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Video: There Will Come A Day by KOKUMO

KOKUMO is a talented artist, activist and transwoman. Her latest video is a heartbreaking, beautiful and respectful portrayal of transwomen of color as complete human beings. You can learn more about the life and work of KOKUMO in this great interview she conducted with  Black Girl Dangerous.

–Leo

 

The Muxes of Mexico

Individuals who do not identify with their birth gender have had positive roles in their societies since ancient times. These individuals are often called “third” gender because they identify and live differently from their assigned birth gender. The blog, American Trans Man, has a great post about one such group in Mexico, who are known as Muxes.

–Leo

Documentary of transgender elder, Miss Major, now in production

Please donate to the production of the documentary of Miss Major . Miss Major is a living testament to the indomitable spirit of our trans elders. She was present at the riotous beginnings of the LGBT movement in the US. Today, Miss Major serves the trans* community as the Executive Director of the Transgender Gender Variant Intersex Justice Project.

–Leo

The first (known) transgender person to testify before the US Senate becomes head of National Gay & Lesbian Task Force civil rights division.

Kylar Broadus Senate ENDA hearing

Kylar Broadus testifies before US Senate on the necessity of ENDA legislation to secure civil rights for trans* citizens.

Kylar Broadus, the founder of the first national civil rights organization for trans* people of color,  Trans People of Color Coalition, was named chief of the Transgender Civil Rights Project of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force.  The Transgender Civil Rights Project will provide strategic assistance to US groups involved in creating pro-trans policy and laws.

–Leo

Week 1: Let the 2013-14 NFL football season begin!

Whether we are playing or cheering from the couch or the bleachers, we love sports at Trans*Life. Ms. Monica Roberts (aka TransGriot) is a tall Texan lady who knows her football and politics. Ms. Monica is one heck of a NFL football prognosticator , and this football season I plan to learn a few things from her and impress my family at game time.