transgender

America Is Basically Criminalizing The Fact Of Being Female (And Pregnant) With Personhood Laws

America is, in effect, criminalizing the very fact of having a female reproductive system. [NY Times]
Bangladesh had its first trans* pride march. [Raw Story]
Comedian Tig…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 10, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Simmons College Is Now Trans* Inclusive

Simmons College in Boston is adopting trans* inclusivity. [Boston Globe]
According to the Minneapolis media’s #PointerGate, pointing your finger makes you a gang member. [The Root]
If…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 7, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Laverne Cox’s Documentary Special “The T-Word” Is Groundbreaking, Must-Watch TV

“When a baby is born, one of the first question asked when is it a boy, or is it a girl? But what if it’s not that simple?” The question,…

Avital Norman Nathman | October 17, 2014 - 3:00 pm

New York City Wants To Make It Easier For Trans* Individuals To Change Their Birth Certificates

The New York Department of Health has proposed a new process by which transgender New Yorkers could change their sex on their birth certificates without having to get convertive surgery.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 8, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Transgender Woman Paula Overby Is Running For Congress In Minnesota

Paula Overby will become Minnesota’s first openly transgender candidate for Congress. [Huffington Post]
EJ Dickson talks about why we need to care when sex workers are murdered. [Daily

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 29, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Chelsea Manning Sues Government For Treatment For Gender Dysphoria

Chelsea Manning, the army private who was convicted of leaking documents to Wikileaks, is suing the federal government for medical treatment for gender dysphoria. Manning, who previously went by…

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

Laverne Cox Has An MTV Documentary Airing In October

Yaaassss! Laverne Cox has an MTV documentary premiering October 17, titled “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word.” The documentary will feature profiles of seven transgender people ranging in age from…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 19, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Facebook Is Giving Suspended Users Two Weeks To Decide If They Want To Change Their Names Or Leave

Facebook met with a group of queer activists on Wednesday to discuss how its policy forcing members to use their legal name as printed on their driver’s license, credit card,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 19, 2014 - 1:30 pm

New Jersey Middle School Refuses To Let Trans Girl Come Back To Classes

Thorne Middle School in Middletown, New Jersey, told a 13-year-old trans girl named Rachel Pepe that she is not allowed back in school unless she goes by her previous…

Jessica Wakeman | August 18, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Androgynous Model Andreja Pejic (Formerly Andrej) Comes Out As Transgender

“I always dreamt of being a girl. … I was proud of my gender nonconforming career. But my biggest dream was to be comfortable in my own body. I have…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 25, 2014 - 4:30 pm

A Guide To Talking About Transgender People In The Media

Many media outlets reported that R. Kelly’s child, Jaya Kelly came out as a transgender boy. Reports claim that Jaya would prefer to be called “Jay” and “dresses in boys clothing and emulates the testosterone fueled…

Hello Beautiful | July 15, 2014 - 5:45 pm

PurrVerse: The Mean Girls Of Lesbian Porn

“There are two kinds of evil people in this world. Those who do evil stuff and those who see evil stuff being done and don’t try to stop it.”

Kitty Stryker | June 26, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Laverne Cox’s Moving “It Gets Better” Video Is A Tearjerker

Laverne Cox wasn’t always as sure of herself as she is today. Growing up in Alabama with a single mom struggling to make ends meet, she got bullied at school…

Claire Hannum | June 18, 2014 - 3:30 pm

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

The Soapbox: On The Stonewall Rebellion’s Trans History

President Obama issued a proclamation at the end of May stating that June is officially Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, but June has unofficially been Pride Month for…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 6, 2014 - 2:00 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

Trans Woman Schools Rush Limbaugh On Trans Rights And Anal Sex (And He Kinda Listens!)

Listen, I’m not about to throw Rush Limbaugh a parade or anything, but perhaps for the first time in his life, the conservative shock jock actually let a critic get…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 31, 2014 - 9:00 am

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

“Hedwig” Creator John Cameron Mitchell Recalls David Letterman’s Transphobic Squickiness

Last night, at a Times Talk Q&A between the New York Times’ A.O. Smith and “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”‘s John Cameron Mitchell, the musical’s creator dropped an…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 21, 2014 - 2:30 pm
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