Transgender & Intersex: April 2014

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Janet Mock Treats Cis Journalist Like a Trans Person

Filed by John M. Becker | April 30, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Yesterday, in an interview with journalist Alicia Menendez, trans advocate Janet Mock flipped the script, asking the host the same invasive questions trans people get asked all the time.Read More


Is Transphobia Rearing its Ugly Head in New Hampshire?

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 29, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

Just when we thought we were making progress bringing the LGBT community together, state senator David Pierce of New Hampshire has allowed his apparent transphobia to rear its ugly head and drive T's further away from the LGB's.Read More


U.S. Education Department: Title IX Protects Trans Students

Filed by John M. Becker | April 29, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

In another landmark advancement of LGBT rights from the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Education issued guidance today making clear that Title IX prohibits discrimination against transgender students.Read More

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WI's Largest County Passes LGBT Anti-Discrimination Protections

Filed by John M. Becker | April 27, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

On Thursday the board of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin overcame anti-trans fear-mongering and added sexual orientation and gender identity and expression to the county's non-discrimination ordinance.Read More

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Hey Gays, Let's Chat ...

Filed by Drew Cordes | April 25, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Y'know how maddening it is when straight people belittle your struggles for justice? Trans people get the same treatment... but we get it from you, too.Read More

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Judge Grants Chelsea Manning Legal Name Change

Filed by John M. Becker | April 23, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

A district judge in Kansas today granted Pfc. Chelsea Manning's request to legally change her name so that it accurately reflects her gender identity and expression.Read More

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Coming Out as Trans: One High Schooler's Story

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 23, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

This year, I received permission to ask that my teachers and classmates address me as Owen and use male pronouns. It's been powerful to watch them all transition with me.Read More

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Trans 201: Dispelling Myths and Misconceptions

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | April 22, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

When a non-transgender person is doing something that many transgender women find painful and offensive, there is a particularly rape-y vibe to being told "Hush, they're just doing their thing."Read More

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Laverne Cox Near the Top of TIME 100 Reader Poll

Filed by John M. Becker | April 22, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Trans icon Laverne Cox is near the top of TIME Magazine's TIME 100 reader poll. Voting closes at midnight tonight.Read More


A Necessary Conversation Between the G and the T

Filed by Rebecca Juro | April 21, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

The gay community can't expect the trans community to back down on anti-trans slurs. When you do something that makes us angry, we're going to call it out and raise hell, just like you would if the tables were turned.Read More

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Malta Passes Civil Unions, Adds Trans Rights to Constitution

Filed by John M. Becker | April 16, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

Lawmakers in the heavily Catholic nation of Malta made history this week, approving civil unions and adding gender identity protections to their constitution.Read More

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Trans 100 List Spotlights Trans Change-Makers

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 15, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Released in full last week, the 2014 Trans 100 list spotlights the work of transgender activists, artists, athletes, professionals, and difference-makers. Read More

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India Supremes Recognize Trans People as Third Gender

Filed by John M. Becker | April 15, 2014 | 8:30 AM | comments

In a landmark ruling today, the India Supreme Court has officially recognized trans people as a third gender.Read More

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Appleton Elects Wisconsin's First Openly Trans Official

Filed by John M. Becker | April 02, 2014 | 7:00 PM | comments

Last night, voters in the northeast Wisconsin city of Appleton made history by electing Gypsy Vered Meltzer, the state's first openly trans official, to the city council.Read More

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Carmen Carrera Responds to 'Drag Race' Controversy

Filed by John M. Becker | April 02, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

"'Shemale' is an incredibly offensive term, and this whole business about if you can tell whether a woman is biological or not is getting kind of old."Read More