LA LGBT Center and LA County Encourage Gay/Bisexual Men and Trans People to Get Meningitis Vaccine

Photo by Paulo Murillo — The Los Angeles LGBT Center teamed up with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the County Department of Health Services, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and AIDS Project Los Angeles, the Los Angeles LGBT Center to urge gay/bisexual men and transgender people living in Los Angeles County to get vaccinated for invasive meningococcal disease (IMD).…

PERFORMANCE ARTIST JUSTIN BOND FIRES BACK AFTER TRANNYSHACK NAME CHANGE

  SF-based drag queen Heklina (a.k.a. Stefan Grygelko) recently announced that she will be removing the word “tranny” from drag club Trannyshack, after operating under the name for 18-years, and taking the event on the road around the country and around the globe. Trannyshack has been “rebranded’ to the new name T-Shack–some say–to appease trans activists who have…

Leading With A Capital “T”

Christopher Street West to spotlight transgender community at LA Pride: The TLBG (Transgender, Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual) Celebration. BY ORLY LYONNE CHRISTOPHER STREET WEST (CSW), the non-profit producers of the LA Pride celebration, unveiled last month what it called “an important educational initiative” as it gears up for the 44th annual event taking place June…

Private Parts

Why is asking a trans woman abut her genitalia considered “inevitable,” while the TSA’s full-body scanners are considered a “civil liberties abuse?” Double standards, a white guy’s “junk,” and Katie Couric’s mishap. BY ZINNIA JONES LAST MONTH, ACTRESS LAVERNE COX and model Carmen Carrera appeared on Katie Couric’s talk show to discuss their careers and…

Trans Bill Repeal Effort Moves Forward

THESTATE MASEN DAVIS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE TRANSGENDER LAW CENTER: “GIVEN HOW CLOSE THIS IS RIGHT NOW, WE ARE CONFIDENT THIS WILL STAY OFF THE BALLOT.” >> BY MASEN DAVIS << > A referendum initiative to repeal a new law protecting transgender students in California survived the first round of a statewide verification process, the California…