TG History: June

Views: 2065June 5 1983 – Harvey Fierstein’s play Torch Song Trilogy won the Tony Award for Best Play of the 1982-83 season. June 6 1886 – Annie Ryan married Annie Hindle, who gave her name as Charles Hindle, in Grand Rapids Michigan. Gilbert Sarony, a female impersonator, was one of the witnesses. June 9 1989 […]

Syntactical Distancing in the Case of Myra Ical

Views: 3111Today, January 18, 2011 marks 1 year since Myra Ical was murdered and still no justice! This case, like many trans murders in Houston, is now an unsolved cold case and HPD will NOT give this case another glance unless someone steps forward. The following paper was presented at the 2010 Rice University SWGS […]

The Bathroom Police in Houston, Texas

Many of you know that Ms. Moore, a transgender woman, was arrested and thrown in jail for using the bathroom at a Downtown Houston library branch. Many of you don’t know the back-story. Since I’ve now listened to a number or reporters share their misconceptions with me, I thought it was time to set the record straight.

TG Archive Donations

Views: 1484So, I recently bought some things for the TG archive. I chipped in to get the original Michel Marie Poulain painting, but I also picked up a few things that I wanted to donate to the community’s knowledge-base. First of all, I like understanding pop-culture since it seems to serve as a explicit breakpoint […]

Help Me Save TG Art History

Views: 2053This is a personal request. Below is an item I’d love to see belong to the community instead of an ebay dealer’s collection. This is a painting by a famous transgender artist and, much like the Lilly Elbe painting currently displayed in the TG Center, I believe that preserving and making the significant art […]

The Calm Before the Storm

I’ve now had a little over a month to (for the most part) relax and pull myself together after a – lets face it – traumatic event. This is the first time I’ve somewhat unplugged from the needs of the community in years and I feel that it is just about time to jump back into the fire. When the City grant comes in, planning will start and my world will become a nonstop blur for the next year and I’m not looking forward to that chaos at all. I am, however, looking forward to getting things done.

TG Center Kittens!

There are 3 dirty white with stripped tails and gray ears, 1 black with gray marbling and 1 solid back with white socks. How can you possibly pass up on all of that kawaisa?!? You know they are already up on all of the TG stuff too, so no worries there! They only just opened their eyes, so their cute factor is sure to shoot through the roof