Science Magazine Cover's Depiction of Trans Sex Workers Sparks Outrage

For the cover of its special HIV/AIDS issue, Science magazine chose to use an image of transgender sex workers in Jakarta. While the purported intent of doing so was to raise awareness about this "key affected population," many have taken issue with the fact that the photo in question is pretty damn objectifying and… » 7/18/14 6:30pm Friday 6:30pm

This Is How (and How Not) to Talk About Trans Issues

Yesterday on Katie, Katie Couric hosted trans activists Laverne Cox (of Orange Is the New Black) and Carmen Carrera (the model most famous from her stint on RuPaul's Drag Race). The women's discussion on trans issues was productive and eye-opening, but not without the occasional — and major — misstep. » 1/07/14 12:10pm 1/07/14 12:10pm

Elizabeth Warren Opposes Sex Reassignment Surgery for Transgendered…

Transgendered woman Michelle Kosilek, who was imprisoned for the murder of her wife as Robert Kosilek in 1990, was granted a sex-change operation by a US district court judge three days ago. In the 126-page ruling, Judge Mark Wolf "there is no less intrusive means to correct the prolonged violation of Kosilek's Eighth… » 9/08/12 2:00pm 9/08/12 2:00pm

Judge Approves First-Ever Sex Reassignment Surgery for Transgendered…

A transgendered woman incarcerated in the Massachusetts state prison system has won the right to have the state pay for her sex reassignment surgery, after a US District Judge agreed that the surgery was "medically necessary." Naturally, this has led to people making A Big Thing about what "medically necessary" means,… » 9/04/12 7:45pm 9/04/12 7:45pm