Tiq Milan

What's Inside Candy Magazine's 5th Anniversary 'Transversal' Issue?

The anniversary issue includes a 22-page fashion portfolio using only transmen models, shot by Daniel Riera and styled by Out fashion director Grant Woolhead.

From left to right: Amos Mac, Chris Mosier, Chase Strangio, Sawyer DeVuyst, Scout Rose and Tiq Milan photographed by Daniel Riera and styled by Grant Woolhead. (C☆NDY Transversal 8th issue, Winter 2014-2015.)

Connect Boston Summit

The Connect Boston Summit was a great success this year. I had the opportunity to speak on the panel, Surviving & Thriving: A Conversation about Black and Latino Gay, Bisexual, Trans* and Queer Men. The more conversations I'm in about the lgbt communities of color, the more nuanced and layered the conversations become. We're giving a lot of examination to intersectionality and systemic oppression. These communities are becoming more and more aware of the fact that the matrix in which we do our advocacy work, whether advocating for the community or for yourselves is the biggest obstacles. People are starting to look outside of the pathology imposed on the interesecting idenitities that they represent. We're beginning to see that it's not empowerment programs we need; we need a completely paradigm shift in the culture.


We discussed internalized racism and homophobia in the medical system and how it manifests into apathetic and treatment that lacks cultural competency and compassion. We were able to examine how living in oppressive systems affects self esteem and ones relationship to themselves. These conversations are fresh and new and nuanced is exactly what we need to affect long term sustainable change. 



Trans Bodies Trans Selves, the anthology


From the Associate Press


As transgender people strive to gain more acceptance and legal protections, they will soon have a hefty new resource to assist them - a 672-page book, written by scores of transgender contributors, that encompasses social history, gender politics and wide-ranging advice on health, law, relationships and many other matters.

Encyclopedic in scope, conversational in tone, and candid about complex sexual issues, the Oxford University Press book being released in mid-May is titled Trans Bodies, Trans Selves - a deliberate echo of a pioneering feminist health-resource book, Our Bodies, Ourselves that appeared more than 40 years ago

The goal for Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, she writes, was "to make it as radical as its predecessor" - an act of empowerment through which transgender people exert more control over the available information about their lives.

The book's chapters cover a wide range of topics, including race, religion, disabilities, employment, mental health, sexuality and parenting. There are miniprofiles of prominent transgender people from around the world, and analyses of gender-bending books and films, such as Some Like it Hot and Tootsie.

Its extensive glossary includes such terms as genderqueer, heteronormativity, omnisexual and transfeminism. "The terminology changes so quickly, you really can't keep up," said Erickson-Schroth."