Archive for the tag Transgender

Gaysi’s Rashmi @ Chennai Pride 2011

Thanks to TG activist Kalki Subramaniam, our own Rashmi joins Chennai Pride 2011's "Bold and the Beautiful" event. Tamil version of Rashmi's piece "I" will be a guest entry in this film screening event.

“Outsourced”: The Media’s Manipulation

Rashmi mentioned to me that a recent episode of Outsourced was particularly troubling, so after I watched it we decided to each write about it. Read Rashmi’s take on the specific episode in her article “Outsourced, I love you no more!” I suppose I have something more along the lines of “Outsourced, I never really loved you”.

Beaten At McDonald

A transgender woman in Maryland, Baltimore was brutally beaten at a McDonald's, while the employees, videotape, shout and no one interferes and goes to help the victim. An old lady finally manages to get in between.

Interview : SALGA’s Board Member, Shawn Jain

We as a board also realize that we have a lot of work to do before we've fulfilled our commitment to being a safe and welcoming environment for all in our community, and so it's exciting that we are able to launch this meaningful resource in our 20th year of existence as an organization.

Interview : SALGA’s Transgender Outreach Coordinator, Deen (Part 2)

Take heart, you’re not alone. Be gentle with yourself and patient with others. Ask for help when you need it. Find good friends and be good to them. But most of all, love yourself. You are infinitely lovable. It’s not about whether your Mom loves you or even if your partner loves you — it’s about whether you love yourself.

Interview : SALGA’s Transgender Outreach Coordinator, Deen

The "Transgender/Ally" web page is a resource for folks who are struggling with their gender, for friends and family who want to be supportive but aren't sure what's going on, and for community members who want to be allies but don't know how yet. That's the primary purpose of the web page.

I …

am more than just a physical body am more than mere labels am a human just like you am what I am am who I am

Another Discriminatory Video From TV9! Please Flag!

This video refers to sex with Transgenders (TG) as a bad habit destroying life, Youth welcoming AIDS, Unnatural and a reason for AIDS. It also refers TGs as ONE BY TWOs (a derogatory word for TGs in AP, India), ugly and repulsive and says they en-cash the unnatural desires in some people.

When Drag Heals, and Camp Fails

I first heard the The Rose (by Bette Midler) performed by a women’s a cappella quartet at Colgate University, in an on-campus coffee house during the dead of winter. How …

Trans* Love Week

This is a really great event going on next week that I heard about through the Legalize Trans campaign!

Performance by Dancing Queen

Come 28th January 2011 the stars in the sky above the amphitheater at the famous Carter Road, Bandra will have to shine harder to been seen, cos here come the Dancing Queens!

Deconstructing Trans : A Primer And More

You turn around and see your girlfriend in pristine condition, her beautiful self. You don't remember past that moment last night... You move your hands down under and you feel a ridge. How the Fuck do you feel? Is it funny enough?

Movie Review: Bijli

Bijli is about a person who passes as "Fayaaz", a man, during the day, and dances as "Bijli" in drag, to Bollywood songs at night. Fayaaz has fond memories of his deceased parents, but has a bittersweet relationship with his faith, and the Mosque.

The Journey

The silence of lonely paths And fighting the fear of your memory Is how I have known journeys to be What to say of that journey When destiny will be my companion

Book Review : The Truth About Me

The book is an autobiography by Revathi, a transwoman from a small village near Namakkal, TamilNadu who talks about her upbringing, despair, struggle in the sex community and eventually as a social activist working for Sangama in this fascinating book. She weaves through a story that I can only believe is and should be untrue to every individual. At times, I cried for her - reading about the things that she had to put up with in her life, and selfishly for myself because of the struggle I did not have to go through.

Interview Aam Gaysi : In Case Of A Problem, It’s Never Too Hard To Seek Help.

He asked a direct question, and got a direct ‘yes’! Next thing I know, he wrote a mail to the Director about allotting batches, and addressed me as ‘Mridul’ and ‘he’ (since all my papers are in my formal name and designated gender, that’s how all my new employers always begin knowing me). The Director just asked a handful of questions about how comfortable I would be, getting officially addressed as Mridul and Sir (by students), and when he saw me confident – he just sent out a mail telling everyone about my decision and that he expected matured cooperation from all!

Self Righteousness, Invasion of Privacy and A Threatening Hate Mail

A transwoman filing for a name change in her license was surprised to find hate mail along with her new license. Gee, How happy could one be? Apparently, the employee at the DMV office who processed her application found it perfect to teach her some morality based on Bible, while crossing the ethics and invading privacy, not to mention adhering to a concept of hate in the first place.
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