Across the United States, millions of seniors are getting ready to walk across the stage in graduation ceremonies. This time can bittersweet for transgender students. Two instances of transgender students, in different parts of the country, have reminded us that schools can often fail to support transgender students and treat them with respect.
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After GLAAD reached out, Jojo Simmons, son of the legendary Rev. Run, removed the anti-transgender and anti-gay tweets from his timeline.
Two transgender advocates, actress Laverne Cox and triathlete Chris Mosier, share their respective thoughts and experiences around the Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Today, the United States Secretary of Labor, Hilda L. Solis, issued a statement about the upcoming Transgender Day of Remembrance. "I am proud to stand and be counted as an ally to the transgender community and to every person and family impacted by anti-transgender violence," she said.
Kylar Broadus is an African-American transgender advocate, lawyer, and founder of the Trans People of Color Coalition, the only national social justice organization promoting the interests of transgender people of color. Below, he shares his thoughts on the Transgender Day of Remembrance.
In the following blog excerpt for Transgender Day of Remembrance, editor and trans advocate Janet Mock describes her experience of coming out to her date as a trans teenager and remembers the lives of those transgender women who were victims of violence.
As a lifelong LGBT ally and friend, I feel it is my duty to not only apologize for my wrong but to also correct it.
The New York Post yesterday ran a story discussing criticism of Chaz Bono for his recent comments about his transition, but referred to Chaz and Stephen Ira, the transgender son of Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, as “she-men.”
Victoria Ruiz is a transgender advocate and a writer for the LGBT-themed, Spanish-language magazine, Adelante Magazine. For Transgender day of Remembrance, Victoria recounts her and her friend Yina’s experiences as immigrant Latina transgender women in Los Angeles.
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.
The only document resembling guidelines for handling transgender inmates in local jails was issued by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department more than five years ago.
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."
The "baker's dozen" of 2012 -- the most incredible 13 months in transgender (as well as LGBT) civil rights history, began on Dec 6, 2011, with two remarkable events.
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.
Police arrested a man accused of stealing money and a mobile phone from a transsexual and forcing the victim to perform fellatio on him.