For transgender Americans seeking to enlist in the military, the coming new year will mark a major victory in a long, senseless battle started by President Donald Trump.
TransMilitary, a feature-length documentary that follows the lives of four transgender troops, is getting a grant from GLAAD’s Media Institute to help the project come to fruition.
A Southeastern Oklahoma State University professor was awarded $1.1 million by a federal jury after she argued that she was denied tenure and a promotion because she’s transgender.
You wouldn’t guess Wayne Maines’ story by looking at him. The brewpub we’re sitting in has just opened and there aren’t many lunch customers even though it’s tourist season in Portland, ME. Dressed in a button-up shirt, Maines eyes me and my voice recorder cautiously as we chat.
A transgender active-duty service member underwent gender-affirming surgery on Tuesday afternoon. Her surgery, NBC News reported, was paid for by the Department of Defense despite President Trump’s repeated attempts to ban trans people from the military.
Scout Schultz used they/them pronouns. They were bisexual, non-binary, and intersex. These are straightforward facts, easily verified on the website for Georgia Tech Pride Alliance, the student group Schultz led, after they were fatally shot by campus police. Even so, journalists—even ones that strive to be sensitive…
You might remember Jackie Evancho, the relatively unknown, teenaged classical singer who somehow agreed to sing the national anthem at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Now, she’s getting a TLC special about her family.
While cisgender gay men selfishly and ahistorically attempt to distance themselves from trans causes, while bathroom bill after bathroom bill is introduced into various state Houses and Senates, while we live under the rule of a president who saw fit to rescind protections for transgender students, trans people are…
How do we begin to fill in the holes of our undervalued, under-documented LGBT cultural history? What do we do with the stories that gnaw at us for what they leave unanswered as much as they uplift us for what they declare? How do you tell a story that doesn’t have an ending? With his new movie, David France (How To…
If you care about LGBT issues, trans rights and media representation, or reality TV, you probably have heard by now that on Wednesday night’s Survivor, a trans man was outed. During the show’s weekly elimination segment (aka Tribal Council), Jeff Varner, who was on the chopping block, asked his fellow contestant, Zeke…
It is absurd that there should be any public discourse examining where people void their bladders and bowels in 2017, and yet that backward and childish discussion illustrates exactly where we are as a country. Thanks in no small part to the White House’s reversal of Obama’s 2016 directive ordering schools to grant…
A convicted murderer serving a life sentence in a California prison has become the first inmate in the country to receive state-funded sex-reassignment surgery.
In case you aren’t entirely filled with despair, this is just a reminder that more trans people have been murdered in 2016 than ever before on record (24 versus last year’s 21), per this GLAAD release. Whether there are more murders or just better reporting of them, though, remains an open question.
A transgender boy’s battle to use the restroom of his choosing at his Virginia high school has reached the Supreme Court.
Chelsea Manning will finally receive the proper treatment for her gender dysphoria and will begin the process for an eventual gender transition surgery.
The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-3 vote to grant a stay on an order that would allow the student Gavin Grim to use the restroom that corresponds with his gender identity.
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a request concerning the Department of Education’s recent decision to include gender identity discrimination under their broader category of “sex discrimination,” which in turn allows trans people equal access to bathrooms that coincide with their gender expression.
A directive from the Obama administration will advise officials at U.S. public school districts to allow transgender students access to restrooms that match accordingly with their gender identity.