The Quiet Clash Between Transgender Women And Drag Queens

By Zack Ford In March, RuPaul’s Drag Race, a reality competition show in search of “America’s Next Drag Superstar,” featured a mini-game called “Female or She-male.” Contestants looked at pictures of bodies and tried to guess whether the person in the picture was a drag queen or a cisgender (not transgender) woman. This prompted a…

Trans Women Share Writing in Summer Book Tour

Topside Press has organized a summer tour of groundbreaking transgender women writers visiting bookstores across the Northeast US. Last Friday, 70 people packed into the Wooden Shoe, a small independent bookstore in South Philadelphia. The enthusiastic audience was all there, despite the heat and the standing-room only crowd, to listen as eight transgender writers read…