Topics :: transgender issues

R. Kelly Talks About Transgender Son for First Time

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
R&B icon R. Kelly, for the first time, spoke out about his transgender child Monday -- weeks after gossip websites insensitively reported on her coming out.

Ask the Doc: Transgender Health, Hormones and HIV

By Anita Radix | Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
On this issue of Ask the Doc, Dr. Anita Radix addresses issues about transgender health, hormones and HIV medications. Do you need to stop taking hormones to start taking HIV meds? Find the answers here at Ask the Doc.

’Cards Against Humanity’ Co-Creator: I ’Regret’ Anti-Trans Card

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
One of the co-creator behind the hilarious popular card / drinking game "Cards Against Humanity" apologized for a transphobic card last week, saying he regrets making it.

Jailed Transgender Teen Moved to Psych Center

By Dave Collins | Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
A troubled transgender girl detained in the Connecticut adult women’s prison for two months without criminal charges was moved Tuesday to a psychiatric center for children following an outcry by her supporters.

Fla. Trans Woman Found Burned to Death Behind Garbage Bin

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jun 23, 2014
A transgender woman was found burned to death behind a garbage container in Fort Myers, Fla., on June 19.

Gender 101

By Pat Magee, MSW | Sunday Jun 22, 2014
Trying to explain anything as complex as gender in a short article is a daunting task. It is so much more complex than we as Americans ever acknowledge.

Without Fanfare, Obama Advances Transgender Rights

By Lisa Leff | Saturday Jun 21, 2014
President Barack Obama has steadily extended his administration’s advocacy to the smallest and least accepted band of the LGBT rainbow: transgender Americans.

New York Sued Over Transgender Medicaid Coverage

By Larry Neumeister | Friday Jun 20, 2014
A lawsuit filed Thursday against New York state seeks Medicaid coverage for transgender people seeking what they consider to be life-saving health treatments, including gender change procedures.

Canadian Trans Boy Given New Birth Certificate

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jun 17, 2014
After a groundbreaking ruling, a 12-year-old boy from Alberta, Canada, received a new birth certificate Sunday that identifies him as male.

Police Investigate Mysterious Death of Calif. Trans Activist

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jun 17, 2014
Authorities are investigating the death of a transgender activist, whose body was found behind a Dairy Queen on June 12 in Anaheim, Calif.