Timothy Messer

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The Transgender Crucible

As a homeless trans teen, CeCe McDonald suffered a lifetime of hardships. But when she was charged with murder for simply defending herself, she …

The Miraculous Face Transplant of Richard Norris

For fifteen years, Richard Norris had a face too hideous to show. Then, one day, a maverick doctor gave him a miracle too fantastic to believe. Richard got a face transplant, a new life, and a new set of burdens too strange to predict. What's it like to live with a face that wasn't yours—and that …

Mind

Getting to trans 101

Hi, I’m a cis woman.<p>Now I’ve told you that, you know that I was classified as female at birth, and that I identify as a woman now.<p>That’s it.<p>You don’t …

I Am Loveworthy: How a Transgender Woman Found Love

I never had bad luck with dates or flings, especially with the kinds of men who look good on paper. There was the corporate lawyer. The investment banker. The diplomat. The doctor. The congressional aide. Even when I was out traveling for work, I often had drinks or dinner plans with a guy.<p>Yet my …

Relationships

Women's swimwear – in pictures

This year's swimwear is all about the print. Go for a bikini or one-piece in snakeskin, jungle or floral print. Top it off with statement shades with a bold coloured frame, a baseball cap and easy-to-kick-off sliders. Grab a large inflatable or body board, and you're ready to hit the beach

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5 Shocking Realities of Being Transgender the Media Ignores

I bet that, for most of you, nothing would feel weirder than having your dad or brother tell you he's now a woman. And for a certain percentage of …

Orla Tinsley: Quest for transgenders' self-identity in Ireland does not have to be fraught with pain and anxiety

'Lack of recognition infiltrates the lives of transgender people in Ireland everyday'<p>In the late 1950’s famous Swedish photographer Christer …

4 Reasons President Obama's New Trans Rights Policy Is a Big Deal

By protecting transgender federal employees, the president makes a powerful statement of equality<p>At the White House Pride reception on June 30th, …

Q&A Transgender

US Department of Education says Title IX protects transgender students from discrimination

The U.S. Department of Education today issued new guidance that makes it clear that Title IX law protects transgender students from discrimination.<p>An …

Department of Education: discrimination against LGBT students is illegal

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today released new guidance describing the responsibilities of colleges, …

New Department of Education Guidance Offers Clear Protections to Transgender Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE<br>CONTACT: 212-549-2666, media@aclu.org<p>WASHINGTON – In a guidance document released today, the Office for Civil Rights in the …

Atlantic Beach considers discrimination ban on sexual preference

<b>ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla.</b> - The big issue of human rights for the lesbian, gay, bi and transsexual community was taken up Tuesday in Atlantic Beach as the …

The transgender community: Legally invisible no more?

Simran Mahant's excitement is palpable ahead of heading to the nearby polling booth in a small village in northern India.<p>This is the first time that the 23-year-old transgender dancer will vote in the country's parliamentary election. With an official identity stamp, Simran will also be able to get …

A Transgender Candidate Is Running for Parliament In India For the First Time

Just a few days after India’s Supreme Court recognized a “third gender” option, a transgender woman in India is vying for a seat in …

Tamil Nadu

A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India

The signs came early that Abhina Aher was different.<p>Born a boy biologically and given the male name Abhijit, Aher grew up in a middle-class neighborhood of Mumbai, India. The son of a single mother who nurtured a love of dance, Aher would watch enthralled as she performed.<p>"I used to love to wear …

Cassidy Lynn Campbell Becomes First Ever Transgender Homecoming Queen

Last Friday night, for the first time EVER, a transgender teen was crowned Homecoming Queen in Huntington Beach, California. 16-year-old Cassidy Lynn …

‘Earth’s Cousin’: Scientists Find Alien Planet That’s Most Like Home

Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa Quintana, an …

Universe