Transgender & Intersex: May 2014

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The Transcending Gender Project [Picture Tells A Story]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | May 31, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

The Transcending Gender Project is dedicated to creating a visual celebration of the wide spectrum of lives and identities among trans and gender nonconforming people through beautiful environmental portraits. Read More

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Trans* Women Assaulted on Atlanta Train, One Stripped

Filed by Andrew Markle | May 30, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Video of the assault made its way onto different websites from several onlookers and shows the two women being verbally harassed before being assaulted. The passengers not only recorded the event with smart phones, but jeered when it occurred. Read More

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UPDATE: Rochester Radio Hosts Fired After Ugly Transphobic Rant

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

Yesterday, two morning radio hosts in Rochester, New York were suspended after going on an appalling, twelve-minute anti-trans rant.Read More

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Trans Woman Bashes Back Against Drunk Transphobe

Filed by John M. Becker | May 19, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

In a video that's been making the rounds online the past several days, a trans woman lays the smack down -- both literally and figuratively -- on a surly drunk man who harasses her on a public bus.Read More

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Ten Things I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

Filed by Rebecca Juro | May 19, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

If I could go back in time, here are ten things I'd tell the scared and closeted trans girl I used to be.Read More


Why Do So Many Folks Hate Transgender People?

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | May 18, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

"Why do you hate us?" Most transgender people have asked this question a thousand times over. Here are ten reasons why there's so much anti-trans hatred out there.Read More

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The White House Agrees: Review Trans Military Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | May 16, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Could the military's trans ban be the next barrier to fall for LGBT people in the American armed forces?Read More

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Bringing the Fight for Open Trans Military Service

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | May 16, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

We will fight for open trans military service, and we will win -- because fighting and winning is what the military trained us to do.Read More

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Maryland Governor Signs Landmark Trans Rights Bill

Filed by John M. Becker | May 15, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

This morning, Maryland became the 18th state (plus D.C.) to pass basic protections for its transgender citizens.Read More


NYT to Hagel: Lift Military Trans Ban

Filed by John M. Becker | May 15, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

"The question is how fast can the [United States] armed forces join the modern world on this issue, not whether they should."Read More

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California Mom Talks About Loving Her Trans Child

Filed by John M. Becker | May 09, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

"I'm extremely proud of her... I just think she's awesome, and I'm her biggest supporter."Read More


Becoming More Honest With Our Language

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | May 05, 2014 | 2:00 PM | comments

Gay and lesbian people have come to use "LGBT" rather than "gay and lesbian" when talking or writing, without giving the first thought to whether or not the subject at hand actually relates to bisexual, trans*, or otherwise queer people.Read More