Gavin Grimm's Lawyer on the Rise of Anti-Trans Bathroom Bills, & How They're Prepping for the Supreme Court

Gavin Grimm, a transgender teenager from Gloucester, Virginia, has been fighting to use the boys’ bathroom for over two years—first with his school board, then in the court room. After a series of victories and appeals, the Supreme Court has agreed to the hear the case, and Grimm, along with his ACLU attorney Joshua…

Transgender Oscar Nominee Anohni Explained Why She Will Not Be Attending in a Powerful Essay

Anohni, a Mercury Award-winning artist and environmental activist also known as Antony Hegarty, is the second openly transgender person to have ever been nominated for an Academy Award. But unlike three nominees in her category, Best Original Song, she—along with South Korean nominee Sumi Jo—were not invited to…

Antony Hegarty Is the First Trans Person to Be Nominated for an Academy Award

The 2016 Academy Award nominations didn’t have to be so white, straight, and boring. Tangerine, Straight Outta Compton, The Danish Girl, and Carol—four films with major buzz—all had the potential to diversify the kinds of stories recognized by Hollywood’s most prestigious honor. While none of these films received any…

Texas Mostly Agrees to Comply with Federal Anti-Prison Rape Laws

In a remarkably civil letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the state would comply with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act “wherever feasible.” That’s a big step from previous Governor Rick Perry, who called the law “counterproductive” and “unnecessarily cumbersome.” Texas is…