Texas Bra Shop Humiliates Trans Woman, Despite 'Inclusive Policy'

An Austin, Texas undergarments store is receiving quite the backlash over an allegation that it treated a trans Austinite very badly. According to the complainant, she was asked for ID stating she was female and told she needed to have had sex reassignment surgery in order to have the fitting. » 6/30/14 11:45pm 6/30/14 11:45pm

Reporting Around R. Kelly's Child Shows Depth of Trans Ignorance

Apparently, one of the children of R. Kelly has come out as a trans boy, and predictably the description of his transition has been pretty shitty. It's like time after time after time, the media, mainstream or alternative, learns nothing about how to speak about trans people after outcries and call outs. Instead,… » 6/08/14 10:06pm 6/08/14 10:06pm

No, Casper Smart Sexting Trans Women Doesn't Make Him Gay

The horrendous tabloid coverage of Jennifer Lopez's supposedly "cheating" boyfriend Casper Smart's communications with transgender women is reaching a fever pitch, and of course, they're pulling out the usual bullshittery when it comes to any story involving trans women or the possible transition of a celebrity. » 6/04/14 11:38pm 6/04/14 11:38pm

Chicago Sun-Times Pulls Horrific Transphobic Screed on Laverne Cox

On Sunday, the Chicago Sun-Times reprinted an offensive, transphobic rant calling transgender actress Laverne Cox a "man" and an "effigy of a woman" by National Review correspondent Kevin D. Williamson. After a massive backlash, the paper has retracted the piece and issued an apology. » 6/03/14 11:04pm 6/03/14 11:04pm

Trans Women Assaulted and Stripped on Train, Passengers Cheer

Well this is just lovely (and by that I mean shockingly common), two transgender women of color were harassed and assaulted by at least two men on Atlanta's MARTA train because, oh hey, they're trans women of color. And the men stripped one of the women naked, because of course they did. » 5/29/14 11:00pm 5/29/14 11:00pm

Meh, OITNB's DeLaria Won't Attend Trans Exclusionary Music Fest

This year's lineup for Michigan Womyn's Music Festival has been announced and the inclusion of Orange is the New Black star Lea DeLaria, who has decided not to attend, had raised some eyebrows across sections of the LGBT+ community given that the festival's trans exclusionary policy is still in effect and would… » 5/08/14 8:59pm 5/08/14 8:59pm

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… » 10/27/12 5:00pm 10/27/12 5:00pm