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Transgender Bathroom Rights Will Soon Be Extended To Federal Facilities

On top of employees, the directive will also apply to anyone who enters federal courthouses, Social Security offices, or any federal building. More »


Trans Girl’s Survival Guide: 3 Essential Tips For Your First Shopping Trip

Transitioning is also about learning all new ways of expressing oneself in public, including through clothes. When I finally tried on my first pair of women’s jeans in a dressing room, it felt incredible. The way they fit around my hips and thighs made me feel so feminine. More »


Sarah McBride Was The First Openly Transgender Person To Address A National Party Convention

“Will we be a nation where there’s only one way to love, one way to look, one way to live?” she asked the crowd. More »


10 States Sue The Obama Administration Over Transgender Bathroom Rules

Overall, 21 states have now taken legal action opposing transgender students’ rights to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with. More »


The ‘National Inquirer’ Claims Richard Simmons Is Transitioning & It’s Dangerously Wrong

Even if the reports were accurate — which Simmons’ rep adamantly says they are not — there’s a huge danger in removing his own voice from the story, which is all reported through “friends” and “anonymous sources.” More »


Massachusetts Is Expanding Transgender Rights, And Governors Around The Country Should Take Note

Massachussets just gave transgender individuals full protection to pee where ever they want. It’s almost sad we have to keep talking about this. More »


Transgender Woman In Pakistan Dies From Gunshot Wounds After Horribly Discriminatory Treatment

23-year-old Alesha died of gunshot wounds at Peshawar’s Lady Reading Hospital while doctors took their sweet time deciding whether they were going to treat her in the male or female ward. More »


11 States Are Suing Obama Over His Transgender Bathroom Policy, & We Bet You Can Guess Them All

They don’t believe in “being transgender.” It’s like people who rant about global warming being fake because it still gets cold in winter. That’s not how it works. More »


High Schoolers In Vermont Are Wearing “Straight Pride” T-Shirts In Response To Transgender Bathroom Laws

A handul of students at Green Mountain Union High School in Vermont rallied together to protest a transgender bathroom policy at their school with “Straight Pride” T-shirts. Yes, you read that correctly. The world truly is a rolling dumpster fire.More »


What’s Happening With The North Carolina LGBT Law? Today Is The Big Stand-Off

The nation’s been closely watching North Carolina ever since the state passed a law prohibiting transgender residents from using the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity. Since the Justice Department told the state to trash the bill, you may be wondering what’s happening with the North Carolina LGBT law. Well, a lot. North Carolina had until… More »


How Anti-Transgender Bathroom Laws Are Ignoring The Real Threat To Women: Cisgender Men

The idea that we “need to keep transgender people out of women’s bathrooms to protect women and young girls.” is a rallying cry that not only creates a threat where none exists, but distracts from an overwhelmingly pervasive and deadly one: violence against women by cisgender men. More »


Huh: Donald Trump Is Against North Carolina’s “Very Strong” Transgender Bathroom Bill

On rare occasions, Donald Trump isn’t a completely worthless windbag. More »


Transgender Whole Foods Employee Sues For Harassment; BTW, Whole Foods Is A Terrible Place To Work

His coworkers referred to him as “it.” More »


My Husband Is Now My Wife — And Our Marriage Has Never Been Better

It was early July, and we were on our way home after a botched date night. My spouse’s mood was off, once again; this chronic melancholy, this little Eeyore cloud hanging over our lives and saturating everything in miserable little droplets. It happened all the time.

The unhappiness had put a wedge between… More »


Director Lilly Wachowski Comes Out As Transgender In a Heartfelt Letter

Welcome to the sisterhood! More »


Qatar Bans The Danish Girl Over “Moral Depravity”

The government of Qatar has banned the new Eddie Redmayne film The Danish Girl from screening in the country, following protests about its “moral depravity.” In the film, Redmayne plays Lili Elbe, one of the first women in the world to undergo sex reassignment surgery. An employee at a Doha theater complained to the QatariMore »


New York City Issues New Transgender Protections

New York City’s government has issued a set of guidelines protecting transgender individuals from discrimination. The guidelines elaborate on prior legal protections.

The new guidelines include misgendering, enforcing gender-specific dress codes, and barring access to gendered facilities under the definition of discrimination, effectively making the practices illegal. Employers in New York must alsoMore »


Gift Guide: For Your Friend Who’s Transitioning

So your friend came out as transgender/genderqueer/non-binary! Yay! The holidays are actually a pretty perfect time to show your friend your support, both by taking that old holiday advice to let the people you love know that you care and by giving them gifts that’ll help their transition. Take care to ask themMore »


Girl On Girl: Fostering The T In LGBT

This week is Trans Awareness Week, an event to raise awareness and visibility of transgender and gender nonconforming people leading to today, November 20, the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Coincidentally, just a few days before the week began, someone started a petition to “Drop the T” and exclude transgender people from the LGBT platform. It’s easyMore »


Dictionary.com Just Added A Gender-Neutral Alternative To “Mr.” And “Mrs.”

Yesterday, I went to the endodontist (“Double root canal! Whoa!”) and, filling out the paperwork, came across a problem that’s been more pronounced since I came out as genderqueer. Beyond the boxes for “M” and “F,” on which I grudgingly mark “F” in case my endodontist badly needs to know whether or not I haveMore »


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