Annabelle Anders

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As the world's only transgender MP, I want to ensure our voices are heard

My election to the Polish parliament in 2011 caused a huge stir. I was the first transgender MP in my country, and I am now the only one in the world. So I have a high profile and people sometimes listen to what I have to say – hence you are reading this. But my high visibility illustrates a …

Having a Transgender Child Won't Destroy Your Family

Earlier this summer, the cops of the TNT series <i>Major Crimes</i> investigated the murder of Michelle, a transgender teenager. The plot of “Boys Will Be …

I'm Transgender-Masculine, a Lover of Men, and Living in Accordance With My Biblical Faith

I am a transgender professor who has served full-time as, variously, a professor of theology, a professor of church history, a professor of ministry, department chair, and university diversity council co-chair at a Christian university for 15 years, most of which I spent in treatment with female …

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Portraits Of Mexico's Transgendered Population That Serve As A Symbol Of Good Luck In Remote Towns

Nicola Ókin Frioli’s award winning series of photographs documenting “Muxes”, Mexico’s transgendered community that is celebrated as a symbol of good …

10 Transgender Wins of 2013 You Should Know About

If anything is true of transgender rights in 2013, it's the year the right wing fringe in the U.S. set their sights and their fundraising machines on our community.<p>Between Arizona lawmaker John Kavanagh's attempt to criminalize transgender people for using public restrooms to the radical National …

LGBTQI

Harvard Business School's First Transgender Student Speaks Out

Though queer identities are finding greater acceptance in America, the trend is uneven: Transgender individuals still find themselves marginalized.<p>Last year, Harvard Business School accepted its first transgender student. She is, in fact, the first openly trans person to be admitted to any top …

After 20 Years, Transgender Inmate Is A Step Closer To Surgery

Ever since she was convicted of a brutal murder in 1992, Michelle Kosilek has known that she'd be stuck in prison for the rest of her life.<p><i>That</i> she can live with. The harder part was feeling she was stuck for life in the wrong body, says her attorney, Joseph Sulman.<p>"It's horrible," Sulman says. "I …

Maine's High Court Rules In Favor Of Transgender Student

Maine highest court has ruled in favor of a transgender student who sued her former school district after being required to use a staff bathroom instead of the bathroom of her choice.<p>Nicole Maines is biologically a boy, but identifies as a girl.<p>The Associated Press reports:<p>"[Her] family and the …

Summer Camp for Freedom of Gender Expression

<i>Post submitted by Joyce Wu, HRC Communications Intern</i>:<p>Each summer for the last several years, a group of parents has been running a four-day-long …

Transitioning in the House Across the Street From a School

A new school year will be starting in a few weeks. It will be the eighth school year since I moved into a little house across the street from a school.<p>I was so excited that I didn't need to move into an apartment, what with beginning my transition and all that. Coming and going. Sometimes as …

After Years Of Hiding, 'Walking In Love' As Transgender

Growing up in a rough housing project on Chicago's South Side during the early 1960s, Alexis Martinez had to hide that she was transgender.<p>Back then, her name was Arthur, Alexis tells her daughter, Lesley Etherly Martinez, on a visit to StoryCorps in Chicago.<p>"When I came out to my mom that I was …

Book News: Transgender Journal, BookExpo Guide

Duke University Press will begin publishing the first non-medical journal devoted to transgender issues next year.<p><i>Library Journal</i>’<i>s</i> librarian’s guide to BookExpo America 2013, which runs from tomorrow through Saturday.<p>The <i>Guardian</i> talks to former editors and contributors at <i>Granta</i> about the …

Transgender navy Seal reveals identity struggles in long military career

A 20-year veteran of the US navy has come out as transgender, describing her experiences serving in the military serving as a man undergoing a gender …

‘A Triumph for Fairness’: ‘Victory’ for 6-Year-Old Transgender Girl in Bathroom Case

In this Feb. 25, 2013, photo, Coy Mathis sits with a book at her home in Fountain, Colo. Coy has been diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder. Biologically, Coy, 6, is a boy, but to her parents, three sisters and brother, family members and the world, Coy is a transgender girl. (Photo: AP)<p>DENVER …

A level playing field for transgender students

Society is only beginning to understand transgender identity. For a young person who feels at odds with the physical gender that he or she sees in the mirror, there are major obstacles to be faced in the world at large, where acceptance is just about where it was for gay people 30 years ago. Even …

D.C. police probe recent attacks on gay, transgendered but say only one hate-related

By Peter Hermann<p>, Reporter<p>A string of recent attacks involving gay and transgender victims in Washington has caused jitters among advocates, who fear that hate crimes are on the rise, but it has also revealed the challenge of identifying such incidents — and uncovered tension over whether victims’ …

Children's Network Launches Transsexual Superhero Show

Nothing says “child-appropriate material” quite like gender-bending underage superheroes. At least that’s the theory over at the Hub, the network …