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21 December 2014

Some Events of 2014: Part 8: Internet, Art, Radio, Television, Adverts, Theatre, Cinema

Part 1: Organizations & Activists, Equal marriage, Other Legislation.
Part 2: Persons,
Part 3: Marriage, Lovers and Family, Trans & Intersex Kids.
Part 4: Politics & Government, Celebrities, Sports, Festivals,
Part 5: Schools, Universities & Colleges, Cops & Military, Imprisonment, Homeless Shelters, Nemeses.
Part 6: Doctors & Sexologists, Medicine, Genetics, Legal, Deaths
Part 7: Dress Reform, Homeogender Surgeries, Fashion, Beauty Pageants, Music & Performance,
Part 8: Internet, Art, Radio, Television, Adverts, Theatre, Cinema
Part 9: Jargon, Magasines & Newspapers, Journal Articles & Studies,
Part 10: Archives, Theses, Books.


Facebook greatly expanded pronoun and gender options.

As did Google+

Facebook decided that legal names would be required on profiles which affected a variety of users. Drag queens made the most fuss until the policy was reversed. "Facebook has offered a genuine apology and agreed that our real names are the ones we make for ourselves".

Jaden Remy joined private Facebook group All Transmen Know Each Other. His name and photograph were taken to sell prosthetic penises. When he objected he was banned and blocked.

Eva – a transgender voice training App. Newsarticle.

9,000+ responses on Reddit on how to cope with a magical change to female, and not one consulted a real-world trans person.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde erroneously revealed 86 email addresses of trans clients by not using the BCC feature.

Lauren Voswinkel is building Transgress, "a tool that lets people bypass web filters to access sites about transgender issues and only transgender issues".

Art, Photography & Exhibits

  • Mariette Pathy Allen. TransCuba. Daylight Books, 2014.
Allyson Hamblett, artist.

April Ashley: Portrait of a Lady. Museum of Liverpool. September 2013 – December 2014.

Bettina Rheims' photographs of those who flee the categorization of being male or female.

Breaking Barriers: Transgender Trends in Popular Culture, San Diego Comic Con, Thursday, July 24.

Gabrielle Le Roux, Cape Town, exhibited in New York.

Pep Bonet's photographs of Brazil: Transgressing gender norms can have consequences.

Photographs of the aging from Home of the Golden Gays, Pasay, Philippines.

Paola Revenioti exhibited her photographs at East London’s George and Dragon gay bar, 19 October-3 November 2013. In November 2014 the collection was shown in Cyprus, where the exhibition was raided by the police on TDOR after one complaint was received.

Reinas de Quito, photographs by Raul Chacon of Quito's drag queens at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo.

Sakimichan has gender-switched Disney characters.

Wynne Neilly, Toronto, self portraits, Female to 'Male

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, transitioning in opposite directions, had their photographs of their transitions exhibited as part of Biennial 2014 at The Whitney Museum of American Art from March 7 to May 25.

16 Beautiful Portraits Of Humans Who Happen to Be Trans.

PHOTOS: Seriously Sexy Trans Men Make Us Say “Mmmm!”

How Lucien Freud turned Jerry Hall into a man.


Stephanie Hirst, presenter of a breakfast show on Capital FM Yorkshire, is in transition. More.

Kimberly Ray and Barry Beck, hosts of the The Breakfast Buzz on 98.9 FM, WBZA, Rochester, New York, "“you’re probably a nut job to begin with” if you’re seeking reassignment surgery. They were fired a day later. In September they had a new afternoon show on 95.1 The Brew.

The Rush Limbaugh Program, May 29, 2014. A woman, Tina, objects to his linking of same-sex marriage and trans rights, he pretends not to know that 'tranny' is controversial, and he asks how a trans woman might 'trick' a man into having sex. NewsArticle.



Trans playing trans

Brothers. Dir/scr: Emmett Lundberg, with Emmett Lundberg as Jack, Jamie Casbon as Davyn, Hudson Karkowski as Aiden and Will Krisanda as Max. US 8 episodes 2014. A web series about four trans-masculine friends in Brooklyn. IMDB NewsArticle.

Emmerdale. UK ITV 1972 – now. Long-running soap recruited Samantha Valentine for one day's work as a barmaid in a scene where women compete to get other women's phone numbers leading up to the punch line: ‘That’s not fair, that’s a he not a she’. With the help of Press for Change, Valentine complained and the scene was cut.

The Fosters. Created: Peter Paige, Bradley Bredeweg. With Tom Phelan as Cole. US ABC Family 2 seasons 2013-14. IMDB Cole is a teenage trans boy.

New Tricks. Scr: Nigel McCrery, Roy Mitchell. Episode 11.5. "London Underground" with Adèle Anderson as Cecily Watkins, a trans woman among the suspects. UK BBC 60 mins 15 Sep 2014.
BBC A murder mystery of art, occult and the hidden underground Fleet river. Review.

Orange is the New Black Creator: Jenji Kohan, with Lavern Cox as Sophia Buset. US Netflix 3 seasons 40 episodes 55 mins each IMDB Cox was nominated for an Emmy for this role. Wikipedia.


