California: Transgender Woman Claims She Was Raped By Cop

California: Transgender Woman Claims She Was Raped By Cop

A transgender woman in Southern California says a police officer forced her to perform oral sex on him and then raped her. The woman made the allegations in an Oct. 18 federal civil rights and assault lawsuit against the unnamed El Monte police officer and the El Monte Police Department, the Los Angeles Times reports. […]

 

Canadian Retailer Priape Closes, Blames Popper Restrictions

TORONTO — Priape’s four gay retail stores across Canada closed their doors this week after its ownership filed for bankruptcy protection listing $687,000 in debts owed to 106 companies. The closing of Priape’s four stores in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver may have been predicated by a warning earlier this year by Health Canada, which […]

 

California: Prisoner Alleges Abuse Of Gay And Transgender Inmates

California: Prisoner Alleges Abuse Of Gay And Transgender Inmates

In August, The Rage Monthly received a letter from a gay prisoner at Pleasant Valley State Prison in California. The letter can be described best as a plea for help following alleged inhumane treatment by corrections officers. The prisoner claimed that corrections officers were using the public address system and bullhorns to encourage inmates to […]

 

Study: Biology No Longer Determines Gender

Study: Biology No Longer Determines Gender

Genitals and chromosomes are not the only ways to determine gender. (UPI) — Despite what you might think, the results of a new study show that gender is no longer determined by biological factors. The study, conducted by University of Chicago sociology professor Kristen Schilt and Grand Valley State sociology professor Laurel Westbrook, found that […]

 

Pastor Jack Hibbs Tries to Scare California Churchgoers About Transgender Law (Video)

The Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) is a conservative California law firm that has been attacking a transgender teen in Colorado, falsely claiming that the student has been harassing girls in locker rooms and bathrooms. The PJI has uses this fake story to scare Californians into signing a petition at PrivacyforAllStudents.com to put a new California […]

 

James Darling, The Underemployed Porn Star

James Darling, The Underemployed Porn Star

Lux Alptraum profiles James Darling, who “isn’t like most up-and-coming porn performers”: As it happens, he’s a trans man (meaning he’s a man who was born in a female body), and that greatly limits the amount of work he can get. Trans women looking to perform sex work have numerous options, but for trans men, […]

 

A Final Walk On The Wild Side: RIP Lou Reed

A Final Walk On The Wild Side: RIP Lou Reed

Glamorizing drug abuse has almost become a badge of honor for rock stars — but few have done so with such cynical abandon as Lou Reed, the hard-living singer who died yesterday aged 71. Indeed, so defiantly self-destructive was his lifestyle that the biggest shock for those who followed his turbulent career is how he […]

 

Oklahoma Gay Couple To Marry Despite Ban

Oklahoma Gay Couple To Marry Despite Ban

CONCHO, Okla., Oct. 23 (UPI) — A gay couple said they legally obtained a marriage license in Oklahoma even though the state has a constitutional ban against same-sex marriages. Jason Pickel and Darren Blackbear had initially planned to get married in Iowa, but decided instead to travel an hour away to Concho to get a […]