THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — In a community that is often lacking in upbeat news, I’m embracing the positive impact transgender beauty pageant contestants can have for trans people and their allies in the media. On the heels of Canada’s… Read More ›
Sex offender status complicates trans woman’s Dallas hospital bathroom usage citation
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — A trans woman was cited earlier this week for using the women’s restroom at Dallas’ Parkland hospital. Reports conflict of the actual timing, but at one point Paula Witherspoon showed authorities a note from her… Read More ›
“Positive exploitation” of transgender people on TV for ratings?
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — On the ABC News website, they’re promoting an upcoming episode of “What Would You Do?” in which a person’s transgender status is spotlighted for the sole purpose of getting reactions from unsuspecting patrons in a… Read More ›
Kos article: trans woman killed in Oakland, no one cares? Yup. Local media ignoring trans killings
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — From The Daily Kos: “A murder occurred in Oakland early Sunday morning. As of this posting, there is exactly one — count it — one, article about the incident in the media, at least as… Read More ›
Federal judge says trans woman’s health insurer flagrantly violated its duty to the insured
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Christine Radtke legally transitioned to a female several years prior to her marriage to her husband Calvin Radtke. After their marriage, the couple enrolled in Calvin’s employer’s health plan. Somewhere along the line, the administrators… Read More ›
Transgender woman killed in Detroit, Anchorage voters reject transgender-LGB rights initiative
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Details are scant on the killing of trans woman Coko Williams. She was found shot to death outside a home in the Parkhurst area of Detroit on April 3, 2012. No other facts available at… Read More ›
[UPDATED] Few details in killing of South Miami Beach trans woman “Rosita”
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — [UPDATED March 20.] Neighbors say the victim’s name is “Rosita”. Her body was found last Thursday stabbed with a sock in her mouth. She lived in the South Beach area of Miami on Michigan avenue…. Read More ›
Transgender woman beaten unconscious in DC, treated and released
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — I shuddered when I saw this — another attack on a trans person in Washington, D.C. — hit from behind and badly beaten by two male suspects on March 12th. The trans woman was knocked… Read More ›
Transgender woman appointed to lead social agency in Bogota, Colombia
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — The newly elected mayor of Bogota, Colombia has appointed trans woman Tatiana Pineros to lead the city’s social welfare agency. As head of one of the largest government agencies in the Colombia, Pineros will oversee… Read More ›
Finally — DC cop indicted in August shooting of transgender woman
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — This was the off-duty cop who stood on the hood of a trans woman’s occupied car and fired five shots through the windshield. I first wrote about his last August right after it happened —… Read More ›
Newton, Massachusetts appoints trans person to HRC in historic move.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Holly Ryan’s appointment to the city’s Human Rights Commission follows the recent passage of Massachusetts’ An Act Relative to Gender Identity trans equality bill. Appointed by Mayor Setti Warren, Ryan says the position will help… Read More ›
Portland, Oregon: First transgender state board member, first lesbian fire chief
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — And these appointments occurred quietly, seemingly without anyone batting an eye. And this is how it should be done — selected without public attention to gender identity or sexual orientation. I’m making note of here… Read More ›
UK documentary “MotherTruckers” features transgender truck driver
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Premiering this week, the UK’s Channel 4 new documentary follows trans woman Vikki-Marie Gaynor and four ciswomen truck drivers as they work in an industry historically dominated by males. In addition to highlighting the hurdles… Read More ›
“A man in a dress” in transgender news headlines . . . protocols for mainstream media?
THIS GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Early Saturday morning when I was scanning the news reports about the stabbing of a transgender woman, I crossed several news reports that had the pronouns wrong or in some cases, sensational headlines like “A… Read More ›
Pakistan Supreme Court gives trans people the right to vote
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Prompted by a petition from an activist, an estimated 80,000 transgender people living in Pakistan were granted the right to vote by the Pakistan Supreme Court. Registration has started in several provinces and eventually will… Read More ›
March 2011 murder of trans woman Marcal Tye — unsolved and not a hate crime?
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — This trans murder in Arkansas came to my attention because of a supposed decision by the county sheriff that the murder wasn’t a hate crime. Tye was shot in the head and her body dragged… Read More ›
RuPaul doesn’t live as a trans person, so quit asking him to comment on TG issues.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — RuPaul, of course, is a gay man who entertains people in drag. He does not live the life of a trans person. Indeed, performing in drag has much in common with trans people as does… Read More ›
Transgender woman to run for county commissioner in Florida
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — More transgender people throwing their hat into the ring to run for political office has no down side — even if they don’t win. Just the fact that they CAN and DO run chips away… Read More ›
Yanked Libra Tampon commercial actor talks about the controversy
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — The trans woman in the Libra commercial is actor Sandee Crack who is a gay man who also dresses in drag as a performer. He does not consider himself transgender. Excerpts: “I saw it as… Read More ›
[UPDATED] Feeling up your transgender niece’s breast is just creepy, even if consensual.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — [Updated — no charges will be filed — see below.] This time its famous Hollywood director David O. Russell who was caught red-handed. While news reports are sketchy, trashy and varied, including the usage of… Read More ›
Doesn’t the media have better things to do than to exploit a 7ft tall trans person?
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — There’s a story going around about a 7ft tall trans woman — it is poorly written, pronouns wrong and reeks of exploitation. Besides, it’s not really news — somebody is always going to be the… Read More ›
(UPDATED) (PHOTOS) Transgender character in Libra Tampons commercial — Funny? Offensive? Transphobic? You tell me.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — (Update: This commercial is being pulled off the air — see below.) In the TV commercial a cis woman and a trans woman applying makeup in the ladies room are competitively trying to top each… Read More ›
Survey says: Trans woman on Jeopardy! Is this true?
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — One of my new Facebook friends is saying that her friend said (I know, friend of a friend) that a trans woman appeared on Jeopardy today (Oct. 24, 2012). Anybody know anything about this? My… Read More ›