Tag: Transgender

NYC PRIDE 2017 ENDS WITH A MARCH OF LOVE, RESISTANCE + PRIDE

NYC Pride 2017 consisted of many events, but the most anticipated event is the Pride March down 5th Avenue that ends on Christopher Street. The 48th NYC Pride March began and ended at a rainbow crosswalk and minutes before the march at the front line, motorcycles adorned in rainbow decor were parked in formation. Once it…

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ROLLS BACK LGBTQ RIGHTS BY REVOKING BATHROOM PROTECTIONS

During the election, many were opposed to Donald Trump because they feared that his presidency would signal a rollback in LGBTQ rights. Yesterday, on February 22, he confirmed these suspicions when his administration rescinded landmark Obama-era guidance that invoked federal law Title IX to order public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms of their…

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THE GENDER QUEERING OF FASHION

From Jaden Smith's skirt sporting Louis Vuitton advertising campaign, to Ungendered, Zara's unisex clothing line, a blur in the definitions of genders has become apparent in fashion, reflecting its current trend in mainstream media. I Am Jazz is a reality show on TLC about trans woman Jazz Jennings. MTV's Faking It discusses the stigma around bisexuality and features an intersex character.…

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OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2016 ANNOUNCED – CONTROVERSY ENSUES

The 2016 Oscar nominations were released today and with the announcement came several surprises and controversies. While everyone expected Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s The Revenant to score at least a few nods, the icy frontier tale actually led the pack with nominations in twelve categories including best picture and best actor for Leonardo DiCaprio. This is DiCaprio’s fifth…

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BLURRING GENDERS – SIGNS OF THE TIMES

Heading to the bathroom is a simple task for most people but for transgender men and women in our society it is a daily struggle. The walk to a door marked with recognizable signage—a stick figure with or without a triangle dress—is one more way that transgender people, especially transgender youth have to define who they are.…

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ROBYN RENEE HASTY @ PIONEER WORKS – NYC – JUNE 11 – JULY 12

Robyn Renee Hasty : "Z" Pioneer Works, Center for Art and Innovation 159 Pioneer St. Brooklyn, 11231 June 11th to July 12th Robyn Renee Hasty's  exhibit, "Z", brings together old art techniques with new vocabulary to engage in the eternal dialogue on the social construction of gender.   Artist and teaching resident during the past year at Pioneer Works,  Hasty's newest works is a group…

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BARNEYS FEATURES TRANSGENDERED MODELS IN NEW AD CAMPAIGN

Barneys has made a very bold statement in their newly released 2014 Spring ad campaign: they've featured 17 transgendered models in what's appropriately titled "Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters". Photographed by Bruce Weber, the campaign is one of many changes that we've seen recently within the fashion industry. Just last month Givenchy announced Erykah Badu as…

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