Posts tagged "gender identity"

Caitlin Jenner And Chaz Bono Visit Gender Diverse Children At LA Hospital

Caitlin Jenner teamed up with another high-profile transgender figure, Chaz Bono, at the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles for an event with the group “Transforming Family“, a support group allowing…

Katrin Higher | August 16, 2015 - 11:00 am

Parents Sue After Doctors Decide Their Child Is A Girl

Pam and Mark Crawford of Greenville, SC, adopted MC when he was just 20 months old and then considered female. Born with “true hermaphroditism” or both male and female anatomy—including…

Newser | August 13, 2015 - 5:15 pm

A Gender Terminology Refresher

The mainstream conversation about gender identity has widened significantly in the last few months, between Caitlyn Jenner’s public transition and Miley Cyrus and Ruby Rose appearing in the public eye…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 23, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Honoring Trans* Soldiers This Memorial Day

It was only about three months ago that the Pentagon announced protections for transgender service members. Prior to March, a transgender soldier in the Army could be dismissed from service…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | May 25, 2015 - 10:10 am

Today Is The Third Anniversary Of Trayvon Martin’s Death

Today is the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death, and a crucial moment to think about what justice is for Black Americans.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 26, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Yeah, Right, I Take Nudes For Your Attention, Because It Matters So Much To Me

Do I need to link to anything that says “[Fill in the name of a woman] is getting naked on camera for attention”? It’s been said about me. It’s being…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 14, 2014 - 10:00 am

South Carolina DMV Refused To Photograph Teen For His Driver’s License In Makeup

The DMV in Anderson, South Carolina, forced a 16-year-old boy to take off his makeup in order to get his driver’s license picture taken because “he needs to look like…

Jessica Wakeman | June 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Katie Couric’s “Teachable” Moment With Laverne Cox Is Something I Wish We Saw More Of In Activism

In January, an actress from “Orange Is The New Black” appeared on Katie Couric’s daytime talk show and it made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Laverne Cox, who is…

Jessica Wakeman | June 12, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Conservative National Review Asshat Declares “Laverne Cox Is Not A Woman,” Is Very Wrong [2 UPDATES]

Last week, “Orange Is The New Black” actress Laverne Cox appeared on the cover of TIME, illustrating a piece about how trans rights issues are “America’s next civil rights frontier.”…

Jessica Wakeman | June 3, 2014 - 2:00 pm

The Beautiful Story Of Ryland Whittington: A 7-Minute Guidebook For Parenting A Transgender Child

“Wow” is all I have to say after watching this beautiful video that tells the story of Ryland Whittington, a bright, fun, loving little boy who happens to be transgender.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 29, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Arcade Fire’s New Video For “We Exist” Tackles A Young Person’s Struggle With Gender Identity

Last month at Coachella, Andrew Garfield walked out on stage in a white lace dress and a blonde wig to strike a few victorious poses during Arcade Fire’s song, “We…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 16, 2014 - 5:00 pm

5 Things To Know About Chelsea Manning, Gender Dysphoria & Transgender Medical Care

With Pvt. Chelsea Manning back in the news for requesting to be treated for gender dysphoria at a civilian prison, many people have questions about what this means. What is…

Avory Faucette | May 16, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Transgender National Security Leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning May Be Transferred To Civilian Prison To Be Treated For “Gender Dysphoria”

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything about Private Chelsea Manning, also known as Bradley Manning, a dishonorably discharged soldier who was sentenced to 35 years for leaking classified documents…

Jessica Wakeman | May 14, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Not This Crap Again: Girl Kicked Out Of Prom For Wearing Pants

A North Carolina high school senior was kicked out of her high school prom not because she was sneaking booze, not because she was humping on the dance floor, but…

Jessica Wakeman | April 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Texas Teacher Laura Jane Klug Was Suspended For Being Transgender — But There’s Something We Can Do About It

Laura Jane Klug, a fifth grade substitute teacher for Lumberton Independent School District in Texas who also happens to be transgender, was suspended on Tuesday after parents complained to the…

Claire Hannum | April 10, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Christian School Pressures 8-Year-Old Sunnie Kahle To Leave Because She Looks Too Much Like A Boy

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that some people who run “Christian” schools are actually enormous dicks.

Eight-year-old Sunnie Kahle is no longer a…

Jessica Wakeman | March 26, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Janet Mock Nails Discussion Of Trans Identity On “The Colbert Report,” Piers Morgan Freaks Out On Twitter

Earlier this month, trans activist and author Janet Mock appeared on “Piers Morgan Live” to discuss her new book, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. That didn’t…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 19, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Beyond “Male” And “Female”: Facebook Now Allows More Inclusive Options For Gender Identity

The gender options on Facebook have worked well enough for those of us who identify as “male” or “female.” But what about folks who wish to publicly identify as something…

Jessica Wakeman | February 13, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Watch This: Trans Woman Quotes The Bible, Dares Christian Politician To Stone Her To Death

Last month, the city council of Shreveport, Louisiana passed a law to end discrimination based on sexual preference or gender identity. The Fairness Ordinance passed with a 6-1 vote. The…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 21, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Mommie Dearest: Going To Hell In A Handbag

There are a lot of worries parents might have as their child heads off to school: academic struggles, not getting along with teachers or classmates, bad behavior. The potential consequences…

Avital Norman Nathman | November 8, 2013 - 12:00 pm