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Transgendered people in sports and other issues pt II


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Transgendered people in sports and other issues

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Review: A.I., Greta Thunberg and George Soros headline five docs you can watch at home

Noel Murray 18 hrs ago

'Markie in Milwaukee'

About a decade ago, filmmaker Matt Kliegman started making a documentary about a 7-foot-tall conservative Christian transgender woman named Markie Wenzel, who lost her family and her church home when she transitioned. But the film “Markie in Milwaukee” doesn’t begin at the beginning. Instead, Kliegman jumps in at a point later in the story, after Wenzel made the decision to “de-transition,” in an attempt to reclaim her place in her former faith community.

That startling opening casts a shadow on what follows in “Markie in Milwaukee,” as Kliegman takes a long look back at Markie’s life as an out and proud transgender woman … and her subsequent struggles with loneliness. Kept away from her kids just as they were growing into adults — and feeling adrift among those in local LGBTQ circles who sometimes looked askance at her fundamentalist past — Markie’s confidence in herself wavered, in ways this documentary captures movingly.

Eventually, the threads of Wenzel’s story tie together, as Kliegman explores the difficulty this one-of-a-kind person has had in fitting in, from childhood to now. This intimate slice-of-life doubles as a haunting meditation on the meaning of “identity” to someone who has long felt discouraged from expressing every part of who she is.

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'Born to Be'

Throughout Tania Cypriano’s documentary “Born to Be,” men, women and nonbinary individuals cycle through New York City’s Mt. Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine, where Dr. Jess Ting has become one of the country’s leading surgeons for people seeking gender affirmation. The film is structured as a series of vignettes, following the progress of several patients, anxious to match their self-image with how they appear to the outside world.

The stories here are of triumph and tragedy, from those who’ve grown up in a society where they felt free to be themselves to those who’ve been reshaping their faces and bodies since long before it was socially acceptable. These patients have given Cypriano — and, by extension, the audience — the privilege of seeing them at their most vulnerable, as they express their hopes and fears honestly.

These cases aren’t meant to represent every trans person’s journey. Instead, they’re indicative of the challenges a good surgeon like Ting faces as he tries to tailor his course of treatment to what individuals have been picturing in their heads for most of their lives.

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Sao Paulo's first black trans councilwoman defies barriers

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Sao Paulo's first black trans councilwoman defies barriers

As she steps into the staid chamber of Sao Paulo's city council, the first black trans woman elected to the municipal legislature is well aware of the dangers before her.


a person standing in front of a tall building in a city: Erika Hilton is the first Black trans woman to be elected to Sao Paulo's city council

"Brazil is a racist, homophobic and transphobic country, and I'm all that in one," says Erika Hilton.

The 27-year-old activist-turned-politician is paying her first-ever visit to the chamber she was elected to in a landslide on November 15, a breakthrough vote for Latin America's biggest city.

Hilton won the most votes of any woman in Brazil in the election, whose second round will be held Sunday to decide the mayoral winners in 57 cities holding runoffs.

Running for the left-wing Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL), she broke into the top 10 most-voted candidates nationwide, the only woman to make the list.

Her win would have been historic in any year, but it was especially symbolic coming in the first elections since President Jair Bolsonaro surged to victory in 2018 with a far-right ideology condemned as racist and homophobic by his critics.

a person sitting on a chair: Erika Hilton's election was seen as ground-breaking, but she has received death threats in a country where attacks on the LGBTI community are frequent© NELSON ALMEIDA Erika Hilton's election was seen as ground-breaking, but she has received death threats in a country where attacks on the LGBTI community are frequent

Hilton says her election shows "we are making gains against 'Bolsonarism.'"

But she is quick to add: "This is still a country full of paradoxes."

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Joe Biden plans to reverse Trump's transgender military ban when he takes office

The Trump administration used the cost of gender-confirming medical care as an excuse to discriminate against transgender Americans, but the numbers don't add up.

"Well, it is what it is," Trump told Piers Morgan. "Also massive amounts of people going in and then asking for the operation, and the operation is $200,000, $250,000."

Dr. Joshua Safer, the executive director at Mount Sinai's Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery, disputed Trump's claims in an interview with Time. He says that the real cost is closer to $25,000 on the low-end to as much as $100,000.

A 2016 report by Rand found that providing gender-affirming care to transgender troops would cost between $2.4 million and $8.4 million annually. In comparison, the Defense Department spends $80 million a year on medication for erectile dysfunction.

The Trump administration's policy change went into effect in 2019 and although it wasn't a complete ban on all transgender military personnel, it drastically limited the enlistment of transgender individuals.

Under the new policy, currently serving transgender individuals who have already received a diagnosis of gender dysphoria can continue to serve under the gender which they identify and receive gender-conforming treatments.

However, after the new policy took effect, anyone with a gender dysphoria diagnosis who is taking hormones or has undergone a gender transition was not allowed to enlist.

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Laverne Cox 'in shock' after recent transphobic attack: 'It is not safe if you're a trans person'

Rachel Yang 9 hrs ago

Entertainment Weekly logoLaverne Cox 'in shock' after recent transphobic attack: 'It is not safe if you're a trans person'

Laverne Cox is "in shock" and speaking out about a scary transphobic attack she and her friend experienced on Saturday.

The Orange Is the New Black actress recounted the event on her Instagram, saying it began when a man came up to them and "aggressively asked for the time" while they were out walking in Los Angeles.

"The friend that I’m with looks at his watch and tells him the time, and then the guy who asked for the time says to my friend: ‘Guy or girl?'” Cox said, implying that the man was referring to her. "My friend says, ‘F--- off'... then all of a sudden, the guy was attacking my friend."

Laverne Cox posing for the camera: Actress Laverne Cox says a man attacked her friend while the two were out walking in Los Angeles this weekend.© LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Actor Laverne Cox attends The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center o... Actress Laverne Cox says a man attacked her friend while the two were out walking in Los Angeles this weekend.

She continued, “I look back and I’m like, ‘What is happening?’ The guy is like hitting my friend ... I pull out my phone and I call to dial 911, and all of a sudden it’s over and the guy is gone.”

After Cox and her friend processed what happened, they both agreed the attacker was aggressive from the get-go and likely wanted her to answer his question in order to "spook whether I'm trans or not."

"I don’t know why it matters. At the end of the day, it’s like who cares?" she said in the video. "I’m in a hoodie and yoga pants, I’m completely covered up, I’ve got my mask on — who cares if I’m trans? ... How does this affect your life?”

Unfortunately, Cox said it's nothing new for trans people to face discrimination and violence for existing in public.

“It’s not safe in the world. And I don’t like to think about that a lot, but it is the truth,” she said. “It’s the truth and it’s not safe if you’re a trans person. Obviously, I know this well. It’s just really sad.”

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Reply #6 posted 12/02/20 4:11pm

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I really don't get the need to harm people as though it gives one some real power. It's some ingrown trait that constantly needs to be checked and restrained. The primal ape brain I guess.
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Reply #7 posted 12/04/20 8:33pm

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I haven't read all the comments but would like to say that, though, I am very sympathetic to the plight of trans women athletes, I think that most of them have a physical advantage over cis women as many have larger chests (lung volume), longer, stronger arms, testosterone, bigger, stronger muscles etc. It is not a level playing field, IMO.

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