Life sometimes presents the strangest coincidences. What are the odds of a husband and wife both realizing they're gay at the same time without even talking to each other about it?
At a time when colleges and universities need to be doing much more to support trans youth and create change that makes our educational institutions safer for all students, Smith College is broadcasting a statement that a box on a form can trump an individual's own expression.
There are whys to transgender activism, but beyond the whys, there are the whats of transgender activism: the goals. Here are seven goals of trans activism, with some explanation as to why these are trans activism goals.
Just as we aren't satisfied with protections at one level of government, and keep pushing for state and local protections in addition to federal protections, adding more explicit federal protections can only help the trans community cement its protections.
Fear frequently keeps trans* people from working out and participating in athletics. I am interested in trans* athletes. I know that we do work out. But what are the barriers? How do we operate in gendered athletic spaces?
The LGBT community is actually a collection of overlapping communities, each with distinctive experiences, needs, and challenges. While it makes sense to find common cause, it can also make sense to separate the various groups sometimes, in order to avoid obscuring our diversity.
I am a proud African-American trans woman, and my goal is to show society that transgender people are intelligent, creative and hardworking individuals who need equal opportunity to succeed. We are not asking for special considerations, just equal rights in a democratic society.
Unless you must for your own safety, don't change. I don't know a lot about a lot, but I guarantee you that God is more than OK with you being the entirety of the person you are -- which is to say the entirety of the person God created you to be
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) will be reintroduced today in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. People may have a lot of questions. Here, I hope, are the answers.
On Tuesday, March 12, I woke up at 4:30 a.m. to meet with a group of representatives from Housing Works who, every Tuesday from January to June, travel to Albany, N.Y., to speak with New York state legislators to encourage them to pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act.
There are plenty of men walking around in female bodies, and plenty of women walking around in male bodies. Should we be forced to transition just to be "affirmed," "recognized" and "respected" as belonging to the gender we identify with? Nope, not all of us should have to, and I probably won't.
The way the stories about Michelle Shocked's homophobic rant and the Indigo Girls' commitment to stand with the trans community at the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival developed exemplifies the difference in power between the gay and trans communities, which are united except when they're not.
I am a queer transgender man planning my wedding to a queer cisgender woman. Man, did my heart ache to think that the world would see me as heterosexual. See Jocelyn as heterosexual. Depending on a given day or situation, it still stings.
I and my guest panelists Masen Davis (Executive Director of the Transgender Law Center), Cristan Williams (Director of the Transgender Foundation of America) and Arizona State Rep. John Kavanagh discuss how the transgender community will be affected by Kavanagh's new bill.
While there's no argument that progress is being made, many argue that the parameters around LGBT discrimination, particularly gender identity, are still unclear.