Transgender & Intersex

Posted on the Apr 08, 2016 by bila kolbe
There are some horrendous laws being enacted here and abroad criminalizing masturbation and imperiling LGBT people. My best friend, someone I’ve known for over fifty years, is transgender. She has...
Posted on the Jan 18, 2016 by cdowner
To introduce my piece, some background on the film Tangerine: As I was writing this feminist critique of the movie, Tangerine, I felt overwhelmed by the near unanimity of praise for this supposed...
Posted on the Jun 01, 2015 by Carlin Ross
If you've been online at all today you know that Bruce Jenner debuted "Her" on the cover of Vanity Fair.  Her name is Caitlyn and she's pretty fabulous. So love that Caitlyn's cover eclipsed Kim...
Posted on the Apr 25, 2015 by Carlin Ross
Last night I stayed up way past my new-mom bedtime to watch Diane Sawyer's interview with Bruce Jenner.  I'll admit that I watched Keeping Up with the Kardashians when it first aired and there...
Posted on the Apr 25, 2015 by Carlin Ross
If we own our bodies, we have the right to modify them.
Posted on the Jan 24, 2015 by Anonymous
He caught my eye as a man. He delivered me as a woman. How’d it happen? I didn’t understand trans meant he was a way to transfer to another world. And then we met. A twinkle in the eye. A smooth...
Posted on the Jan 10, 2015 by Carlin Ross
Nature just astounds me. As we sit and debate sexuality, orientation and gender, life simply goes on. Here is a butterfly belonging to the family Nymphalidate (known as the brush-footed butterflies)...
Posted on the Jul 11, 2014 by Carlin Ross
As many babies that are born with red hair are born intersex; meaning, they have "ambiguous" genitals. For centuries, they were worshipped. According to Charlotte Greenfield, we didn't start...
Posted on the May 31, 2014 by Carlin Ross
Laverne Cox is the only reason I watch Orange is the New Black and she smoulders on the cover of Time magazine.  I like the alliteration of the title - The Transgender Tipping Point - but I...
Posted on the Apr 04, 2014 by Carlin Ross
I first met Geena Rocero about 12 years ago when she came to nyc. My roommate was a photographer and she was being courted my several modeling agencies. I remember reviewing her modeling contracts...
Posted on the Mar 27, 2014 by Betty Dodson
Dear Dr. Betty, I found out that my boyfriend has an attraction to transgender women and also likes to cross-dress sometimes to heighten his sexual arousal. He was very embarrassed when I...
Posted on the Mar 17, 2014 by Carlin Ross
The Rialto report has an amazing interview with Jill Monro's partner David Rice. Jill was the first trans adult star.  It all started when Jill saw David reading a copy of Cheri magazine. She...
Posted on the Mar 15, 2014 by Carlin Ross
Betty and I are addicted to Chloe Sevigny in Hit & Miss. She plays a M to F transgender hit man who discovers that she has a son when her ex-wife sends her a letter on her death bed asking her...
Posted on the Feb 26, 2014 by Carlin Ross
These sculptures of Buck Angel and Allanah Starr are breathtaking. According to artist Marc Quinn, his work is about "the possibility of transformation. About how people could make their own worlds...
Posted on the Feb 01, 2014 by Carlin Ross
Jared Leto plays a transgendered woman in The Dallas Buyer's Club along side Matthew McConnaughey. I can't wait to see this film...Jared makes a beautiful woman. Here's how he got the part: A Skype...