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ID laws present new challenges for transgender community

On Wednesday, the Arkansas Supreme Court struck down the state’s controversial voter ID law, deeming it unconstitutional to require additional information not already listed in the Arkansas Constitution to vote.<p>Despite the voting rights victory, eight states — including Texas, which recently …

My Fiancé Is Transgender

When Marisa Carroll met an intriguing new guy at her local coffee shop, she had no idea that his life-changing journey would become hers, too.<p>Having learned almost everything I know about dating from watching teen dramas like <i>The O.C.</i> and <i>Gossip Girl</i>, I expected to do some crazy things for love: get …

Here's Why All-Women's Colleges May Attract A Higher Number Of Transgender Students

Although there are no numbers on students' gender identity, it appears that increasingly, students are becoming more comfortable with the idea that gender is fluid, or even something that you can change. As the NYT Magazine explores, a seemingly large number of these students attend women's …

Annie Lennox Discusses Transgender Issues And Feminism

Singer-songwriter Annie Lennox sat down with HuffPost Live today to discuss a number of issues, including the evolution of the feminist movement.<p>As transgender individuals have gained more mainstream visibility and access to rights, a debate has erupted within the feminist community about the place …

Nancy Pelosi wants to change federal regulations to let transgender people serve openly in the military

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is calling for a change to a decades-old military regulation so transgender people can serve in the U.S. Armed Forces.<p>“Leader Pelosi believes there is no place for discrimination in the U.S. Armed Forces, including on the basis of gender identity,” …

Jenny McCarthy's Transgender Comments Need Evaluating

Jenny McCarthy told Page Six on Tuesday that playing a transgender character on television has resonated with her in a very personal way. In doing …

OITNB Star Laverne Cox Helps Hollywood Spotlight Transgender Stories

<b>Orange Is the New Black</b> star Laverne Cox is leading the charge when it comes to spotlighting transgender characters, stories, and issues in entertainment, most recently with her moving MTV/LOGO documentary, <b>The T Word</b>. Luckily, this marginalized community is also the focus of more groundbreaking TV …

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Research shows 90% of primary and secondary school staff have had no training to support LGBT students. Teacher Allie George explores how to make your classroom safe and inclusive

A Look At The Transgender Women Of Paris In The '50s And '60s

These beautiful photographs of transgender women, in Paris from the late 1950s and early 1960s were taken by Swedish photographer Christer Strömholm, who traveled to Paris in the late-fifties, where he hoped to create a new kind of night-life street photography. Strömholm lived in the Red Light …

Discovery Life Channel greenlights docu-series, 'Those Girls'

The Discovery Life Channel, which was formerly known by not many people as Discovery Fit & Health, has greenlit <i>Those Girls</i>, a docu-series focusing on …

Watch: An 8-Year-Old's Powerful Rap About Being Transgender

Coming out as transgender is not easy — especially when you're still in elementary school. But one boy is hoping his experience will make the process easier for others. During his Summer stay at Camp Aranu'tiq, a camp for transgender and gender-variant youth, 8-year-old Alex shared his coming-out …

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Why Transgender Students Belong at Women's Colleges

Sometimes the fear of consequences appears so great that we hold on to tradition much longer than we need to. That was surely the case more than 100 years ago when the revolutionary idea of higher education for women was introduced. We are at another such groundbreaking moment now as women's …

Gavin Grimm, Transgender Teen, Fighting To Use Men's Restroom At School

A transgender teen in Virginia is fighting for the right to use the bathroom that corresponds with his gender identity.<p>Gavin Grimm is a 10th grader who was assigned female at birth and came out as transgender earlier this year. Now, the 15-year-old is generating a larger conversation surrounding …

A Mom's Letter Introducing Her Transgender Daughter

Dear family and friends,<p>Many of you already know that, over the past year, my youngest child, who has been known to us all as "Jon" since birth, has been questioning, exploring, and, more recently, affirming her gender identity. (Yes, I have used the female pronoun here correctly. It turns out that …

Here’s How This Transgender Teacher Handled Coming Out -- And Why It Matters - MTV

Coming out can be a difficult and delicate situation for anyone — but it’s even more challenging for those who are in the public eye in some way. Which is why the brave decision of a transgender teacher in Pasco County, Florida to publicly let students know about the transitioning process is so …

Family Court Chief Justice calls for rethink on how High Court handles cases involving transgender children

Family Court Chief Justice Diana Bryant says she would like to see the court's jurisdiction tested in cases involving medical treatment for …

Larry King Now: Being Transgender in America

Our panel, Featuring Glee's Alex Newell, Glaad's Nick Adams and AOL's 'True Trans' host Laura Jane Grace, discuss what needs to be done to ensure a …

Recognizing Transgender Awareness Week

As a suicide-prevention organization, The Trevor Project knows how important it is for young people to feel accepted for who they are and know that someone out there cares about their future. That's why we're standing alongside national organizations, colleges, and communities nationwide during …

Mental health charity says society’s attitudes towards transgender people are not changing fast enough<p>The hidden extent of suicide attempts among young transgender people has been highlighted in a study.<p>A survey found that 48% of trans people under 26 said they had attempted suicide, and 30% said …

GLAAD Trans Images On TV Report Finds Portrayals Of Transgender Characters Are Improving Slowly

The portrayal of transgender characters on television is improving slowly but substantially, according to a new report.<p>GLAAD's 2014 Trans Images on TV survey found that no transgender characters were portrayed as villains, while only one episode portrayed a trans character as a victim, in 2014.<p>The …

Milla: Being Transgender in India

Milla is an impossibly beautiful young woman. And she knows it. In every WhatsApp and Facebook selfie she commands attention and arouses desire in young men in Chennai and beyond. When my friends see her pictures, they get so excited by her beauty. When I say that she is transgender, they become …

Working to Ensure the Safety of Transgender Individuals

Interacting with law enforcement can be stressful for anyone. This is especially true of transgender individuals who all too often face discrimination, inappropriate comments, and hostility. While most law enforcement personnel want to do what is right, we hear from many transgender people about …

Nicole Maines, History-Making Transgender Teen, Honored By Glamour Magazine

Nicole Maines, a teenager who made history earlier this year in a landmark transgender rights case, has been named one of Glamour magazine's 50 inspiring women of the year. Nicole, who is 17, was chosen to represent the state of Maine in the series "Hometown Heroes: 50 Phenomenal Women of the Year …

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Seeing the Individual: Freiya on Being a Woman and Being Transgender

If a stranger approached me to ask me a question about my genitals, I'd be shocked and really quite angry. If a stranger assumed I was suicidal and depressed from knowing one incidental fact about me, that would also rile me. Happenings such as these are the reasons that I think Freiya is one of …