Courtney Love, Please Shut Up About Bruce Jenner!

GUYS. I thought we talked about this. I could have sworn we already had a long, drawn out, excruciatingly detailed conversation about why this kind of shit is not okay. After maybe a week or two of total freak outs about Bruce Jenner, I thought we had agreed to shut the fuck up about him and leave him the hell alone. » 3/26/14 11:28pm 3/26/14 11:28pm

I love you, Gay Men, but stop saying "Tranny"

Over at the Huffington Post, Parker Marie Molloy calls out cis, gay men for the overuse of the word "tranny," especially in performances, either in drag shows or in wider pop culture (including TV shows like How I Met Your Mother and Glee which feature everyone's favorite gay celebrity, Neil Patrick Harris). » 12/14/13 4:40pm 12/14/13 4:40pm

Facing Pressure, Texas School District Lets Transgender Teen Wear Tux

Here's to triumphing over the inane rules that often govern the typical North American high school: after not allowing a transgender student to wear a tux in his yearbook photo, a South Texas school district has reversed course, saying (thanks to pressure from the Southern Poverty Law Center) that the student can wear… » 11/17/13 1:00pm 11/17/13 1:00pm

It's not insulting Ann Coulter to refer to her as a trans woman

I know I'm not the first person to say this and I know most of you guys wouldn't do this, but after the thread about Ann Coulter's AMA, yesterday, I thought I would just put out a friendly reminder to please spread the word to your friends and neighbors: it is not okay to call Ann Coulter a transsexual. » 10/22/13 9:01pm 10/22/13 9:01pm

Transphobia Is a Goddamn Embarrassment to Us All

In case you missed it, for almost a week now there's been a jolly olde shitstorme a-brewing between a couple of British feminists and a whole lot of angry trans activists and allies. It started off innocuously enough—it could have begun and ended with a whimper if certain parties hadn't been such unyielding, bigoted… » 1/14/13 7:00pm 1/14/13 7:00pm

Roseanne Barr Accused of Transphobia After Negative Tweet About Green…

Presidential candidate Roseanne Barr (Jesus, typing that) has come under fire from the trans community after one of her Twitter followers referenced Jill Stein's support for trans rights—"[Stein] is also in favour of letting men into spaces where little girls get changed"—Barr tweeted back: "If she has a penis, she is not … » 10/27/12 5:00pm 10/27/12 5:00pm

Girl Scout Troop in Louisiana Disbands to Protest Tardy Ban on…

In what could go down as the next great instance of parental immaturity since calls for a cookie embargo, mothers in Covington, Louisiana have dismantled their daughters' Girl Scout troop to protest a Colorado troop's decision to accept a 7-year-old transgender girl named Taylor into their ranks. Actually, the Girl… » 1/22/12 4:00pm 1/22/12 4:00pm

Network Exec Just Doesn't 'Get' Accusations of Bigotry

When you're a network executive, and a major advocacy group is upset that one of your shows is offensive to trans people, the best course of action might be — at the very least — to compose a thoughtful and well-reasoned response. Or, you could be like ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee, who responded to GLAAD's… » 1/10/12 4:10pm 1/10/12 4:10pm