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President Trump could be a disaster for the transgender community

I wish that a Donald Trump presidency were more of a surprise. But transgender Americans have always known how powerful hatred can be.<p>Under President Obama, transgender people have benefited from piecemeal progress in public policy, largely held up by executive action and court decisions. Whether …

My Year Without Makeup

As a trans woman, my relationship to makeup — and accompanying cisnormative beauty ideals — has been particularly fraught. My 2015 resolution was to stop wearing it entirely. Here's how things turned out.<p>In a New York cab on a rainy afternoon in Union Square last June, an hour before I was to …

Israeli Supreme Court Rejects Family Petition To Bury Trans Woman As Their “Son"

The ruling upholds the will of Jerusalem activist May Peleg, who made arrangements before her suicide to be cremated to prevent her parents from seizing control of her body.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Israel's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a suit from the family of a transgender activist that was …

How Eddie Redmayne's Transgender Role in 'The Danish Girl' Went From "Commercial Poison" to Oscar Contender

Last year's best actor winner takes on another transformative role, playing the first person ever to undergo sex reassignment surgery in a film that …

Hate crimes against transgender people in America tripled last year

Members of Congress formed a new task force to combat violence and discrimination against transgender people on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the first-ever congressional forum dedicated to issues faced by the marginalized population. This comes in the wake of a seeming uptick in violence against …

Check Out Houston Mayor’s ‘Shameful’ Reaction to Criticism in Wake of Failed Transgender Ordinance

After Houston voters defeated an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance that critics said would allow men to access women’s bathrooms and boys to access girls showers and locker rooms, Annise Parker — the openly gay mayor of the nation’s fourth-largest city — was not happy.<p>Houston Mayor Annise Parker …

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