Wild Girl: The Transformation of Maria Roman

Last night I read a very interesting interview with Maria Roman filed by Peter Mon and Alex Paredes over on Bilrico.

I have see far too many sisters put on what I consider Politically Correct,  judgmental cop uniforms and patrol the borders of not only language but of who gets to call themselves transsexual.

Often times it seems like one has to be nearly a stereotypical stay at home, church going heterosexual with the 2.5 adopted kids.

I have been really struck by this with the three memorial pieces we published for Leslie St Clair (We actually used her maiden name because of her husband’s position).

We were in awe of her.  She was as Suzannah described her, a “super queen”.

Yet I’ve encountered people who paint anyone that campy and flamboyant as being “a gay man with a pussy”.  Often times when I happen on photos of the trolls that heave these slurs like they were bricks it turns out that their own presentations are sketchy at best.

The same goes for declaring post-SRS women who work with those who use transgender as an umbrella are themselves transgenders who made a mistake.  Tossing that brick is pretty messed up if you both had the same operations done on sex parts.

It may come as a surprise to many but we were actually hip enough to see what we were doing as a form of creation of self, and life as being something you work to have.

Some of us are performers, Read the teaser for this article and go to Bilrico and finish it.

Wild Girl: The Transformation of Maria Roman

Filed by: Peter Monn and Alex Paredes

July 6, 2010 5:00 PM

We fell in love with her the moment she came onto the screen in Trantasia. There was just something about her smile, her honesty, her absolute sensuality that lit up every corner of the film. And now she is starring in a new film, Remember Me in Red as well as her own reality television show, Wild Things.

After listening to her discuss the film, we fell in love with her even more. Because not only is she a pretty face – an amazingly gorgeous face and a curvaceous body – she’s your wife, your mother, your sister, your friend. She’s all woman!

Our interview with Maria Roman is after the jump.

Continue reading at: http://www.bilerico.com/2010/07/wild_girl_the_transformation_of_maria_roman.php

Georgia Federal Court Rules For Trans Woman on Sex Discrimination Claim

From Bilrico: http://www.bilerico.com/2010/07/georgia_federal_court_rules_for_trans_woman_on_sex.php

Filed by: Dr. Jillian T. Weiss

July 7, 2010 9:30 AM

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ruled late Friday that the Georgia General Assembly illegally discriminated against a transgender woman by firing her when she announced her plan to transition from male to female.

In so doing, the Georgia federal court has joined a number of other courts around the country that have ruled similarly. The case, Vandiver Elizabeth Glenn v. Sewell R. Brumby, could now be appealed to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

As I argued in a recent law review article, I believe that a case on this issue will make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court in the next few years, and, what’s more, I believe that the Supreme Court would uphold the application of sex discrimination law to transgender employees. Many scholars disagree with my analysis, but that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

Continue Reading at: http://www.bilerico.com/2010/07/georgia_federal_court_rules_for_trans_woman_on_sex.php

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