Bananas. Scr: Russell T. Davis, with Bethany Black as Helen. UK Channel 4 2015. IMDB
Underage & Gay and My Million View Sex Change "a project showing young women using Testosterone Diaries to record online the progress of their sex changes " Also Channel 4.
Boy Meets Girl. Created: Elliot Kerrigan, dir/scr: Eric Schaeffer, with Rebecca Root (18 on IOS Rainbow List) as Judy. BBC 2015. Newsarticle. IMDB.
Sense8. Dir/scr: The Wachowskis and others. US Netflix 2015. Wikipedia. IMDB. Includes scenes shot at the Fresh Meat Festival in San Francisco.

Cis playing trans

Carlotta. Dir: Samantha Lang, scr: David Hannam, with Jessica Marais as Carlotta and Kai Lewins as Richard (young Carlotta). Australia ABC1 19 June 2014. A drama based on the life of Sydney showgirl Carlotta. It is ironic that Carlotta, who pioneered trans playing trans in 1973, is now portrayed by a cis actor. Drag artist Courtney Act had been initially announced for the part. IMDB Newsarticle.

The Centre, Created by Marian Cullen & Warren Meyler, with Gary Cooke as Nuala Mooney. Ireland RTE2 1 season 6 episodes 2014. A comedy set in a community centre in north Dublin with Nuala as a stereotyped trans character played for laughs. Travellers and Muslims are also laughed at. IMDB Newsarticle Newsarticle   TENI.

Coronation Street. UK ITV 1960 – now. Hayley Cropper, played by Julie Hesmondhalgh, was the first trans character in a UK soap in 1998. In January, suffering from cancer, Hayley chose to end her life, and was commemorated with a Humanist funeral. Newsarticle. Comment by Hesmondhalgh.

Dr Who. UK BBC 26 seasons 1963-now 26/8.11. "Dark Water" The Master now played by Michelle Gomez and previously by 8 different male actors, last seen in 2009, has regenerated as a woman.

Hollyoaks. UK Channel 4/E4 1995 – now. Created by Phil Redman, with Modupe Adeyeye as Blessing Chambers who reveals her past when investigated. Paris Lees also makes a quick appearance. NewsArticle.

Orphan Black with Tatiana Maslany as a series of identical clones. In Episode 2.8 one of them is a trans man. BBC3 2014 Newsarticle.

Transparent. Dir/scr: Jill Soloway, with Jeffrey Tambor as Maura, trans actress Alexandra Billings as Davina and trans actor Ian Harvie as Dale. Advised by Jennifer Finney Boylan, Zachary Drucker, Rhys Ernst. US Amazon 10 episodes 2014. Newsarticle.    Interview with Alexandra Billings.   Our Lady J hired as writer for second season.


Three Generations. Dir Gaby Dellal, scr: Nikole Beckwith, with Elle Fanning as a trans boy just starting transition and Naomi Watts as his mother. Newsarticle. IMDB

Trans playing cis

American Horror Story: Freak Show. Creators: Brad Falchuk & Ryan Murphy, with Erika Ervin as Amazon Eve. US FX 13 episodes 2014. IMDB Newsarticle.

Trans being themselves

Lt Col Cate McGregor. "Call Me Cate". Australian Story, ABC1 29 mins 4 Mar 2014. Full Version.

Conchita Wurst, bearded and in drag, the Austrian entry, won The European Song Contest in 2014 held in Copenhagen. Russia, Belarus and Armenia had protested and threatened to block the broadcast. Paris Lees' comment.   Dusty O's comment.    Zagria's historical summary.

Dana International hosted Yeshnan Banot on Channel 24 in January.

Don/Dawn Ennis, ABC News assignment editor, after transition, detransition and transition again, was fired.

Dennis Croft, a security guard is one of several people featured inSmall Town Security, a docu-reality series filmed in a small town in US Georgia. US AMC 3 seasons 2012-4. IMDB    Newsarticle.

Grayson Perry's Who Are You? Episode 1, Grayson explores identity, with Alex White among others. Channel 4 22 October 2014 Newsarticle.

Irish Lives: My Transgender Journey, documentary with Louise Hannon, Sam Balancksee transitioning at 19 with strong parental support, and Kay Bear Boss from Indiana whose mother back home is getting her birth certificate changed. Ireland, TV3 April 16 2014. Newsarticle.   Newsarticle

Jamaica's Underground Gays. Dir: Andrew Carter. Channel 4 Unreported World 2014. IMDB Newsarticle   Full version.

Kellie Maloney was on Celebrity Big Brother 14 with. Channel 5 Aug-Sep 2014. The fifth evictee. Newsarticle.

Lady Valour: The Kristin Beck Story. Dir: Sandrine Orabona & Mark Herzog. US CNN, Sept 4 2014. Newsarticle   More

True Trans with Laura Jane Grace. US AOL 2014. IMDB   Newsarticle.

Lavern Cox Presents: The T Word . US MTV/Logo 2014. Documentary about 7 young trans persons. Newsarticle   LogoTV

On 11 August 2014 BBC's Newsnightattempted to set a discussion re the boxing promoter and UKIP candidate, Kellie Maloney, who had recently come out as trans. They approached some feminists such as Julie Bindel and Sarah Ditum, but based on previous experience none of them would have anything to do with the topic. Therefore Newsnight settled on two trans women and one trans man: Miranda Yardley, Paris Lees and Fred McConnell. Paris took umbrage with the lineup and tweeted that she was “not prepared to enter into a fabricated debate about trans people’s right to exist/express themselves". Fred tweeted that it was a “TERF-filled trap”. Then Newsnight had to inform Miranda that the proposed session was cancelled. Miranda's version.

