John Oliver Explains Why Transgender Rights Have a Ways to Go

Last night on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver devoted his main segment to the unbelievable indignities suffered by the transgender community, despite the various high-profile strides (Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover, Transparent’s Emmy win, Laverne Cox’s Madame Tussaud’s debut) made this year. » 6/29/15 10:10am 6/29/15 10:10am

Yes: California Gets Landmark Transgender Student Rights Law

A most excellent bill was signed into law by California's governor Jerry Brown today — one that requires California public schools to respect students’ gender identity and makes sure they can fully participate in all school activities, sports teams, programs, and facilities that match their gender identity. » 8/12/13 10:30pm 8/12/13 10:30pm

Can ANTM's Isis Do For Transgender Americans What Will & Jack Did For…

Joshua Alston asks in Newsweek » 9/18/08 4:00pm 9/18/08 4:00pm if the inclusion of will promote more acceptance and understanding of transgender people. I share Alston's hope that it can — although I wouldn't point to a little on-camera, male-titillating faux-lesbian action as an example that panic over transgender people is diminishing. As …

They're Here, They're Queer & No One's Used To It

As anyone who is gay probably already knows, there are no federal protections against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation, which is a bad thing. No one is really allowed to (or is going to) fire me because I'm a relatively promiscuous heterosexual on my own time (unless I'm actually slutting it up at… » 10/29/07 11:00am 10/29/07 11:00am