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Paxton Sues Obama Over Transgender Rights
State officials continue their anti-trans crusade
DAILY News  May 25, 2016, by Mary Tuma
"...As part of their crusade to restrict LGBTQ rights, state officials are fighting back against a recent transgender-inclusive directive from the Obama administration...."

Patrick Bullies School ISD Over Transgender Policy
Lt. Gov. calls for resignation of Ft. Worth superintendent
DAILY News  May 10, 2016, by Mary Tuma
"...In protest of guidelines that would accommodate transgender students, Lt. Gov..."

Federal Judge Blocks Obama's Transgender Guidelines
Ft. Worth judge says "status quo" in place for now
DAILY News  August 22, 2016, by Mary Tuma
"...Attorney General Ken Paxton and his anti-LGBTQ cohort have succeeded in blocking a federal transgender-inclusive directive, albeit temporarily...."

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...."

Transgender Students and Parents Say the State Is Putting Children in Danger
Is Texas' refusal to implement a national mandate state-sponsored bullying?
News Story  September 8, 2016, by Mary Tuma
"...At 13, Gabriella finally came out as her true self: "I am a boy and have always been a boy. I'm transgender," she told her mother...."

Dan Patrick: Ignore Obama's Transgender Policy
Parents of transgender students speak out against Patrick
DAILY News  May 31, 2016, by Mary Tuma
"...Dan Patrick – who has led the charge against Ft. Worth ISD for its transgender inclusive policies – announced the next steps in his crusade against transgender rights..."

Transgender Dysphoria Blues
A “superior” golf club and Against Me! – common ground?
DAILY Music  January 23, 2014, by Abby Johnston
"...Florida post-punk outfit Against Me! dropped its first LP since singer Laura Jane Grace (née Tom Gabel) revealed via a well-publicized Rolling Stone profile that she identified as a woman. Now Grace and Vanderbilt are two very different transgender tales..."

Transgender Day of Remembrance
News Story  November 20, 2014, by Sarah Marloff
"...Members of the gender-diverse community and allies have come to mark Nov. 20 as the Transgender Day of Remembrance..."

City to Examine APD's Transgender ID Policy
Department admits there's room to improve on how it identifies trans people
News Story  May 12, 2016, by Nina Hernandez
"...City Council approved a resolution May 5 directing the city manager to evaluate the Austin Police Depart­ment's policies and training on identifying transgender and gender-nonconforming people. Less than a month into the new year, Monica Loera was shot and killed outside her home..."

Transgender Comics Anthology “We’re Still Here” Nails Kickstarter to the Crowdfunding Wall
Oh! This thing has more successful panels than a SXSW weekend!
DAILY Arts  July 31, 2017, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Yes, and the new We’re Still Here may well be the first of its kind: An anthology of original comics created by transgender artists...."

Transgender Health Clinic Now Open
Clinic would be Travis County’s first
News Story  March 23, 2017, by Sarah Marloff
"...The new medical center, set for operation every other Thursday from 5-8:30pm (including today, March 23), within the Kind Clinic at St. David's Hospital on East 30th Street, will explicitly address the health care needs of Austin's transgender and gender nonconforming communities – a population which has been neglected by the city's health care providers – by covering general wellness exams, counseling, and case management referrals and treatment for HIV positive trans patients ("Season of Risk," May 22, 2015)..."

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...."

Justice Down to the Pronoun
APD, media blunder in portrayal of transgender murder victim
News Story  February 4, 2016, by Nina Hernandez
"...22. In the week after her death, widespread confusion about the case gave way to the knowledge that Loera was a transgender woman, and that in death she had been misgendered by the Austin Police Department and a local media that largely reports the department's language verbatim...."

Erica Anderson Comes to Texas State
Activist and expert in trans healthcare discusses the gender spectrum
DAILY Qmmunity  October 18, 2018, by Courtney Naquin
"...Dr. Erica Anderson is a leading expert in transgender medical practices..."

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...."

