Topics :: transgender issues

Wendy Williams & Guest Make Transphobic Remarks on Talk Show

By Jason St. Amand | Saturday Mar 15, 2014
In a recent episode of "The Wendy Williams Show," host Wendy Williams and a panel of other media personalities discussed some hot-button issues, including a lawsuit filed by a transgender athlete who claims CrossFit discriminated against her.

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.

Redefining Realness

By Kitty Drexel | Sunday Mar 9, 2014
Through lush, picturesque storytelling Mock unpacks the truth of her journey into adulthood, into womanhood as well as into person-hood.

Police Investigate Assault of Transgender Teen

Tuesday Mar 4, 2014
Police are investigating a report of a brutal assault of a transgender teen as he was using a high school bathroom in Northern California.

Liza Opens Up About Ellen’s Oscars Joke

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Mar 4, 2014
TMZ speaks to Liza Minnelli about how she took Ellen DeGeneres’s joke during Sunday night’s Academy Awards -- the crack some labeled as transphobic.

Trans Rights Repeal Misses California Ballot

By Lisa Leff | Monday Feb 24, 2014
A referendum to overturn a California law that gives transgender students protections including the right to use the public school restrooms of their choice will not appear on the November ballot after its backers failed to gather enough voter signatures

Va. Transgender Sports Policy Called Too Narrow

Friday Feb 21, 2014
Critics say a new Virginia policy on transgender high school athletes is too restrictive because it applies only to students who have undergone formal sex-reassignment surgery.

Facebook Users, Others React to Gender Options

By Lisa Leff | Friday Feb 14, 2014
The social media giant has been working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups to expand the choices beyond male and female. The result: a "custom" option that lets users pick from about 50 terms, including transsexual, androgynous and

Student Crowned NC’s 1st Trans Homecoming King

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Feb 11, 2014
A 17-year-old Charlotte high school student became North Carolina’s first transgender homecoming king Friday.

Ask Lambda Legal: Bathroom Access for Transgender People

By EDGE | Monday Feb 10, 2014
M. Dru Levasseur, Transgender Rights Project National Director for Lambda Legal answers a questions surrounding the public restroom debate for transgender persons.