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

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 her … More 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 black … More 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 will … More 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. In … More 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 in … More Sacratomatoville 10 for 2015