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Crossing the gender line has never been more fashionable, reports the NY Times Style section today. "Not since the glam era of the 1970s has gender-bending so saturated the news media," writes William Van Meter. "The difference now is that mystery has been replaced with empowerment, even pride." From James Franco gracing the cover of trans fashion magazine Candy in the same month he's featured as the coverboy of GQ to Lea T.'s appearance on Oprah and the Givenchy campaign to Marc Jacobs in drag on the cover of Industrie magazine, transgender and transsexuality is everywhere in fashion media. Here at Racked, our trans blogger Doll documents her own transition in her column Rated XX. Tune in for new installments this month. [NY Times]