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Rihanna Shares Her Thoughts on Companies Using Transgender People as Marketing Gimmicks: 'I Don't Think It's Fair'

December 01, 2017 News<p>Like B. Scott on Facebook<p>Get Our Newsletter<p>Rihanna continues to give us more reasons to love her.<p>When asked about 'inviting' a …

Komplaint Dept. - A Date With Death on the Golden Gate Bridge

It was 75 years ago, today, that Harold Wobber stopped at about the midpoint of the bridge, took off his jacket and vest, reportedly said, "This is where I get off," and hopped from the railing. Since then approximately 1,558 people have jumped from...<p><i>The bridge seen from Lands End</i><p>San Francisco, …

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14 things trans people wish you knew

<b>It’s the new sensation that’s rocking the nation: trans people!</b><p>They’re everywhere: falling out of your kitchen cupboards, hiding in the boot of your …

This Trans CEO Has Helped Hundreds in Her Community Find Work

The owner of one of the largest El Pollo Loco franchises, Michaela Mendelsohn, talks about why she hires trans employees.

The Fight Against the Anti-Transgender Bathroom Bill That Could Mess With Texas

This week, Texas convenes a special session of the state legislature to advance a ‘bathroom bill’ condemned by trans people, activists, and business …

The Masked Avengers

How Anonymous incited online vigilantism from Tunisia to Ferguson.<p>In the mid-nineteen-seventies, when Christopher Doyon was a child in rural Maine, he spent hours chatting with strangers on CB radio. His handle was Big Red, for his hair. Transmitters lined the walls of his bedroom, and he persuaded …

The Trucking Industry Is the Perfect Fit for Many Transgender People

As Craig Ferguson shared on <i>Late Night With Seth Meyers</i>earlier this year, many of the people who call into <i>The Craig Ferguson Show</i>, his new radio …

New Cancer Drug Is So Effective Against Tumors, the FDA Approved It Immediately

A small but significant new study is blowing experts away after it found that a particular cancer drug overwhelmingly helped shrink or eradicate …

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Looking Back At The Subtle Gender Politics Of 'The Matrix'

I recently rewatched <i>The Matrix</i>, inspired by all the talk about a reboot. I’ve seen it many times before, but this was my first viewing in years, and I was amazed at just how well the film has aged. It captured a perfect cultural snapshot of the nineties, the way that <i>Back to the Future</i> captured the …

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Why Transgender People Experience More Mental Health Issues

<i>By Katherine Schreiber</i><p>Individuals who identify as transgender tend to experience higher rates of mental health issues than the general population. …

THE MATRIX As Transgender Metaphor

“All waking life’s just a living dream” – Laura Jane Grace, <b>Transgender Dysphoria Blues</b><p>The greatness of science fiction is in its ability to smuggle …

Makeup Can Give Trans Women Freedom — But It Can Also Take It Away

The ‘damned if you do, damned if you don’t’ relationship most women have with makeup gets turned up a notch when you’re trans.<p>On most mornings, Riley Silverman prepares for her day with a simple makeup routine: BB cream, maybe some light foundation, eyeliner, occasionally a little lipstick. It’s a …

Gay teacher uses science to beat anti-trans bullies

<b>A gay biology teacher has taken down anti-trans trolls by simply using science.</b><p>Grace Pokela, who works in Nevada, spotted a transphobic meme that …

For trans people in tech, it’s complicated when the industry suddenly cares

When Yelp added a way for its trans and gender non-conforming users to find safe restrooms, it felt like a mixed blessing for a community that’s used to being ignored. Over time, Yelp’s feature will provide a robust database of public bathrooms — the kind the transgender community has been building …

Laverne Cox shuts down anti-trans activist who isn’t sure where she should pee

It remains unclear why anybody cares about strangers’ genitalia, or whether they sit or stand when they relieve their bladders. But with the Trump …

North Carolina’s governor is still trying to repeal the state’s anti-LGBTQ law

Due to Republican opposition, it probably won’t work.<p>North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) is still trying to find a way to repeal the state’s anti-LGBTQ law passed by his predecessor.<p>HB2, signed into law last year by then-Gov. Pat McCrory (R), overturns and bans local statutes that protect LGBTQ …

Check out these meditation apps if you need constant reminders to breathe right now

It’s a trying time to be a woman. But even though we strongly support feminist activism and political change, sometimes you just need to take a …

Capturing Hate: New Report Shows How Dangerous It Is To 'Walk While Trans'

<i>By</i> Karen Stevenson<i>, program manager for the WITNESS Media Lab</i><p>Against the backdrop of arguably the most noxious political cycle in U.S. history -- with a potential outcome that could undo decades of human rights progress -- November 1st marked the start of events and observances that will culminate …

What if a Pervert Pretending to be Transgender Entered the Opposite Sex's Bathroom?

<i>What if a pervert pretending to be a transgender entered the opposite sex's bathroom? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Jae Alexis Lee, Trans Woman, on Quora.</b><p>What if a pervert pretending to …

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Transgender former Navy SEAL says TSA humiliated her

<b>(CNN) —</b> A self-described "professional traveler," Kristin Beck knows the airport security drill.<p>On Tuesday afternoon, the retired transgender Navy SEAL was bound for Kansas City to give a speech to federal employees about gender sensitivity. It's what she does, ever since she stopped going by her …

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Razer and Maingear partner on an all-out gaming PC

Maingear isn't playing favorites when it comes to partners for over-the-top gaming rigs. The PC builder is teaming up with Razer for the R1 Razer Edition, a tower PC that's as much about showing off as boosting your frame rates. Razer, as you might have noticed, handles the design -- it's …

When I Told My Wife I Was Transgender, Our Whole Marriage Had To Change

Every good story begins with a dream. Rocky wanted to be a boxer, Luke wanted to be a Jedi, Dorothy wanted to get back to Kansas. And me? I wanted to be a girl.<p>But every good story also includes a conflict. To achieve their dream, the protagonist must rise to meet their challenges and overcome them …

Watch Paul Rudd in This Epic '90s Nintendo Commercial

Before Paul Rudd was starring as <i>Ant-Man,</i> or playing an ageless teenager in <i>Wet Hot American Summer,</i> or playing quantum chess with Stephen Hawking, he …

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