Author: Claire-Renee Kohner

  • Does a Butch Woman have Cis-Privilege? Absolutely!

    Does a Butch Woman have Cis-Privilege?  Absolutely!

    Slate recently ran an article titled, “I’m a Butch Woman. Do I Have Cis Privilege?” In the article, Vanessa Vitiello Urquhart stated, “I was mistakenly misgendered in front of an auditorium of people” and continued to explain how she feels she doesn’t have cis-privilege, “It grossly oversimplifies my gender presentation, which I consider essential to […]

  • Montana Proposes Transgender Student Athlete Policy

    Montana Proposes Transgender Student Athlete Policy

    Content provided by ClaireOverThere and republished with permission. To read more of Claire-Renee Kohner’s writing, visit clairekohner.wordpress.com. Transgender students are being identified within the Montana school system that may express interest in participating in sports, therefore, The Montana High School Association [MSHA] is proposing to amend their student athlete policy to allow transgender students to […]

  • Ray Toro, Former Guitarist for My Chemical Romance, Dedicates Track to Leelah Alcorn

    Ray Toro, Former Guitarist for My Chemical Romance, Dedicates Track to Leelah Alcorn

    The tragic suicide of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn has sparked a conversation about what it means to be young and transgender, the struggles they face and how parents should react when a child comes out as transgender. Leaving a poignant suicide note on her tumbler account [which has since been deleted], immediate reactions were of […]

  • Venus Rising: Venus DeMars Looks Back on 2014

    Venus Rising: Venus DeMars Looks Back on 2014

    Content provided by ClaireOverThere and republished with permission. To read more of Claire-Renee Kohner’s writing, visit clairekohner.wordpress.com. To say that Venus DeMars, musician, painter, artist and leader of the dark-glam band All The Pretty Horses, had a busy 2014 would be an understatement. Starting the year off in the City Pages “How They Met” Valentines […]

  • Boy Meets Girl: An Interview with Actress Michelle Hendley

    Boy Meets Girl: An Interview with Actress Michelle Hendley

    Content provided by ClaireOverThere and republished with permission. To read more of Claire-Renee Kohner’s writing, visit clairekohner.wordpress.com. ‘Boy Meets Girl’ has just finished its run on the independent film circuit and after racking up an impressive amount of critical acclaim and sweeping the 2014 FilmOut Festival, this poignant movie starring transgender actress Michelle Hendley is […]

  • Kate Pierson of the B52’s Pens a “Trans Anthem”?

    Kate Pierson of the B52’s Pens a “Trans Anthem”?

    Content provided by ClaireOverThere and republished with permission. To read more of Claire-Renee Kohner’s writing, visit clairekohner.wordpress.com. Kate Pierson, founding member of the B52’s will be releasing a new solo album on February 17, 2015 title “Guitars and Microphones” co-produced by Sia; the first single is called “Mister Sister” – a track she is referring […]

  • Child Protection League Action Uses Stock Photo of Lesbian Novel in Anti-LGBT Ad

    Child Protection League Action Uses Stock Photo of Lesbian Novel in Anti-LGBT Ad

    Content provided by ClaireOverThere and republished with permission. To read more of Claire-Renee Kohner’s writing, visit clairekohner.wordpress.com. Going Going Gone – The CPL Action Story The Child Protection League Action [CPLAction] proclaimed on their Facebook page today that they have taken out the below ad in the Star Tribune and other newspapers around the state. […]

  • MN Child Protection League Continues its Assault on LGBT Community

    MN Child Protection League Continues its Assault on LGBT Community

    Content provided by ClaireOverThere and republished with permission. To read more of Claire-Renee Kohner’s writing, visit clairekohner.wordpress.com. The MN Child Protection League Action PAC [CPLActionPAC] issued an action alert to their current followers concerning the Transgender Athletic Policy coming up for a vote on December 4, 2014. They claim that the Minnesota State High School […]

  • Trans-Violence Part 3: Transgender Day of Remembrance is November 20th

    Trans-Violence Part 3: Transgender Day of  Remembrance is November 20th

    Part three in a three part series. See also: Trans-Violence: Why the ‘T’ is silent in LGBT Pt. 1, and Trans-Violence Part 2: Interview with Allison Woolbert Rita Hester, a transgender woman was murdered in Allston, MA on November 28, 1998. A candlelight vigil was held the following week and the collective outpouring of community […]

  • Gender Identity Watch Responds to Trans-Violence Pt. 2: An Interview with Cathy Brennan

    Gender Identity Watch Responds to Trans-Violence Pt. 2: An Interview with Cathy Brennan

    Prior to submission, my wife of 18 years finished reading the Trans-Violence Pt. 2 article, looked at me and said, “You know what’s going to happen right?” referring to the strong possibility of having yours truly featured on Gender Identity Watch [G.I.W]. “Yeah” I replied, “I’m ready for whatever this article brings me.” Trans-Violence Pt. […]