Kerry Washington Gave a Speech That Will Give You All The Feelings

Kerry Washington - one of last night's winners at the GLAAD Media Awards for her work as an ally - gave a compelling acceptance speech emphasizing the need for marginalized groups to come together across difference (an especially salient point in the wake of Patricia Arquette's unfortunate comments on women's rights). » 3/22/15 4:30pm 3/22/15 4:30pm

Father Stabs His Trans Child to Death, Tells Police It Was a Cult

An Ohio man's been arrested for the death of his 22-year-old child, Bri Golec, whom he murdered for being transgender. Kevin Golec, who continues identifying Bri as "his son" told police that Bri had been murdered by a cult. The cult he may have been referring to was the trans community, of which Bri had, at least at… » 2/17/15 1:15pm 2/17/15 1:15pm

Kris Jenner Goes HAM On InTouch Over Transphobic Bruce Jenner Cover

Sound The Alarm: "Kris (Jenner) has cut off contact with In Touch, Life & Style and all Bauer publications" in light of the recent Bruce Jenner-reimagined-as-Stephanie-Beacham-from-Dynasty cover controversy, a source informed the New York Daily News. THIS IS WAR, Kris bellowed at an unnaturally high pitch for a woman… » 1/16/15 11:15am 1/16/15 11:15am

A Chat with Alexandra Billings, Trans Activist & Transparent Actress

I feel bad, calling to reschedule my interview with Alexandra Billings, the trans activist and actress who plays Davina, wise and warm friend/mentor/Trans Got Talent duet partner to Jeffrey Tambor's Maura in Transparent. The show, whose first season saw Maura coming out as a woman to her three grown children and… » 1/06/15 2:40pm 1/06/15 2:40pm

Add The T Word to the Many Ways Laverne Cox Is Changing the World

Laverne Cox is 5'11", maybe 6'4" in Louboutins, but her super-shiny, super-long blonde wig gives her the illusion of added height. Or maybe it's the metaphor: in the year and a half since Orange is the New Black began, Cox's star has grown exponentially, and as a public figure she is larger than life: the rare… » 10/17/14 2:10pm 10/17/14 2:10pm

Carmen Carrera Was Totally On Jane the Virgin Last Night

There were many things to love about last night's premiere of Jane the Virgin, the CW's new series based on a young Chicana virgin who accidentally gets pregnoncé after her ob-gyn screws up her rounds and artificially inseminates her—with her boss's sperm! (It's based on the Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen,… » 10/14/14 2:15pm 10/14/14 2:15pm

Transparent: A Show Where Transition Is the Default State

Transparent is a show you need to be watching if you're not already. The premise is pretty straightforward: it follows the Pfeffermans, an L.A. family whose patriarch becomes their matriarch. The series, available on Amazon Instant Video, chronicles how everyone copes with the news, supports one another, and lets each… » 10/03/14 12:40pm 10/03/14 12:40pm

​Model Andreja Pejic Is Crowdfunding an Autobiographical Documentary

In July, Andreja Pejic, the Serbian-born Australian model who rose to fame for her androgynous look and style, came out as a trans woman. Now, she and a filmmaker friend are creating a documentary about her past as well as her uncertain future in modeling and are asking for support for their Kickstarter campaign. » 9/07/14 4:30pm 9/07/14 4:30pm

Watch Laverne Cox Talk About How 'It Got Better'

From "Your son is going to end up in New Orleans wearing a dress if we don't get him into therapy right away" to kicking ass on Orange Is the New Black, Laverne Cox talks about the long road from growing up trans in the South to making Mrs. Ridgeway's prediction come true by lecturing at Tulane University on LGBT… » 6/17/14 5:31pm 6/17/14 5:31pm

Trans Woman Calls Into Rush Limbaugh's Show, Teachable Moment Occurs

After listening to Rush Limbaugh discuss the historic Time cover featuring Laverne Cox, a trans woman called in to confront the radio host's implication that trans rights were a negative consequence of DOMA. What resulted was an educational conversation about tolerance, prejudice and anal sex. » 5/30/14 4:40pm 5/30/14 4:40pm