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 4:00pm 5/27/14 4:00pm

Trans Woman Sues CrossFit Over Discrimination

Chloie Jonnson, pictured here looking 100000000% badass, is suing CrossFit over not allowing her to compete as a woman in the CrossFit Games. In the $2.5 million lawsuit against the company, she says that since she has undergone GRS and is recognized as a woman in her home state of California that she should be… » 3/06/14 9:58pm 3/06/14 9:58pm

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 3:20pm 12/19/13 3:20pm

Iowa University Crowns First-Ever Transgender Homecoming Queen

Steven Sanchez, 21, made history at the University of Northern Iowa when his fellow students crowned him the first-ever transgender homecoming queen. (Steven identifies as both male and female — so I'm not misgendering him, just to be clear). » 10/13/13 5:50pm 10/13/13 5:50pm

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 2:30pm 7/04/13 2:30pm

In NYPD Custody, Trans People Get Chained to Fences and Poles

A trans woman says that when she was arrested for a minor subway violation, NYPD officers belittled her, called her names, asked about her genitals — and kept her chained to a fence for 28 hours. Now she's suing. And it turns out she's far from alone. » 2/02/12 3:00pm 2/02/12 3:00pm

Loving Father Wants Daughter Institutionalized Because She's Transgender

A German dad sounds like he needs a lesson from the princess boy's family — he's apparently threatening to put his 11-year-old daughter in a mental institution because she's transgender. » 2/01/12 1:40pm 2/01/12 1:40pm

Court Rules Bigot Can't Fire Trans Woman Just Because He Doesn't Like…

A Georgia trans woman was fired from her job as a legislative aide after she went public about her gender transition. Now, a court has ruled she should get her job back. » 12/07/11 10:10am 12/07/11 10:10am

Malaysian Trans Woman Allegedly Used British Husband For Visa

A British man has been left by his wife, who's Malaysian, after he spent his life savings helping her get permanent residency in the UK. She's also transgender — and the treatment she faced over her gender identity is an inescapable part of their story. » 4/12/11 9:30am 4/12/11 9:30am

Nearly Half Of Transgender People Have Attempted Suicide

A disturbing new report says 41% of trans people in the US have attempted suicide. One possible contributing factor: the incredible discrimination they face at work, at school, and even in the hospital. » 2/04/11 2:12pm 2/04/11 2:12pm

Canadian Military Sets Uniform Rules For Trans Soldiers

According to new Canadian Forces policy, trans service members must dress in the uniform of their "target" gender. PFLAG Canada supports the decision — meanwhile, LGBT troops openly serving in the military have yet to cause Canada to explode. » 12/08/10 1:27pm 12/08/10 1:27pm

Trans Student To Rush Texas Sorority

For the first time, a trans woman will rush the Zeta Chi sorority at Trinity University in Texas. Hopefully her experience will be more positive than that of other trans people in the Greek system. » 11/18/10 5:20pm 11/18/10 5:20pm

The NCAA's First Openly Trans Basketball Player

Kye Allums is about to become the first openly trans person to play NCAA Division 1 basketball. And while his life hasn't always been easy, a lot of people could learn from his story. » 11/02/10 12:12pm 11/02/10 12:12pm

Making Sports Fair For Transgender Athletes

A new report says the number of transgender high school and college athletes is growing — and it's time for schools, teams, and regulations to catch up. » 10/05/10 12:48pm 10/05/10 12:48pm

DC Starbucks Will Switch To Gender-Neutral Restrooms

Next week, DC-area Starbucks locations will replace all their "men's" and "women's" bathroom signs with gender-neutral ones. The move is a big step for trans rights, and more businesses should follow Starbucks's example. » 10/01/10 4:26pm 10/01/10 4:26pm

School Strips Transgender Teen Of Homecoming King Title

A Michigan teen was voted homecoming king by his classmates, but his school then stripped him of the title. Their rationale: he's still registered as a girl. » 9/27/10 12:14pm 9/27/10 12:14pm

Being A Trans Woman In A Men's Prison

"There are already two strikes against you because you're black or Hispanic and gay or transsexual. They feel like they can do whatever they want to you, and many times they can." That's Kira, a transsexual, on her prison experience. » 6/11/10 4:40pm 6/11/10 4:40pm