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LGBT en Español: Miss Universe Rule Change Garners Attention, Soccer Same-Sex Kiss Scores Few Points, and More

In this edition of LGBT en Español, see how Spanish-language media outlets covered the rule change in Miss Universe that allows transgender women to compete, and how Mexican media reacted to a kiss between two soccer players, and more!

Melissa Harris-Perry Covers Transgender Issues

The Melissa Harris-Perry Show on Saturday discussed transgender issues with guests including Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality; Kate Bornstein, author of the soon-to-be released "A Queer and Pleasant Danger;" and Mel Wymore, who is running for a City Council seat on New York's Upper West Side -- and if elected, will become the first openly transgendered person on that Council.

The Melissa Harris-Perry Blog
April 16, 2012

Melissa Harris-Perry Show to Discuss Transgender Issues

From the first appearance at a trans event by a sitting Cabinet Secretary to the incredible list of policy victories we’ve achieved in the past year, trans policy is now firmly part of the political debate. Of equal importance is that now, the conversation around the country is moving in our favor, symbolic of important cultural progress in our movement. Capitalizing on what seems to be a trans moment, Mara Keisling will join the Melissa-Harris Perry Show on a nationally televised panel discussing the movement for transgender equality.

National Center for Transgender Equality
April 15, 2012


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