En esta edición de LGBT en Español: abordamos la cobertura de medios de habla española sobre las llamadas "terapias reparativas," el apoyo de Obama para el matrimonio igualitario, el Día Internacional Contra la Homofobia y Transfobia, ¡y más!
In this edition of LGBT en Español, see how Spanish-language media outlets covered so-called "reparative therapies," Obama's support of marriage equality, and International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, & more!
Reflecting on the leadership of Philadelphia advocates within the movement for transgender equality, Nurit L. Shein of the Mazzoni Center writes about the upcoming Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference (May 31 - June 2, 2012). What began in 2002 as a one-day gathering of transgender advocates, allies and service providers has grown to become the largest transgender-specific conference in the world, offering three full days of workshops and activities.
Atria Books will publish Janet Mock's memoir, Fish Food. According to Publishers Weekly: The memoir will offer the first personal account of a person who transitioned at a young age; it will also be the first book on the subject from someone of color (Mock is half Hawaiian and half African-American).
A wildly insensitive New York Times article on the life and death of trans artist and drag performer Lorena Escalera flared tensions between the gender-variant community and the paper when it was published as part of the Sunday edition on May 14.
I do know that I'm not alone. According to the Williams Institute, there are an estimated 33,000 transgender people in Massachusetts, which is almost equivalent to the seats filled at Fenway Park when the Red Sox are on a winning streak.
“This is a historic day for human rights in the United States…starting today transgender and gender non-conforming people now have legal recourse if they face discrimination on the job," said Masen Davis, executive director of the Transgender Law Center (TLC). "We no longer have to be silent when we are fired or not hired simply for being who we are.”