“Nina Flowers”chosen as online finalist to compete on Logo’s RuPaul’s Drag Race.

NEW YORK, NY – September 9, 2008 – Logo, a division of Viacom Inc.’s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks, today announced after two months of fierce competition and online voting on RuPaul's Drag Race, a winner has been chosen to be one of the competitors for RuPaul’s Drag Race, Logo’s new competition reality series starring RuPaul in the search for America’s next superstar drag queen that will premiere in January 2009.

After two months of glam, glitter and show-stopping performances, “Nina Flowers” of Denver, Colorado was chosen to be one of nine competitors for RuPaul’s Drag Race. Beginning on May 13, 2008 the fight to become the next drag superstar began online with the official RuPaul’s Drag Race casting website. Aiming to fill the last coveted position as one of the nine contestants for this one-of-a-kind competition reality series, 762 stage divas and sound sirens joined online, garnering over 600,000 votes.

With over 285,000 daily visitors, and about 3 million overall page views in just eight weeks, proved to be one of the most groundbreaking events in drag history. Drag performing hopefuls submitted user-generated content including videos, blogs and photos to win the hearts of voters. After three rounds of lip-synching to their favorite pop artists, submitting music videos and other showing their inner “Supermodel,” Nina Flowers was chosen as the winner.

The eight, one-hour episode series is expected to debut on Logo’s digital cable channel in early 2009. Joining RuPaul as judge, fashion journalist and author Merle Ginsberg and Bravo’s Project Runway fan favorite Santino Rice will decide who deserves to be the next up-and-coming drag queen superstar.

The most famous drag queen in the world, RuPaul will host, mentor and judge this one-of-a-kind reality competition. Playing a dual role, RuPaul, the drag queen, will reign supreme in all judging and eliminations, while RuPaul, the man, will help guide the contestants as they prepare for each challenge. The show will gather the next generation of outrageous, up-and-coming drag queens to fight for the title (and tiara) as top drag queen.

More on the show can be found here: RuPaul's Drag Race
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Equality & Parity II: transgender conference: information & call for abstracts

Please go to our website: to submit your abstract online (in English or Spanish) or to register and apply for scholarships. The conference is completely bilingual and we hope to have participation from every county in California. We are committed to getting as many Californian transfolk to the conference as we can, so please be sure to apply for a scholarship. The conference itself is free, but scholarships can cover the cost of transportation and hotel, plus food.

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Poor transguy in NYC

Yo everyone, heads up!
Wanted to know how other folk get around when jobs find reasons to fire, dismiss and well, simply not hire for being trans and alt. You know how that goes, right: they say it ain't the case of your sex orientation or gender identity but you get followed around and profiled for sneezing the wrong way and opening the door with your left hand.
What do people do? Any recourse to action? Anybody got parents who don't give a damn and wish for you to die out as soon as possible?

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The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition is pleased to announce the release of its 2008 GENIUS Survey in partnership with Ernst & Young. GenderPAC works to ensure that classrooms, communities and workplaces are safe for everyone to learn, grow and succeed.

The Gender Equality National Index for Universities & Schools (GENIUS), GenderPAC’s most recent effort to end discrimination and promote awareness, encourages colleges and universities to recognize the benefits of a GenderSAFE campus - supportive equitable and protective for all students. Choosing to participate in GENUIS sends a strong public statement that bullying or discriminating based on the race, sex or gender of a student, faculty, or staff member is not tolerated at your institution

Fill out the survey at:, and make sure that we have data for as many schools as possible. Your voice will help us continue to work towards a safe and welcoming environment for every student
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Petition the British Government to recognise *all* gender identities.

On January 15th I did a post on Genderqueer mentioning how I'd created a petition on the No.10 website, -So that all the British genderqueers and their allies can lobby their government to legally recognise the fact that *not everybody* fits perfectly into the currently available gender categories of male and female.

I've just recieved an e-mail from the number 10 petition team It said that my petition has been approved by the Number 10 web team, and is now available on the Number 10 website at the following address:

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