Resources
Features Story  November 15, 2002
"...Transgender Magazine..."

Battle of the Bathroom Bigots
Austin's "bathroom bill" aims to protect rather than demonize trans residents
News Story  May 26, 2016, by Mary Tuma
"...Paula Buls has experienced firsthand the impact of the current right-wing campaign against transgender rights. Buls, a psychotherapist – and the first openly trans graduate of UT's School of Social Work – has seen an uptick in trans and gender-nonconforming clients expressing stress, anxiety, and fear about using public restrooms, aware of the very real possibility of being harassed while attempting to use the bathroom..."

The Right Man for the Job
APD welcomes its first openly trans officer
News Story  November 20, 2014, by Amy Kamp
"...In a just world, Senior Police Officer Greg Abbink's story wouldn't be newsworthy, but commonplace. A respected member of the Austin Police Department since 2004, Abbink recently became APD's first openly transgender officer...."

Anatomy of an Understanding
How an unfortunate fitting room encounter brought Petticoat Fair to a session called 'Trans 101'
News Story  July 31, 2014, by Kate X Messer
"...Unfortunately, Kylie Jack was not one of them. Jack is a transgender woman, and her account of what occurred when she went in to get fitted for a new bra sparked an Internet conflagration that quickly spread out of control..."

What’cha Watchin’?
Intern Charlie Neddo makes their recommendations for performances by trans actors
Screens Column  July 12, 2018
"...Tell ya what. Johansson, a cis actress, was recently cast to play a trans man in upcoming film Rub & Tug..."

Telling Her Story
New web series explores trans identities
Screens Story  January 14, 2016, by Sarah Marloff
"...Her Story, which premieres on January 19, picks up where Showtime's lesbian drama left off, but through a much queerer lens, focusing on the (love) lives of two trans women as well as their place under that big LGBTQIA umbrella. "It's The L Word meets Transparent," director Sydney Freeland exclaimed to co-writer, co-star, and co-producer Zak, after reading the script...."

Justice for Monica Loera
Found guilty of murder, Loera's killer only faces a 20-year sentence
DAILY Qmmunity  November 8, 2017, by Sarah Marloff
"...6). The courtroom, filled predominately with members of Austin’s trans and larger LGBTQ community, as well as Loera’s two sisters, rejoiced..."

Wall of Words
Artist Drew Riley on the power of Transgender Day of Visibility
DAILY Qmmunity  March 30, 2016, by Drew Riley
"...Local artist Drew Riley – known for her Gender Portraits series – is one of two activists speaking at Thursday’s International Transgender Day of Visibility event at Texas State University. Celebrated throughout the world on March 31, TDoV rejoices in the lives and accomplishments of trans folks everywhere...."

Comic Makes Case for Austin City Council Candidate Danielle Skidmore
Nib writer on cis allies versus lived experience
DAILY Qmmunity  November 2, 2018, by Beth Sullivan
"...“Having more trans and non-binary representation in our government would protect our rights and provide better accuracy of our interests." So opens cartoonist Sage Coffey’s recent comic published on the Nib, an online publication that specializes in political cartoons. [image-1-right]..."

The AggreGAYtor: April 30
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
DAILY Qmmunity  April 30, 2014, by David Estlund
"...A Texas trans teacher gets continued mistreatment, Title IX gets a makeover, and Laverne Cox shows us how it's done, as your AggreGAYtor struggles with various attractions...."

Johanna D'arc of Mongolia
The title of Ottinger's movie promises action, conflict, and exotic adventure. So does its premise: seven European women, passengers on the Trans-Siberian/Trans-Mongolian Railway, are taken hostage by Ulan Iga, a...
Film Review  February 21, 1992, by Chris Walters
"...The title of Ottinger's movie promises action, conflict, and exotic adventure. So does its premise: seven European women, passengers on the Trans-Siberian/Trans-Mongolian Railway, are taken hostage by Ulan Iga, a Mongolian princess, and forced to live for the better part of the summer with her band of women warriors on the steppes of that remote land..."

