Hopefully today's name change, so meaningful to me personally, can also raise awareness of the fact that we trans* people exist everywhere in America today, and that we must jump through hurdles every day just for being who we are.
My boyfriend's gift to me today was a few hours where I thought about nothing but the smell of the plants as they released the stored up warmth of the day in Griffith Park.
I caught up with Parker to speak about a number of remarks made against her and to correct some inaccuracies that have been published.
While deployed to the Middle East as a white, male officer, I lived and worked as a member of the privileged majority. However, after acknowledging my female identity, I suddenly found myself in one of the most exclusive and marginalized clubs in the U.S.
Toothpaste. Shampoo. Cat litter. Storage containers. Paper towels. Laundry detergent. The most basic of items, but in reality, five of these were decoys. But it wasn't what I was buying that made this shopping trip seem so surreal. It was the why.
I realize, of course, that she's holding herself to a feminine ideal and embracing her true gender expression, but in those moments I couldn't look at the hair creeping down my arms onto the back of my hands without thinking, "Am I some sort of disgusting, hairy-handed ape-beast?"
Are we policing language? Of course we are, because part of that's how you win in civil rights movements. We have known this for more than 50 years.
Those of us who live in poverty are hidden, while the lives of the wealthy are highlighted in media and the news. More importantly, money has a huge impact on our health and health choices.
We, the undersigned trans women and trans-feminine individuals, are appalled at recent attacks on trans woman journalist Parker Marie Molloy published by Calpernia Addams and Andrea James on The Huffington Post and Boing Boing, respectively.
Fred Phelps, until his death in March this year, and his Westboro Baptist Church -- composed mainly of family members -- travel around the country pro...
Transgender rights advocate Andraya Williams, 22, does her first full-length, sit-down interview with me on my web series Pillow Talk with Joanne on ...
I'd spent 12 years building a career as a model in NYC. Prior to that, I'd immigrated to the US from the Philippines. In between, I'd gone to Thailand for 2 major surgical procedures that transformed my body physically into what emotionally I'd known since I was 5 years old -- that I am a woman.
Each year there are new faces joining the cause but what is most inspiring are the friends that I see every year with as much passion, commitment and determination in working to educate and improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS.
At a time when transgender and gender-nonconforming people the world over face harassment, violence, discrimination and even murder, we are excited to be launching a new film-based campaign from Hawai'i that takes a fresh approach to making the world more just and inclusive.
As reported in several media outlets late last week, the Christian college George Fox University is refusing to allow Jayce, a transgender student, to live on campus in housing appropriate for his gender.
A system that excludes the diversity of gender expressions literally kills trans people.