THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Breast implants to head off the alarming transgender suicide rate? What a compelling argument I’d say. Indeed, the Swedish LGBT advocacy group stated: ” . . . the [Swedish] health board’s own findings statistics showing… Read More ›
Month: December 2011
A transgender-view of the top 7 GOP presidential challengers – counted down.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — It’s party time, GOP party that is, starting next week for the crop of candidates hoping to be the Republican nominee for president. I’m going to list the 7 candidates in order of preference for… Read More ›
If you’re LGB, but not trans, why should you care about transgender rights?
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — I spotted this paragraph in an article I was reading and is just the thing to share with some of our LGB brothers and sisters whenever the question of caring about trans rights arises …. Read More ›
Was 2011 a great year for transgender people? You betcha!
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — While we’ve still a ways to go and we still face discrimination nearly every where we turn, however, the times they are a changing! In a super article, Mara Keisling, executive director of the National… Read More ›
[UPDATED] Fraudulent deaf video relay providers Viable, Bonheyo & Bonheyo — a quick look back when the story first broke
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — [UPDATED Jan 27, 2012 — Both Bonheyos arraigned in federal court — see below.] With the Viable executives headed to jail and the Bonheyo & Bonheyo executives now indicted, I reviewed a number of … Read More ›
[UPDATE – Doctor acquitted.] Egyptian court bans virginity tests on female detainees
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — [UPDATE – Egyptian court acquits virginity test doctor. See below.] The Egyptian military claims these virginity tests were done to protect soldiers from accusations of rape. Initially they denied such things ever occurred however, the… Read More ›
(UPDATED New link for video) Photos of trans woman responding to insults from subway rider
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — (UPDATED Dec. 9, 2012 New link for video. See below.) I am passing along some photo stills of the video YouTube removed from their site called: “TOSSED LIKE A RAG DOLL FOR TRYING IT!!!”… Read More ›
DRIVE BY PHOTOS: The rain returns to Portland, Oregon. A look back at 3 weeks of bright December sunshine!
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Whether you’re current or former resident of Portland, or a fan of the television series Grimm or Portlandia, enjoy these 4 recent photos! Anyone homesick for Portland can contact me for a link to larger… Read More ›
Oakland, California will offer city-issued ID cards to help transgender people.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Transgender people in Oakland, CA without a specific gender will now have a way to prove they are with the new city-issued identification card. While these ID cards were primarily a device created to give… Read More ›
Disturbing: Egypt’s revolution may result in the permanent devaluation of women in Egyptian society.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — The revolution may have come to Egypt, but for women, it may mean anything but progress. — Vickie Langohr in Foreign Affairs. I’ve read hints of this potential setback for Egyptian women in numerous reports,… Read More ›
Transgender artists Zackary Drucker and Amos Mac’s exhibit: Home is Where the Heart is.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — My eye caught a couple of cool photos from this duo — both are trans artists. Drucker is a photographer and a video/performance artist, while Mac is the publisher of “Original Plumbing”. Their exhibit is… Read More ›
Transgender actress Laverne Cox says “game changed forever for trans folk in the media”
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — After watching trans-themed Becoming Chaz and Gun Hill Road at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, trans actress Laverne Cox says the game has changed for us. Transgender visibility had a groundbreaking year, especially… Read More ›
[UPDATE-2] Bridget Bonheyo and husband indicted in another VRS (video relay service for deaf people) federal fraud case
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — [UPDATE-2: Jan. 27, 2012 — Bonheyos arraigned in federal district court. See below.] Just two weeks ago a federal judge sentenced John Yeh, the CEO of a video relay company to 9 years in jail… Read More ›
New Calif. anti-discrimination bills to set precedent for trans students at women’s colleges?
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — “[Women’s colleges] been faced with a lingering quandary over sex and gender identity: where do transgender students fit in?” — Krystie Yandoli in The Nation. Quandary indeed. It appears the landmark California anti-discrimination bills recently… Read More ›
[UPDATED] Canadian finance minister tells transgender student she “spooked” visiting VIP and must leave.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — [UPDATED, see below.] “[the Finance Minister] walked up to us, looked at me directly, and said ‘You have to leave’. . . . ‘You spooked the governor general so you have to leave’.” — from… Read More ›
Not Your Mom’s Trans 101 — help for the woefully misinformed, part 2.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — In my previous post, I linked to an informative article helpful to those new to all things trans. While not everyone agreed with it, it is short and concise — something I find important, because… Read More ›
Defining transgender — those woefully misinformed can get help here!
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT –There is a short article in the Chicago Tribune titled “Defining transgender”. It is one of more clear and precise transgender definition that I’ve seen — perfect for those new to all things transgender — or… Read More ›
Bangladesh man, upset with wife’s pursuit of higher education, cuts five of her fingers off.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Rafiqul Islam bound up his wife, Hawa Akther Jui, saying he was going to “surprise her” then proceeded to cut five of her fingers off. Her crime: getting an education without his permission. Human… Read More ›
Egyptian woman stripped and stomped on by Egyptian government soldiers.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — From a tweet: “This is what ‘the best soldiers on Earth’ are reduced to. Stripping & stomping on a veiled woman in the street in Egypt”. The international community is outraged at the Egyptian military’s… Read More ›
New from the Hubble Telescope orbiting Earth: The Snow Angel nebula
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Now are you glad we saved the Hubble Telescope? This nebula called Sharpless 2-106 is about 2,000 light years away from us. There’s a massive young star in the center and the “angel’s wingspan” is… Read More ›
Changing Electoral College for National Popular Vote in presidential elections likely to help transgender people
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — The current system tends to place battles for the White House in swing states. The proposal by the National Popular Vote movement puts the outcome directly in the hands of the majority of voters. And… Read More ›
DC’s Whitman-Walker Health Center helps abused and persecuted trans immigrants seek asylum in the United States
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Trans immigrants coming to the United States seeking to escape persecution, abuse or torture in their home countries often face major hurdles upon arrival — language difficulties and culture adaptation issues on top of the… Read More ›
Suicide threats or cries for help on Facebook status updates — what is the best way to respond?
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Social media (primarily FB) trans friends making suicide threats has me highly concerned — there were three such threats on my newsfeed on Thursday alone. Generally I’ll see one or two a week. The approaching… Read More ›
Thai airline hire trans flight attendants but will use “third sex” name tag.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Historically, many cultures have given transgender members a third gender, such as “two spirits” used by Native Americans. I’m wondering if it is politically correct in this instance? This is not a criticism of Thai… Read More ›
Preventing transgender teen suicide means working with trans kids long before they hit puberty.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Staggering fact: 83% percent of teens who think their bodies don’t match their minds gender-wise consider suicide. The key to prevention according to TransActive, the only transgender youth nonprofit in the country, is reaching the kids… Read More ›