Hurricane Irma has claimed at least one non-living victim – the 2017 Southern Comfort Transgender Conference. Scheduled for Sept. 14 to 16 at the Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, the conference most likely won’t occur again until next year.
As South Florida’s Transgender community continues to mourn the loss of entertainer Kristina Reinwald, there is an upcoming opportunity for community members, allies and advocates to come together to share and learn.
(AP) In some ways, Rainbow Day Camp is very ordinary. Kids arrive with a packed lunch, make friendship bracelets, play basketball, sing songs and get silly. But it is also extraordinarily unique, from the moment campers arrive each morning.
November 20 is observed as the Transgender Day of Remembrance in recognition of the murder of Boston native, Rita Hester in 1988. Hester was a well-known advocate who worked locally on education around transgender issues.
November is Trans Awareness Month. There are several events throughout South Florida — the highlight is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). It’s a day set aside to honor the men and women who died from suicide, violence, or as a direct result of transphobia.
"Trans lives do matter," Veronika Fimbres told SFGN. The registered nurse is a leading transgender advocate — she was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors at San Francisco Pride.
Sunday, Nov. 20 2016 marks the 18th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, a part of transgender awareness week. The day marks a period of reflection on trans lives lost to violence over the past year. The day serves not just for mourning, but to examine the attitudes and policies that most affect and in some cases marginalize trans lives, and the lives of people of color every day.
(WB) The first-ever formal meeting of transgender delegates to the Democratic National Convention took place on Thursday in Philadelphia.
DETROIT (AP) – A judge has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a group of transgender people against Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson.
Ashley Diamond is finally home.
NEW YORK (AP) — A transgender inmate transitioning into a woman claims she was repeatedly raped by a Rikers Island corrections officer and jail officials turned a blind eye.
(AP) A transgender inmate is suing the Missouri prison system for refusing to provide hormone therapy as she transitions to a woman, adding her voice to those of prisoners in other states who argue that denying such treatment amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
(AP) A 26-year-old transgender woman serving a 10-year sentence in Illinois for burglary is seeking a rarely granted transfer to a female prison where she says she'll be less vulnerable to the kinds of sexual assault, taunting and beatings she's been subjected to in male prisons.
A transgender prison inmate in Ohio wants a federal judge to order the state to allow her hormone treatments to continue, saying she suffered a medical setback including facial hair growth and depression when the treatments stopped.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Christa Allen wasn’t your typical inmate.
North Carolina’s Governor continues to take the debate into the bathroom.
"What's Between Your Legs?" is the New "So What Do You Do in Bed?"
Their birth certificates don’t accurately represent their gender identity, and they’re looking to make that right.
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund has named Jillian T. Weiss as their new executive director.
A couple in Ecuador is making history with a unique pregnancy: The father-to-be is carrying the baby of his transgender partner.