Equalize educates music fans about LGBTQ issues. Last year, we met over 1500 new Equalizers on Warped. This year, we’re going to double that with your help!
To our knowledge, Equalize is the only trans*-run organization to ever go on Warped Tour. With 12 days left they are less than halfway to their fundraising goal to get them back on Warped Tour this year. DO SOMETHING!!
Note: Tonight I’ll be making short posts/reblogs on creative trans/genderqueer/etc folks from recent history- artists, writers, musicians, etc. Feel free to drop suggestions in my ask box, and they’ll all be grouped here as I post them. Enjoy!
Jayne County is probably the most interesting musician you’ve never heard of. A regular at the Stonewall Inn, County was one of many trans women who participated at the Stonewall Riots.
She worked alongside the likes of Andy Warhol, David Bowie (having a great influence on his Diamond Dogs tour) and was direct influence on a young Patti Smith, who met County by being cast opposite her in the first of several plays they would do together. While Jayne was already an active musician in what would become the punk rock scene, it would still be several years before Patti Smith would begin putting her poems to music.
She was also the inspiration for the titular character in the cult classic Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
There’s really no other woman more deserving of the title “mother of punk rock.”
thanks to Ed Choy for the suggestion!
Arisce Wanzer is a fashion model living and working in New York City
Yale joins fellow Ivy League schools Harvard, Brown and the University of Pennsylvania in offering insurance for the procedure.
Hooray! This also joins the ranks of Duke, who recently picked up coverage as well.
As more and more college insurance plans support transition-related care, college-aged young adults will be able to medically transition without the high cost (and college loans will be used to actually pay for college…)
David, I AM: Trans People Speak. A Methodist clergy member, husband, father, musician, and trans man tells his story.
The resource has been written primarily to assist trans people who experience domestic abuse. There is information as well as links to UK resources.
To view the full booklet, click here.