While Miami-Dade County couldn't even pass an ordinance protecting transgender people from discrimination, the City of Miami Beach is taking the lead in Florida when it comes to transgender rights. Last week the city commission unanimously passed a measure that would cover transitioning procedures f ... More >>
State bans on the recognition of gay marriage are falling like dominoes across the states, and a new lawsuit brought on by gay couples could lead to Florida following suit. However, a group of social conservative groups announced their intention to fight to uphold Florida's gay marriage ban today. ... More >>
Back in 2011, we here at Crossfade included Terre Thaemlitz, AKA DJ Sprinkles, on our list of the World's Least Douchey DJs. It was a nod to her longstanding work as an educator and activist promoting awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. Like many others, we'd first gotten w ... More >>
The Christian Family Council, a group whose name distracts from the fact that their main mission is battling against LGBT right in Miami-Dade County, recently released something of an infomercial for their Citizen Leadership Institution in which a wide array of local citizens testify that they feel ... More >>
More than 25 years ago, Anita Bryant led her infamous campaign against Miami-Dade County's gay rights amendments. Now an amendment to that same ordinance granting basic rights to transgender individuals is in danger of being derailed even after it passed on its first reading with an 11-1 vote.
While Miami-Dade residents are gearing up to celebrate American Independence, the Christian Family Coalition is making sure one group of people don't get to enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In response to a proposed amendment to the county's human rights ordinance that would protec ... More >>
Genderqueer rapper Mykki Blanco will bite the head off a harpy, steal that bitch's wings, and work 'em harder than any regular rap dame ever could. That's because Blanco is no regular rap dame, and she certainly ain't no regular rap dude. She is hip-hop's new in-between, the great white hype, and ... More >>
Fallon Fox, a transgender mixed martial artist, has been cleared to fight in Coral Gables next month. The 36-year-old Fox was born a man, married his high school girlfriend after getting her pregnant, and served in the Navy. Fox underwent sexual reassignment surgery in 2006 before launching her ... More >>
Barack Obama may have been the first sitting American president to announce his personal support of gay marriage. He may have repealed the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, and allowed gay citizens to serve openly in the armed forces. He may have been the first president to appoint a Transgendered per ... More >>
Wearing a low-cut dress and a matching black head wrap, Against Me! singer Tom Gabel looks remarkably feminine in the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine. Soon, the 31-year-old punk rocker will begin taking hormones and undergo electrolysis procedures that'll help Tom become Laura. After ye ... More >>
Though the name Mykki Blanco is already a sort of nom de plume -- we're talking about a performative alter ego, after all -- Ms. Blanco has another one, the Cosmic Angel. Think about that for a second: a supernatural creature from space, wielding protective powers and harmonious vocal chords. I ... More >>
David O. Russell, the Oscar-nominated director behind films such as The Fighter and I ♥ Huckabees and who is said to be connected to a possible Cocaine Cowboys movie, is being investigated by the Broward County Sheriff's Office after allegedly groping the breasts of his transgendered ... More >>
via CBS4Oneal Ron Morris, the amateur plastic surgeon who's alleged to have performed bizarre procedures on numerous patients, including injecting a mixture including fix-a-flat tire repair material in the behind of one victim, bonded out of jail yesterday on the same day that one of her alleged ... More >>
Jozy goes for a Sunday drive"I'm a hot, sexy chick, and I don't like people fucking with me." Such is the battle call of "Jozy" -- born Ira Deford -- a preop South Beach transsexual who this month took a historic stand in traffic court after bashing the side mirror of a blood bank's bus. J ... More >>
We wouldn't wish a trip to Jackson Memorial Hospital on our worst enemies. Yet according to a new report from the Human Rights Campaign, the public Jackson Health System is the only hospital in the entire southern United States cited this year for providing equal care to LGBT patients. That's a b ... More >>
The Miami-Dade County Public School System, the fourth biggest school system in the nation, has adopted new rules meant to specifically protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students from harassment. The School Board amended a state law passed three years ago, the Jeffrey Johnston Stan ... More >>
Courtesy of Elegant ElliotWould you throw this face out of your hotel?Elegant Elliot Offen, the Howard Stern sidekick whose bodacious body earned him 20 hours in a Miami jail cell, is still fighting the local hotel he says had him "falsely imprisoned." But now the hotel is trying to get the case ... More >>
Let's say, for argument's sake, you are a big dumb homophobe. If you happen to work at a hospital in Miami-Dade, you should totally celebrate! You're free to give gay parents the boot, turn away transgender folks, and block life partners from their dying loved ones. Reckon you found the right count ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke tries to understand how a transsexual running for Congress can be against gay marriage.A few weeks ago, I came across som ... More >>
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In the event that you've had better things to do than watch MTV deteriorate into a steaming sewer of reality programming, you may have missed South Florida's double-time queer cast previewed on Real World Brooklyn. The show's 21st season premiers January 7 and will follow its first-ever transgender ... More >>
The naked body of Amanda Lepore, the world's self proclaimed #1 transsexual, is about as good of a metaphor for change as any so it was suiting that the first sight of 2009 that the crowd at The Raleigh's Burlesque New Years saw was Ms. Lepore clad only in balloons as hostess Susanne Bartsch popped ... More >>
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