What we see in the media matters. Narratives that include well-rounded transgender characters are important because they help us feel less alone and reveal more expansive endings than the ones we may previously have envisioned for ourselves.
Being authentic and true to myself was my decision and now I live in my own truth. My sisters and brothers lets strive to be the best citizens we can be and show our communities we are just people trying to live in our own truth.
The transgender movement is taking force, with more media visibility of transgender people and for the transgender movement. Katie Couric had Laverne Cox back on her show to apologize for the first interview and talk about the real issues that transgender people face.
Clearly Bradley Manning has created a stir by asking to be referred to as Chelsea Manning from now on. There is going to be a debate over whether she helped or hurt the cause of the transgender community to be more understood and accepted.
Every day is Mother's Day to Cher -- and sister Georganne LaPiere. Their beautiful 86-year-old mom, Georgia Holt, knows a little something about being a loving mother, caring for her two daughters between eight marriages -- and standing alone, quite often, as a single parent during their childhood.
This week it was murder on the dance floor as the queens traded pumps for ballet flats! Along the way we saw a twist in the Coco-Montrese-vs.-Alyssa-Edwards drama, a queen shut down for favoring caftans, and one of the most dramatically dishy eliminations in Drag Race herstory!
In his first interview since shedding 45 pounds, Bono shares with me how he feels about his remarkable weight-loss journey, as well as his passion for acting and his quest to find true love.
These "starbaby" names had the power to launch trends and inspire namesakes, we theorized, and we'd be hearing them far into the future.
Whether the latest allegations about John Travolta are true or not -- that he sexually harassed several men and had a secret relationship with his male private pilot for six years -- it's all pretty sad, the jokes and the snickering notwithstanding.
This has been a notable year for transgender actors in film and on television. More films are being written and produced with transgender characters, and there is a willingness to hire trans actors to play these roles, including yours truly.
To my transgender brothers and sisters reading this, we have to stop thinking that any representation of us in the media is better than none. We need more than a line in a Lady Gaga song and a jitterbugging child of a gay icon.
I just want to say "thank you" to Chaz for making trans history, staying strong and diplomatic in the face of idiots, focusing on the positive, and continuing to bring the conversation to the table.
The true test for Chaz will be whether he can be seen regularly before a broad American audience in a capacity that has nothing to do with being a transgender man. If he can do that, he will be a pivotal figure in transgender history.
I cried watching Chaz dance his cha cha on the premiere of Dancing with the Stars. It has been a dream of mine for years to see more trans people integrated into shows like this.
"It would be hard to be one thing inside and one thing outside and not get to be the one you say you are." In less than 25 words, my six-year-old displayed a more firm command of the subject than Ablow with all his years of experience.