Padmini Prakash, 31, Lotus News, Tamil Nadu, became first trans TV news anchor in India. More.
The Pearl of Africa. Dir: Jonny von Wallström, with Cleopatra Kambugu. Life in Uganda Web TPOATV 7 parts 2014. Trailer   Newsarticle   Newsarticle

Panti Bliss, Dublin, appeared on RTÉ's The Saturday Night Show with Brendan O'Connor where they discussed homophobia and Panti alleged that some individuals (David Quinn, founder of the Iona Institute, Irish Times columnists John Waters and Breda O’Brien, and Institute members Dr Patricia Casey, Dr John Murray and Ms Maria Steen) involved in Irish journalism were homophobic. Those mentioned threatened RTÉ and Panti with legal action. RTÉ subsequently removed that section of the interview from their online archive. On 25 January episode of the Saturday Night Show, O'Connor issued a public apology on behalf of RTÉ to those mentioned by O'Neill in the interview held two weeks previously. RTÉ paid €85,000 to those named. On 1 February 2014, Panti gave a speech at the Abbey Theatre in response which garnered over 200,000 views in two days. As of March 2014 the video has over 600,000 views.

Piers Morgan, CNN, Interview with Janet Mock. “Why Is It So Offensive To Just Say That Transgender Women Grew Up As Boys?”

Pointless. BBC game show. Stephanie, a contestant, was met by transphobic Tweets. Richard Osman, co-host, Tweeted in her defence.

Rafalala, a 'transsexual poet' and Artur Zawisza, leader of Poland's far-right National Movement, were on a live TV show on Polsat News. Zawisza stormed out when she threw water in his face after he called her a "whore".

Stephen Fry's Out There in which Stephen visits LGBT persons around the world. Part 2 in India features Hijras.


Aab Tak, Pakistan opened transmission with ‘Ladies, Gentlemen and She-males’, and then the show Khufia bullied trans persons on the streets of Karachi. Ansar Burney, "human right activist and physician" said trans is "psychological misbehaviour" and that trans persons could be agents of foreign countries.
Michelle Demishevich, Turkey's only openly trans broadcaster was fired.


Woody Talkshow, MTV Thailand, asked if a kathoey can be a monk.


Barneys, New York used photographs by Bruce Weber.

Indian trans women urge motorists to use seatbelts:


Tobi Hill-Meyer makes feminist trans women porn.

Tranny Awards renamed to Transgender Erotica Awards.


Trans Playwrights & Actors

Maids! The Transgender Version. Dir/scr: Aleksa Lundberg, with Aleksa Lundberg. Stockholm's Theatre three. GVWW

Bayside: The Musical. Presented by National Lampoon. Dir/.scr: Bob & Tobly McSmith. Theater80, 80 St Marks Pl (1st Ave). December 17-20.

On a Stool at the End of the Bar. Dir: Michael Parva scr: Robert Callely, with Antoinette Thornes as Chris, living in stealth with three teenagers and a boyfriend of 10 years. Nov 30 – Dec 14 off-Broadway’s 59E59 Theatres.

Jo Clifford has adapted Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (opening in February) and several of her plays are being revived by other thespians.

Cis Playwrights & Actors Exploring Gender Options

Hamlet. Dir: Sarah Frankcom, scr: William Shakespeare, with Maxine Peake as Hamlet. Several other characters also cross-cast. Manchester Royal Exchange. Review. There have been female Hamlets back to the 18th century. This is a fine example.

Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy. Dir: Shirley Serotsky, scr: Leah Napolin, based on the short story by Isaac Singer, music by Jill Sobule, with Shayna Blass as Yentl. Theatre J, Washington. Review.

Casa Valentina. Dir: Joe Mantello, scr: Harvey Fierstein, with Patrick Page as George (Susanna Valentina), Mare Winningham as his wife Rita, Reed Birney as Charlotte (Virginia Prince). Manhatten Theater Club, April-June 2014. Website. Newsarticle. Wikipedia. A gay appropriation of heterosexual cross-dressing – but who else would do it? The first dramatization of the FPE-TriEss story.

Kava Girls. Dir & Scr: Sani Muliaumaseali'l, with AJ LeRoy as Sinalei, Ninotchka Tingleff, as Debra. World premiere is set for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August 10 - Aug 25. Newsarticle. Samoan Fa’afafine struggle to start in London's West End theatre.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch. John Cameron Mitchell, who along with Stephen Trask created the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, will return to the stage as the titular East Geman-trans-punk rocker after Michael C. Hall finishes his turn as Hedwig.


Actor Rüzgar Erkoçlar, Turkey, having completed transition, was summoned for military service, but the military medical board found him 'not suitable for military service'.

Bobby Darling has announced that she will not be pursuing transgender surgery if it results in less work.

Kay Brown on why Tootsie and Mrs Doubtfire are transphobic.

