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They, them, theirs? The push for going gender-neutral in the workplace

They. Them. Theirs.<p>These pronouns are becoming increasingly important in the workplace. Somemembers of the LGBTQ+ community who identify as non-binary, gender non-conforming or genderqueer prefer "they/them" pronouns to reflect their identity and gender expression, rather than "he/him" or "she/her" …

LGBTQI

Transgender candidates could make history in upcoming races

(Reuters) - Transgender candidates, running for political office in unprecedented numbers in the United States this year, could make history in upcoming primary elections by securing Democratic Party nominations in races in three states.<p>Kim Coco Iwamoto is up for the party's nomination for …

Democratic Party

Hollywood power players vow to step up transgender representation efforts

Recent controversies like Scarlett Johansson taking (and then giving up) a role as a transgender man, as well as former "Transparent" star Jeffrey Tambor's alleged harassment of trans women on the set of the Emmy Award-winning Amazon series, prove that Hollywood still has a long way to go in terms …

LGBTQI

Transgender groups urge Hollywood to tell their stories better

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Transgender groups, supported by more than 40 television and movie production companies, on Tuesday urged Hollywood to do a better job of telling their stories on the big and small screen.<p>In an open letter, published in entertainment trade publication Variety, they asked …

LGBTQI

Baltimore officials approve covering transgender services in city health care plan

The City of Baltimore’s health insurance plan will soon cover sex reassignment surgery and other transgender services for municipal employees, …

Health Care

Mother, 49, of transgender son reveals she donated her uterus 'to give someone in the trans community the option of childbirth'

Silvia Park no longer needed her uterus. So she donated it to someone who does.<p>The 49-year-old mother-of-three had happily raised a transgender son, …

LGBTQI

Some transgender drivers are being kicked off Uber’s app

Uber has revolutionized the taxi industry with its easy-to-use service, but its current features lack options for transgender drivers to identify …

Transgender

Chloë Grace Moretz Called Out Hollywood for Treating "Boy Erased" Differently Than "The Miseducation of Cameron Post"

"[Boy Erased] is written and directed by a white man, it’s shot through a straight male gaze."<p>Chloë Grace Moretz's new movie, <i>The Miseducation of Cameron Post</i>, centers on the dangers of conversion therapy, discussing homophobia and gender roles in the context of a coming-of-age story. That subject …

Chloë Grace Moretz

Transgender passport rules haven't changed, advocates confirm amid concerns

Within the span of a month, two transgender women took to Twitter to share stories of having their passport renewal requests denied by the U.S. Passport Office.<p>“Today I was denied a renewal of my US Passport and told I would need to get a judge to unseal child welfare records from Foster care in …

LGBTQI

is fashion becoming gender non-binary?

\u003Cp\u003EAs new generations increasingly view gender and sexuality as unfixed, as not a question of either\u002For, boundaries are being broken down. Fashion too has taken up the mantle of challenging binary ideas, pushing forward a vision for genderless design. …

Genderless

Can you write love poems in the Trump era? A Q&A with genderqueer artist Andrea Gibson.

Lots of performers say they suffer from stage fright, but Andrea Gibson really means it. The spoken-word poet sometimes has full-blown panic attacks onstage. When that happens, Gibson doesn’t try to hide behind a mask of confidence. Instead, the genderqueer artist reads a poem called “Ode to the …

Poetry

Janet Mock: ‘We need more transgender gatekeepers’

“My favourite images are the ones where someone who isn’t <i>supposed</i> to be there is in a space where they were not welcomed – yet we walk in and show all the way out.” These opening words of wisdom were penned by Janet Mock for the magnificent new Blood Orange “Jewelry” video. The interlude, like her …

Feminism

Transgender and gender non-binary students are able to comfortably pick out clothing at Clothing Transit

Tucked away in the basement of the Ritenour building is a hidden trove. Easy to miss but hard to forget for some students on campus.<p>Having officially …

Non-binary

Shifting Federal Policies Threaten Health Coverage For Trans Americans

With the country on course to expand the rights of transgender Americans, college student Wren Vetens introduced herself as a woman for the first time in January 2016, at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society. After being raised as a boy and grappling with her gender identity for …

