Noted trans woman honored with prestigious Working Mother of the Year award

Noted trans woman honored with prestigious Working Mother of the Year award

Meghan stablerLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — After being nominated by her employer, trans woman Meghan Stabler found herself the winner of Working Mother magazine’ annual Working Mother of the Year award.

Stabler, an employee of CA Technologies, is the first trans woman chosen for the award. Each employer in Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies for 2014 list was eligible to nominate someone in their employ. CA…

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Trans role model Jazz Jennings racks up accolades

Trans role model Jazz Jennings racks up accolades

I am jazz jenningsLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Jazz Jennings, the trans kids that graced this space numerous times, continues to inspire, motivate, and now, rack up accolades — all at the tender young age of 14.

Earlier this year she co-wrote a book titled I Am Jazz. She told the Miami Herald last summer this: “I wrote this book so we could help educate other transgender youth and families that it is OK to be…

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Philippines trans woman murdered by a U.S. soldier

Philippines trans woman murdered by a U.S. soldier

Jennifer LaudeLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — According to several reports, the United States Navy has a U.S. Marine in custody for his involvement in the murder of a Philippines trans woman known as Jennifer Laude. The murder occurred in Olongapo city in the Philippines.

An investigation has begun by the US Naval Criminal Investigative Service and three witnesses have also been detained by the Navy. The name of…

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Noted transphobe Tony Perkins gets grilled on FOX News

Noted transphobe Tony Perkins gets grilled on FOX News

tony perkins hate groupLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — I had to double-check, was this satire? Nope. FOX News was boiling one of its own in a cauldron.

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council has a history of using transphobic statements like “Can you imagine walking into your child’s classroom and meeting a teacher dressed in drag?”to undercut proposed trans/LGBT equality legislation and administrative rules. He…

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Trans women murdered in Brazil and Australia

Trans women murdered in Brazil and Australia

Mayang Prasetyo2LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Last week, a trans woman in Brazil died after she was was shot three times in the face by two men on a motorcycle as she walked down a busy street. According to Gay Star News, the victim is Gull dos Santos. Witnesses were unable to provide any other information about the suspects who rode off after the shooting.

In Australia, police are looking into the death of…

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Facebook transgender suicide post: Hoax? Looks that way

Facebook transgender suicide post: Hoax? Looks that way

Kate Von Roeder suicide hoaxLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — On Oct. 1st, trans woman Kate von Roeder posted this on Facebook: “Goodbye, I’m killing myself.” She also tweeted something similiar on Twitter. And hasn’t been heard from since. Her earlier posts talked of buying a gun.

Kate’s friends replied urging her to reconsider, however the last several posts ended withWe just got off the phone with WeHo PD. She’s gone.” and

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Trans woman shot in LA; another stoned to death in Colombia

Trans woman shot in LA; another stoned to death in Colombia

Aniya  Parker rayLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS – Surveillance video captured the last moments of trans woman Aniya Parker’s (aka Asia Parker) life after she was shot on a Los Angeles area street on October 2nd. Video shows Parker running away from a group of suspects only to be shot in the head. She managed to cross the street but collapses on the other side. She later died at a hospital.

Police say it may have…

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Conservative writer John Hawkins pens unbridled trans-hate piece

Conservative writer John Hawkins pens unbridled trans-hate piece

john hawkins CONSERVATIVELEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — So, another trans-hate article crossed my desk and looked to be another piece of hack journalism from a fringe blogger. Upon further reading, the level of bizarro triggered the Satire Alarm — it was looking more and more like something right out of The Onion.

A quick search on the net revealed the writer, John Hawkins, is legit. He’s appeared on a live Huffington Post

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Major U.S. newspaper ‘OK’ with running full-page transphobic ad

Major U.S. newspaper ‘OK’ with running full-page transphobic ad

steve yaegerLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — The Minnesota Star Tribune on Sunday published a full-page ad running on the back page of the newspaper by an anti-transgender group that is trying to stop a trans students rights policy from being adopted by highs schools in that state.

The ad showed a picture of a school shower room with these words superimposed over it: ‘A male wants to shower beside your…

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Barney Frank, silence would have been golden!

Barney Frank, silence would have been golden!

barney frankLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Barney Frank, I can’t figure out why you, now a retired Congressman, didn’t just quit while you’re ahead and rest on your laurels? Bringing to life a long-beaten horse that many people are still having difficulty moving on from isn’t exactly the behavior of a wise elder statesman.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to rehash 2007 all over again, except to respond to…

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