He was my dude, my nigga, my friend. The details of that night are mine to keep, a privacy I allow myself, even as I often openly share my childhood sexual trauma. This particular violation—rape—came at a crossroads in my life. I was figuring out two things: blackness and butchness, and trying hard to do “the most”…
A new Ryan Murphy show has made history in its casting of five transgender actors as series regulars, a record for scripted TV.
Nigerian writer and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been a favorite of mine since I first saw her “We Should All Be Feminists” speech. It was just a few months shy of Beyoncé’s release of her iconic anthem “***Flawless,” which heavily sampled Adichie’s stripped-down thesis on what feminism means.
At the April 2 GLAAD Media Awards, Transparent creator and executive producer Jill Soloway announced the most recent addition to the show’s cast: Caitlyn Jenner.
In July 2014, Meagan Taylor and a friend, both black trans women, were traveling through Iowa on their way to Kansas City. They decided to spend a night at the Drury Inn in West Des Moines, Iowa. But instead of making it to Kansas City the next day, Taylor spent the next eight days in a county jail.
Germaine Greer, the second-wave feminist best known for her 1970 book The Female Eunuch, accused Caitlyn Jenner of “stealing the limelight” from the other women of the Kardashian clan in an appearance on BBC2’s Newsnight.
A California parole board has recommended that Michelle-Lael Norsworthy be released from prison. Norsworthy had been at the center of a contentious fight between herself and the state of California, whom she had petitioned to pay for sex reassignment surgery.
Barnard College announced on Thursday that it will admit transgender women. Barnard joins a growing list of women’s colleges that have finally begun to create policies addressing both the admission and graduation of trans women.
Hari Nef—model, actress, internet star and side-eye gawd—has landed a prestigious modeling contract with IMG, one of the world’s biggest agencies, alongside supermodels like Chanel Iman, Alek Wek, Daria Werbowy, Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, Soo Joo Park and just about everyone else who rules the runway. Nef just…
Wellesley's Class of 2020 will include trans women students. On Thursday the school announced it will join Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Mills, and Simmons College in accepting trans women applicants.
Recently, Mills College in California and Mount Holyoke in Massachusetts modified admission policies to include transgender women regardless of the gender listed on official documents or completed medical procedures. The pressure is now on other women's colleges to produce comprehensive admission policies for trans…
Today in awesome, Orange is the New Black trans actress Laverne Cox is producing a documentary about embattled trans woman CeCe McDonald — who may be getting out of prison soon.
Laverne Cox, an articulate and increasingly high-profile voice for trans people, joined trans activist Janet Mock, scholar Mark Anthony Neal, and The Nation’s Mychal Denzel Smith in a recent HuffPo Live chat about the latest prostitution scandal bedeviling New York DJ Mister Cee. During the half-hour discussion, host…
You already know that everything under the sun is available as Internet porn. But in a new book, two scientists investigate what our online porn searches say about human sexuality. Their work isn't without its problems, but they turn up some pretty interesting data on age, body size — and dicks.
If you'd like to get your hackles raised on this lovely Super Bowl Sunday, check out the appalling lack of sensitivity displayed in this story about transgender women who were arrested outside of Pittsburgh. Nontraditional gender identity: hilarious!
VH1's upcoming TRANSform Me features three transwomen who do what TV execs apparently think all LGBTQ people do best — makeovers!