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What a transphobic teacher needs to learn from an amazing 5-year-old transgender girl

Sunday, November 22, 2015
Ellie (left) and Ron
In Texas, the latest punch in the “religious freedom” strategy has been thrown. Previously, the anti-gay movement enlisted cake bakers, florists and a hapless county clerk. The latest to step up to the victim mouthpiece is a teacher named Madeline ...

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Homicides of transgender individuals in U.S. reach alarming high

Sunday, November 22, 2015
Rebecca O'Hara holds a phone showing a photo of her 25-year-old transgender son Ashton O'Hara, in Detroit. Ashton O'Hara, whose body was found in a field with stab wounds, was killed in July 2015.
For a few transgender Americans, this has been a year of glamour and fame. For many others, 2015 has been fraught with danger, violence and mourning. ...

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Trailer for Zoolander 2 is deemed transphobic

Thursday, November 19, 2015
"All is all." Is Benedict Cumberbatch's character in Zoolander 2 transphobic?
In the trailer, an androgynous character played by Benedict Cumberbatch is asked whether he has "a hot dog or a bun." ...

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US Rep. Quigley: New group to address transgender rights

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Mike Quigley
Among the first topics they're tackling is how to reduce violence against transgender Americans. ...

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Cleveland VA hospital opens nation’s first clinic for transgender veterans

Saturday, November 14, 2015
Cleveland VA Medical Center
Thee "GIVE Clinic" for Gender Identity Veteran Experience, will provide transgender veterans with primary care, hormonal therapy, mental health care and other services. ...

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Government opposes Manning’s request to grow hair long

Friday, November 13, 2015
In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Bradley Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick.
In court papers filed Thursday, the government argued Manning's federal lawsuit should be dismissed, saying her claims belong in a military court. ...

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Transgender woman files complaint against Iowa hotel

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Megan Taylor
Meagan Taylor has filed a complaint against a hotel in Iowa, accusing staff of discriminating against her due to her gender identity and race. ...

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Gay man attempts explaining his “Drop The T in LGBTQ” petition

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Scene from 'Stonewall'
"Labels create a competition of oppression," he says. "One wrong word can lead to a spewing forth of vicious invectives by the so-called oppressed." ...

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Caitlyn Jenner: Last 6 months have been ‘eye-opening’

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Glamour's "The Transgender Champion" honoree, Caitlyn Jenner, attends the 25th Annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, in New York.
Jenner took the stage at Glamour magazine's Women of the Year awards, telling the crowd that "I'm very happy to be living on the other side." ...

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Members of Congress urge passage of transgender rights bill

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
House Speaker Robert DeLeo
In the letter sent Monday evening, Democratic members of Congress urged the state Legislature to pass the bills before going on holiday break next week. ...

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