We're told that we're being unrealistic, but it takes a hell of a lot of creativity and imagination to keep fighting at odds with what we are told is possible, at odds with the options available in our given systems steeped in racisim, classism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia and violence.
Mark Carson's murder highlights the shortcomings of a rights-based, marriage-based approach to LGBT equality, and cries out for deeper, and more difficult, forms of engagement.
It was a primal scream that went right through me and sent distress signals to my heart. My beautiful 4-year-old daughter stood up in the bathtub as though she were possessed. "Mommy, I'm supposed to be a boy. God made a mistake!" she screamed through heaving tears.
by Chloe Schwenke Vice President of Global Programs On May 17, human rights activists and concerned individuals from around the world will once ag...
Recently I stopped by my neighborhood 7-Eleven convenience store and found myself taking a big gulp when I encountered overt transphobia with a side of woman bashing. I witnessed a clerk use the word "tranny" while telling an anecdote to a co-worker and at least one customer.
Nicole was in the audience and I wanted so much not to embarrass her, but within minutes I was in tears. I saw girls, boys, and chaperones openly weeping. Every story touched a chord, snowballing into more emotion.
Those who oppose ENDA or oppose transgender inclusion in it ask why we need it when 84 percent of U.S. companies include gender identity in their equal opportunity statements. The short answer is that what we have in place is not preventing discrimination against transgender people.
I had over 600 friends on my Facebook page before, and I re-friended all of them with my new profile, and waited. Over the last year, I gained probably 68 percent of all of the old friends back. Facebook gave me the chance to come out in public before I physically stepped out in public.
Is Denver the best city in America to start a "Best City" list? Or raise a transgendered child? Or have second thoughts about legalized marijuana? Or select a new school mascot? We bring back the newsy bits this week to answer all of these questions and more.
We are a violent, sexist society, and there is much work that needs to be done to reduce the violence. Being black and trans may compound the risk, but it is already shameful that our country throws up its hands to the violence endemic in our society.
With Mothers Day 2013 approaching, the California-based nonprofit Forward Together has created a series of ecards that reflect the diversity of motherhood and parenting, a gesture that traditional Mother's Day cards have woefully ignored. Check out a slideshow of the beautiful cards.
Analyzing our obsession with the union of gender expression and biology, it becomes clear that there is not space for people unwilling to live within this oppressive gender binary. Transgender identities are often accepted only when they comply with cookie-cutter definitions of "male" and "female."
Researching Pride parade marshals across the United States over the years, I was struck by how few have been members of the bisexual community. This matter came to my attention when I was informed that one of our community's role models is up for the role in Boston for the 2013 Pride season.
Photo: Gene Page/AMC There aren't that many shows in the Reality TV Universe that have the ability to feel genuine and pull on the heartstrings to...
Recently I asked a number of transgender and cisgender friends the following: If a transgender person does something that may reflect badly on the trans community, is their personal freedom of expression more important than expectations to conform?
I associate with a diverse range of people, and the female-assigned people I know who dress or live as men have a much easier time than the male-assigned people I know who dress or live as women. The former is more socially acceptable, and that disappoints me.