The Danish Girl
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The Danish Girl by Mr. Tom Hooper is beautifully shot, the cinematographer Mr. Danny Cohen has produced a well composed, Scandinavian filtered picture. With echoes of Lili’s own paintings; the starkness, wintery dreamscapes of desolate blackened trees and pink dawns, this seems to set up a visual chill that does run through the spine of this film.
Inflatable penis
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Mohammed Abad fell under a car as a child and dragged 600 feet. He’s had 119 operations to salvage his penis, but until an 8 inch inflatable implant was added, he wasn’t able to have an erection. David Pescovitz from BoingBoing comments: The implant was the culmination of years of reconstructive surgery. These kinds of implants are commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction. But far from being a rare surgery, it’s performed all the time, as notes: …
Documentary – Identity: In & beyond the binary
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Photographer Dave Naz created a documentary while creating the genderqueer beyond the binary photographic book (Rare bird books). This 60 min documentary features trans, genderqueer, butch and queer people interviewed on their varied experiences with gender identity. Addressing topics from hormones to employment to growing up, “Identity” is a series of enlightening and heartfelt interviews. Here’s the full movie, via YouTube.
genderqueer photography
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Photographer Dave Naz was interviewed for the British Journal of Photography about his new book “Genderqueer and other Gender Identities” (Rare Bird publishers). Having the trust of everyone involved in a project like this is a lot of pressure and I didn’t want to let anyone down. I wanted to make sure the work was presented in a sensitive way and wouldn’t come across as exploitative. The book features images taken of all gender non-conforming groups, …
OMG I’m Trans
Minus18 absolutely thrilled to announce the launch of their brand new resource OMG I’m Trans! It’s a resource created by young people, for young people, all about growing up gender diverse/trans. Minus18 put everything they wanted to know about growing up gender diverse into a one stop super pack. It’s a collection of answers, info, and advice to questions we were asking ourselves or needed to know as gender diverse young people. Download OMG I’m Trans Visit Minus18
My Story
By Caroline Cossey Caroline ‘Tula’ Cossey was born a boy. Now she is a beautiful woman with a successful modeling career. My Story is Tula’s candid account of her struggles: her troubled childhood in northern England, her dreams of becoming a woman, the operations that liberated her sexually, and the journey from chorus gurl to James Bond girl to top international model. My Story is the tale of a woman’s battle for the body she needed to …
Katherine’s Diary
By Katherine Cummings In 1986 John Cummings became Katherine Cummings and a while life changed. In this painfully honest account of John’s transformation into a woman, Katerhine tells of years of fantasizing and cross-dressing behind locked doors, of the betrayal felt by her family and the final relief of surgery. Katherine’s Diary covers a lifetime of self-discovery and self-destruction with acerbic wit and crisp observation. Scroll down to reserve and borrow Leave your details in the form …
Sally’s Story: A coming of age tale (Video)
By Mark Andersson Self-proclaimed bi-sexual transgender Jewish cowgirl Sally Goldner tells her story of self- discovery, as she navigates the gender path on the way to her 45th birthday. A coming of age tale and personal portrait of inspiring Melbourne transgendered woman Sally Goldner: activist, drummer, singer/songwriter, stand-up comic and radio DJ. Review I watched Sally’s Story at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival in 2012 and actually knowing Sally, albeit as an acquaintance in the …
Orlando’s Sleep
By Jennifer Spry This autobiography explores the complex issues of gender identity, beginning with John Spry’s boyhood in Australia, through marriage and ultimately to her coming out as Jennifer, a transgendered lesbian. As a child Spry cherished the moments when he was left alone at home so he could dress up in his mother’s clothes; in adolescence he tried hard to prove his manhood by competitive sailing and heavy drinking. When even marriage and fatherhood …