December 02, 2006

Deviant Bodies 2.0 review in ArtVoice

A review of the CEPA Gallery's transgender art exhibition in Buffalo, New York from Art Voice magazine.

Gray Anatomy

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November 07, 2006

Deviant Bodies 2.0

Check out the Deviant Bodies 2.0 exhibition of transsexual art at the CEPA Gallery, Buffalo NY.

I've contributed a re-mixable film installation where you can re-mix four films of mine by playing with a musical keyboard.

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January 11, 2006


Transamerica is a gem of a movie. I wasn't expecting anything much but it turned out to be delightfully spot-on as an M2F drama. Was that voice coach Melanie Anne in the opening shot? I particularly loved the family dynamics scenes.

"We love you. We just don't respect you!"

Nothing we haven't heard before... {:-)

The screenplay is online at the moment so get in quick.

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November 30, 2005

Kinky Boots

Lots of trannie films out this year.

Kinky Boots (2005) was a pleasant surprise. From what sounds a pretty weak premise, it develops into a modest but warm tale of transvestites, glamour, hard knocks and most of all, shoes. Dedicated to all shoe sellers out there - make 'em big!

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November 06, 2005

This season's T flicks

Two transgender themed films about to be released:

Sony Pictures Classics : Breakfast on Pluto, a film by Neil Jordan, starring Cillan Murphy.


TransAmerica starring Felicity Huffman.

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October 11, 2005

Real families

Real Families, ITV1 Tue Oct 11 8:00 PM, was the story of 12-year-old Louise who lives with her M2F mum, Kate, and her mum's ex, Lee, also M2F. It's the first time I can recall seeing a child with a transsexual parent talking at length in the media about their experience of the world. Hounded by the tabloids and crucified by daytime TV, the family survives with dignity intact.

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February 15, 2005

Sparkle (UK)

Sparkle is the first UK "National Transgendered Celebration" to be held in Manchester on June 25th.


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November 21, 2004

Remember our dead

Transgender Day of Remembrance was yesterday.

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December 23, 2003

Lesbians born female

Back in Australia, LBF is the new acronym on the block. Lesbians-born-female are up in arms about their failure to secure permission to hold an event, Lesfest 2004, that excludes male-to-female transsexuals. The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal orginally granted the organisers an exemption from equal opportunity laws which supported this stance. However, on learning that a complaint had been made, the Tribunal revoked their decision.

Debate has been raging in queer forums and the event appears to have been cancelled.

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April 28, 2003


Channel 4 (UK), Thursday 1st May 2003, 22:00 to 23:10. An insight into the latest in extensive and painful procedures endured by transsexuals in their bid to become fully functional females.

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February 22, 2003

Bid to quash TS marriage rejected

As reported by the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian Federal government yesterday lost a bid to quash a transexual marriage previously upheld by the Family Court. The appliants' lawyer was also transsexual. Some sense is prevailing at last.

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February 11, 2003

An Ordinary Marriage

ABC Television (Australia) recently re-ran a BBC documentary on a defacto married couple, both transsexual, one MTF, one FTM. In the transcript they talk about life as devout Christian believers.

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July 11, 2002

EU Court of Human Rights rules against UK

A transsexual woman who took her case to the EU Human Rights court wins her case. The EU Court of Human Rights ruling. BBC coverage .

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July 01, 2002

UK transsexual triumphs in sex discrimination claim

Alrighty! A transsexual factory worker is to receive 22,000 compensation in settlement of a sex discrimination claim after being sacked from her job.

Clare Steen, who worked on the factory production line at Structural Polymer Systems on the Isle of Wight, claimed she was given work in an all-male team and directed towards the male changing rooms.

Steen also maintained she suffered taunts about her transsexuality and was treated abusively by her team leader.

An appraisal made in May 2001 stated she had 'the right attitude' and 'fitted in well' with her team. However, two months later she was fired from her job.

Her employers said this was due to "unfounded allegations against other employees, and an unwillingness to play a full part in the team".

Steen's sacking came shortly after raising concerns about her treatment with her managing director and head of human resources.

Julie Mellor, chair of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), who backed the claim, said: "If an employer fails to handle complaints of harassment of any kind properly, there is a real risk that they will end up losing valued members of staff with the skills their business needs.

"Having a proper grievance procedure in place means people know that any complaint will be taken seriously and that they won't be victimised because of their complaint. Employers need to cultivate a working environment in which all employees understand that harassment of any kind will not be tolerated."

Discrimination against transsexuals in the workplace became unlawful under amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act in 1999.

Copyright 2002 Dated: 26 June 2002

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