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News that impacts the transgender community, from transphobic news coverage to positive and uplifting personal stories
"Orange Is The New Black," a new original series from Netflix, is garnering rave reviews and abundant praise for addressing a myriad of issues -- all within the confines of prison walls.
On Monday, July 16th, state and local officials, LGBT leaders, and the Chicago trans community alike celeb
Jazzie Collins, a San Francisco transgender activist, died Thursday, July 11th, at Kaiser Permanente Hospital. She had been in poor health for several weeks, and passed away surrounded by loving friends. The cause of her death is still being determined.
As equality for transgender Americans has come into focus with mainstream media exposure, more and more stories of blatant institutional discrimination against trans people have surfaced. However, the actions of the directors and staff running Florence House, a homeless shelter for women in Maine, exemplify behavior that is both affirming of transgender individuals' identities and conscious of their needs.
California's School Success and Opportunity Act is an important bill that would protect transgender students by ensuring that they can access school accommodations that affirm their gender identity, and can participate in the same sports teams and other school activities as their peers do.
Humans of New York photographer Brandon Stanton posted a picture of a young person named Puck holding a piece of paper with a poem on it. The poem outlined Puck’s experience being gender-fluid and sprung from being confronted with old photos of them at their grandparents’ house.
A video series from the Center for American Progress brings attention to ENDA by featuring stories like that of Mia Macy, a transgender woman who was refused employment at a federal agency.
Media Matters for America debunks myths and highlights facts about ENDA as this important bill advances in the Senate.