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News, The Snitch California Privacy Group Calls for Lawsuits to Control Public Bathroom Access Based on Gender

California Privacy Group Calls for Lawsuits to Control Public Bathroom Access Based on Gender

If you live in California, your bathroom privacy is apparently under attack, and a cadre of horrified parents and church folk is gathering signatures to enforce genital segregation. Privacy for All, the cadre in question, is peddling the Personal…
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News, The Snitch There's an "Epidemic of Violence" Against Trans People — Even in San Francisco

There's an "Epidemic of Violence" Against Trans People — Even in San Francisco

A headline on Mother Jones today is depressing but not particularly surprising: “More Transgender People Have Been Killed in 2015 Than Any Other Year on Record.” It’s a poignant reminder on the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance that much…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Transcendent, Ep. 4 Recap: Flirting, Flirting, Credit Card Debt, Flirting

Transcendent, Ep. 4 Recap: Flirting, Flirting, Credit Card Debt, Flirting

Transcendent Episode 4 picks up right where episode 3 left off: with Bambiana and Bionka having it out on a park bench, and reconciling over the news that both have decided to have bottom surgery. It is also the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Meeting the Ladies of AsiaSF: <i>Transcendent</i> Ep. 1 Recap

Meeting the Ladies of AsiaSF: Transcendent Ep. 1 Recap

“Me and my girlfriends work at a crazy cabaret club called AsiaSF where we dance and do our own thing.” The premiere episode of Fuse’s Transcendent, a docu-series following five of the performers from San Francisco’s only transgender cabaret,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist 52 Tuesdays: An Intimate Family Drama With A Transgender Twist

52 Tuesdays: An Intimate Family Drama With A Transgender Twist

Sophie Hyde’s new film had an unusual filming schedule. 52 Tuesdays was filmed only on one day of the week over the course of a year. The film is divided into a series of segments, all set on Tuesday…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist New on Video: An Open Letter to Brian De Palma's Transphobic <i>Dressed to Kill</i>

New on Video: An Open Letter to Brian De Palma's Transphobic Dressed to Kill

Okay, Dressed to Kill. Let's talk. On a purely cinematic level, you're pretty brilliant, particularly in the context of director Brian De Palma's career up to that point. It's the second to last film in a string of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Chatting With <i>Tangerine</i> Director Sean Baker

Chatting With Tangerine Director Sean Baker

Here to talk with us now is Sean Baker, who most recently has directed Tangerine, the first full-length movie that was shot on an iPhone and is actually really good. It’s about transgender sex workers on the mean streets…
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News, The Snitch BART Police Adopts New Policy For Transgender People

BART Police Adopts New Policy For Transgender People

“BPD officers and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Fresh Meat Festival: Supporting Transgender and Queer Artists

Fresh Meat Festival: Supporting Transgender and Queer Artists

never seeing another person like me in modern dance -- and so few transgender artists even being able to be…
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News, The Snitch Community Raises Money to Open Transgender Shelter in Oakland

Community Raises Money to Open Transgender Shelter in Oakland

After years of escalating reports regarding abuse against transgenders in the Bay Area shelter system, one community leader is doing something to alleviate the problem. Clair Farley, associate director of economic development at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Oscar Shoo-In <i>Dallas Buyer's Club</i>: Talking with Jared Leto

Oscar Shoo-In Dallas Buyer's Club: Talking with Jared Leto

On March 2 we'll find out if Academy shoo-in Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto will win the coveted Oscar for their courageous performances in Dallas Buyers Club. Both actors have already received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards…
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News, The Snitch Jewyles Gutierrez: Supervisor David Campos Stands Up for Transgender Teen Accused of Battery

Jewyles Gutierrez: Supervisor David Campos Stands Up for Transgender Teen Accused of Battery

Last week, SF Weekly reported on the growing outraged over a recent decision by Senior Deputy Dan Cabral of the Contra Costa District Attorney's Office to charge Jewlyes Gutierrez, a transgender teen from Hercules, with battery after she defended herself…
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News, The Snitch Jewlyes Gutierrez: Petition Sparks Massive Support for Transgender Teen Facing Battery Charges

Jewlyes Gutierrez: Petition Sparks Massive Support for Transgender Teen Facing Battery Charges

On January 16, the Bay Area Reporter reported the story of Jewlyes Gutierrez, a 16-year-old East Bay transgender student who fought back after she was bullied at Hercules Middle/High School. Gutierrez was charged with battery by Dan Cabral, a senior…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Transverse: Anna Anthropy's <i>Dys4ia</i> Explores Gender Transitioning in a Videogame

Transverse: Anna Anthropy's Dys4ia Explores Gender Transitioning in a Videogame

I've never been a gamer myself, but when I heard about Anna Anthropy's dys4ia, I decided to give it a shot. In the 15 or so minutes it took me to "play" the arcade-style documentation of Anthropy's transition, from deciding…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Transverse: Disordered or Not? Unpacking the DSM's New Trans Language

Transverse: Disordered or Not? Unpacking the DSM's New Trans Language

When the story broke on Monday that the American Psychology Association had officially approved changes to the new edition of the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) that included removing "Gender Identity Disorder," my Facebook feed lit…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist "Awash in Bodies:" Sensual Watercolors and <i>The Little Mermaid</i> as Trans Fairy Tale

"Awash in Bodies:" Sensual Watercolors and The Little Mermaid as Trans Fairy Tale

What was your favorite part of The Little Mermaid? Was it the classic fish-out-of-water moment when Ariel styles her hair with a dinglehopper? Perhaps when the enchantress cuts out the mermaid's tongue in payment for her potion? Ah, Disney omitted…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Being Transgender No Longer a Medical Disorder, DSM Revised

Being Transgender No Longer a Medical Disorder, DSM Revised

On December 1, the American Psychiatric Association's board of trustees approved the latest revisions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, aka the DSM-V. In the revisions to the DSM, people who are transgender and gender non-conforming are…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Transverse: Trans Awareness Week! Sundance's New Series, and the "Sex-Change Sweethearts"

Transverse: Trans Awareness Week! Sundance's New Series, and the "Sex-Change Sweethearts"

As we wrap up Trans Awareness Week it's important to note that most of the focused "awareness" rests, understandably, on our most basic struggle: increasing attention regarding systematic and individual violence inflicted on trans bodies. LGBT centers, nonprofit organizations, and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Transverse: Healthy SF Removes Restrictions on Transgender Care

Transverse: Healthy SF Removes Restrictions on Transgender Care

Next week is Trans Awareness Week, which is a kind of funny name -- one that presumably is meant to emphasize visibility as opposed to say, pride, and to draw attention to the myriad of barriers of health and happiness,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Transverse: Joe Biden Says Trans Discrimination a "Civil Rights Issue of Our Time"

Transverse: Joe Biden Says Trans Discrimination a "Civil Rights Issue of Our Time"

In lieu of commentary, I'm going to (mostly) step back this week and let a fantastic ally tell a story about how a little tenacity and a lot of love got her an audience with one of the most important…
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