Dented Blue Mercedes: Trans Depathologization: the spark of change.

I watch a lot of news stories unfold, reading left-wing, centrist and right-wing media alike.  In the course of a news story, issues ignite, blaze hotly and then smoulder into memory.  After awhile, one develops some sense of when a campaign will spread like a prairie fire or when it will extinguish itself.  The quest ...

Dented Blue Mercedes: On Trans Celebrities

“Cloud Atlas” will be winding its way to movie theaters shortly, being billed as an exploration of “how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a ...

Slap Upside The Head: Trans Beauty Contestant Un-Booted

Jenna Talackova, the trans beauty contestant that was booted from the Miss Universe Canada pageant for being born a male, has been allowed to re-enter the contest as long as she meets the Canadian legal definition of a woman, which I believe she does. This is a pretty big, visible step for trans recognition, so ...

Slap Upside The Head: Trans Contestant Booted From Beauty Contest For Being Born Male

Jenna Talackova, a contestant in this year’s Miss Universe Canada pageant, has been disqualified from the competition after organisers discovered that she’s trans. Pageant judges selected Talackova from numerous other applicants to compete in the finals for the Donald Trump-owned competition, but after Denis Davilla, one of the directors, had suspicions that she didn’t meet ...