Remezcla: This Photo Archive Holds the Untold History of Colombia’s Trans Community

Remezcla: This Photo Archive Holds the Untold History of Colombia’s Trans Community. “Each photograph is a gateway to many stories. That’s what the Bogotá-born artist Manuel Parra, known as Manu Mojito, learned early on as he met the trans ‘mothers’ of Colombia’s capital. These women shared with him vintage photographs from their family albums — of parties, beauty pageants, pride parades and of complex lives that had gone unnoticed by most of society. Then, almost eight years ago, Parra conceived the idea of Colombia Trans History. He imagined an archive of images, taken from the photo albums of trans women, that could weave together an alternative telling of trans women’s history in relation to what had been narrated by the predominant media of the times, which usually framed trans women as criminals.”

BBC: Transgender people treated ‘inhumanely’ online

BBC: Transgender people treated ‘inhumanely’ online. “Researchers analysed 10 million posts on the topic of transgender identity, shared from the UK and the US over a period of three-and-a-half years. They said more than 1.5 million of them were anti-trans. Other common transphobic themes of online posts included misgendering people – purposefully labelling somebody as a gender that they do not identify as.”

Playbill: Parity Productions Expands Women and TGNC Artists Database

New-to-me, from Playbill: Parity Productions Expands Women and TGNC Artists Database. “Parity Productions’ Women and Trans and Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) Artists database now features a distinction between union and non-union artists. The free, online database, which hosts over 400 artists across 22 theatrical disciplines, provides opportunities for designers, playwrights, composers, dramaturgs, producers, and more to view other artist profiles and connect.”

New York Daily News: After protests from LGBTQ groups, IMDb will allow removal of birth names from database

New York Daily News: After protests from LGBTQ groups, IMDb will allow removal of birth names from database. “On Monday, IMDb — the world’s largest online database of information related to movies, television, cast and crew — announced that it’d finally start allowing transgender individuals to remove their birth names from the site, when requested.”

Refinery29: The Snapchat Gender Swap Filter Is Taking Over The Internet — But Is It Problematic?

Refinery29: The Snapchat Gender Swap Filter Is Taking Over The Internet — But Is It Problematic?. “The filters (of which there are only two) reinforce long-held traditional gender norms. With the woman filter, I had a softer look: airbrushed skin, an angular face, long hair, and doe eyes. And as a man, I was gifted a strong jaw and some admirable scruff. But while this was all in good fun, and I now know what I’d look like with a beard, some are calling on Snapchat users to check their privilege when using the gender-swapping filters so frivolously.”

The Daily Iowan: Transgender Oral History Project celebrates and preserves trans history in Iowa

The Daily Iowan: Transgender Oral History Project celebrates and preserves trans history in Iowa. “An oral-history project can help preserve history of communities and serves as an important archive for those hoping to do research. A University of Iowa researcher hopes to create that kind of archive for the transgender community across the state with the Transgender Oral History Project of Iowa.”

Lifehacker: Diversify Your Stock Photos With Broadly’s Gender Spectrum Collection

Lifehacker: Diversify Your Stock Photos With Broadly’s Gender Spectrum Collection. “Stock photos tend to lag behind the culture. They fill business photos with just men, or under-represent minorities, or only show people filling outdated cultural roles. It’s an issue we run into a lot at Lifehacker, where we have to illustrate upwards of 15 posts every day on a limited photo budget, and want to represent the full range of our audience. So we’re excited about the many free photo libraries popping up that include diverse options or emphasize under-represented groups.”