Jonathan Demme, director of Silence of the Lambs, now understands why the film was considered transphobic.

Paris is Burning, 24 years later.

Trans Playing Trans

Les garçons et Guillaume, à table! (Me, Myself and Mum). Dir/scr: Guillaume Gallienne, with Guillaume Gallienne as himself and as his mother. France 85 mins 2013. IMDB Newsarticle. An autobiographical film by Guillaume who did not like boyish things, but did like dance and women's clothes. Mother tells him that he is gay, and was annoyed when he dated women and married one.

Quick Change. Dir/scr: Eduardo Roy Jr., with Mimi Juareza as Dorina Pinedo, Shola Luna (Miss Gay Philippines 1982), Francine Garcia (Super Sireyna Queen of Queens 2013) as Hazel, Migs Cuaderno as Hiro, Barbie Anderson as Madame Lilia. Philippines 82 mins 2013. Dorina, trans herself, provides collagen injections for pageant queens. IMDB    Trailer    Review    Review    Wikipedia. Mimi Juareza won "best actor" at the Philippine Independent Film Festival.

Shirts vs Skins. Dir/scr: Terésa Dowell-Vest, with Tajir S. Hawkins as Dale Michels. US 23 mins 2013. IMDB Full film

Cis Playing Trans/Intersex

Une nouvelle amie/The New Girlfriend Dir/scr: Francois Ozon short story by Ruth Rendell, with Romain Duris as widowed new father David who starts cross-dressing. France 105 mins 2014. IMDB   Trailer   Wikipedia

Bruno and Earlene go to Vegas. Dir/scr: Simon Savory, with Miles Szanto as Bruno, Ashleigh Sumner as Earlene. UK/US/France 95 mins 2013. Two persons on a road trip, one of whom, Bruno. is intersex. IMDB   Website   Trailer   Review

Hai-Hil/Man on High Heels. Dir/scr: Jin Jang, with Cha Seung-won as Ji-wook. South Korea 139 mins 2014. Tough cop wants to be a woman. IMDB    Trailer   Newsarticle   Newsarticle  KoreanFilm   Wikipedia.

Pierrot Lunaire. Dir: Bruce La Bruce, poem: Albert Giraud, music: Arnold Schoenberg, with Susanne Sachße as Pierrot. Canada/Germany 51 mins 2014. The queercore version with Pierrot as a trans man. IMDB    Trailer   Newsarticle    Wikipedia

Più buio di mezzanotte/Darker than Midnight Dir/scr: Sebastiano Riso with Davide Capone as Davide Italy 98 mins 2014. Androgynous Davide runs away from home and is adopted by street queens. IMDB   Trailer   Newsarticle   Wikipedia


Danish Girl with Eddie Redmayne (a cis male) as Lili Elbe (Nicole Kidman, Rachel Weisz, Gwyneth Paltrow etc had previously been proposed for the part). US 2015. IMDB

Trans Playing Cis


Dirty. Dir: Daniel Ringey, scr: Benjamin J Alexander, with Chaz Bono as Jerry the Hoader. US 90 mins 2015. IMDB Newsarticle

Trans Being Themselves

52 Tuesdays. Dir Sophie Hyde, scr: Matthew Cormack, with Tilda Cobham-Harvey as Billie and Del Herbert-Jane as her mother James. Australia 109 mins 2014. IMDB   Website   Trailer   Newsarticle Billie meets her mother one day each week as the latter becomes a man.

Better Things, Dir: Maria Cabardo, with Jeffrey Catherine Jones. US 2014. GVWW   IMDB   Website   Trailer. The life of the fantasy artist.

Bevor der letzte Vorhang fäll /Before the Last Curtain Falls, Dir & scr: Thomas Wallner, with Vanessa van Durme, Andrea De Laet, Griet De Backer. Canada/Belgium/Germany 92 mins 2014. Six ageing gay men, drag queens and trans women who are touring Europe in a dance performance called Gardenia. IMDB   Website    Trailer   Review  Review

Boy. Dir: Stammen, with Laura Hancock as Emilie. Denmark 16 mins 2014. Full film   Newsarticle

Chuppan Chupai/Hide and seek. Dir: Saad Khan and Saadat Munir. Pakistan 68 mins 2013. Secret, yet open lives of a group of Pakistani sexual minorities, while raising questions about trans activism, religion, underground gay life, social acceptance and collective familial customs of trans people in urban Pakistan. IMDB   Trailer   Newsarticle

Heaven's Gate. Dir: Coco Solid. NZ 2014. The annual FAFSWAG Ball in South Auckland, an event which celebrates the city's thriving fa'afafine and transgender scene. Website   Trailer   Newsarticle

I am the T. Dir: Tony Zosherafatain. US 2014. Trailer   Newsarticle

Karma. Dir: Vana Hem with Krel Pao, with appearance by rights activist Sou Sotheavy and the founder of rights group Licadho, Pung Chhiv Kek, as well as a monk, Ioeung Harmony, who preaches acceptance of LGBT people. . Cambodia 39 mins 2014. NewsArticle

Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger. Dir/scr: Sam Feder, with Kate Bornstein, Justin Bond, Sandy Stone. US/Canada 72 mins 2014. IMDB   Website   Trailer

