Topics :: trans equality

NYC High School Allegedly Blocks Student’s Trans Boyfriend From Prom

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
A teen couple claims that officials from a New York high school refuse to let them attend theprom together because one of them is transgender.

Texas Trans Teacher Triumphs, May Teach Teens

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Apr 11, 2014
After being suspended by Lumberton Intermediary School in Texas, transgender teacher Laura Jane Klug was returned to the roster of substitute teachers

Judge OKs Transgender Inmate’s Hormone Treatments

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins | Thursday Apr 3, 2014
State prison officials must immediately resume hormone treatments for a transgender inmate who argued that she suffered a medical setback including facial hair growth and depression when her treatments stopped, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

What’s Between Your Legs?: Thoughts on International Transgender Day of Visibility

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Mar 31, 2014
Special guest writer Cathy Renna shares her thoughts on International Transgender Day of Visibility.

’Drag Race’ Comes Under Fire for Transphobia, RuPaul Responds

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Mar 31, 2014
A recent episode of "RuPaul’s Drag Race" is coming under fire by some for transphobia; as one of the reality show’s challenges was called "Female or She-Male." RuPual and other of the reality’s shows officials responded to the criticism.

DOJ Trains Cops to Help Transgender Crime Victims

By Eric Tucker | Thursday Mar 27, 2014
The Justice Department has launched a program to train local police to better respond to transgender crime victims.

Connecticut City: No Bias Against Transgender Cop

By John Christoffersen | Thursday Mar 27, 2014
An investigation by a Connecticut city has found no evidence that a transgender police officer was subject to discrimination or a hostile work environment.

Against Me! Singer on Transition, New Album

By Mesfin Fekadu | Monday Mar 24, 2014
Laura Jane Grace, who came out as transgender two years ago, says she’s able to sing in a new, liberated voice on her band’s latest album because she’s no longer hiding.

Independent Commission Finds No Justification for Military’s Transgender Ban

By Justin Snow | Saturday Mar 22, 2014
There is no compelling medical rationale for banning transgender people from serving in the American military, an independent commission concluded in a new study.

Transgender Troop Ban Faces Scrutiny

Thursday Mar 13, 2014
An independent commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general has concluded there "is no compelling medical reason" for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving.