transgender

  • Trans Exhibit Shows Progress In Cuba

    New-York based award-winning photographer Mariette Pathy Allen has been documenting transgender lives across the world for decades. For one of her latest projects, she trekked through Cuba’s historic streets in 2012 and 2013 — where the LGBT community has lost the extreme shackles it once had.

  • Trans Exhibit Shows Progress In Cuba 

    New-York based award-winning photographer Mariette Pathy Allen has been documenting transgender lives across the world for decades. For one of her latest projects, she trekked through Cuba’s historic streets in 2012 and 2013 — where the LGBT community has lost the extreme shackles it once had.

  • Trans Gift Ideas: How to put a bow on your friend’s boldness

    Every year seems to bring with it a drastic increase in the number of trans people living their lives openly around their friends, families and coworkers.

  • Trans History Matters

    Amazon’s first hit show, “Transparent”, is a true groundbreaker in a lot of ways. It’s incredibly well written, and the characters are both believable and authentic, particularly transitioning 70-year-old retired college professor Maura Pfefferman, played by veteran character actor Jeffrey Tambor.

  • Trans Indian Woman Makes Appeal for Trans Bathrooms Across the Country

    After appealing to her university to make bathrooms for transgender students, a transgender student is now attempting to make that appeal country-wide.

    Dhananjay Chauhan Mangalmukhi had issues two years ago as Punjab University’s first openly transgender student. She told the Hindustan Times that few classmates understood gender identity and faced many troubles at the university.

    “Harassment was common,” she told the Times. “The so-called educated students would pass distasteful comments, laugh. Had I retaliated, everyone would have become my enemy. So, I just ignored things.”

    She was forbidden from entering the women’s restroom and was bullied in the men’s restroom.  She needed a solution, so she wrote to PU’s vice-chancellor and succeeded in an appeal to build separate restrooms for trans students.

    Now, with India’s Supreme Court rule to decriminalize gay sex, she is appealing to the country to build bathrooms for transgender people everywhere in India.

    Mangalmukhi was encouraged to apply for Punjab University after they included a “third gender” option on their admissions forms in 2015, according to the Times.

  • Trans Lobby Day to Bring Awareness to Capitol Hill

    Transgender Lobby Day is July 14-15. It’s an opportunity for transgender people and advocates from across the country to educate their members of Congress and lobby for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Trans Man Makes History on Mexican Olympic Committee

    (WB) Ricardo del Real last November became the first openly transgender man on the Mexican Olympic Committee when he received a document with a male gender marker that recognizes him as a permanent member of this organization that oversees the development, protection and promotion of sports in the Aztec nation.

  • Trans Man to Create Crunchyroll’s First Ever Original Anime

    Crunchyroll, an anime streaming service akin to Netflix, is releasing its first original anime series — and it’ll be created by a transgender man.

  • Trans Military Ban Halted by War Threat

    (WB) It took the threat of nuclear war with North Korea to reportedly get the White House to put a hold on the policy re-instituting the ban on open transgender service in the military.

  • Trans Military Service Members Walk VMAs Red Carpet

    (WB) Transgender military service members sent a message to President Donald Trump when they walked the VMA red carpet on Sunday.

  • Trans Must-Have Shopping List

    Not all trans people aim to “pass” (that is, be immediately read as a specific gender). Yet for those who do — regardless of why — it can be one of the biggest challenges of transitioning, especially early on. 

  • Trans Must-Have Shopping List: For the stealth, binary, dysphoric or questioning

    Not all trans people aim to “pass” (that is, be immediately read as a specific gender). Yet for those who do — regardless of why — it can be one of the biggest challenges of transitioning, especially early on.

  • Trans Nurse Denied Shower After Being Pepper Sprayed

    A transgender nurse working at a prison hospital was denied the right to use the male bathroom after being doused in pepper spray.

  • Trans Officer Might Lose Job...For Being Too Short

    Being too short can affect what rollercoasters you get on at amusement parks. But who would have thought it might cost you your job too. This is the case for a transgender officer in India.

  • Trans on Campus: FAU students share their college experiences

    Alumna Hila Case never considered herself a male, even though her birth certificate said otherwise.

  • Trans Orgs Blast Fort Lauderdale for Anti-Trans Ordinance

    What does public indecency have to do with cross-dressing? Nothing according to prominent transgender rights organizations. So why then is it a part of Fort Lauderdale’s public indecency ordinance?

  • Trans People to PA Police: We're Not 'Portrayals'

    Trans folks are speaking out against a Pennsylvania State Police practice of categorizing anti-transgender hate crimes by male or female “portrayal.”

  • Trans Punk Singer Takes Issue With Arcade Fire’s New Music Vid

    Andrew Garfield, aka Spiderman, dressed in drag for the new music video for the Grammy Award-winning indie band Arcade Fire, but the transgender leader of the punk band Against Me! is taking issue with the clip.

  • Trans Rights Repeal Misses California Ballot

    SAN FRANCISCO - A referendum to overturn a California law that gives transgender students protections including the right to use the public school restrooms of their choice will not appear on the November ballot after its backers failed to gather enough voter signatures to qualify the measure, the secretary of state said Monday.

  • Trans Rights To Be Voted On In Massachusetts

    Massachusetts will vote on whether to keep the law that allows transgender individuals to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity, and protects against discrimination.