My Articles
  • Transgender Employment Protection for Transgenders
    by transgendercolumnist@gmail.com (Brianna Nicole Austin) on January 17, 2018 at 12:41 pm

     The Employment Non -Discrimination Act (ENDA) has been proposed in congress to focus on gender identity discrimination in the private as well as public sector. While the Americans with Disabilities Act within the US explicitly exclude transgender people, many advocates have been able to […]

  • Last Night's Sugar
    by transgendercolumnist@gmail.com (Brianna Nicole Austin) on August 11, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Shawna Virago is a transgender music pioneer wh SF Weekly note "Shawna Virago is more punk than the punks." But the album's second single "Last Night's Sugar" is an earthy, folksy yet compelling song that is dark and intimate; a longing to abandon the heartbreaking reality of economic ruin and […]

  • Girls That Roam
    by transgendercolumnist@gmail.com (Brianna Nicole Austin) on August 6, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Have you ever thought of traveling en femme only to chicken out at the last minute? Now you can travel with other T-girls and lean on them for the emotional srength you need, and have a great time as a one of the Girls That Roam with Transgender Vacations.  Stephanie Land foundedTransgender […]

  • Invasion Dragavanza
    by transgendercolumnist@gmail.com (Brianna Nicole Austin) on July 5, 2017 at 2:57 am

    They were glamorous, beautiful, high-camp and on a mission. I had attended my first event by the Imperial Court of New York back in 2001. And while I had been out in public before, this was the first time I did so in the mainstream in such an open way. I stepped out of the cab in a full length […]

  • A Practical Guide To Coming Out - Part I
    by transgendercolumnist@gmail.com (Brianna Nicole Austin) on June 25, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Coming out and dealing with the reactions of friends and family is just the first step. Then comes colleagues, the workplace, and society at large, and it can be overwhelming. Not only do you have to juggle that, but also physical, mental and emotional changes -- and, the practical application […]

  • Mathew Lewis
    by transgendercolumnist@gmail.com (Brianna Nicole Austin) on June 19, 2017 at 2:15 am

    Here’s the weird thing about Matthew, the founder and owner of Crow & Butterfly Tattoo Hull. He is a bespoke tattoo artist, and a post operative Transman of 17 years. So why does that matter?  He told us that "A lot of people tell me I’m really brave for transitioning. While […]

  • Trans Scholorship Applications Until May 31st
    by transgendercolumnist@gmail.com (Brianna Nicole Austin) on May 28, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    I am pleased to tell you about the brand new Chair in Transgender Studies Scholarships and Fellowships! There are many awards available. Thies include: Academically outstanding UVic Undergraduate ($500), Master’s ($1,000), or Doctoral ($5,000) degree students who are pursuing […]

  • Chasing Capri
    by transgendercolumnist@gmail.com (Brianna Nicole Austin) on May 28, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Transgendr teen featured in new documentary ATLANTA, GA: Southeast filmmaker Caleb Holland will release his documentary film 'Chasing Capri' on May 26. The film captures the coming of age story of teen trans activist Capri Culpepper, best known for her triumph over the South Carolina DMV in 2015 […]

  • What To Know About GRS (Gender Reassignment Surgery)
    by transgendercolumnist@gmail.com (Brianna Nicole Austin) on May 20, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    With the extensive information available and scientific breakthoughs, transition is more realistic today than it was only ten years ago. So I had a chat with Dr. Sherman Leis to gain some insights as to what you should know about GRS before you lunge in.  (Brianna) Hi Dr. Leis, and thank […]

  • Fresh Meat!
    by transgendercolumnist@gmail.com (Brianna Nicole Austin) on May 20, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Jaw-dropping vogue dance, boundary-breaking hip-hop, transgender opera, world champion gay ballroom, queer bomba dance, gender-bending boy bands and more hit the stage at the FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL of transgender and queer performance -- the nation’s most celebrated trans and LGBT […]

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