Austin Rethinks Transgender Day of Remembrance
Remembering those we've lost and celebrating the community
DAILY Qmmunity  November 19, 2018, by Ray Emerson
"...The Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed each November 20 to mourn those lost to acts of anti-transgender violence, most of whom are trans women of color. Since last year’s TDOR, 23 trans Americans have been murdered including two Texans: Brandi Seals of Houston and Carla Patricia Flores-Pavon of Dallas...."

Jennifer Raye's Boa Retina Explores Messy Gender Uncertainty
Tech old and new explores trans issues
Arts Story  June 15, 2017, by James Renovitch
"...The eye is part of Jennifer Raye's interactive art installation, Boa Retina, and her first with a content warning: "Transphobia and emotional/physical abuse." Don't let the disembodied eye make you think the game is an entirely impressionistic telling of a universal coming-out story. Raye clarifies, "I didn't want to just make a game about being trans, but about my experience being trans." It's an experience the eye would like to deny you while navigating Boa Retina, and an experience she admits "was not very nice all the time."..."

Gay Place
The Gender Unbound Art Fest will spotlight the work of trans, intersex, and gender nonconforming artists and musicians
Columns  September 22, 2016, by Sarah Marloff
"..."Too often, stories of trans and intersex people are centered around our bodies, bathrooms, victimhood, surgeries, and transitions," says Gender Portraits artist and nonprofit founder Drew Riley. Instead of focusing on the negative, Saturday's Gender Unbound Art Fest will spotlight the work of trans, intersex, and gender nonconforming artists and musicians..."

The AggreGAYtor: March 19
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
DAILY Qmmunity  March 19, 2014, by David Estlund
"...Oklahoma dukes it out, trans soldiers prove battle-worthy, and tight undies make everyone just go gay all of a sudden, as your AggreGAYtor buries a time capsule...."

TGQ Social Celebrates 50 Meetups
The event continues to make space for trans & genderqueer communities
DAILY Qmmunity  May 11, 2018, by Mikaila Rushing
"...Whether it be building friendships, romantic relationships, or directing folks to resources and business opportunities, the Trans and Genderqueer Social is a monthly meetup for everyone on the transgender and genderqueer spectrum...."

Breaking Down Barriers for Inclusive Fashion
Designers Leo Roux are creating affordable trans-focused fashion
DAILY Qmmunity  June 7, 2016, by Shaun Lee
"...This difficult task is often amplified for those who don’t fall into the long-established fashion industry norms. Newcomer, Leo Roux is trying to change that reality for trans-binary and nonbinary individuals...."

Big Bend Pipeline?
Conservation Alliance opposes international gas project
DAILY News  April 27, 2015, by Michael King
"...The Big Bend Conservation Alliance has launched a presidential petition drive to oppose the Trans Pecos Pipeline, a project still in development that would transport natural gas from a hub near Coyanosa in Pecos County to Presidio, thence to another pipeline in Ojinaga, Mexico, and eventually provide natural gas into Mexico’s interior...."

The AggreGAYtor: April 24
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
DAILY Qmmunity  April 24, 2015, by David Estlund
"...Texas and Louisiana prepare to ignore the will of the people (including Big Business), trans teens get to look pretty, and marriage support goes through the roof, as your AggreGAYtor ties it not...."

The AggreGAYtor: May 28
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
DAILY Qmmunity  May 28, 2014, by David Estlund
"...Duke brings trans rigor, De Niro comes on out, and the T-word just won't die, as your AggreGAYtor looks behind the curtain at Oz and goes, 'Oh, this is all an effin joke.'..."

The AggreGAYtor: June 7
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
DAILY Qmmunity  June 7, 2013
"...Same-sex families prove good-as-thine, the Westboro clan finds common ground with queer Texans, and gay kids and trans soldiers rock our world, as your AggreGAYtor disturbs the stock...."

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