Kumu Hina. Dir: Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson, with Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu (see Part 4 under Provincial Politics). US/Fiji 75 mins 2014. A mahu Hawaiian inspires a young girl to fulfill her destiny of leading the school's male hula troupe, even as she struggles with her own relationship. IMDB   Website   Trailer   Newsarticle   Newsarticle

The Last Gospel of the Pagan Babies. Dir/scr: Jean Donohue, with James Herndon. US 90 mins 2014. LGBT lives in Lexington, Kentucky. IMDB   Website   Newsarticle   Proposal

Mala Mala. Dir: Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles, with Denise “Sandy” Rivera, Ivana Fred, Samantha Close, Soraya Santiago Solla, Alberic Pradoc, April Carrion, Queen Bee Ho, Sophia Voines, Paxx Moll. US 90 mins 2014. Life in Puerto Rico. IMDB   Website   Trailer  Newsarticle Review

Next Goal Wins. Dir: Mike Brett & Steve Jamison, with Jaiyah Saelua (see Part 4:Sports). UK 97 mins 2014. Turning the American Samoa football team from perennial losers – with a trans woman on team. IMDB   Website   Trailer   Newsarticle   Wikipedia

Mr Angel. Dir Dan Hunt, with Buck Angel, Elayne Angel, Tyra Banks, Dan Savage. US/Canada/Germany/Mexico 68 mins 2013. IMDB   Website   Trailer  Newsarticle  Review

My Prairie Home. Dir/scr: Chelsea McMullen, with Rae Spoon. A concert tour of the prairies, Canada 76 mins 2014. IMDB  Website   Trailer  Review  Wikipedia.

One Zero One. Dir: Tim Lienhard, with Morrocan/German Mourad Zerhouni/BayBjane & Antoine Timmermans/Cybersissy. Germany 90 mins 2014. Multi-disabled Mourad was adopted by drag queen Antoine who helped him develop his own drag persona. IMDB   Website   Trailer

Shunned. Dir/scr: Janice Villarosa, with Mimi Juareza. Philippines/US 70 mins 2014. IMDB   Newsarticle

TransMormon. Dir: Torben Bernhard, with Eri Haywards. US 15 mins 2014. IMDB   Website  Full film   Newsarticle   Newsarticle.

A Woman with a Past. Dir: Gwen Haworth, with Vancouver poet activist Antonette Rea. Canada 10 mins 2014. IMDB Website   Trailer  Newsarticle.

Young and Gay: Jamaica's Gully Queens. US Vice 25 mins 2014. IMDB   Full film   Newsarticle Newsarticle

Who We Become. Dir: Adam Perez & Jan Hendrik Hinzel, with Jace Jones, Kim Watson-Benjamin, Cris Benjamin, Daisey Lopez. US 2014. Life in New York. Website   Trailer   Newsarticle.

Zanderology. Dir/scr: Megan Rohrer, with Zander Keig. US 42 mins 2014. IMDB   Clip   Newsarticle.

Spouses of Trans

The Dog. Dir: Allison Berg & Frank Keraudren, with John Wojtowicz. US 100 mins 2014. Documentary about the main protagonist in the Dog Day Afternoon robbery. IMDB   Website   Trailer   Newsarticle   Review

19 December 2014

Some Events of 2014: Part 7: Dress Reform, Homeogender Surgeries, Fashion, Beauty Pageants, Music & Performance,

Part 1: Organizations & Activists, Equal marriage, Other Legislation.
Part 2: Persons,
Part 3: Marriage, Lovers and Family, Trans & Intersex Kids,
Part 4: Politics & Government, Celebrities, Sports, Festivals,
Part 5: Schools, Universities & Colleges, Cops & Military, Imprisonment, Homeless Shelters, Nemeses.
Part 6: Doctors & Sexologists, Medicine, Genetics, Legal, Deaths
Part 7: Dress Reform, Homeogender Surgeries, Fashion, Beauty Pageants, Music & Performance,
Part 8: Internet, Art, Radio, Adverts, Theatre, Cinema
Part 9: Jargon, Magazines & Newspapers, Journal Articles & Studies,
Part 10: Archives, Theses, Books.

Dress Reform

Women who wear men's underwear.

Men's lingerie featuring lace and frills, etc.

Male suits for female bodies.

Couple who live their entire life in 1950s clothing suffer abuse.

Why the need for a gender divide in school uniforms? Or loos?

Homeogender Surgeries

Homeovestity is dressing up as one's own gender.   Some such go futher and have surgeries  to enhance the gender that they were born as.

Women, after vaginal implants, left in constant pain and unable to have sex.

Woman, 41, goes to great lengths to hide her real body from her husband.

Two identical twins have spent £15,000 on having identical cosmetic procedures.

Human Ken Doll has had 150 cosmetic surgeries.

Craniofacial surgery so effective that can't get past airport security.

Man, having spent £50,000 on botox and plastic surgery, got free nose job on NHS, and is suing because he doesn't like it.

In Venezuela extreme beauty factories lead young girls to various surgeries. "Venezuela has produced more winners of international beauty pageants than any other nation is a source of national pride." "Dozens of teenage girls die every year during cosmetic surgery in the country. A recent campaign aimed to educate Venezuelan girls about the dangers of liquid silicone butt injections before the age of 12 to 'get to them early, as parents tend to offer these injections as 15th birthday presents'."


