Now in its eighth season, ABC sitcom Modern Family makes a significant move in terms of casting diversity. The show will feature eight-year-old Jackson Millarker, television’s first openly transgender child actor.
On Sunday, August 21, hundreds took to the streets in Istanbul, Turkey to condemn the murder of LGBTQ activist and transgender woman Hande Kader.
Attorneys for imprisoned former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning confirmed on Monday that she attempted suicide last week. Manning’s lawyers said she is expected to remain under observation for the next several weeks. Manning is serving a 35-year sentence at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth for…
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday that the military will allow transgender service members to serve openly in all branches of the armed forces. The decision ends the long-standing ban.
For the first time, two trans women will be running for Congress under the auspices of a major political party. Utah’s Misty K. Snow and Colorado’s Misty Plowright—both Democrats, both trans women—have handily won their primaries, and will face Republican opponents this November, per Politico.
Amelia Gapin is a Brooklyn-based athlete who made the decision to undergo sex-reassignment surgery, and she’s featured on the cover of Women’s Running magazine.
The legal drama Doubt has been picked up as a CBS series, co-starring Orange Is the New Black’s Laverne Cox. And in a breakthrough for trans actors in Hollywood, it will be the first time a broadcast TV series will have a transgender person playing a recurring transgender character.
An unidentified American woman was forced from a public women’s restroom because she could not convince police that she is female.
Last week, Target announced a policy of letting trans employees and customers use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. Cue the freakout!
On Thursday, April 21, 16-year-old trans high school student James Van Kuilenburg was forced to vacate a Ted Cruz campaign rally in Frederick, Maryland.
Republican state congresswoman Susan Lynn recently introduced a bill in Tennessee’s House of Representatives that would force public school students, kindergarten through 12th grade, to use the bathroom corresponding with the sex assigned to them at birth. Although she has not shifted her perspective on this issue,…
In this clip from an episode of I Am Cait, Caitlyn and her traveling sisterhood learn (while teaching others) how to have a gender-free orgasm in the most intimate and non-awkward setting imaginable: a workshop.
At the April 2 GLAAD Media Awards, Transparent creator and executive producer Jill Soloway announced the most recent addition to the show’s cast: Caitlyn Jenner.
In December of last year, a 24-year-old autistic man named Kayden Clark uploaded a video to his YouTube channel in which he excitedly announced that his insurance would pay for his gender reassignment surgery. “I can breathe,” he said. “The anxiety’s gone.” Thursday afternoon, he was shot and killed by police in his…
The third episode of the rebooted X-Files, “Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster,” was a welcome bit of awareness for a season that started out so self-seriously it was high camp. Written by Darin Morgan, a longtime X-Files contributor who was responsible for a handful of its most beloved episodes, “Were-Monster”…
After last year witnessed the killings of at least 23 transgender women, 43-year-old Monica Loera is now the first known trans homicide victim of 2016. On January 22, Loera was shot in front of her home in Austin, Texas. She was taken to a hospital where she later passed away.
TLC’s famed wedding show Say Yes to the Dress featured its first transgender bride in an episode that airs tonight.
Rush McKenzie lives in what seems like endless summer, just blocks away from the beach in Santa Barbara, California. His three-story apartment complex—with a stone courtyard and palm trees in every direction—is one of the few Section 8 complexes for low-income workers in a city that’s known to be prohibitively…