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Overlooked No More: Roberta Cowell, Trans Trailblazer, Pilot and Auto Racer

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Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The  New York Times. This month they adding the stories of important L.G.B.T. figures.: this a REPRINT of one of them ROBERTA COWELL At the height of Roberta Cowell’s celebrity status, in 1954, her face adorned the cover of … Continue reading



The Secret Weekends at Casa Susanna

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In the early 1960’s Susanna Valenti and her wife Marie ran Casa Susanna  a popular weekend destination for cross-dressing men and transgender women. It was situated on a large private estate in the Catskills in NY in a town called Jewett where the two women also ran a wig store. Way ahead of its time Casa Susanna provided … Continue reading



I Am Samantha : a powerful and inspiring tale of transwoman Samantha Williams

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  Benjamin Scheuer’s debut single “I Am Samantha” was inspired and guided by the story of his friend’s journey to transition as told to him in his favourite coffee shop in the West Village, NYC. The song details a road occasionally bleak but ultimately inspiring, telling the story of a woman born a man, and … Continue reading



Jack & Yaya: the story of a remarkable friendship

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  Jack and Vaya is a very personal story brought to the screen by a small, woman-run production company based in Boston, MA.  In fact the city is is where their story starts . Jack lives there now with his cute dog Plinko and it is where he works as a kindergarten teacher. He actually … Continue reading



Major! the story of an iconic transgender legend

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  Annalise Ophelian’s documentary MAJOR! is an affectionate profile of one of the greatest leaders of the transgender community Major Griffin-Gracy.  Known to most people simply as Miss Major or Major she is a larger-than-life old school activist who leads by example helping literally hundreds of trans-women of color, most of whom were strangers. Assigned … Continue reading



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