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My Heroines are Trans Women

My Heroines are Trans Women Some women have to fight daily for the right to be themselves By Kitty Hannah Eden   My boss is standing by my desk wringing her hands again. “Um, Kitty? Stella* is, um… would you mind?” she says .“Not at all. Where is she?” I ask. Hers is a wordless reply, a finger pointing toward the ladies. Before I’ve gotten up, she’s already scuttled off back to her office. Stella is one of our sound engineers and she is a trans woman. While the world’s largest public media broadcaster for which we work is...

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I know, this is not considered polite conversation.

By Trishula Ma Oswald Our sex and our bodies are private matters. What’s going on in my pants and what I do with my body is, in fact, none of your business. I get why we don’t always like to talk about our trans bodies. We bemoan the questions that follow a low-key coming out. What does it look like now? What did it look like before? Are your partners into it? How do you have sex? I know I don’t always want to discuss the details of my body. Particularly when these questions come at inappropriate times. Like...

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“The Trans Take”: Towards a Transgender Public History

  “The Trans Take”: Towards a Transgender Public History By Jack Doyle Lambda Literary Award-winning author E.J. Levy drew a storm of attention this week by announcing the subject of her new novel: 19th century Irish physician James Barry. Barry’s is a story that’s begging for a rich, clever film or novel adaptation. He was a whip-smart, vicious personality who combined Gregory House’s harsh tongue with genuine medical innovation. He butted heads with Florence Nightingale, got arrested multiple times for his blasé approach to authority, was embroiled in a steamy sex scandal with a colonial governor, and fought in...

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New documentary spotlights transgender model’s transition

  New documentary spotlights transgender model’s transition The story of Vancouver male model Krow Kian’s transition is the subject of a new documentary, Krow’s TRANSformation. Krow Kian, who transitioned from female to male, continued his career as a model CBC News · Posted: 2019  Krow Kian poses for a photo shoot, post-transition. (Submitted by Bianca Sutton/OUTtv) A new documentary explores the transition journey of a Vancouver transgender model, something he hopes will bring attention to the community. Model Krow Kian, 23, said he hadn’t thought much about gender differences until elementary school when boys and girls in his class were separated for a sex education presentation. “[I thought] I want to do what the boys are doing. I want to hang out with the boys. Why can’t I just be a boy?” Kian told host Stephen Quinn on CBC’s The story of Vancouver male model Krow Kian’s transition is the subject of a new documentary, “Krow’s TRANSformation.”  Kian started modelling at age 12, working across Asia. A week before his 18th birthday, he came back from a job in China and started seriously thinking about transitioning. “[And] it still took me until I was 19 until I was ready to come out to my mom and actually start the process of transitioning,” he said. Krow Kian has been modelling since he was 12. This is a picture of Kian pre-transition. (Submitted by Bianca Sutton/OUTtv) He...

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When I knew I was Transgender

I am often asked, “When did you know you were transgender?” or some variation of that question. And while some trans folks can recall the exact moment it dawned on them, that’s not true for me. I had these series of ah-ha moments throughout my life that I call my lost boy memories. These lost boy memories are brief moments that made me aware that I was different, but in a way I couldn’t put into words yet. Looking back now, it’s clear these were moments that the little lost boy inside was trying to find his way out....

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