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just passin it on... [Apr. 23rd, 2006|03:56 pm]
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luckyspunk
Seeking to interview black trans for documentary
please pass this on.

My name is Kortney Ryan Ziegler. I am a doctoral
student and anindependent filmmaker who is
currently working on my next project titled
"STILL BLACK"

I am sending this message out in the hopes of
finding potential black trans interview subjects
in the following metro areas: Philadelphia,
Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York.
If you know of anyone that would be interested in
offering their story to
this premiere doc, please pass along this email to
them. I can be contacted at: stillblackfilm@gmail.com<mailto:stillblackfilm@gmail.com>

Brief info about the film: Drawing upon the African
American tradition of storytelling, this project will document the oral
narratives of three transgendered (those who have undergone some form of
gender reassignment surgery or hormone therapy) African Americans who tell
their story of the process in which they came to terms with their gender
identity. Through the testimonies of black FTM's and MTF's, this film
will examine the intersections of race, class and gender as they apply
to black queers who have transitioned, or, are transitioning. In
particular, the project seeks
to address the implications of and the complexities of
a queer sexual identity within the majority of the black community
and our society at large, which deems compulsory biological heterosexual
activities as the norm, while ignoring transgendered issues.

Subsequently, this film will
address the explicit and implicit homophobia that is
rampant in the black community and expose the ways in which transgendered
individuals have learned to overcome these barriers and form
communities amongst other African Americans during/after their transitioning
process.

Thank You in Advance

-Kortney Ryan Ziegler
*black by popular demand*

"We must be proud of who we are, and we cannot do that when we hide."
--Martina Navratilova

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Trans POC Abused by Miami Police [Mar. 25th, 2006|09:17 pm]
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motherginsberg
L.A. Transwoman Abused by Miami Police
taken from feminist and lupagreenwolf


Please Forward

"This came to me by e-mail from my friend Maria Roman. She has been a long-time activist in Los Angeles, and a crucial person in developing the voice of Latina transwomen in Los Angeles and across the country. She helped develop the Transgeneros Unidos program at Bienestar Human Services. She is so active, and so 'out there' politically, I was shocked to read that she'd been assaulted, and then maltreated and molested by police. PLEASE contact her to see about helping to rectify this situation."

Transexual Activist Maria Louise Roman was assaulted, discriminated against and wrongly incarcerated – ironically, after a taping of "Transamerica" segment for Spanish TV Talk Show Cristina.

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Study on Latino FTMs [Feb. 16th, 2006|09:22 pm]
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motherginsberg
Oye PAPI,

My name is Alejandro Hurtado and I am graduate student working on my
thesis at San Francisco State University. I am investigating the
diversity of transgender female-to-male Latinos to learn more about
distinctions and perspectives of machismo.
You may contribute by sitting down with me and talking about your life
experience as a trans Latino man.

To participate, you must self-identify as Latino and at birth have
been assigned as female, but no longer identify as female. And the
running time of the interviews will be 90 minutes.

This study has received approval from the Office for the Protection
of Human and Animal Subjects at San Francisco State University. However,
the final decision about participation is yours.

If you are interested in participating, please contact me at (415)
308-9809, or via email at frijol209@yahoo.com.

Nos vemos,
Alejandro Hurtado

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(no subject) [Feb. 8th, 2006|04:50 pm]
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kyooverse
Accepting Applications: Virtual Poetry Workshop for Youth

Teachers & Writers is offering a FREE online poetry writing workshop to youth 14 to 18. Led by poet Hoa Nguyen, the Virtual Poetry Workshop will take place over 10 weeks, beginning the week of March 9, 2006.

The goal of the workshop is to provide participants with new writing strategies, help develop critical skills, and introduce young writers to contemporary poetry in English. Hoa will provide writing exercises to
which participants will respond and offer instructive critique of each participant's poems. One may view the previous workshop online at http://www.writenet.org/virtualpoetrywrkshp.html.

Participants will be selected on the merit of a manuscript review.

Please encourage interested young poets to submit 4 to 6 poems, in the body of an email message, along with their first and last names and a brief personal introduction.

