The X-Files Really Fumbled Its 'Trans Narrative'

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”…

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New Bruce Jenner Transgender Reality Show Is Probably Bullshit

Okay, guys, Bruce Jenner speculation has officially become Too Much™ now that there are rumors of a Jenner/Kardashian E! network reality show documenting Bruce's transition from male to female. This is peak bullshit capacity, folks. We have jumped the fucking shark, and that shark is the size of Jaws. We're going to…

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…

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…

'Gay' or 'Trans Panic' Defenses Are Crap And Now Illegal In California

Hard to believe this isn't already illegal in ALL THE PLACES, but kudos to California's legislature and Governor Jerry Brown for making California the first state in the union to ban the use of the so-called "gay panic" or "trans panic" defense. Since, you know, your phobia of LGBT+ people is not justification for…

Conservatives Are Lying About Minnesota Transgender Athlete Policy

Conservative groups in Minnesota, including misleadingly named "Child Protection League," have spouted complete and utter crap about a new proposed transgender student-athlete policy from the Minnesota State High School League. The CPL has even taken out a full page transphobic ad in a major state newspaper.

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Knock(ed) Down, Drag Out - Facebook to Drag Queens: Use Legal Names

Facebook, the home to over 50 gender identity options, has taken a bit of a bigoted turn this week by suspending the profiles of drag queens whose accounts are under their stage names. Artists are being forcefully logged out and left messages providing instructions on how to change their stage names to their legal…

Transgender Teen Sues South Carolina DMV Over Driver's License Photo

The executive director of the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles and the manager of its Anderson, South Carolina branch are named defendants in a suit alleging that a transgender teen was denied his constitutional right to free expression. The suit has been filed through the Transgender Legal Defense &…

Look At This Awful 1969 New York Daily News Stonewall Riots Report

When I came across the original coverage of the Stonewall Riots, I expected it all to be absolutely terrible. Utterly horrendous. And it pretty much is. The New York Daily News piece isn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be, and surprisingly, isn't terribly worse than many pieces I report on now in 2014. That says…

Michelle Duggar's Robocall Compares Trans Women to Child Predators

Michelle Duggar of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting has a new robocall asserting that a law to protect citizens against discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations, which includes gender identity as one of the protected classes, will allow men who are child predators to claim to be women and be…