New York Has Its First Transgender Firefighter

The New York City Fire Department finally has it's first openly trangendered firefighter. The woman in question, who now goes by the name Brooke, has for the most part found acceptance from her coworkers. The department is not known for its diversity, but it probably helps that Brooke has deep roots with the FDNY: » 10/02/11 6:05pm 10/02/11 6:05pm

Supremely Happy

Columbus, OH, Jan 8: Supreme Court Justice Yvette McGee Brown speaks during her swearing-in ceremony. McGee Brown is the first African-American woman justice on the Ohio Supreme Court. (Image via AP) » 1/09/11 4:05pm 1/09/11 4:05pm

Should We Mourn The Death Of The Very First Date?

Any first date can be stressful — or downright horrifying. But what about the very first date of your life? Is this rite of passage about to go extinct? » 11/29/10 5:57pm 11/29/10 5:57pm

Oakland Elects First Asian-American Female Mayor Of A Major US City

Election officials say Jean Quan will become Oakland's first female mayor, and the first Asian-American woman to be mayor of a major U.S. city. The format of her election was a first as well. » 11/11/10 9:35am 11/11/10 9:35am

Bullfighting Ban Approved In Catalonia

Lawmakers in Catalonia voted yesterday to approve a ban on bullfighting, thus becoming the first region in Spain to do so. Conservatives call the ban an "attack on tradition," but the activists won out with their arguments against institutionalized cruelty. » 7/28/10 2:40pm 7/28/10 2:40pm

Meet The Adventure Teen, Object Of Ongoing Fascination

Teen sailor Laura Dekker's mother has given her the go-ahead for a round-the-world trip. But the state still says no — so why is this news? I think it has something to do with the allure of the Adventure Teen. » 7/19/10 1:45pm 7/19/10 1:45pm

John Mark Karr: Single Again • First Afghan Policewomen Join Force

Hey ladies! Self-professed (but not actual) Jon Benet murderer, famewhore extraordinaire, and total creep John Mark Karr is single again » 9/08/08 5:30pm 9/08/08 5:30pm. • Eva Mendes' role in continues the prevalent stereotype of Latina women as being not only hypersexualized but "" who are overly passionate and emotional, as well as violent. •…