Transgender & Intersex: March 2014

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Trans Activist Launches New Global Campaign

Filed by John M. Becker | March 31, 2014 | 5:30 PM | comments

Fashion model and trans activist Geena Rocero is launching Gender Proud, a new global campaign to make it easier for trans people to obtain accurate identity documents.Read More


The 'Drag Race' Fiasco: A Battle For GLAAD's Soul?

Filed by Rebecca Juro | March 31, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

The old (rich, white, gay and lesbian-focused) GLAAD appears to have come into direct conflict with the new (trans-inclusive, trans-supportive, and relevant) GLAAD.Read More

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Maryland Passes Landmark Trans Rights Bill

Filed by John M. Becker | March 27, 2014 | 6:30 PM | comments

The Maryland House passed a landmark trans discrimination ban today, sending it to Gov. Martin O'Malley's desk for his expected signature. Maryland will become the 18th state (plus D.C.) with such a ban.Read More

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Jerry Springer Pledges to Stop Using 'Tr***y'

Filed by John M. Becker | March 25, 2014 | 6:00 PM | comments

Jerry Springer says he will end the use of the anti-trans slur "tr***y" on his daytime talk show.Read More

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Drag Culture Hurts the Transgender Community

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | March 20, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

From the perspective of this trans advocate and analyst, drag culture clearly hurts the transgender community - and RuPaul is a big part of that problem.Read More

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New Jersey's Bridgegate & the Trans Connection

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 17, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Was the real reason for the order to close lanes on the world's busiest bridge a move against Christie's longtime political nemesis, State Senator Loretta Weinberg, a 78-year-old Jewish grandmother considered the state transgender community's political godmother?Read More


Panel to Obama: Lift Ban on Trans Military Service

Filed by John M. Becker | March 14, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

A commission convened by the Palm Center, co-chaired by former U.S. Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders concluded yesterday that there is no compelling reason for the U.S. military to continue excluding transgender persons from serving openly.Read More

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Indiana Sport Clips Store Runs Transphobic Ad

Filed by John M. Becker | March 12, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

An Indiana ad for a national men's haircut chain feeds into ugly anti-trans bathroom stereotypes.Read More


It's Not About the Chromosomes

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | March 12, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

It's amazing how often "because genes" gets used to justify transphobic bigotry.Read More


School Districts Making Strides in Trans Inclusion

Filed by John M. Becker | March 12, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

New York, New York and Shorewood, Wisconsin are two of the latest communities whose school districts have enacted trans-inclusive policies.Read More


Why the Rationales for Barring Trans Athletes Suck

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | March 11, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

When it comes to transgender athletes, even LGB people who are otherwise supportive of trans issues frequently (and ignorantly) support exclusion.Read More

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Lebanon's Sodomy Law Scrapped in Landmark Ruling

Filed by John M. Becker | March 05, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

In what's being hailed as a landmark ruling, a judge in the Middle Eastern country of Lebanon has struck down the country's sodomy law and moved the conversation on trans issues forward.Read More

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Trans Rights Bill Passes Maryland Senate

Filed by John M. Becker | March 04, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

The Maryland Senate has just passed a bill that would protect trans people from discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations.Read More

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Why Jared Leto's Rayon is Bad for the Trans Community

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | March 03, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

When nearly every media portrayal of a transgender woman is as someone who is incapable, sad, and/or pathetic, it makes it that much harder for us to be taken seriously and dig ourselves out of the hole we're in. Read More