Trans People Needed for Local “Trans Home Project” Study

Screen Shot 2014-02-21 at 10.52.37 AMMax Andrucki, an assistant professor of social and cultural geography at Temple, is looking for area trans individuals willing to take part in a new study called “transhomesproject,” which seeks to understand how “trans* identities are expressed in private spaces.” The study will evaluate:

  • Trans* people’s diverse experience of home (including not having one) and about the process of finding a home.
  • How everyday activities, like housework and gardening, are re-negotiated and experienced differently by folks in trans* households.
  • Home decor and whether it has anything to do with your identity.
  • How moments of transition have impacted your living space, and whether there’s any correlation between the two.

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GLAAD Honors Chaz

Chaz Bono (courtesy of GLAAD)

His turn on Dancing with the Stars was only the beginning. Since making headlines for being the first transgender contestant on the reality show, Chaz Bono is once again making a first. He’s the recipient of GLAAD‘s Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which honors an openly LGBT person who has made a significant difference in promoting equality in the media. Bono is the first transgender person to ever receive the award.

“Chaz has opened the door for countless others, reshaping the way Americans think about transgender people today,” says Mike Thompson, acting president of GLAAD. “His bold leadership in sharing his story as a transgender man, as well as his tireless work to secure equality for every American, embodies the values of GLAAD’s Stephen F. Kolzak Award.”

It was just three years ago that Bono first revealed he is transgender and later shared his life and transition process in the documentary Becoming Chaz, which was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award as well as three Emmy Awards. Bono has written a trio of books, including Transition, a groundbreaking account of his transition from female to male.

But even before his transition, Bono has long been an advocate for LGBT rights.

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