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

Carmen Carrera Poses as Both Adam and Eve [NSFW]

David LaChapelle shot Carmen Carrera for the poster for the upcoming Life Ball (theme: The Garden of Earthly Delights) as both as both Adam and Eve. "We shouldn't be afraid to stick to a model, because there are so many types of diverse people on this planet. My message is: beauty has no gender. At the end of the day… » 5/14/14 6:00pm 5/14/14 6:00pm

Tim Gunn Has Some 'Dicey' Thoughts About Trans Models on the Runway

Project Runway mentor Tim Gunn is known for bringing kind, practical and honest criticism to the workroom as frantic, sleep-deprived designers rush to complete nearly-impossible clothing designs. He's also recognized for being one of the nicest people of, well, anything, which is why it's so disappointing that Gunn… » 2/25/14 1:30pm 2/25/14 1:30pm

Facebook Offers New Customizable Gender Option

Great news: Facebook, the public cyber-mask most people put on when interacting with the world, will no longer require its users to adhere to a gender binary. Today the company has unveiled a customizable gender option with over fifty different terms, as well as three different preferred pronoun choices: him, her or… » 2/13/14 3:00pm 2/13/14 3:00pm

Trans Woman Live-Tweets Her Appalling Treatment at Canadian Customs

Avery Edison is a 25 year old comedian and writer who lives in London. On Monday, Edison attempted to enter Canada through the Toronto Airport. Because of visa issues, she was denied entry, but not before Canadian immigration gave her the runaround, complicating matters because Edison is a trans woman. » 2/11/14 12:00pm 2/11/14 12:00pm

Christ, Piers Morgan: Janet Mock Was Never a Boy (And Neither Was I)

Piers Morgan asked Janet Mock back onto his show to explain why she and the transgender community have been so incensed by the packaging of his interview with the trans activist and author. Unfortunately, rather than listen to Mock, Morgan continued to assert that he should be free from criticism because he has… » 2/06/14 1:10pm 2/06/14 1:10pm