Phyllis Frye: Lifetime Achievement Award

America’s first out trans judge Phyllis Frye (she was the first out trans judge to be sworn in, in America) just recently won the Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was given at the Transgender Foundation of America‘s…

Einstein’s Fabulous Footwear

  No, it’s not ‘shopped. From what I’ve been able to gather, Einstein didn’t value clothing norms; he instead wore what felt comfortable. It’s well known that he hated wearing socks and had foot problems….

50,000 Deaths

Technology on the Social and Ethical Aspects of Transsexual Surgery By Janice G. Raymond Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Women’s Studies Hampshire College/University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts June, 1980 Note: If you’re looking for…

Stonewall Plus 1

August, 1970 Readers knock, praise the big parade Editor: As a subscriber and reader of your paper, I would like to comment on the Christopher Street West Parade held last Sunday (June 23) here in…

Stonewall Plus 22

What better way to spend Pride week than looking at drag queens on the site where it all began? The Stonewall Inn (formerly New Jimmy’s) presents Extraordinary Women, a fab photo exhibit of “the most…

We Have a History, Too

Another one from the TransGriot The Newspaper Column archives that I pined in February 2005 for Black History Month. We Have a History, Too Copyright 2005, The Letter Ever since I was a child I’ve…

A Year in the Life of the Human Right Scampaign

Then-HRC head Elizabeth Birch, August 1998 (in an interview with OutSmart magazine (Houston)): Then-HRC head Elizabeth Birch, September 1, 1999 (in Outlines(Chicago)): Outlines: The concept of trans issues … are they in partnership just like with Black…