Cross Points resumes with transgender panel

Marla Compton

Cross Points, the panel discussion series hosted by Equality March Texas, resumes Thursday, July 15, with “5 Things Genderqueer/Transgender people wished that Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual understood.”

“There are misconceptions and confusion about what is considered transgender,” said organizer Latisha McDaniel. “This will give the community the opportunity to ask questions they were afraid to ask.”

Elizabeth Pax, who considers herself genderqueer, will moderate. Two female-to-male, one male-to-female and one female impersonator will be on the panel.

Topics include: What is the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity? How should we deal with gender assumptions? How do we deal with activist assumptions? How can and should venues for the lesbian and gay community become more trans-friendly?

—  David Taffet

DMN photo staff's obsesssion with Elizabeth Pax continues, officially becomes creepy

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A year ago tomorrow, I posted an item suggesting that The Dallas Morning News has an obsession with queer activist Elizabeth Pax and her megaphone. Lo and behold, The DMN today has published on its website yet another similar photo of Pax, from this morning’s protest outside the ExxonMobil shareholders meeting. Seriously, guys, what’s going on here? Above is the photo from today. Below are the two from last year.

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—  John Wright

'March On' trailer released

Here’s the first trailer for “March On,” a documentary about last year’s National Equality March that’s being directed by Dallas activist Laura McFerrin. No word on when the film itself will be released, but the trailer also features another Dallas activist, Elizabeth Pax. For more info about “March On,” go here.

—  John Wright