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New Shoots and States!

Hi all! 

We are thrilled to announce the continuation of the Self Evident Pride Tour of 2014! Here are our upcoming shoot dates:

Santa Barbara Pride - Santa Barbara, CA - July 12th, 2014

LA WE ARE YOU Party - LA, CA - July 13th, 2014

Fort Wayne Pride - Fort Wayne, IN - July 26th

Pittsburgh Black Pride - Pittsburgh, PA - July 27th

Delaware Pride - Dover, DE - Aug 2nd

Fargo Pride - ND - Aug 17th

Toledo Pride - Toledo, OH - Aug 23rd

Vegas Pride - Las Vegas, NV - Sep 5th & 6th

Vermont Pride - VT - Sep 14th 

Columbia Pride - Columbia, SC - Sep 20th

Virginia Pride - VA - Sep 27th

There. Are. No. Words.


SO psyched we are shooting at Long Beach Pride today! Keep an eye out here for exact location, but send your friends and come find us! Only 4,380 portraits still to go! ;)

This is incredible. World renowned photographer Bruce Weber interviews two of the Transgender models from the new Barney’s campaign. WATCH THIS. This is one of the most sensitive, smart clips around this issue that we’ve ever seen. 

WHOA! HUGE for Trans people!!

VICTORY: Transgender People Can Now Change Their Social Security Record’s Gender Identity

Today marks an important victory for the transgender community, even though it may appear to be a small paperwork technicality. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that it is now much easier for trans people to change their gender identity on their Social Security records. All that will now be required, according to the National Center for Transgender Equality, is for individuals to submit government-issued documentation reflecting a gender change, or a certification from a physician confirming they have undergone appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition.

Read more HERE

Meet Stephen, Warren Beatty and Annette Benning’s transgender son. He’s reaalllllyyy smarrrtt, and talks super fast, and has really awesome things to say. Sit up and pay attention!

More Protection for Transgender Workers


On Monday the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled that “intentional discrimination against a transgender individual because that person is transgender is, by definition, discrimination ‘based on … sex’ and such discrimination … violates Title VII.”

This is fantastic news! Read more here

Tom Gabel of Against Me! comes out as transgender

Check out how amazingly Rolling Stone handled the correct pronouns in this story!

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Tom Gabel in St. Augustine, Florida.
Cass Bird

Against Me! singer Tom Gabel reveals plans to begin living as a woman in the new issue of Rolling Stone. Gabel, who has dealt privately with gender dysphoria for years, will soon begin the process of transition, by taking hormones and undergoing electrolysis treatments.

Gabel will eventually take the name Laura Jane Grace, and will remain married to her wife Heather. “For me, the most terrifying thing about this was how she would accept the news,” says Gabel. “But she’s been super-amazing and understanding.”

Gabel only told a handful of family and friends about her plan to transition before talking to Rolling Stone. Because this is the first time a major rock star has come out as transgender, the singer made a point of s

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Zackary Drucker is a transgender performance artist who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality and seeing.

"The Gold Standard" is a collection of Drucker’s projects, including performances and photography, documentation and exhibitionism, and combinations of the above. In one featured collection, entitled "Distance is where the heart is, Home is where you hang your heart", Drucker, a trans woman, and Amos Mac, a trans man, journeyed back to Drucker’s childhood home of Syracuse, New York. As Michelle Tea put it: "There is so much going on here it’s insane." To find out more, we asked Drucker and Mac some questions about the work..”

Read the story and see a SLIDESHOW HERE

Meet Anna Grodska, the first trans woman in Polish government:

This may be a little old, but it’s news to us. Anna Grodzka, 57, became the first transgender woman elected to Polish government when she was sworn into Parliament back in the fall of 2011. 

Poland's first transgender parliamentary candidate Anna Grodzka of the Palikot Movement
Read one of the full stories HERE

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