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He? She? Ze? Colleges add gender-free pronouns, alter policy

Friday, September 18, 2015
In this Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 photo, Laila Smith, a junior at Harvard University, poses at a gate leading to Harvard Yard in Cambridge, Mass. During the registration process, students at Harvard are now allowed to indicate which pronouns they use. Forms include typical options like "he" and "she," but also gender-neutral options like "ze" or "they." Smith filled in the pronouns "they" and "their" on the form.
Students at Harvard are now allowed to indicate which pronouns they use, with suggested gender-neutral options like "ze" or "they." ...

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Transgender student’s battle divides rural Virginia town

Thursday, September 17, 2015
This Tuesday Aug. 25, 2015 photo shows Gavin Grimm as he gestures during an interview at his home in Gloucester, Va.  Grimm is a transgender student whose demand to use the boys' restrooms has divided the community and prompted a lawsuit.
The denizens of a conservative tidewater enclave are divided over what one local pastor calls "the civil rights issue of this generation." ...

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Jill Soloway based Emmy-nominated ‘Transparent’ on real life

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
In this Tuesday, June 16, 2015 file photo, Jill Soloway arrives at the Women in Film 2015 Crystal And Lucy Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, in Los Angeles. Like the characters in her Emmy-nominated show “Transparent,” Soloway understands the challenges of having a transgender parent: She based the show on personal experiences. 'I was really thinking about a personal love letter to my parents to try and shift the world ever so slightly," Soloway said.
"I think back about three years ago when my parents came out to me, and the rush of feelings that come with that," Soloway said in a recent interview. ...

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Transgender girl is Missouri high school’s homecoming queen

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Landon Patterson
Landon Patterson is her school's first transgender homecoming queen, and one of only a few across the country to be documented. ...

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Caitlyn Jenner unveils new home decor: All white and fluffy

Monday, September 14, 2015
This Aug. 2015 photo provided by courtesy of Lori Margolis Interiors and Architectural Digest shows, Caitlyn Jenner's living room in Malibu, Calif. The living room recently received a makeover by the New York designer Lori Margolis. The reality-show star redecorated the Malibu mansion where “I Am Cait” is filmed, unveiling the home’s new look on the Sunday, Sept. 13, episode.
"She wanted something soft and feminine but also something that has strength," says designer Lori Margolis. ...

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Alabama boss asks trans employee two terrible questions, fires her, and now has to pay up

Friday, September 11, 2015
Jessi Dye
“It was exactly like being punched in the stomach,” Jessi Dye recalls. ...

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Caitlyn Jenner isn’t offended by that Halloween costume

Friday, September 11, 2015
The "Call Me Caitlyn" costume
"I think it's great.... but they could have come up with a better outfit." ...

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Three school board members resign after transgender student debate

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Lila Perry
Superintendent Aaron Cornman refused to link the resignations to recent unrest over transgender student Lila Perry. ...

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Video sparks look at La. transgender driver license policy

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Alexandra Glover
"If you have makeup on or anything like that you're supposed to take all that off, because you are actually a man," a worker on the video tells Alexandra Glover, who was born Dylan Glover. ...

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Redmayne impresses in transgender story ‘The Danish Girl’

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Eddie Redmayne poses for photographers at the photo call for the film The Danish Girl at the 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. The 72nd edition of the festival runs until Sept. 12.
None of the performers in the film are transgender, and director Tom Hooper acknowledges the industry has "a problem" including transgender talent. ...

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