Bathroom Bill Flushed to Senate
Despite 21 hours of testimony, SB 6 goes to chamber floor
DAILY News  March 8, 2017, by Sarah Marloff
"...Rose, a transgender kindergartener, told a story Tuesday night about the problems with Senate Bill 6...."

Gay Place
The largest transgender survey ever conducted is out, and the results reflect many hardships
Columns  February 2, 2017, by Sarah Marloff
"...The National Center for Transgender Equality released the largest transgender survey ever conducted, with 27,715 respondents nationwide. Of those surveyed, 1,490 call Texas home..."

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...."

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...."

Dan Patrick, Still on Bathroom Patrol
Lt. Guv takes issue with Obama's trans-inclusive policy
DAILY News  May 13, 2016, by Mary Tuma
"...Gov. Dan Patrick said Friday that he’s more than willing to forgo billions in education dollars in defiance of the federal government’s recent call to protect transgender students...."

SXSW Film Review: TransMilitary
Doc provides a compelling platform for transgender service members
DAILY SXSW  March 11, 2018, by Beth Sullivan
"...repealed its discriminatory “don't ask, don’t tell” policy, which banned gay, lesbian, and bisexual service members from serving openly in the military. That reversal, however, didn’t include transgender people, 15,500 of which are estimated to be serving in the military today...."

Gay Place
Today we celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility
Columns  March 31, 2016, by Sarah Marloff
"...Today we celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility. As L and G rights gain more traction, trans rights are too frequently swept under rugs or pushed aside..."

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...."

The AggreGAYtor: September 17
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
DAILY Qmmunity  September 17, 2013
"...Dallas Pride rolls out amid ongoing controversy, Alabama jumps on the bigotry train, and the world's first transgender billionaire makes the A-list, as your AggreGAYtor seeks a rent-controlled sublet on Sgt. Charles H..."

Alex Jones Goes on Transphobic Rant
Claims 'globalist mafia' is pushing for 'fake rights'
DAILY News  May 2, 2013, by Brandon Watson
"...Perhaps bored of playing Where's Waldo with the Boston bombing photos, conspiracy demagogue Alex Jones has aimed his sights at new bogeymen – transgender people. On the April 30 edition of his radio show, Jones launched into a rant about transgender rights..."

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...."

The Empire Strikes Back
Trans icon Sandy Stone receives this year's OUTsider Legacy Award
DAILY Arts  February 15, 2017, by Courtney Naquin
"...National transgender activist Sandy Stone, one of Austin's most underrated and influential artists, will be accepting the OUTsider Legacy Award of 2017 in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of her academic paper The Empire Strikes Back: The Posttransexual Manifesto...."

Stonewall
A Midwestern boy comes out amid the backdrop of the Stonewall Riots
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Film Review  September 25, 2015, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...He’s been shunned by his dad (Cubitt), the high school football coach, and denied by his former suck buddy, Joe (Glusman), the team quarterback. Instantly, Danny falls in with a ragtag gang of transgender hustlers and vagabonds who live hand to mouth (so to speak) and show him the ropes..."

Tangerine
Indie drama shot with an iPhone provides a riveting take on two transgender BFFs
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Film Review  July 24, 2015, by Steve Davis
"...It’s Christmas Eve on the sun-kissed sidewalks of West Hollywood, and working girl Sin-Dee Rella (Rodriguez) is a woman scorned. Newly sober and back on the block, she and BFF Alexandra (Taylor, both transgender) are sharing a glazed breakfast at Donut Time when an unwitting revelation cuts short their happy reunion: During Sin-Dee’s 28-day stint in rehab, her pimp boyfriend, Chester (Ransone), cheated on her with another sex worker, one who has “a vagina and everything.” From there, the exuberantly one-of-a-kind Tangerine goes full throttle as its determined drama queen strides the L.A..."