The Bangkok-based Apple Modeling Agency has launched the first transgender model division. 18 models on its books.

Barneys has launched their 2014 Spring-Summer range with a campaign, Brothers, Sisters, Sons, & Daughters, featuring 17 trans persons, shot by Bruce Weber in New York.

The 10 Greatest Transgender Models

Andreja Pejic, 23, androgynous Bosnian model, announced that she had transgender surgery.

Ava Sabrina London, 25, after 18 surgeries and $50,000, became celebrity other woman.

Carmen Carrera, ex RuPaul's Drag Race, now a model. More. Change,org petition that she should represent Victoria's Secret. To be featured in a docu-reality series: TransAmerica. On the cover of Dress To Kill

Camila Rebeiro, photographed for French magazine Stories Collective.

Carol Marra, São Paulo, in-demand model. Photos.

Franky Nguyen, fashion designer has had transgender surgery.

Geena Rocero, Philippine-born model after 12 years in the business came out at TED conference. More.

Ines Rau, 24, in a photoshoot for Oyster Magazine.

Isis King, 28, featured in Daily Mail.

Jenna Talackova posed for Elle Canada.

Lan Phuong was chosen as the main model of designer Thuan Viet's latest ao dai collection, but is still banned from beauty pageants.

Lea T became the face of hair-care brand Redken. GVWW

Pauk Pauk, Burmese fashion designer.

Sarina Thai, is photographed bare-breasted in New York's Grand Central Station by Allen Henson.

Sofie Vissa in news media for an affair with Casper Smart, as was Xristina Marie.

Valentijin de Hingh featured in Tom Ford's autumn campaign.

Beauty Pageants

Jordan Davis finalist in Miss Coventry, suffered online abuse, and finally withdrew.

Addie Vincent named Miss Congeniality at a California University.

Isabella Santiago of Venezuela was crowned Miss International Queen 2014 at the beauty pageant in Pattaya November 7, 2014.

Myo Ko Ko San, 20, Miss Myanmar

Miss Tiffany Universe in Pattaya.

Turkey's first trans beauty pageant won by Yanki Bayramoglu, 23.

Amy Brosnahan in national final of Miss Bikini New Zealand, after going to Human Rights Commission, but would not be able to represent New Zaeland in the International pageant.

Miss T Brasil 201

1st Miss Transformista held in Cali.

The Trans Queen National Beauty Contest in Visakhapatnam, Andra Pradesh.

Lou Cutler, 33, won the Mr Gay Philadelphia competition.

Maximus won Mr Queensland Leather, and will go to Mr International Leather in Chicago.

Music & Performance

Abhina Aher, 37, Mumbai, dancer.

Aiza Seguerra, 31, popular singer in Philipines since childhood, came out as a trans man.

Alison Grillo, educator turned comedian.

Alyssa Kai toured with a punk band.

Arcade Fire. We Exist music video with Andrew Garfield as a young man exploring gender options. Coached by Our Lady J. Criticized by Laura Jane Grace for not casting a trans woman.

Asifa Lahore, (86 on IOS Rainbow list) UK's first Muslim drag queen, attended the BBC3 Free Speech live at Birmingham Central Mosque and raised the question: 'When will it be accepted to be gay and Muslim?' However the audience was not allowed to debate the question.

Dana International: Europeans should 'shut their mouths' about Gaza. Her video, showing dancing in a synagogue, to promote Tel Aviv Gay Pride was taken down after complaints from family of boy incidentally featured. GVWW.

Felicia Garza, previously Felipe Gil, Mexican composer and singer, vice president of musicians union, transitioning at age 74.

Fresh Meat Festival. San Francisco's transgender and queer performance performance festival, 19-21 June.

Hurray for the Riff Raff includes trans fiddle player Yosi Perlstein.

Jayne County was banned from Facebook for using the words 'tranny' and 'shemale'.

Kiara de Souza, Sao Paulo, actress & classical ballet teacher, who was a child star in the Mara Wonder show, in transition.

Cis woman, Kate Pierson of the B-52s released a catchy single 'Mister Sister" "nothing hurts when you are a beautiful girl", which she describes as a trans anthem. Criticism. Criticism.  Endorsed by GenderTrender. 37 better trans anthems.

Lewis Walsh, 24, in the band The Love Junkies, is just coming out.

Nikki Exotika – with The Secret Girls, an all trans group.

Our Lady J - US tour

Sara BuechnerCanadian tour.

Tona Brown, violinist, at Carnegie Hall.

TrannyShack rebranded to T Shack, but Trannyshack London not changing.

Vid Hiper R Siam sings Transgender Woman Never Cheats, Thai song about a trans woman who becomes the lover of her old friend from school.

17 December 2014

Some Events of 2014: Part 6: Doctors & Sexologists, Medicine, Genetics, Legal, Deaths

Part 1: Organizations & Activists, Equal marriage, Other Legislation.
Part 2: Persons,
Part 3: Marriage, Lovers and Family, Trans & Intersex Kids,
Part 4: Politics & Government, Celebrities, Sports, Festivals,
Part 5: Schools, Universities & Colleges, Cops & Military, Imprisonment, Homeless Shelters, Nemeses.
Part 6: Doctors & Sexologists, Medicine, Genetics, Legal, Deaths
Part 7: Dress Reform, Homeogender Surgeries, Fashion, Beauty Pageants, Music & Performance,
Part 8: Internet, Art, Radio, Adverts, Theatre, Cinema
Part 9: Jargon, Magazines & Newspapers, Journal Articles & Studies,
Part 10: Archives, Theses, Books.

