‘I am a woman with every fiber of my body’: Germany’s first transgender MP


The Bavarian state parliament building where Tessa Ganserer sits for the Greens. Photo: DPA From: The Local Sweden Lawmakers returning to the Bavarian regional parliament after elections three months ago will find a transgender woman colleague, Tessa Ganserer, on the benches where Markus Ganserer previously sat.   The Green party’s Ganserer is believed to beContinue reading “‘I am a woman with every fiber of my body’: Germany’s first transgender MP”

What Waking Up Transgender in America Feels Like


Cisgender allies: Put yourself in our shoes. By: Jessie Earl/The Advocate.com   I’m going to be entirely honest. I’m so damn tired. I have been sitting here, staring at a blank computer screen trying my best to muster up the energy to write. I want so badly to explain to you the anger, sadness, pain,Continue reading “What Waking Up Transgender in America Feels Like”

Meet the American trans activist seeking asylum in Sweeden


Danni Askini, the trans activist seeking asylum in Sweden. Photo: John Victory By:Ruben Dieleman/The Local MY SWEDISH CAREER: Danni Askini, 36, has been in Sweden since July 9th, but she has visited the country ‘some 20 times’ previously. This time however, Askini hopes to stay: she has had to flee the United States after herContinue reading “Meet the American trans activist seeking asylum in Sweeden”

Trans pioneer Jackie Shane: ‘I don’t bow down. I do not get down on my knees’


The R&B singer’s music and backstory took on a mythical quality when she disappeared from public view. Now a retrospective is retelling her story  Jackie Shane in 1967 … ‘Some adults were afraid of me because I was intelligent. I thought for myself.’ Photograph: Courtesy of Numero Group Anyone imagining the life of a blackContinue reading “Trans pioneer Jackie Shane: ‘I don’t bow down. I do not get down on my knees’”

Could Norway follow Sweden’s lead and introduce a third gender?


The leader of Labor’s youth wing said that Norwegians should be able to identify themselves whoever they want in their passports and other official documents. Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / SCANPIX Norway’s Labour Party, the largest party in parliament, will consider backing the introduction of a third gender, broadcaster NRK reported. Labour’s programme committee willContinue reading “Could Norway follow Sweden’s lead and introduce a third gender?”

In The Night : How North Carolina’s Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act Allows Discrimatory Practices for: Poor, Handicap, and Minorities


Photo: MTV In February, Charlotte, North Carolina’s largest city.  Passed  passed a bill to ban LGBT discrimination. This move outraged members of the Republican Party. A day before the city council voted Gov. Pat McCrory told city officials in an email that state lawmakers make that immediate action to block the law if it passed. InContinue reading “In The Night : How North Carolina’s Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act Allows Discrimatory Practices for: Poor, Handicap, and Minorities”

Sacratomatoville 10 for 2015


Sex, Politics, Relationships, Reality TV, Stupid People, Sports, Celebrities and  Sacramento are just some of the topics we cover here at the Sacratomatoville Post.    With Caitlyn Jenner’s transformation three of the top 10 post are about transgender individuals   Sexual harassment accusations  against the Mayor and Vice Mayor of Sacramento occupy two spots inContinue reading “Sacratomatoville 10 for 2015”

Caitlyn “Untouchable”?


Nearly 17 million viewers tuned into Diane Sawyer’s 20/20 interview. Millions of people were reintroduced to the faded Olympic star and learned of his very private and painful journey. Today, more people know of Caitlyn then Bruce.  Despite her conservative views, her position on Gay Marriage it seems Caitlyn is untouchable.  One needent look anyContinue reading “Caitlyn “Untouchable”?”

Britain: UK’s First Transgendered Beauty Pageant


The girls of the UK’s first transgender beauty pageant give the secrets to their looks including the secret “tape and tuck By: Boudicca F0x-Leonard and Nicola Bartlett/UK Mirror Pageant: The beauties Head to toe in glitz as they strut down the makeshift catwalk, it’s all broad smiles and swishing gowns for the contestants in theContinue reading “Britain: UK’s First Transgendered Beauty Pageant”

Six decades before Caitlyn Jenner, there was Christine Jorgensen “America’s Original Transgender Sweetheart”


By: JOANNE MEYEROWITZ/Politico.com With her recent cover appearance on Vanity Fair, primetime interview with Diane Sawyer and exploding Twitter following (more than 2.5 million and counting), Caitlyn Jenner has climbed into the stratosphere of American celebrity—sharing that rarefied air with the likes of  Katy Perry and  President Barack Obama  The coverage of Jenner’s transition from male toContinue reading “Six decades before Caitlyn Jenner, there was Christine Jorgensen “America’s Original Transgender Sweetheart””