Tag: transgender rights

T.S.A. Harasses Transgender Woman

 T.S.A. Harasses Transgender Woman
The embarrassing treatment of transgender woman, Shadi Petosky, at the Orlando Airport this week is deplorable.  The T.S.A. system is flawed to allow a person to be demeaned and treated like a terrorist when she was just being who she was. The T.S.A. officers clearly dealt with this situation wrongly, even if they said they... Read more »

Labor Day: Rights for the Transgender Community

Labor Day: Rights for the Transgender Community
Labor Day is a day of celebration with family and friends over hamburgers and a cold beer. It signals the end of summer, a very short summer if you live in my town, Chicago. Yet, in the upcoming months there will be much positive change for the transgender community. The U.S. Military is making progress... Read more »

Transgender Women: Changing the Definition of Beauty

Transgender Women: Changing the Definition of Beauty
The shift in our society toward the definition of beauty is ever evolving. When I modeled in my late teens, being dark haired with an Italian heritage cost me many commercials. Back then the advertisers wanted the blondes with the blue eyes and porcelain white skin. Our society embraced this look. Times have, of course... Read more »
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Inmates Right to Gender Reassignment Surgery

Inmates Right to Gender Reassignment Surgery
Parole may end gender reassignment surgery for California inmate. Michelle-Lael Norsworhy has an interesting dilemma. If she is granted parole and released from prison, she will not be able to receive her gender reassignment surgery scheduled for July 1. The courts approved her surgery in April. Diagnosed with a gender identity disorder in 1999, 51year-old... Read more »

Should Transgender Women Use Woman's Bathrooms?

Should Transgender Women Use Woman's Bathrooms?
Should the transgender community, including cross-dressers be able to use the woman’s bathroom? This is a major concern for this group who consider it their “right of passage” to use the woman’s bathroom. It is becoming a highly contested issue for this community who feel it is their right to use the woman’s bathroom. They... Read more »

Indiana University-Bloomington Embraces the Transgender Community

Indiana University-Bloomington Embraces the Transgender Community
Universities help to define and reflect our cultures in society. It is where our younger generation is introduced to many backgrounds and lifestyles in a protected environment of learning It is an opportunity for students to be exposed to people they have not been in contact with in the past. Even if the Mike Pence... Read more »
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