Tag Archives: Transgender Issues

Mt. Holyoke college changes policy to admit trans women

TweetThis week Mt. Holyoke, a women’s college in the Pioneer Valley in MA, announced it will be changing its admissions policy to include trans women as applicants who will be considered for admission: Mount Holyoke College welcomes applications for our undergraduate program from any qualified student who is female or identifies as a woman. Mt. [...]
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New Jersey school bans trans girl from school unless she dresses as a boy

TweetA New Jersey middle school is refusing to allow 13-year-old Rachel Pepe to return to her school unless she dresses and identifies as a boy. As reported by the Asbury Park Press, Thorne Middle School in Middletown, New Jersey informed Rachel’s mom, Angela Peters, that she must come back to school prepared to dress like and act like [...]
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The Feministing Five: #FreeMarichuy’s Olga Tomchin

TweetMarichuy Leal Gamino, 23, has been detained at the for-profit ICE center in Eloy, Arizona for over a year. A trans woman forced into a men’s facility, she has faced sexual harassment and threats from men. Despite her efforts to report these threats to the facility guards, she has no received protection and was recently [...]
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GLAAD gives two major movie studios failing grades for LGBT representation

TweetGLAAD has released their second annual studio responsibility index, which tracks LGBT representation in major Hollywood films. Like last year, the report found a lack of LGBT representation in movies; additionally, a lot of the representation was negative: Tweet
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Against Visibility

TweetWhen Jared Leto won a Golden Globe and then an Oscar for playing a (caricature of a) transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club, I witnessed so much cis mansplaining about how Leto’s performance and award show appearances were good for trans women, because we needed visibility. Lots of folks don’t know about trans people, they [...]
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