transgender

Gawker Thinks It’s Cool To Smirk At Gender Queer People

Guys, I love sarcasm. It’s a heady, delicious treat I eat up on the hour. But even I have my sarcasm limits. Case in point: Gawker writer Hamiliton Nolan’s response

Julie Gerstein | July 8, 2013 - 6:00 pm

A Lot Of What People Think About Transgender Athletes Is Wrong

Fallon Fox received a lot of attention and abuse in March after she was forced to come out as a transgender woman. Fallon had been a professional mixed martial arts…

Mary Odell | July 1, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Transgender 6-Year-Old Coy Mathis Wins Case For Access to Girls’ Bathroom

A win for the transgender community! Coy Mathis, a transgendered 6-year-old from Fountain, Colorado has won a case against the Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8, allowing her to officially use…

Daley Quinn | June 24, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Waitress Fired For Dressing In Drag Or For Breaking The Dress Code?

A woman in Kalamazoo, Michigan claims that she has been fired for showing up to work at the restaurant, Harvey’s on the Mall, in dressed as a man. The restaurant,…

Mary Odell | June 20, 2013 - 11:20 am

Update: Laura Smith’s Gender Confirmation Surgery Fundraiser Needs Your Help

This past May, we introduced you to Laura Smith, a brave trans woman who shared her story of survival with us. Laura created an Indiegogo fundraising page to raise money…

Julie Gerstein | June 17, 2013 - 12:40 pm

It’s Hard Out There For A Teen: Boobs, Tribal Feathers, Hipster Glasses Not Allowed!

Cleavage, tribal feathers, hipster glasses — oh my! All of those things have gotten students in trouble at schools around the nation. Schools sure have gotten strict, some might say…

Jessica Wakeman | June 5, 2013 - 9:00 am

Becoming Laura: One Trans Woman’s Journey To Self-Acceptance

There’s a well-known nursery rhyme that asks, “What are little boys made of? / Slugs and snails / And puppy-dogs’ tails … What are little girls made of? / Sugar…

Julie Gerstein | May 29, 2013 - 10:00 am

German Athlete Has A Sex Change After Being Unwittingly Doped With Steroids

Back in the ’70s, when there was still an East and West Germany, East Germany was very serious about winning international sports competitions, and was known to regularly dope their…

Julie Gerstein | May 21, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Swedish High School Debuts Gender Neutral Locker Room

Students at a Swedish high school have requested and received a gender neutral changing room as part of the school’s locker room for any student that wants to use it.

Jessica Wakeman | April 30, 2013 - 9:20 am

Trans Woman Ally Robledo Uses Women’s Bathroom, Charged With Trespassing

How To Be A Douche, Lesson #1: Charge a transgender woman for “trespassing” after she uses the women’s bathroom in your grocery store and ban her from shopping in your…

Jessica Wakeman | April 15, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Laura Jane Grace On The Power Of The Right Skirt

“Deciding to wear a skirt onstage in September was a personal landmark. It was the first time I had ever worn a skirt in public—and I would be doing so…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 10, 2013 - 11:20 am

UFC Suspends Matt Mitrione For Transphobic Comments

At the beginning of March, mixed martial arts fighter Fallon Fox came out as transgender. The 36-year-old had been participating as a female competitor in MMA competitions for six years,…

Julie Gerstein | April 9, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Texas School Allows Student Tony Zamazal To Wear A Dress To Prom

Thanks to the good works of the ACLU, Spring High School in Spring, Texas, will now allow George “Tony” Zamazal, who is trans and identifies as female, to wear…

Jessica Wakeman | April 4, 2013 - 6:30 pm

This Doctor’s Bathroom Sign Welcomes Everyone

Last week, we uttered a collective, “UGH, ARIZONA!” over the news that the Arizona House of Representatives advanced a bill allowing businesses to ban transgender folks from using the restroom of their identified…

Sarah Gray | April 2, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Judge Won’t Grant ‘Pregnant Man’ Thomas Beatie A Divorce

Welcome to the world’s most confusing divorce case. A judge in Arizona today declined to grant a divorce to Thomas Beatie, who attained minor celebrity status as the “pregnant man” a…

Newser | March 30, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Trans Role Model & Activist Kate Bornstein Needs Our Help To Fight Cancer

If you haven’t had a chance to read Kate Bornstein’s memoir, A Queer and Pleasant Danger, go out right now and buy it. The woman has lived an incredible life…

Julie Gerstein | March 26, 2013 - 3:20 pm

UFC Host Slams Trans Fighter Fallon Fox, Says She’s Not Really A Woman

Joe Rogan, the voice of the UFC fighting league, says that Fallon Fox, the MMA fighter who recently came out as a trans woman, should not be allowed to…

Jessica Wakeman | March 19, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Some Transgender Kids Have It More Figured Out Than The Rest Of Us

This week’s issue of The New Yorker includes a feature by Margaret Talbot, on the rise of young kids and teenagers identifying as transgender. While the concept of transgender isn’t…

Julie Gerstein | March 15, 2013 - 11:00 am

Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Fallon Fox Comes Out As Trans

After six years of competitive MMA (mixed martial arts) fighting as a woman, Fallon Fox has come out of the closet — against her wishes — as trans.

Jessica Wakeman | March 7, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Transgender First Grader Challenges Colorado School’s Bathroom Rules

The 1997 film “Ma Vie En Rose” depicts a young French boy who insists that he’s actually a girl. The lighthearted film was at least a few years ahead of…

Julie Gerstein | February 27, 2013 - 1:20 pm
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