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Valerie Jenness (born March 7, 1963) is an author, researcher, public policy advisor, and professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society and in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Jenness is currently a Visiting Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and prior to that, was a Senior Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at the University of Michigan. Jenness served as Dean of the School of Social Ecology from 2009 to 2015 and Chair of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society from 2001-2006. Jenness is credited with conducting the first systemic study of transgender women in men's prisons.
26 Feb 2017
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Watch me transform from boy to girl! This video shares my typical makeup, cleavage and body shaping routines. I really enjoyed making this video. If you enjoyed watching it, please take a moment to vote thumbs or leave me a comment. Questions are always welcome too! Visit my website for great products, videos and tips. DressTech is a leading manufacturer of professional products for the crossdressing and transgender communities.
20 Mar 2017
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American Beauties (2005) is an award-winning documentary on Asian transgender immigrants. View full documentary at
14 Feb 2007
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An award-winning documentary on Asian transgender immigrants. View full documentary at
25 Mar 2007
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4 May 2008
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In Everyone Matters: Dignity and Safety for Transgender People - a new video produced by Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)'s Transgender Rights Project, Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC), and MassEquality - Alishia, Enoch, Dana, and Jesse talk about their jobs, their family, their hopes, and their worries. Framed by hope and optimism, their stories nevertheless show how vulnerable transgender people still are, and highlight the need for comprehensive laws to ensure that people can obtain and retain employment, remain safe on the streets, and have access to health care and housing. Everyone Matters allows the viewer to hear from transgender people first-hand about their lives, and makes a powerful case for the passage of transgender-inclusive non-discrimination and hate crimes laws in Massachusetts and beyond.
21 Mar 2009
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I just wanted to update everyone on what's going on with me and also see if I can get some support for what I would like to do considering I have now lost my job. If anyone can help me out on this project I would be oh so thankful. Please send me a message on here or on Twitter or email me or call me 214-253-9736 Lindsay Stone is a performance poet and activist who is also just happens to be transgender.
31 Jul 2009
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Monal, Apsara and Kalki - the transgender women from Tamilnadu share their opinion, ideas and concerns over the transgender empoerment issue in Tamilnadu. The three women are the trustees of Sahodari Foundation.
3 Aug 2009
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Tamil Short Film - A Story about Thirunangai - Aravani - Transgender. THIRUNANGAI.NOORI Interview.
29 Aug 2009
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Tamil Short Film - A Story about Thirunangai - Aravani - Transgender.
7 Sep 2009
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The number of Transgender Deaths has doubled within one year. As of Oct 22 2009 there has been 95 deaths calculated the year year before there were 47. We are people, We have faces, We have families, We have friends, We have lives, We have value, We have voices, None of this should be taken away from any of us because of who we are. Please to find a TDoR event near you and to see that statistics from the las year or years past.
30 Oct 2009
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**Sorry about my poor reading skills.. it was too early in the morning to be reading to the public** check out my site: This is a video log describing in such perfection how men should approach a trans woman they are interested in dating. A must watch for all men interested in, or involved with a transgender mtf heterosexual woman.
16 Nov 2009
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For more details on Transgender Day of Remembrance for Event details and stats and names please visit
21 Nov 2009
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Susan Stanton's public outing as a transgender woman catapults her into the spotlight.
9 Mar 2010
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BY KYRSTEN SKULBORSTAD You're watching multisource current video news analysis from Newsy. It almost sounds like a bad “So, a guy walks into a bar...” joke, but what happened in Boise was for real. A transgendered woman in Idaho is being held on $100,000 bond for charges of impersonating a doctor at Boise bars and nightclubs -- offering breast exams to other women. KENS outlines the issue. “Thirty-seven year old, Kristina Ross was working under the name of Berlyn Aussieahshowna. Police say the transgendered woman would meet other women at bars, perform a breast exam, and then have them call a real doctor for breast augmentation. But police say Kristina Ross is really Christopher Ross.” Ross is a male-to-female transgendered person. On KTVB, Ty Brennan points out one part of Ross’s past that adds an interesting twist to the case. The report also provides courtroom footage where you can hear Ross’s reaction to the prosecutor’s statements. REPORTER: “According to paperwork obtained by KTVB, from the Idaho Department of Corrections, Ross is transgendered and served three years at the Idaho maximum security institute, a men’s prison south of Boise [... back in 2003]. ..." PROSECUTOR: “The most concerning facts here are the defendant is not a doctor and that the defendant is a male touching a female’s breast, under the guise of being a female.” ROSS: “Oh my gosh!” But the Idaho Statesman reports, Ross’s appointed attorney never addressed the gender issue. So, while that wasn’t the factor in the initial arraignment, what was the reason behind Ross’s high, $100,000 bond? According to the Statesman, it was... “...mainly because of Ross’ previous conviction for aggravated battery and the fact she does not seem to have any family or work connection in the Boise area despite living here for the last three years.” And a blogger for says, regardless of Ross’s gender, he can’t believe these women fell for the -- quote -- “old breast exam trick.” “Ugh, people. Let’s say it one more time: If a person — male or female — approaches you in a bar and offers to perform a breast exam free of charge, that person is shady and likely belongs in jail, not in a doctor’s office." According to reports, a preliminary hearing on the two criminal charges of practicing medicine without a license is scheduled for December 1. If convicted, Ross faces up to ten years in prison. Get more multi-source news analysis from
23 Nov 2010
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Transcript by Newsy BY TRACY PFEIFFER You're watching multisource U.S. news analysis from Newsy A new report from the National Center for Transgender Equality is the first of its kind -- the first comprehensive study of discrimination against transgender individuals in the United States -- and the news is sobering for the community and its allies. “Researchers surveyed more than 6,400 people on a wide range of areas like education, health care, and housing. They found discrimination was particularly pronounced for people of color. Thy also found 41 percent of transgendered people attempted suicide, compared to only 1.6 percent of the general population.” (KARE) The report provided plenty of numbers to sort through. Feminist website Jezebel expands on some of the more prominent areas of discrimination. “47% reported being fired, not hired, or not promoted because of their gender identity, 29% reported mistreatment by police, and of those who identified as trans in grades K-12, 78% reported harassment at school. And an alarming number said they'd been denied medical care.” The study also found transgender people are five times more likely to live in poverty than the general population --- but The Advocate says not all the information is negative. The report found family support is an effective safeguard against suicide, and... “...while fewer transgender respondents ages 18-24 reported being in school compared to the general population, some 22% of respondents aged 25-44 said they were in school, compared to 7% of the general population, which suggested a commitment to completing their education against the odds.” The website Questioning Transphobia says the hard data gives transgender individuals and allies the information needed to fight discrimination. “It finally gives us a focus on the concrete obstacles that trans people face, as well as how these obstacles differ on the basis of race. There is no rational objection to the idea that institutionalized cissexism (Anchor: the belief that transgender people are inferior) is a real force that harms people on a daily basis.” Finally, a writer for the American Prospect highlights the importance of the study -- especially since the official government census doesn’t have any questions about gender identity or expression. “The consequences of not being counted, of being invisible, is that no one knows who constitutes the transgender community... or what their challenges or needs are. The many costs to transgender people include the fact that they are allotted little if any funding or resources... That's even true of resources spread within an LGB community that often forgets the ‘T.’” You can check out the report for yourself -- just visit the link in our transcript section. Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy
8 Feb 2011
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