Really good stuff. I can’t imagine there are many Filipino trans jazz vocalists out there, so I’m going to go out on a limb and say Angel Bonilla is THE BEST YOU’RE EVER GOING TO SEE. Skip the interview and head straight for her performance at the 4:03 mark. She’s got a smooth sort of Dinah Washington vibe, doesn’t she?
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Transgender Day of Remembrance is today and these portraits are by photographer Amos Mac; “When asked to create a portfolio of transgender-specific portraits for the PolicyMic “Identities” section, I was excited for the opportunity to show my work to a new audience, but I was also nervous. It isn’t my place to try and claim a trans identity for the people featured in my photographs. Some people have a gender identity that stays put. Some identities shift once and gradually settle in. Others have a fluid experience with their gender that perhaps falls somewhere on the trans spectrum. Personal identifications are complicated and can be easily misunderstood. Instead of simply showcasing my own photographs, I reached out to 16 people I’ve photographed and asked them to tell me in their own words how they identify at this very moment. The diversity of the models’ identities speak volumes. Being “trans” is just one small part of what makes each person unique and inspiring, as you’ll see.” For a dozen more pictures and text go here. (Photos; Amos Mac. top to bottom; Arisce Wanzer, James Darling, Colin Self and Dominic, via Policy Mic)
Genius. I can’t say it any other way. Lauren Harries was the true winner of Celebrity Big Brother UK, if you ask me, but in the end the public voted Geordie Shore‘s Charlotte Crosby the winner (adore her too). Lauren is a fabulous trans woman whose random lines gave me life. Here are some of those lines remixed, but the best has always been, “Who wants the cake?”
Since her appearance on Celebrity Big Brother in the UK (still in the house as I type, and hopefully she will win), transgender celebrity Lauren Harries has become a hit in drag bars and doesn’t even know it! I have fallen completely in love with everything about this fragile flower and clearly the British drag queens have as well.
Just watch. It says it all; plus, if Lauren Harries wins, she would be the first transgender person to win Celebrity Big Brother! #TeamLauren
A black and white photograph of Wikileaks leaker Bradley Manning wearing makeup and a blonde wig was released yesterday by the army as part of documentation related to Manning’s trial. It’s the first such photo of Manning, who is transgender and was attached to emails Manning had sent to a therapist, Capt. Michael Worsley, and an NCOIC, Sgt. Paul Adkins, about gender identity, in which the army private expressed a belief that a career in the military might “get rid of it.” Manning’s lawyers introduced the email to Adkins and accompanying photograph as part of the trial. One wonders how this helps his case but it’s cute, anyway. It’s on the tip of my tongue – who does this look like? (via Gawker)