Manuscripts should be submitted to nguyenhoa AT hotmail DOT com no later than February 23, 2006.
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(no subject) [Feb. 3rd, 2006|02:45 pm]
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kidorhi
Sable Lit Magazine seeks LGBT writers of color SABLE LITMAG LGBTQ ISSUE
ANNOUNCING - A FORTHCOMING SPECIAL FOCUS ISSUE SHOWCASING CREATIVE WORK BY LESBIANS, GAYS, BISEXUALS, TRANSGENDER & QUEER WRITERS OF COLOUR.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 13 FEBRUARY 2005

WE ARE SEEKING QUALITY WORK FROM NEW & EMERGING LGBTQ WRITERS. OUR AIM IS FOR THIS ISSUE TO:
- BE AS INTERNATIONAL AS POSSIBLE, (LGBTQ PEOPLES OF AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN, ARAB, MIDDLE-EASTERN, ASIAN, PACIFIC, SOUTH AMERICAN HERITAGE)
- INCLUDE CREATIVE WRITING BY INDIGENOUS AND FIRST NATION PEOPLES
- TO INCLUDE WORKS IN TRANSLATION. HOWEVER WE WELCOME REVIEWS, ESSAYS, ARTICLES ON LGBTQ WRITERS FROM ANY PERSON.

All potential contributors are strongly advised to look at SABLE prior to submission.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR EACH SECTION:
Fiction, Poetry, In Translation, Memoirs, Travel Narratives Essays, Expressions, Classic Review; Reviews

CAN BE VIEWED ON THE SABLE WEBSITE www.sablelitmag.org. WHERE YOU CAN ALSO SUBSCRIBE AND/OR PURCHASE OUR LATEST ISSUE - JUST OUT! (Featuring a Katrina Poetry Special; Edward P.
Jones; Kevin Powell; Sheree Mack, Joan Cambridge, Kalamu Ya Salaam, a tribute to Ken Saro Wiwa and more....) [note: please only use the email given below, thank you]

ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD SPECIFY THEY WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE LGBTQ ISSUE.

SUBMISSIONS MUST FOLLOW THE SABLE GUIDELINES OR WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

DEADLINE FOR the LGBTQ issue: 13 FEBRUARY 2005

ANY QUESTIONS CAN BE DIRECTED TO; sablesummer11@yahoo.co.uk
SABLE, LGBTQ ISSUE,
SAKS Publications,
PO Box 33504, London, E9 7YE, ENGLAND
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looking for magazine referrals [Jan. 15th, 2006|11:31 am]
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dearamydotnet
[how are you? |cheerfulcheerful]

Hi, everyone,
I'm looking for referrals for magazines, newspapers, journals, or websites that are specifically geared toward bi, trans, queer, and genderqueer people, with articles about/ by/ for us. Any suggestions?
Cheers,
Amy
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(no subject) [Jan. 14th, 2006|07:45 pm]
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motherginsberg
CALL FOR ENTRIES

TRANSLATIONS: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival
CALL FOR ENTRIES

Seattle's first Transgender Film Festival seeks entries for its 2006
Labor Day festival. Exact dates and location TBA. The festival will
present
all forms of film, including narrative, documentary,
experimental, and animated works. Both shorts and feature-length films
are welcome. All work should primarily be created by, for, or about
transgender people. Please submit work on VHS or DVD and include a
SASE or postcard if you'd like notification that your film was
received. We are sorry, but we cannot return screener copies. There is
a $5.00 fee to enter. You can enter your film online at
http://www.withoutabox.com/ and you can find more information about
TRANSLATIONS at www.transconference.org.

FIRST DEADLINE: March 1, 2006
FINAL DEADLINE: March 30, 2006
TRANSLATIONS: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival
c/o FTM 2006
1122 E. Pike Street #796
Seattle WA 98122
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LOGO IS A NOGO FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN LGBT COMMUNITY [Nov. 28th, 2005|02:09 pm]
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kyooverse
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LOGO IS A NOGO FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN LGBT COMMUNITY

LOGO, MTVN’s new ad-supported basic cable channel for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) audience, launched June 30, 2005 with more than one thousand hours of programming content and in almost 18 million homes across the United States. Programmed with a mix of original and acquired entertainment that is authentic, smart and inclusive, Logo features more than 250 lesbian and gay-themed feature films, an ongoing documentary series, newscasts tailored for the gay and lesbian community and quality original shows and specials. Out of the 250 shows on the network there has only been one (1) show and one(1) acquired film that has been created about African-American gay life. LOGO proudly boasts its more than one thousand hours of programming; yet, quietly addresses the fact that only 24 minutes of this programming is available to an African-American LGBT community.

