Bruce Jenner Is On The Verge Of Another Sports Milestone 

In the summer of 1976, Bruce Jenner was just about the biggest athlete in America. He had just returned from the Montreal Olympics, where he had won gold in men's decathlon, setting a new world record in the process. He was the AP's Athlete of the Year. He was on the front cover of the Wheaties box, when being on the… » 2/06/15 9:44am 2/06/15 9:44am

Idaho Chief of Police Mic Drops On Transgender 'Bathroom' Bill Section

The retiring chief of police of Boise, Idaho, Mike Masterson spoke on behalf of a new bill in the state's legislature which would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, specifically citing that the protections should make LGBT individuals feel safer about reporting crimes… » 1/28/15 11:08pm 1/28/15 11:08pm

Mount Holyoke Cancels "The Vagina Monologues" For Transgender Students

Women's college Mount Holyoke has decided to stop performing Eve Ensler's classic play "The Vagina Monologues." The college has been annually performing theater classic for decades, but since Mount Holyoke redefined its definition of "woman" to include transgender students, many felt the play was neither inclusive nor… » 1/15/15 10:30pm 1/15/15 10:30pm

Mom on Suicide of Trans Teen Leelah Alcorn: 'I Loved My Son' 

The mother of Leelah Alcorn, an Ohio teen who committed suicide earlier this week has spoken out about her child's death and she wants to make one thing clear: That she loved her son but that religiously she just couldn't support his choices. That obviously included the fact that Leelah was her daughter. » 1/01/15 3:30pm 1/01/15 3:30pm

Trans Teen Dies by Suicide, Leaves Tumblr Note: 'There's No Way Out'

A 17-year-old transgender teenage girl in Ohio has died by what appears to have been suicide, leaving behind a Tumblr note that blames her parents for not accepting her gender identity, isolating her, and forcing her to attend faith-based therapy. "There's no winning," the note reads, in part. "There's no way out." » 12/30/14 10:10am 12/30/14 10:10am

Christ, Michelle Duggar's Transphobic Robocall Actually Worked

The arc of history bends towards justice, or so we say. Yet, every so often, we totally lose ground to reactionary, bigoted curmudgeons who work tirelessly to roll back any progress we make on social justice issues. Unfortunately, today is one of those days. Michelle Duggar's transphobic robocall seems to have in part… » 12/11/14 8:59pm 12/11/14 8:59pm

Idaho Trans Woman Disrespected After Death; Buried As A 'Man'

Friends of a trans woman from Idaho say they are appalled at the disrespect shown to her by members of her family after she died suddenly on Oct. 9 on the job at age 32, apparently due to an aneurysm. They say they arrived to the funeral to find her hair cut, in a suit, and displayed in an open casket as if she were a… » 11/25/14 10:00am 11/25/14 10:00am

What Street Harassment Is Like For Me As A Trans Woman

Being harassed on the street by strange men is something most women are used to dealing with on a near constant basis. Trans women are no exception. It seems just as bad when we "pass," and can be even worse, and definitely different, when we "fail" to "pass." These are my experiences. » 11/16/14 11:25pm 11/16/14 11:25pm

​Eddie Redmayne Takes On Role As First Trans Woman To Have SRS

Actor Eddie Redmayne will be playing the trans woman title character of the novel The Danish Girl in an upcoming film adaptation. The novel is a semi-fictionalised account of the life of Lili Elbe, who might be the first recorded transgender woman to have had sex reassignment surgery as it is known today. Not… » 11/03/14 10:18pm 11/03/14 10:18pm

Meet New York's First And Only Trans Woman Firefighter

Brooke Guinan is someone you'd probably think of as brave because of her position: she's a FDNY firefighter. Others are praising her bravery for something else: she's the department's only transgender firefighter, and one of its only 41 women firefighters citywide on a force of over 10,000. » 10/20/14 10:59pm 10/20/14 10:59pm

Add The T Word to the Many Ways Laverne Cox Is Changing the World

Laverne Cox is 5'11", maybe 6'4" in Louboutins, but her super-shiny, super-long blonde wig gives her the illusion of added height. Or maybe it's the metaphor: in the year and a half since Orange is the New Black began, Cox's star has grown exponentially, and as a public figure she is larger than life: the rare… » 10/17/14 2:10pm 10/17/14 2:10pm

How to Get Ahead By Sounding Less Feminine

Sometimes it's not looking like too much like a woman that works against you — it's sounding too much like one. Such was the case for Monica Hanna, a NYC litigator who is determined to alter her naturally "screechy, high pitched, and quick-talking" vocal style to be taken more seriously after firm partners called it… » 10/16/14 4:30pm 10/16/14 4:30pm

Carmen Carrera Was Totally On Jane the Virgin Last Night

There were many things to love about last night's premiere of Jane the Virgin, the CW's new series based on a young Chicana virgin who accidentally gets pregnoncé after her ob-gyn screws up her rounds and artificially inseminates her—with her boss's sperm! (It's based on the Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen,… » 10/14/14 2:15pm 10/14/14 2:15pm