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Voters in Anchorage, Alaska, appear to have defeated a ballot measure that would have required transgender people to use only those bathrooms, locker rooms, or other “intimate spaces” that match their biological sex at birth, rather than the gender by which they identify. About 16,000 ballots have been received by officials but have not yet been counted in Anchorage’s first election using vote-by mail. Updated results are expected to be posted later Wednesday, according to the  Anchorage Daily News .  As of Wednesday morning, the “no” side — opposing the anti-transgender restrictions on public, shared facilities — was leading “yes” by about an eight-point margin, 53.9% to 46.1%, among the pool of votes that had been tabulated. Due to the mail-in ballots yet to be counted, the Fair Anchorage campaign, which is fighting against the measure known as Proposition 1, has said it does not expect to call the race until April 6 . Plus: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee bill that would

Trans Beauty in Houston

Ophra's "Own" network has a new show called "Houston Beauty".  One of the students is a transgender young woman by the name of Mia.   The show is causing more than a few ripples in the trans community because Mia is an sex escort to work her way through school.  Some are questioning the presentation again of a transgender woman in the sex industry, particularly a black one. Others of course are pointing out how tragic the situation is that selling sex is the only way out for many transgender youth. Check out this video on the Cyrsti's Condo big screen and decide for yourself:

Quote of the Day

Cyrsti's Condo quote of the day:  “Your challenges, your crises, are the most precious moments of your life,” she said. “When the time comes, this won’t be an easy thing to remember – but pause, every once in a while, when there is a moment of calm in the storm, to reflect on what you’ve learned and how you’ve grown.”  - Del, the first openly transgender student at the Harvard Business School.

Transgender Prom Queen Out and Up!

The night of her high school prom, Connor Ferguson anxiously pulled on a floor-length leopard print dress and slipped her feet inside six-inch high heels covered in glitter. Connor Ferguson, 18. Despite loving the outfit she’d chosen, the 18-year-old transwoman from Trenton, Ont., considered not going to the prom at all, worried her peers might say something nasty or rude. She never expected they would name her prom queen. “It was absolutely unreal. I’ll definitely remember that moment forever,” said Ferguson, who was crowned queen at Trenton High School on June 22. From the National Post!