Health Care

How Transgender People Choose Their Names

"Did it sound right? Did it feel real? Did it feel like home?"<p>Many transgender people choose new names to go by before, during, or after their transition to their true gender, whether it’s because their dead name (given to a person at birth) is too masculine or feminine, too binary, or just doesn’t …

Gender-Neutral

With no transgender emoji, #ClawsOutForTrans hijacks the new lobster icon

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The lobster has become an unlikely ally in the transgender community’s push to be represented by a pictoral icon, as calls mount for greater online and media visibility.<p>British activist Charlie Craggs created the hashtag #ClawsOutForTrans to protest that the …

Transgender

Transgender People Share Their Passport Application Difficulties

For transgender people in the United States, like for most people, having the proper identity documentation is essential: Going to the bank, applying for college or a job, going through airport security, and a run-in with law enforcement all require handing over a state-issued ID of some …

LGBTQI

Helping transgender women find their voice

A soft-spoken, middle-aged woman slides into a chair in a small, bare room at George Washington University’s Speech and Hearing Center, then smiles at the clinician sitting across from her. After a few minutes of chitchat, they begin their hour-long session, during which the woman repeats sentences …

George Washington

Three transgender Puerto Ricans win suit to change gender markers

Transgender Puerto Ricans may now legally correct their birth certificates to match their gender identity.<p>The policy change, which came into effect …

LGBTQI

How To Help Your Transgender Child Be Their Authentic Self

Parents set the tone for how courageous and safe their children feel.<p>More and more kids are identifying as transgender. But, as parents, are we ready …

LGBTQI

'Supergirl' Casts First Transgender Superhero On Television

The transgender activist behind a landmark case that set a precedent for allowing trans people to use the restroom of their choice, is marking …

Transgender

'Language Is So Important': Non-Binary/Trans Listener Weighs In On 'Theyby' Discussion

Support the news<p>"Is it a boy or a girl?" It's a common question parents of newborns hear. But what if they would rather not say? What if they would …

Non-binary

15 Trans And Gender-Fluid Advocates You Should Be Following

It’s super important to be properly informed about trans right and the people that are fighting for them. Whether you are totally keyed in or don’t …

LGBTQI

Meet the Trans Military Vet Who’s Mentoring Trans Youth in America

<i>Every Body</i> <i>celebrates inclusivity and the representation of human beings in every shape and form.</i><p>Giovanni Santiago, the 32-year-old activist based out of Akron, Ohio, has always been fighting. It has been a part of his DNA since spending time in the Air Force from 2006 to 2010. When Santiago was not …

Transgender

Milton Edgerton, trailblazing plastic surgeon for children and transgender patients, dies at 96

When Milton Edgerton began his career as a plastic surgeon, his patients were wounded veterans of World War II, troops scarred by shrapnel or bullets or flames.<p>Later, as one of the foremost medical practitioners at Johns Hopkins University and the ­University of Virginia, he treated cancer patients …

Medicine

For Many In The Trans Community, Basic Financial Goals Are Out Of Reach

Experts share four ways the community can work toward overcoming the challenges.<p>Imagine for a moment that you’re faced with a choice: Hide your true identity so you can afford to survive, or risk everything from your job to your home in order to live as your authentic self.<p>For many transgender …

LGBTQI

Scarlett Johansson Withdraws From Transgender Role After Backlash

The actress Scarlett Johansson has withdrawn from her role in the newly announced movie “Rub & Tug” after facing a backlash, mainly from transgender actors, for taking on the role of a transgender man.<p>Ms. Johansson made the decision because of the ethical questions raised surrounding her casting, …

LGBTQI

Puerto Rico allowing transgender people to fix birth certificates

MIAMI, United States- Transgender people in Puerto Rico can now modify their birth certificates to match their gender identity after activists won a …

LGBTQI

“Steven Universe” Creator Rebecca Sugar Comes Out As Non-Binary

The screenwriter, songwriter, and producer comes out as a non-binary woman.

Non-binary

As a transgender woman working in the gig economy, I'm humiliated daily | Hayley Stanley

On a warm summer day in 1966, when I was a five-year-old boy, I was chatting with two girls in the playground at school. At least five inches shorter than me, they were pretty, fair, had long blond hair, and were wearing colourful dresses. One of the girls said to me: “You’re really tall, and have …

Gig Economy