Transgender

News that impacts the transgender community, from transphobic news coverage to positive and uplifting personal stories

June 5, 2014

'I Am Loveworthy,' Andy Marra's trans-affirming love story

Andy Marra, a Korean adoptee and staunch LGBTQ advocate, shares her story about finding love as a transgender woman.

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Kevin D. Williamson's anti-transgender rant featured in the "Chicago Sun-Times"

On Saturday, the Chicago Sun-Times ran a virulently anti-trans "op-ed" from Kevin D. Williamson, in which he referred to Laverne Cox and other trans women as "an effigy of a woman," repeatedly used incorrect pronouns to describe Laverne, and inaccurately stated that she is not a woman.

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Largest amount of money ever donated by a live person to a LGBT center being used to support homeless youth

Anita May Rosenstein, great-granddaughter of the founder of May Department Stores Co., recently donated an astounding $6.5 million to the Los Angeles LGBT Center to support homeless LGBT youth.

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June 2, 2014

Maryland's anti-trans activists fail to repeal non-discrimination law

Conservative activists, led by Delegate Neil C. Parrott, collected more than 17,500 valid signatures from Marylanders to repeal a new Maryland law giving legal protection to transgender individuals, falling 1,000 short of their first deadline.

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June 2, 2014

UPDATE: Suspects arrested in Atlanta MARTA attack on transgender women of color

In the investigation that followed the Atlanta MARTA attack of two transgender women of color on May 20, two men, Luther L. Thomas and Frederick Missick, have been arrested on disorderly conduct.

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A family of trans advocates and their tenacious daughter who started it all: an #LGBTQfamilies Day story

Jeanette looks back on how her family grappled with media attention, became dedicated advocates, and strengthened their commitment to unconditional love when they learned their youngest child is trans.

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HHS: Medicare can no longer ban transgender healthcare coverage

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services repealed a moratorium, issued in 1981, that prevented Medicare from even considering covering transgender healthcare.

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