The fashion industry has never been wary of pushing boundaries, including the boundaries of gender. Gender nonconformity is not only becoming commonplace in the fashion world but is now becoming the epicenter of high fashion and innovation.
Even though the president has made it clear that LGBT people who work for the federal government are protected from discrimination, millions of federal contractor employees still have no law or policy to protect them.
Recently, our leaders in Augusta -- good, honest Mainers -- did the right thing. They voted "No" and defeated LD 1428, a bill that purported to provide additional religious freedom protections in Maine.
When people say they support transgender people but oppose the specific issues that matter to the transgender community, it makes as much sense as saying you support the gay community, but oppose marriage equality and anti-bullying initiatives.
I did everything I could think of to learn how to be this man I thought I had to be. I spent a lifetime trying to get my soul to match my body. In the falsehood of that existence, I was unable to participate in life.
"Gender binary" describes our current belief system that gender exists as only male or female. There are, in fact, many more genders, and this post highlights the five areas that are most challenging to those who identify outside of the gender binary.
These youth know how difficult the task at hand is. Understanding what it means to be transgender is new for many people in our society and can be confusing. That's not surprising, because many people are unaware of the issues transgender people face.
What I found when I got to Kampala was a beautiful city and wonderful, loving people. I also found a community living in fear and not able to move around for rational fear of being arrested, attacked or worse.