A Sweet & Fitting Memorial
Honored with a memorial fund in her name, trans- and feminist activist Beth Westbrook would be proud.
DAILY Qmmunity  July 7, 2008, by Kate X Messer
"...This just in: Transgender Advocates of Central Texas (TACT) has announced the establishment of The Beth Westbrook Memorial fund, which will raise dough for the group's outreach programs, such as the Transgender Day of Remembrance and workshops for emergency first responders to offer awareness about gender diversity...."

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...."

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...."

Mayor Not Losing Sleep Over a Few Nazis
Adler rains on Daily Stormer's anti-trans parade
DAILY News  August 2, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...Mayor Steve Adler has drawn the ire of a popular white supremacist website after he invited transgender military members to join the Austin Police Department in the wake of President Trump’s currently toothless ban on their service...."

Training APD on LGBTQ Communities
Department seeks feedback before finalizing new coursework
DAILY News  August 1, 2017, by Sarah Marloff
"...The Austin Police Department will soon roll out mandatory training on serving LGBTQ, transgender, and gender nonconforming communities for all 1,845 sworn officers...."

If I Could Have Chosen …
I would have been born a woman
DAILY Music  May 9, 2012, by Shelley Hiam
"...I learned of the obstacles she overcame and the day-to-day difficulties she continued to experience being transgender. Super big props to Gabel (taking the name Laura Jane Grace) for taking such a mighty step..."

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..."

Deprogramming Dave
Drummer Lisa Cameron talks with ex-bandmate Kathy McCarty about her transition into self
Features Story  June 8, 2007, by Kathy McCarty
"...LC: That's where I'm at, but a lot of people in the transgender community don't see that as a valid choice. The older you are, the more likely transsexual means "male" or "female" to you..."

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...."

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..."

After Filing Bill Forcing Schools to Out LGBTQ Kids, Legislator Bullies Media
Sen. Konni Burton's SB 242 isn't being misreported; it's anti-trans
DAILY News  November 21, 2016, by Mary Tuma
"...The group invites bill critics to sign a petition calling on their own state senator to oppose the legislation. “Until kids are not kicked out of their house for being gay or transgender, and until kids are not being beaten by parents for being gay or transgender, we owe it to kids to protect them,” said Equality Texas board chairman Steven M..."

The AggreGAYtor: November 5
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
DAILY Qmmunity  November 5, 2012, by Brandon Watson
"...• Faced with diminishing returns on their homophobia, wingnuts are increasingly zeroing in their hate beams on the transgender community...."

Postmarks
Readers react to last week's cover story on the murder of Lauryn Paige Fuller.
Columns  February 25, 2000
"...Your Transgendered Neighbors..."

The AggreGAYtor: January 14
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
DAILY Qmmunity  January 14, 2013, by Brandon Watson
"...• Sarasota police are investigating a possible hate crime against a transgender woman...."

Gay Place
The formation of groups like the CTTHC are more important now than ever
Columns  January 26, 2017, by Sarah Marloff
"...Last summer, a group of trans folks, allies, health professionals, clinicians, researchers, educators, activists, and artists came together with the mission to improve transgender health care in Central Texas. Today, they're known as the Central Texas Transgender Health Coalition..."

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..."

Houston Prop 1 FAIL
In the wake of HERO's overturn, Houston's vulnerable left vulnerable
DAILY Qmmunity  November 4, 2015, by Andy Campbell
"...Opponents arguments rested on a basic and inhumane understanding of what a trans person's experience is likely to be. The "NO Men in Women's Restrooms" campaigns link transgender folks inexorably with sexual misconduct: rape, assault, pedophilia..."

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...."

The AggreGAYtor: November 27
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
DAILY Qmmunity  November 27, 2012, by Brandon Watson
"...• The New Hampshire GOP is calling for Stacie Laughton, the first openly transgender candidate elected to state office, to step down over newly discovered criminal history...."

The AggreGAYtor: July 30
Your daily dose of LGBTQ news
DAILY Qmmunity  July 30, 2012, by Brandon Watson
"...• Latina transgender organization shaken by recent death threat...."

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