transgender

Hillary Clinton, ACLU & Others Give Schools Advice On Supporting Trans* Students

Five organizations are helping schools to help their trans* students, Britain has a huge pension gender gap, a 1960s board game for girls featured shame tokens, and the FDA has…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 4, 2015 - 5:38 pm

No, Just No: Jose Canseco Plans To “Live As A Woman” For A Week In “Support” Of Caitlyn Jenner

According to TMZ, four-fingered former baseball player Jose Canseco says that on his upcoming reality show, “Spend The Day With Jose,” he’ll be showing his support for Caitlyn Jenner by “living as…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 29, 2015 - 5:06 pm

Study Shows Trans* Discrimination At Fault For HIV Rates

A new study from the World Health Organization has found that transgender women are 49 times as likely as a member of the general population to be HIV-positive. The study’s…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 29, 2015 - 10:29 am

“I Am Cait” Focuses On Compassion And Education, Not Drama

A few things were made abundantly clear on last night’s premiere episode of “I Am Cait,” Caitlyn Jenner’s new reality show on E!. While perhaps technically a spinoff, “I Am…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 27, 2015 - 11:30 am

“Big Brother” Says Goodbye (For Now?) To Audrey Middleton, The Show’s First Transgender Houseguest

On last night’s live episode of “Big Brother,” Audrey Middleton, the reality show’s first transgender houseguest, was evicted from the house, as had been expected. Prior to the live vote,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 24, 2015 - 11:30 am

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

India Clarke Is The 10th Trans Woman To Be Murdered This Year

A 25-year-old Black trans woman, India Clarke, was found murdered near Tampa, Florida’s University Area Community Center. She was found at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, and died of blunt force…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 22, 2015 - 10:50 am

Artist Commemorates 63 Most Badass Heroines In Sci-Fi And Fantasy

Scott Park compiles the greatest women of SF/F, a transgender minister has raised bail for a dubiously arrested and detained trans woman, Joshua Feuerstein wants you to fight gay rights…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 20, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Caitlyn Jenner Talks Respect And Community In Powerful ESPY Speech

Caitlyn Jenner was honored at the ESPYs last night with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage, and boy, did she bring it. The award honors people “whose contributions transcend sports,”

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 16, 2015 - 9:00 am

Should People Living In Urban Poverty Have To Forage For Food?

Some foodies think foraging is a viable solution for urban hunger and poverty, this year’s Comic Con was more trans*-inclusive than ever, women’s “health” magazines are terrible for you, and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 15, 2015 - 5:30 pm

The Girl Scouts Turned Down $100,000 From A Transphobic Donor

Plus, some Canadian grandparents think that comprehensive sex education will “rape” their grandkids’ childhoods – their words, not mine.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 30, 2015 - 6:30 pm

“Cisgender” Is Now Defined In The Oxford English Dictionary

The O.E.D. has made cis people just another identity rather than the norm; the kidnapped Nigerian girls are being forced to fight for Boko Haram; find out the differences between…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 29, 2015 - 6:30 pm

John Oliver On Trans Rights: “It’s Genuinely Crucial We Get This Right”

Gay marriage may now be legal on a national level, thanks to those activists who brought the issue all the way to the Supreme Court, but discrimination is hardly obsolete…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 29, 2015 - 9:30 am

Meet Audrey Middleton, “Big Brother”‘s First Transgender Houseguest

Last night was the premiere of my absolute favorite guilty pleasure, “Big Brother.” While I’ve watched every season of the show, the last two summers I made the leap and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 25, 2015 - 1:30 pm

UK High Schoolers Invent STI-Detecting Condoms

Also, the US government will require insurance companies to cover transitional medical services for trans* federal employees.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 24, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Google Ad Features An Emotional Story About Gender Transition

This Google ad tells the story of so much more than a company. Follow the journey of Jake, a trans man, and the gym where he found a sense of community…

Claire Hannum | June 17, 2015 - 9:30 am

Trans* People Are Taking Back Beauty Standards With #MyVanityFairCover

And in horrid news, eight of the men who tried to kill Malala Yousafzai were secretly aquitted and can’t be found.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 5, 2015 - 5:30 pm

10,000 Transphobic Dipshits Petition To Have Caitlyn Jenner’s Olympic Medals Revoked

Congratulations on getting attention, we’re sorry your parents didn’t give you enough of it.

Robyn Pennacchia | June 4, 2015 - 3:30 pm

(Trans) Woman (Of Color) To (White, Super Rich, Celebrity Trans) Woman: An Open Letter To Caitlyn Jenner

The question that everyone is asking me these days is, “What do you think about Caitlyn Jenner?” But what I want to know is: what do you think of me?

Kai Cheng Thom | June 4, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Jon Stewart Perfectly Skewers Media Coverage Of Caitlyn Jenner, Welcomes Her To Life As A Woman In America

“Now you’re a woman, which means your looks are the only thing we care about.”

Megan Reynolds | June 3, 2015 - 11:40 am
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