Transgender

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

Jussie Smollett presents to trans advocate Pepe Julian Onziema at #glaadawards

Out actor Jussie Smollett of Empire presented the award in Outstanding Talk Show Episode to Ugandan transgender advocate Pepe Julian Onziema for his episode of HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
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Miley Cyrus launches Happy Hippie Foundation; says not all her relationships have been "straight, heterosexual ones"

This week Miley Cyrus launched the Happy Hippie Foundation to rally young people to support LGBT youth, homeless youth, and other vulnerable populations.
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#May17Because: 70% of the world population live under regimes that restrict LGBT rights

4.7 billion people live under regimes that restrict free expression of sexual and gender rights.

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New York Times series focuses on challenges for transgender people

A new series, Transgender Today, launched by The New York Times, is telling the stories of transgender people and detailing "the challenges ahead" for the trans community. The first part was released this morning, with more to follow. Check out personal stories of triumph, love, and acceptance from trans people in the interactive project.

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Read what fuels one intersex advocate

Sean Saifa Wall, an intersex activist and leader at Advocates for Informed Choice, wrote a reflection in the news and commentary site, Quartz, reflecting on the relationship between his intersex advocacy and his personal life.

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Best-selling writer Janet Mock will join Oprah on Super Soul Sunday, May 3

On Sunday, May 3, writer and journalist Janet Mock will appear on Oprah Winfrey’s “Super Soul Sunday” to talk about her New York Times best-selling memoir, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More.
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