White House Just Hired Its First Openly Transgender Staffer

On Tuesday, the White House announced that it had hired its first openly transgender staffer, Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, who will be an outreach and recruitment director the the White House Office of Presidential Personnel. She had previously served as a policy adviser at the National Center for Transgender Equality. »8/18/15 9:10pm8/18/15 9:10pm


This Ripped Powerlifter and Former Marine Just Came Out As Transgender

A bodybuilder formerly known as Matt Kroczaleski has come out as transgender, and now goes by the name Janae Marie Kroc. The Daily News reports that—in addition to being a champion powerlifter, cancer survivor, and former U.S. Marine—Kroc takes Grade A selfies, which you can find on her Instagram account. »7/30/15 5:25pm7/30/15 5:25pm

Transgender Girls Can Be in Girl Scouts Too

The Girl Scouts of the United States of America’s mission is to empower all girls, helping them to build courage, confidence and character. This also includes transgender girls. The organization’s stance on serving transgender girls isn’t particularly new—it was actually made public on the Girl Scouts’ FAQs page four… »5/20/15 9:50pm5/20/15 9:50pm

Bruce Jenner: 'Do You Have Any Idea What I've Been Going Through?'

In a feverishly anticipated two-hour interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC, Bruce Jenner confirmed tonight that he is a transgender woman. But Jenner made it clear that his transition is not yet completed and that when the interview was filmed, he still preferred the “he” pronoun. He told Sawyer it was the last interview… »4/25/15 12:20am4/25/15 12:20am

Transgender Child's First Sentence: "I Like Your High Heels"

Atlantic »10/16/08 3:40pm10/16/08 3:40pm contributing editor Hanna Rosin has a measured, nuanced article about in the November issue. Roisin spent several months with 8-year-old "Brandon Simms" and his family in their small, God-fearing Southern town. Even though Brandon had expressed the desire to be female since he could talk (his first full…