Andraya Williams, a 22-year-old trans woman of color and student at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) says she was escorted off campus and told she was suspended after using the women's restroom.
Gender Proud launched on International Transgender Day of Visibility. Gender Proud is an advocacy organization working to create a universal right to change one's gender marker without having to undergo any surgeries that may not be wanted or necessary for an individual's transgender identity.
The Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill that would ban discrimination against transgender people. It was passed by the Maryland Senate in January, and is expected to be signed by Governor Martin O’Malley in the coming weeks.
The Internet hasn't always been a safe space for young people, specifically young people in the LGBT community. Yet across the nation many people who identify as transgender are finding comfort on sites such as Tumblr and YouTube.
Jake Eleazer, an Army drill instructor, spoke to Vocativ online magazine about being transgender in the military. Jake has been an exemplary servicemember for the past 8 years but since coming out his military career is uncertain as the administrative separation process has begun.