Posts Tagged ‘transgender’

I Love a Parade

Exciting news! The Washington City Paper will be repping The Sexist in a float (OK: a pick-up truck) in tomorrow's Capital Pride Parade. Joining us in the back of said pick-up truck will be Miss D.C. Jen Corey, who has dedicated part of her reign to becoming an outspoken advocate for victims of street harassment [...]

The Morning After: Hots vs. Nots Edition

* Kelsey Wallace at Bitch: Does OKCupid separate the hots and the nots?

Rock Your Ass, Dick, And/Or Boobs Off. Free!

Attention Sexist readers: The good folks over at The New Gay want ya'll on their dance floor, so they're giving away two pairs of tickets to the District's "coed, trans-inclusive, straight-friendly alternative queer dance party," Homo/Sonic. The party, held this Friday on the Black Cat Mainstage, is sponsored by alt.dc.pride, which is producing a whole [...]

How Clear Do Anti-Discrimination Policies Need to Be?

Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign published its 2010 Healthcare Equality Index, which rates the policies of hospitals around the U.S. on their efforts at LGBT inclusion. This year, the HRC determined that all D.C.-area hospitals it surveyed failed its preliminary test: They don't mention sexual orientation and gender identity in their patient anti-discrimination policies. But [...]

D.C.-Area Hospitals Fail HRC’s LGBT Healthcare Ratings

The Human Rights Campaign has released its 2010 Healthcare Equality Index, which rates healthcare providers on their policies toward the LGBT community. The HRC's press release was not impressed. It kicks off: "new healthcare equality analysis from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation found that no healthcare facilities in the Washington, D.C., metro area [...]

D.C. Mayoral Candidates Support Transgender Rights, But Don’t Really Take Them Seriously

On Wednesday, DC for Democracy hosted a pre-endorsement candidate forum for D.C.'s mayoral candidates. Here's the final question posed to the candidates: "Transgender people face some of the worst discrimination in the District, despite legal protections. As Mayor, the question to you is: Will you appoint the first transgender member of the human rights board?" Here's [...]

Fighting LGBT Domestic Violence

The D.C.-based WEAVE, or Women Empowered Against Violence, has launched a new campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence for an LGBT audience. "Show Me Love, DC!," the campaign's online component, includes statistics about the problem, discussions about healthy relationships, and legal resources for the LGBT community.
Some stats that illustrate the need for Show Me [...]


The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA), a leading resource on journalistic style, chimes in on the LGBT vs. GLBT debate: "The NLGJA stylebook supplement does not give explicit guidance, but only lists 'LGBT' as an option, perhaps revealing a preference." A commenter chimes in: "Our college campus’ group . . . [...]

The Morning After: Sex and the City Isn’t Gay Edition

* Zack Rosen at The New Gay on the assumption that gay men love Sex and the City: "assumptions about my relationship to SATC make me about as angry as being called fabulous," he writes. "We’ve all gone on bad dates or slept with someone who never called us [...]

Mr. and Miss Capital Pride Shall Not Get High, Destroy Things, Wear Black Jeans

Traditional beauty pageants come with all sorts of strange entrance requirements. In order to compete in the Miss America pageant, for example, a constestant must be an unmarried woman who has always been female, has never been pregnant, and has never engaged in any "immoral" or "indecent" activities.
D.C.'s annual LGBT pageant, Mr. and Miss Capital [...]