"What are you dreaming on the west-coast, when my head is aching in GMT" - The Wombats
One of behavioral sciences unanswered question is why we dream. Scholarly articles range from emotional regulation, a dumping of the memory bank, reactions to everyday threats, a visitation to your brains default mechanisms and in the case of Freud, sexual anxiety. During the Diane Sawyer interview with Caitlyn Jenner earlier this year, the question arose […]
What happens when love is not enough to sustain a relationship?
Bro-ken Heart: Noun, used in reference to a state of extreme grief or sorrow, typically caused by the death of a loved one or the ending of a romantic relationship. This year has been strange; my writing career took off faster than I could have ever imagined but my marriage began to fail. The great […]
As a person who is transgender, it never occurred to me that I would end up with large breasts. Most doctors will tell you that the average trans woman will max out at a B-cup, but some will reach a C-cup and those are the lucky few. I, however, ended up at 36DD and I […]
This incredibly powerful film is set in Ahmedabad, India, and the documentary focuses on the Hijra community and how they are outcasts in a society that once valued them as Mother Goddesses
TransIndia, a documentary about the transgender community, known as Hijras, Kinnar and Masiba, in India is currently playing the festival circuit to rave reviews and has recently won the Award of Merit at the Best Shorts Competition. This incredibly powerful film is set in Ahmedabad, India, and the documentary focuses on the Hijra community and […]
Trans rom-com, Boy Meets Girl, swept the film out awards in 2014 and hit the big screen earlier in 2015. This fun, quirky and poignant film has been labeled the Pretty in Pink of Trans movies as it stars Michelle Hendley, a Trans woman playing a trans woman who has fallen in love with her […]
Meggan Summerville wins her Hobby Lobby case, but five months later, nothing has changed
More than a year after the Supreme Court issued their controversial Hobby Lobby ruling, the privately held company found out this week that not every judge is on their side when they denied a woman who is transgender access to the woman’s restroom. Megan Sommerville, who transitioned more than five years ago, had been forced […]
Article originally appeared on Gay Essential Website, 10/06/2015. The essential on-line shop for gay-themed films.
Boys on the Side starts out as an average movie about what would seem like three average women wanting and needing to escape the lives that they now have. Initial reviews claimed it was another “Fried Green Tomatoes” or “Thelma and Louis” because of its female bonding, hopeful love and women on the run theme […]
An inside look at how B&M stores in England treat their LGBTQ workforce and how one employee is standing up to the hate merchants.
April 24, 2015 was a cool day temperature wise in Northhampton England. The high that day – which took place around 2:00 p.m. – was 57 degrees; around the same time inside the Kettering B&M store, things were about to get downright freezing when the store manager escorted now former employee Amy Walker out of […]
Cis-gender actors continue to play the roles of Trans people.
Originally Published on Planet Transgender The last half of the year will see the release of at least two movies about people who are transgender played by cis-gender actors. On September 18, 2015, About Ray starring Elle Fanning as a child who is transitioning to male and The Danish Girl, where Eddie Redmayne, who plays […]
Rebecca Root stars in Newcastle-set sitcom about a romance involving a transgender person
BBC2 has just released a trailer for a forthcoming six episode series called Boy Meets Girl, the first British rom-com featuring a transgender actress in a leading role. The official promotional release describes Boy Meets Girl, “Leo’s had a bad day. He’s been fired (again), is being given a hard time by his mum and, […]