A couple of weeks ago I taught a few gender studies classes and when I was done with each lecture, half of the class was in tears, and so was I. After one class a young man came up and lingered as if he wanted to say more, but he did not know how to begin. Then he whispered, "I wish you were my dad."
Massachusetts State Reps. Jim Lyons (R) and Marc Lombardo (R) do not like the fact that a federal judge has ordered the state to pay the legal fees of a transgender prison inmate who successfully sued the state Department of Corrections after she was illegally denied sex reassignment surgery.
There’s a particularly cynical exchange in an episode of the cult HBO series “The Wire” wherein a couple of homicide detectives remark upon how little priority is being given to the unsolved murders of several poor African-Americans.
A New Hampshire Democrat who in November became the first openly transgender person elected to a state legislature in the country announced on Wednesday she has ended her campaign to run for the state House of Representatives.
Sharon Lettman-Hicks: "LGBT sex workers are vulnerable to violence and discrimination due to laws and negative attitudes toward sex work. When you compound stigma and homophobia/transphobia with racism, the level of injustice is tenfold."
Thomas Beatie, a transgender father of three, is fighting an Arizona judge to get a divorce from his wife of nine years, Nancy Beatie, with a decision due next month. Mr Beatie achieved global attention after giving birth to his first child, a girl named Susan Juliette, in the US state of Oregon in 2008.