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Transgender Awareness Week: November 14-19

November 9, 2017 - articles

[Rita Hester (above) was murdered because she was a transgender person. Gwendolyn Ann Smith launched the Transgender Day of Remembrance to recognize Hester and other victims of violence against transgender persons.]    TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE NOVEMBER 20, 2017   Transgender Day of Remembrance, which…

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Cait Brennan: Trans Musician is Ardent About Her Memphis ‘Family’

October 19, 2017 - articles

by John Paul Keith | photos by Michael Ging of Michael Ging Photography    Cait Brennan’s story is an inspiring one. A musical prodigy from a very young age, she was raised as a boy in rural Arizona, and began rebelling against her assigned gender…

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OUTMemphis’ Transgender Services

August 18, 2017 - articles

by Melinda Lejman    According to Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, 41% of transgender and gender- nonconforming respondents reported attempting suicide. That number alone is alarming, but when compared to 1.6% of the general population, the number becomes…

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Chasing Capri: Atlanta Filmmaker’s Documentary Highlights LGBTQ Experiences in the South

August 14, 2017 - articles

photos & story courtesy of chasingcapri.com   Filmmaker Caleb Holland has released his documentary film Chasing Capri. The film captures the coming of age story of teen trans activist Capri Culpepper, best known for her 2015 triumph over the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles….

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Cameron Rogers: Trans Teen Finds Equity Assisting Legal Case

May 26, 2017 - articles

by Robin Freeman Beaudoin | photo by Chellie Bowman   Rick Mula is an Equal Justice Works Fellow (sponsored by the Mansfield Family Foundation) with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in Montgomery, Alabama. In 2016, Mula visited Memphis and presented the “Know Your Rights:…

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Christina Engela

February 13, 2017 - articles

by Sarah Rutledge Fischer | photos courtesy from christinaengela.com LGBT characters, in Engela’s work, follow narrative arcs that occasionally intersect with their sexual or gender identity, but are more often driven by the human characteristics shared by all people—hope, fear, ambition, humor, and love. The…

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Robin Tran – Transphobia? Made funny? LMAO!

December 9, 2016 - articles

from moveon.org Transgender comedian Robin Tran submitted a video to MoveOn.org Political Action’s ‘Laughter Trumps Hate’ contest, a national competition dedicated to denouncing the campaign of the 2017 Republican presidential nominee, and selected by members of MoveOn staff. Here’s the transcript from part of her act: My name…

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Becoming Stella Brooke

September 10, 2016 - articles

by Mark Benton | photos courtesy of Stella Brooke Stella Brooke came into this world facing challenges that most of us could never fathom. Her mother was from Korea, while her father had deep roots in the South. Stella was born in 1971 and thought…

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MGLCC’s “Best of Trans” – Health/Mental Health Resources in Memphis

August 1, 2016 - articles

    Medical Care, Mental and Emotional Health Katherine Brown 815 Mt Moriah Road Memphis, TN 38117 901-685-5491 Cassiusandasso@aol.com Dr. Christine Malone, PhD 671 N Ericson Road, Ste. 104 Cordova, TN 38018 Office: 901-619-7173 Fax 662893-1102 Jennifer Valli, MSW 1384 Cordova Cove Ste. 1 Germantown,…

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Lisa Michaels is LIVING her DREAM

July 28, 2016 - articles

story and photo by Rachel Warren I went to a trans boutique in California and got made-up for the first time. I bought women’s clothes, and when I put the wig on, I saw ‘Lisa’ for the first time in my life. You couldn’t wipe…

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