LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Are you an A-list celebrity? Thinking about coming out (transgender)? Want to be Queen (or King) Of All Media? Only 2 requirements: (1) Be higher in popularity than Caitlyn Jenner, (2) be left of… Read More ›
Stealth transgender model’s smiling face was everywhere in the ’70s!
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — If you had walked into a supermarket or drug store in the 1970s, you’d walk by a wall of Clairol hair dye products, and looking at you would be the smiling face of 512… Read More ›
Laverne Cox: Jenner’s high visibility allows her to reach so many people
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — For those of you still knocking our gift horse Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox drives home the point I’ve making about Jenner time and time again — Jenner’s high public visibility, privileged or not, has… Read More ›
Transgender juxtaposition: Gorgeous (and nude) vs. “schlumpy”
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Laverne Cox’s gorgeous nude photo shoot for Allure magazine crossed my desk earlier today around the same time I was considering whether it would be worthwhile to respond to the now-controversial “schlumpy” op-ed published… Read More ›
Glamorous transgender models: Trans role models? Yes. Trans activists? You betcha!
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — In the recent past, society never gave trans people much in the way of gifts — we were mocked and ridiculed in real life, in the media and especially, in the entertainment industry. Jerry… Read More ›
Move over RuPaul, there’s an Emmy nomination for Laverne Cox
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Today is another milestone in a year of milestones for transgender people — trans woman Laverne Cox was nominated for an Emmy for her role in the television series Orange Is the New Black…. Read More ›
(Update: Paper apologizes, yanks trans hate piece) Chicago Sun-Times reprints Williamson’s transphobic hate piece
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — (Update June 4, 2014. The Chicago Sun-Times apologizes for ‘massive fuck up’. See below) I shudder at the thought of the number of trans people that will continue to be subject to violence as… Read More ›
Above the “T”-storm, blue skies!
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Did one man’s ego turn your week into a “T”-storm? If so, you might have missed these other trans-related things that happened during the past week — all far more newsworthy and positively impacting… Read More ›
Transphobe Extraordinaire: Kevin D. Williamson of the National Review
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — A transphobe poster child is born. His name? Kevin D. Williamson — a writer for the National Review — a right-leaning journal that would please many a tea partier, that is, if they could… Read More ›
Moving on from Jared Leto; Why trans actors don’t usually get trans roles
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Jared Leto is just a hired hand. It was a mistake for anyone in our community to think an actor should also take on the role of an advocate of some sort for the… 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 ›