Doctors & Sexologists

American Medical Association: Trans people shouldn’t need surgery for legal gender recognition.

2nd Eurasian Trans Health conference, Moscow October 27-8.

Douglas Ousterhout, craniofacial surgeon, lives in house featured in Mrs Doubtfire.

James Bellringer, who has been doing the majority of vaginoplasty work for Charing Cross Hospital has resigned.

Jill Jacobson, endocrinologist, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas – treating 28 trans children.

Maud Belanger, Montreal surgeon who does operations for British Columbia's Medical Services Plan notes that it is odd that in the two years since the lifting of the funding ban, they have provided 67
MTF surgeries but zero FTM.

Peter Walker, New Zealand's only sex change surgeon, retired.

Richard Ekins – the early years in Jazz


Aedan Wolton, a caseworker at the UK’s only transgender-led sexual health and wellbeing clinic.

VUmc, the largest provider of transgender care in the Netherlands and the only hospital offering transgender surgery ceased doing so citing insurance concerns.

Hospital Las Higueras de Talcahuano is the only one in Chile providing transgender treatment.

Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, has limited theatre time and a shortage of specialists, but has 148 patients waiting for transgender surgery, some of whom may wait 15-20 years.

Irish Health Service Executive paid for 22 public patients to have transgender surgery 1999-2010, and a further 27 since.

Reconstructive Unit Genito-Urinary and Sexual (URGUS), at the Hospital and University Center of Coimbra, Portugal, set up in 2011. Since then 13 FTM and 5 MTF reassignments.

Fred Hollows Foundation organized first free eye clinic for trans women in Bangladesh.

Legal issues:

Director (also trans) of Minatogawa clinic in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, committed suicide after police decided that death of trans man who died during breast-reduction surgery was medical malpractice.

H.C., Turkey, following transgender surgery, visited Dr. Fatma Hut at the Reşat Berger Hospital in order to get her prescriptions filled. Dr. Fatma Hut denied H.Ç. her right to medical care and refused to prescribe medications that were necessary for H.Ç’s treatment following her surgery, arguing: “You are a man, I do not condone your situation, I will not examine you". Afterwards, Dr. Hut had filed a criminal complaint against H.Ç., arguing that she had insulted her. H.Ç. and her lawyer filed their complaint against the doctor that same day.

Naya Taylor, Illinois, suing doctor's office that refused treatment.

Medicine & Genetics

A report of a 1779 sex-change surgery.

NHS Scotland sent an open email chain to transgender patients, advertising a new service – that is not using BCC.

US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that it would remove the provision requiring Federal Employment Health Benefits (FEHB) providers to exclude transition-related care for transgender federal employees.

Medi-Cal expansion incorporates trans patients.

New York City has had a program since 2010 that provides transgender surgery for those without insurance. The second beneficiary, a 21-year-old in foster care, had the surgery in January.

District of Columbia required that its insurance plans must cover transgender health care.

Largest Study to Date: Transgender Hormone Treatment Safe.

4 foods packed with estrogen.

Very little difference between men's and women's brains.

Womb transplants

Artificially-grown penises.

Lab-grown vaginas.


Anne Kelly, 45, Charleston lawyer, is transitioning.

Lawyer Fawzia Janahi has obtained legal permission for two Bahraini trans men to undergo surgery abroad and be legally recognized on return.

Katie Sprinkle, ex-public defender, Dallas County, Texas, now has her own law firm. Hosts free legal clinics for trans persons.

Nikki Araguz, the appellate court voided the state district court judge's summary judgment in favor of Thomas Araguz's parents and ordered the case returned to the original courtroom for further litigation.

Robina Asti, 92, transitioned 1976, pilot, denied survivor benefits after her husband died.

California bans gay or trans 'panic' defenses.

A Lebanese woman, born intersex, who had had corrective surgery, but still had male ID, was charged with her husband of 'unnatural sexual intercourse'. Judge Naji al-Dahdah threw out the case citing a 2009 ruling by Judge Mounir Suleiman that consensual homosexual relations were not against nature and could therefore not be prosecuted under Article 534. Suleiman found in 2009 that, ‘man is part of nature and is one of its elements, so it cannot be said that any one of his practices or any one of his behaviors goes against nature, even if it is criminal behaviour, because it is nature’s ruling.’



Trans Obituaries – other than being murdered

Stormé DeLarverie (1920 - 2014) Jewel Box Revue, Stonewall veteran.

Lily McBeth (1934 – 2014) school teacher.

Mario Montez (1935 - 2013) avant-garde actor.

Katia Beckman (1944 – 2014) Buenos Aires, activist, of pneumonia.

Katherine Anne Johnson (1947 – 2014) convicted of 2nd-degree murder, held in women's prison in BC. Co-author of Prisoner of Gender.

