The Danish Girl Tests the Bounds of Gender, But Does Not Break Them

Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl is blatant Oscar bait and it knows it. Telling the story of Lili Elbe, one of the first people to ever undergo gender confirmation surgery (as far as we know), it taps into the hot-button issue of trans rights while giving Academy voters exactly what they want: beautiful scenery, swelling… »Yesterday 2:20pm11/25/15 2:20pm


Air Travel Is Even More of a Nightmare When You're Trans

Air travel is pretty much the worst: you are forced to wait for an excruciatingly long amount of time in order to board an airborne vector for disease that's filled with squalling infants and various bland pretzel snacks. However, for transgender and genderqueer passengers, who often face undue scrutiny from TSA… »5/27/14 4:00pm5/27/14 4:00pm

Model Disqualified from Miss Universe for Being Trans Gets Elle Spread

Jenna Talackova, the model who was abruptly disqualified from Miss Universe Canada when it came to light that she'd been born male, continues to win at things that are far more important than a pageant conglomerate run by a sleazy gremlin (Donald Trump, preeminent Gremlin of Sleaze). Since then, she's enjoyed a long… »12/19/13 3:20pm12/19/13 3:20pm

California Lawmakers Pass K-12 Transgender Rights Bill

Great news: yesterday, the California senate approved a state-wide K-12 transgender rights bill. The bill, AB-1266, would mandate that public schools respect transgender students' identity by giving them the right to "participate in sex-segregated programs, activities, and facilities" — meaning that trans students… »7/04/13 2:30pm7/04/13 2:30pm