“LANGUAGE MATTERS. In the same way a racial slur brings back a SLEW of painful memories for me and a reminder of the entire history of those words and what they have meant to people and how they have been used to hurt people. I was wrong and it’s important to accept when you’re wrong.”
President Obama is extending a 2009 memorandum he issued that gave protections and benefits to gay, lesbian and bisexual federal employees to transgender and gender non-conforming employees.
“This is a regulation that the New York State Department of Health has the power to change. It’s discriminatory and has direct consequences for our community members.”
“But just when you think you know where it’s going, the story turns. What emerges is a series feels less like a ‘transgender comedy’ and more like a distinctive TV show that just has a bunch of trans casting. And while aspects of transition are covered, they occupy a more background role. For instance, Sam and Sü discussing living plans over black market electrolysis, or a shot of mail-order hormones.”
An adorable proposal, Laverne Cox talking media, and a trans Republican who just won her primary. It’s all in here!
“A part of me thought about making this article just be a list of Laverne Cox quotes from this interview because she says that many brilliant things. Where Cox was able to turn the conversation around and get in some great talking points last time, this time she was given free reign to talk about important issues for a full half hour.”
The Chicago Sun-Times recently republished a hateful and ignorant article claiming that Laverne Cox is a man due the “biological reality” of sex. Unfortunately, this essentialist, simplistic and just plain incorrect understanding of sex is often used against trans people.
“Becoming Me” is a wonderful new webcomic featuring the adventures of a young Chilean trans woman named Mia. If you’re looking for more trans fiction in your life, this is a great place to find it.
Transgender activist and Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox became the first ever openly transgender person to grace the cover of Time Magazine. However, the cover story wasn’t as perfect as the cover itself.
Carmen Carrera, a transgender model and activist is set to star in a brand new docuseries about a group of young trans women living in Chicago. The series, produced by Tyra Banks, will debut its eight hour-long episode run on VH1 in late 2014 or early 2015
#TransHealthcareNOW reminds New Yorkers that trans people need real action.
United States Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in an interview Sunday that the military’s ban on trans people is a complicated issue, but one that “continually should be reviewed.”
Later this year, AOL is putting out over a dozen online reality shows made by and starring a variety of celebrities. One of the most notable is “So Much More,” a show starring Against Me!’s transgender frontwoman Laura Jane Grace.
Instead of answering a barrage of uncomfortable and unnecessary questions, this time Mock gets to ask the questions. And it is beautiful.
“A closer look at the Indian Supreme Court ruling demonstrates that it has probably more to do with the economic and social injustices meted out to trans-identified people over centuries – many of them forced out of schools and compelled to beg and/or engage in sex work for a living – than with a legal recognition of their gender per se.”
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I spoke with Janet Mock, Imogen Binnie, Fallon Fox, Bailey Jay, Geena Rocero, Angelica Ross, Sarah McBride and more women from the Trans 100 to find out how to best support the women on this list and trans women in general.
Buying a bra isn’t always the easiest thing. This can be especially true if you’re a trans woman, and even more so if you transitioned later in life. But don’t worry, I’ve got some tips to help you out.
Equality around the world — from Argentina to Ohio.
Two important decisions will give same-sex couples and married trans people access to benefits through their spouse, regardless of their state of residence.