Leslie Feinberg (1949 – 2014) advocate of term 'transgender', author, revolutionary. More.

Christie Lee Littleton (1952 – 2014) lost widows pension after suing against medical malpractice and lost because 'male'. Remarried.

Asha Devi (1952 - 2013) mayor of Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, 2000-3, from a kidney disorder.

Matt Kailey (1955 - 2014) author, activist, from a heart condition.

Junie Tate Sugar (? - 2014) Richmond activist.

Jaci Adams (1957 – 2014) Philadelphia activist, from cancer.

Charl Marais (1958 - 2013) bookkeeper, activist in Gender DynamiX.

Angela Clayton (1959 – 2013) physicist, activist, PFC VP.

Maryani (1960 – 2014) Islamic teacher in Yogyakarta.

Joy Hightower Morris (1963 - 2014) Chicago activist, from cancer.

Giuseppe Campuzano (1969 – 2013) founder of Línea de vida / Museo Travesti del Perú.

Jennifer Gable (1982 – 2014) Well Fargo employee, from an aneurysm. Family presented her in the coffin and in an obituary as if she were still male.

Elizabeth Mía Chorubczy (1989 – 2014) Buenos Aires, performer as Effy Beth, suicide.

Riley Moscatel (1997 – 2014) Philadelphia, suicide by train after a period of depression.

Killed or assaulted by a trans person:

Donna Perry's pre-transition self, Doug, killed 3 prostitutes in Spokane, Washington in 1990. The trial continues.

Jacobus Marinu (Mark) van Nierop, 50, wanted for dental mutilation in France, arrested in New Brunswick, admitted killing his wife in the Netherlands, claims to be transgender.

Janaie Jones, 27, who performed as Kryzie King, charged with starving, torturing and killing a 4 year old whose father was in prison.

Lynn Edward Benton, ex-cop, Oregon, is charged with the murder of his ex-wife. Trial scheduled for 2015.

Lynnsey Evakarla Braun, 32, Sacramento, shot dead a man on a train.

Melissa Cae, 51, who started transition after being in the UK army in Northern Ireland where three friends were killed, repeatedly stabbed a 16-year-old boy in Porthcawl in Northern Ireland. Now sentenced to 7 years.

Melisa Young, 37, Edinburgh, killed a neighbour Christmas Day 2013 after he rejected her Christmas present. She was on 14 prescription drugs, inhaled solvents daily, drank to excess and had smoked heroin the morning before the alleged murder. She described seeing a very bright light and voices in her head when she “flipped” and stabbed her friend. She has been tried and is now jailed for life.

Sri Lankan fled to Thailand after a murder, transitioned with surgery, arrested for murder of a security guard after return to Moratuwa.

Death resulting from Silicone Injections

Armani Nicole-Davenport, 32, Dallas, pageant winner, is accused of homicide.

Alejandra Aguilera-Ortega, Sacramento, is accused of homicide.

Black Madam, Padge Windslowe, charged with killing Briton Claudia Aderotimi, (see 2011) is still on remand being unable to pay 10% of her $10 million bail, and her trial is scheduled for February 2015.

Tracey Lynn Garner, US Georgia, convicted of depraved-heart murder.

Yessica Betancur Gomez, Colombia, charged with manslaughter.

Murdered Trans persons

Andrea Quintero from Colombia was murdered in Rome, July 2013, and her body left in the morgue. In January 2014 a priest at Chiesa Del Gesu, one of the most prominent Jesuit churches in Rome arranged a Catholic funeral, persuaded government officials and the mayor to attend, and referred to her throughout as 'she'.
226 murders of trans persons were recorded in 2014, and many more died without being recorded. These are but a small sample.

Joy Añonuevo (1958 – 2014) Quezon City bar owner stabbed 33 times.

Yaz'min Shancez (1983 – 2014) Fort Myers, Florida, shot and burned to death. Acquaintance Terry Brady arrested.

Neelam (1985 – 2013) Mumbai, fell between train and platform while fleeing hooligans, lost a leg, and bled to death from lack of care.

Figen (? - 2014) suicide by jumping into the sea in August after being tortured by the police in July.

Mayang Prasetyo (1987 – 2014) Indonesian married to an Australian chef in Brisbane who killed and partially cooked her.

Çağla Joker (1988 – 2014) Istanbul, killed by 2 teenagers. Ambulance team refused to help, or to carry her body.

Jennifer Laude Sueselbeck (1988 – 2014) murdered by a US Marine in Olongapo, Philippines.

Mia Henderson (1988 – 2014) Baltimore, sister of Reggie Bullock, basketball star.

"Joseph" Sanchez (1995 – 2014) Belize City pageant winner stabbed by thieves.

Gabriel Fernandez (2006 – 2014) Los Angeles, beat to death after eight months of torture by his parents for playing with dolls.

Here is the best list of names for October 2013-September 2014

Note the general increase: 162 in 2009
                                           179 in 2010
                                           221 in 2011
                                           265 in 2012
                                           238 in 2013 (which is slightly less bad than 2012)
                                           226 in 2014 (again slightly less bad)

Of course most countries did not supply data.

Trans* Violence Tracking Portal            Report.

The outrageously bad Wikipedia page called List of unlawfully killed transgender people lists zero persons being killed in 2014.