The New Republic has a story out on trans rights. It details the story of Caroline Temmermand, a transsexual woman, who recently transitioned. (That's not her on the cover, but Sam Berkley. Berkley is a plaintiff in a lawsuit against New York City, which requires sexual-reassignment surgery in order to change genders on a birth certificate.) As the author notes, the story evolved from a lead on speech therapy for trans women, and Ms. Temmermand was profiled last year in the GW student newspaper in a well-done article on that subject.
The New Republic, a magazine of politics and the arts, is generally considered liberal, though it is to the right of many progressives. Its readership is generally considered to be older, influential establishment liberal types, and so a story in The New Republic is going to reach a lot of people who don't read much about transgender or transsexual people.
The magazine hasn't discussed trans issues much, although there was a good article last year, Obama's Transgender Quota: One And Counting, about the crazy right wing response to the appointment of Amanda Simpson.