Tag Archives: transman

Catching up with Red Jordan Arobateau

Red and me in San Francisco, January 2014.

Red and me, January 2014.

Red Jordan Arobateau is a prolific San Francisco artist. (I created a page about Red and his long career.) Last Saturday, after almost a year, Red and I went out for an early bird dinner, and then visited Another Cafe on Pine Street.

Red let me video some of our conversation at the cafe. We had a fun, mature conversation about his life, career and more. I repeat: we had a mature conversation. Do not watch this video if you are offended by mature language and subject matter.

 

–Leo

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Transgender man recognized as father in Japan

The Supreme Court of Japan upheld the petition of a transgender man to be recorded in the official family registry as the father of the child born to his wife by artificial insemination.

The Court ruled that the law on people suffering from sexual identity disorder calls for legally treating female-to-male transgender people as men.

Transgender men not only become husbands under the law, but are also presumed to be the fathers of children born to their wives during marriage.

Surprise, you’re going to be a father!

In September, Kayden, a gay transman, discovered that he is pregnant. Although still equipped with his original female parts, Kayden was not one of those transmen who was trying to become pregnant. Naturally, this happy incident is changing his life. Through videos, Kayden and his husband are sharing their experience with the public.

–Leo

Transgender theology professor asked to leave Azusa Pacific University after coming out

Professor H. Adam Ackley, who taught at Azusa Pacific University for 15 years, was asked to leave after he came out as a transgender man. Prof. Ackley noted that the university officials were concerned that “donors, parents and churches connected to the university” would not understand his transgender identity.

–Leo

Transgender man’s petition to be recognized as legal parent denied by Japanese court.

In Japan, an unnamed transgender man has been denied the right to be the legal parent of the infant that his lawful wife gave birth to through artificial insemination. Although the man is registered as male and the couple legally married in 2008, the court ruled that the child cannot be adopted by the father because they are not biologically related.

–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