Posts by Andy Kang

Transgress, a project developed through Trans* H4CK, makes online resources for trans people more accessible

May 29, 2014
Lauren Voswinkel, a transgender software developer in Pittsburgh is building Transgress, a tool that bypasses web filters designed to prevent access to pornography in order to allow people access to valuable sites only about transgender issues.Read More

May 28, 2014

Groundbreaking Transgender Studies Quarterly released

Last year, the University of Arizona announced the Transgender Studies Quarterly (TSQ), the first non-medical academic journal devoted to transgender issues, would be released this year. According to, Duke University Press has just released the inaugural volume, titled "Postposttranssexual: Key Concepts for a 21st Century Transgender Studies."Read More

May 28, 2014

Transgender woman held in solitary confinement in China

A transgender woman, identified as Guiying Li, was found guilty of theft in Changsha, Hunan Province. Public Security Department officials have announced that she will serve her time in solitary confinement. The Changsha Detention Center has decided to segregate her from other prisoners on the grounds that it would be "inappropriate" to incarcerate her with either men or women. Read More

May 27, 2014

Records show transgender travelers singled out in TSA screenings

Despite the announcement made last year by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to remove all body scanners that showed nearly nude images in order to protect passenger privacy, documents from the Department of Homeland Security reveal details of incidents in which transgender travelers were subjected to heightened scrutiny when passing through airport security checkpoints.Read More
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