Programs such as Round Trip Ticket and Open Bar create an illusion of a gay America, which has erased African-American culture. In addition, the network continues to air programs such as Hip-Hop Homos. This well produced documentary not only failed to acknowledge the national phoemona of the “Gay Rapper”; but failed to introduce to its 18 Million gay viewers Caushun, the only gay rapper who inked a deal with a major recording company. We are continuously displaced with programs on the network such as WISECRACK, the late night comedy show featuring the comedic stylings of every non-African-American comedian from across the U.S. Where are the faces of Harmonica Sunbeam or Sophia McIntosh?

Of the many gay films that air on the network is Ski Trip, the safe choice aired with little fanfare as the first African American gay themed film to ever play on a national network. There are films such as Paris Is Burning, Brother To Brother, Latin Boys Go To Hell, Burnt Money, How Do I Look and Punks, which have yet to see the light of day. At this point, The Atlanta DVD serial The Closet would be welcomed to a community starving for recognition. How much longer must we be subjected to another airing of Torch Song Trilogy and Priscilla Queen of the Desert? Nonetheless, anyone who has not seen or owns a copy of Angels in America they have to live under a rock!

With more than 25 African-American pride events, circuit parties, and festivals, a slew of gay Black Gay Activist, Organizers, Drag Queens and Kings, Executives, and Taste Makers it continues to be a mystery as to how an entire race of people are erased from a network which has been designed to speak to them. While the network is home to original series, including: Noah's Arc, a scripted comedy-drama series based on the web phenomenon following struggling screenwriter Noah, an African-American gay man navigating love and life in Los Angeles with his three best friends. This is not the solitary voice of Black Gay America just as Queer as Folk was not the voice of White gay America. And the scale of indifference of this show would never tip over if we as a community another option to balance this program. This is in no shape or form any disrespect to the show creature! You go Patrick!

So call your cable carrier! In fact don’t call your cable carrier. Compose an email to: Judy.McGrath@mtv.com, Tom.Freston@mtvstaff.com, Eileen.Opatur@mtvn.com, dave.mace@mtvn.com, brian.graden@mtv.com, and sumner.redstone@viacom.com. Tell them that you are embarrassed to at this abomination that they are passing on as a Network. Let them know that you are calling your cable carrier and advising them that you want LOGO removed from your basic cable plan!

MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc. is a publicly held company. You are John Q Public. Raise your voice and be heard. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B). This isn’t about seeing 12 hours of Black Gay programming. This is about seeing more than 30 minutes once a week of Black people on television. Don’t let there be more Black people living on Wisteria Lane than on the LOGO network.

Contact: Pryor Philips, No Screaming Media
NOSCREAMINGMEDIA@YAHOO.COM
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Explicitly Transgender-Inclusive Federal Hate Crime Bill to Be Introduced in U.S. House [May. 31st, 2005|02:31 pm]
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motherginsberg
May 23, 2005
Contact: Mara Keisling
Phone: (202) 639-6332


Explicitly Transgender-Inclusive Federal Hate Crime Bill to Be Introduced in U.S. House
Historic First for Transgender People


The National Center for Transgender Equality celebrates the planned introduction of the first major explicitly transgender-inclusive piece of federal legislation.

Scheduled for introduction in the U.S. House of Representatives this Thursday, May 26, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2005 would help protect against bias crimes based on gender identity, sexual orientation, gender and disability. The bill would also add gender identity to the Hate Crimes Statistics Act.

“This is an historic moment,” said NCTE Executive Director Mara Keisling. “The introduction of this bill marks the first time members of Congress have openly expressed the need for explicit federal protections for transgender people.”

NCTE’s staff, board, members and supporters have worked tirelessly for years to educate Congress and our allies on the importance of clear transgender-inclusion in this and other federal legislation.

“We are seeing the efforts of transgender advocates and allies reflected in this legislation and in the growing understanding that we desperately need federal assistance to end the continuing epidemic of bias violence that too many of us face,” Keisling said. “Transgender-inclusive hate crimes legislation sends a strong message that violence based on gender identity and expression is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.”

Currently eight states and the District of Columbia have hate crimes laws that include coverage for transgender people. And already this year inclusive state hate crimes bills have passed the Maryland and Colorado General Assemblies and await the signatures of the respective governors.

NCTE congratulates trans advocates and our allies whose hard work made the introduction of this bill possible.

We also applaud and thank the lead sponsors of the legislation: Reps. Barney Frank, D-Mass.; Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.; John Conyers Jr., D-Mich.; Christopher Shays, R-Conn.; and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.


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Sex Workers Art Show [Mar. 10th, 2005|10:13 am]
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tacits_turn
Still touring. Incredible t-ish/poc performers.

Check www.sexworkersartshow.com for info and dates.
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