Tangerine: Movie Review

Hollywood filmed by iPhone has a lot of heart.

Movie Reviews & Stories
At first glance, Tangerine resembles a debut film. Shot on an iPhone and featuring two first-timers in the leading roles, Sean Baker’s fifth feature is full of creative decisions that would appear t   More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 MICHAEL NORDINE

Oregon Health Authority To Cover Hormones, Surgery for Transgender People


The Oregon Health Plan in January will begin covering the costs of hormone therapy and sex-reassignment surgery for transgender Oregonians who are covered under Medicaid, the state's Health Evidence Review Commission voted today.  "I’m really happy for everyone in the community," says Rebekah Brewis, a Portland woman who castrated herself in prison after the state ...   More
Thursday, August 14, 2014 KATE WILLSON

U.S. Dept. of Education Upholds George Fox University Right to Discriminate Against Transgender Student

University offers student separate housing option


The U.S. Department of Education has dismissed a complaint filed by a transgender student at George Fox University in Newberg who said the school discriminated against him when it refused to allow him to live with his male friends on campus.The decision, first reported by PQ Monthly, comes two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby, a national chain of craft stores, can ...   More
Monday, July 14, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Transgender Inmate in Ohio Seeks Treatment In Case Parallel to Oregon Inmate's Fight


An inmate is Ohio is fighting the state's prison system to continue providing hormone treatment for her diagnosis of gender dysphoria—the clinical term for someone who is transgender. Whitney Lee, who was born a male, began taking estrogen in 1999. But when she landed in a male prison in 2012, the state psychiatrist took away her drugs, the Associated Press reports this week. The psychiatrist ...   More
Friday, May 2, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Basic Rights Oregon Takes Up Trans Issues In Health Care Debate

The hot topic of health care reform hits everyone differently. From the perspective of Basic Rights Oregon, one ignored group is transgender people, so BRO announced this week that it's building a campaign for transgender people to get better health care coverage. "The vast majority of insurance policies explicitly exclude trans-appropriate healthcare" reads BRO's website. BRO says it's found ...   More
Friday, October 9, 2009 Amanda Ingram

Portland School District's Attorney Fires Back at WW's Cheerleading Story

Jollee Patterson, the Portland Public Schools' general counsel, sent a letter recently to WW and Oregon Women Lawyers, blasting WW for its cover story last week on Lincoln High School's cheerleading team. Here's Patterson's letter, dated Dec. 18: Dear Editor, I have grave concerns about your article about one of our transgendered students. At Portland Public schools, we take very seriously ...   More
Thursday, December 24, 2009 MARK ZUSMAN


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