It's not often that the world's most famous drag queen loses control of her court, but RuPaul's recent comments on possibly excluding transgender contestants from VH1's "RuPaul's Drag Race" had several former contestants of the drag competition show speaking up against him. He eventually apologized. RuPaul made the offending remarks in a recent interview with The Guardian. The Emmy-winning host was asked if he would allow "bio queens," a controversial term referring to cisgender non-transgender women on the show.
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Thing is, you didn't want cis women to get all nosey about your trans status, so you had to do as the Roman cisgenders do and keep a tampon or pads in your purse at all times. That way if one of your friends ran out, you had one in there if they asked you. Just be sure to brush off the dust first. Not every trans woman rocks a purse, but according to those pesky gender expectations, you were supposed to have a bunch of them — and coordinate them with your outfit. This meant not just expanding your closet, but constantly needing to move your belongings from one purse to another, losing important things along the way. Oh crap, where's that tampon? Nothing could disrupt a period convo among women like, "Oh, I don't get periods.
In October , Emily Kaufman, then a year-old junior at the University of Michigan, told her story of trying to join a sorority as an out trans woman to Cosmopolitan. Emily never got a bid to a Michigan sorority — but the same month her story was published, she accomplished another one of her life goals: to undergo gender confirmation surgery. A little over a year later, Emily, now a year-old senior at Michigan and a board member at Point of Pride, a non-profit that supports the trans community, is sharing her experience of what it was really like to undergo gender confirmation surgery. I want people to know the truth. I wanted a vagina even before I came out as trans and started transitioning in
Last summer, HuffPost Gay Voices asked transgender people to share photos of themselves on Twitter using the hashtag WhatTransLooksLike in an effort to show just how diverse -- and beautiful! We were absolutely gobsmacked by the response we received. In fact, people were so excited about WhatTransLooksLike that we received countless requests for us to do another call out. So, that's exactly what we did. And it couldn't have come at a better time.