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Calpernia Addams

'Finding Kim': A New Transgender Doc Everyone Must See

Wes Hurley | Posted 03.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Wes Hurley

What Finding Kim is attempting to do is very ambitious -- it is at once an intimate portrait of its charismatic subject and a brief but thoughtful overview of trans issues and identities.

The Incredible Story Of Trans Showgirl, Musician And Legend Calpernia Addams

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.10.2016 | Queer Voices

This is the fifth feature in a series that aims to elevate some of the transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals who have played a significant ...

Community Civility and a Response to the Controversy Over The Vagina Monologues at Mount Holyoke

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

I'd like to follow up on my previous blog post on the Mount Holyoke College controversy surrounding The Vagina Monologues because of the responses I've received. They've run the gamut from praise to condemnation, from thanks for informing the community of an important event in trans history to constructive criticism as well as vicious name calling.

Interview With Trans Activist and Icon Calpernia Addams

Michael Podell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Podell

In putting together a collection of interviews with compelling members of the queer community, one would be remiss to leave out Calpernia Addams. I was fortunate that she agreed to answer a few questions. Take a look at what she has to say about her life growing up, the politics of language, and her history as a tireless advocate for equality.

Men and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Calpernia Addams | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Calpernia Addams

My boyfriend's gift to me today was a few hours where I thought about nothing but the smell of the plants as they released the stored up warmth of the day in Griffith Park.

Jared Leto and the Archaic, Destructive Stereotype

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

Jared Leto played Rayon like a man, further confusing the public who both conflate gay with trans in general, and drag performance with the lived reality of the typical trans life.

Remembering Pfc. Barry Winchell on the 10th Anniversary of His Murder

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rowe

The real cost of Don't Ask, Don't Tell has always been the human one -- Barry Winchell's life, of course, beaten out of him with a baseball bat over the 4th of July weekend 10 years ago.