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LGBT Groups Fear James Mattis Will Roll-Back Protections for Transgender Troops

A military service member salutes the rainbow LGBT flag.

In June 2016, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter lifted the ban against transgender troops serving in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. All military branches were given until July 1, 2017 to comply with the new policy. In theory, that means that in just a few short weeks, trans people interested in a military career […]

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It’s a Historic Day for Boy Scouts; Transgender Boys Now Welcome

A postage stamp that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Boy Scouts.

  The Boy Scouts of America has just changed its policy on transgender membership. Previously, the organization did not accept transgender applicants. However, as of Monday, it took a new stance on the issue. A press release published on the official Boy Scouts website reads: “For more than 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America, […]

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15 Minutes of Shame: Shedding Light on Milo Yiannopoulos

A photo of Milo Yiannopoulos.

  Milo Yiannopoulos is so desperate to become famous that he’s resorted to controversial publicity stunts. The Breitbart editor has gone on a “Dangerous Faggot” speaking tour in which he spews hate across college campuses. But you know what? If 15 minutes of fame is what Yiannopoulos wants, then 15 minutes of shame is what […]

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MyTransHealth CoFounder Women’s Running Magazine First Trans Cover Model

Amelia Gapin is co-founder of MyTransHealth and the first trans person featured on the cover of Women’s Running magazine.

Amelia Gapin is the co-founder and software designer for MyTransHealth. This online business makes connections between users and trans-friendly healthcare providers. It’s a vital service, addressing a critical struggle faced by trans people around the world. MyTransHealth reviews every provider they list and evaluates them yearly based on consumer reviews. So far, their service is […]

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Gender Fluid Characters Make Sims 4 Free for All!

EA Games announces that their Sims 4 characters will be gender fluid.

  The Sims is a life-recreation game in which players to realize their wildest dreams. Players can design and build their own home, have their dream job, and afford childcare. EA Games, the maker of The Sims, was ahead of the video game curve when they introduced same-sex relationships with their first game in 2000. […]

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Trans Men Put Women’s Experiences Into Perspective

Chaz Bono was born Chastity Bono and underwent female-to-male gender transition between 200 and 2010.

Many people have a difficult time understanding how gender inequality works. If you don’t experience this issue personally or through the experience of family or friend you may find it hard to understand. Men often disregard the experiences of women because they can’t see the problems happening, as do some privileged women. Trans men—women who […]

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The White House Supports Transgender Students Rights

Schools cannot require trans students to use separate restrooms or locker rooms when other students are not so required.

For decades, schools and states have tried to wiggle around the language of Title IX, the statute of the Education Amendments of 1972 that protects students and staff from discrimination based on sex in education at institutions that receive Federal funding. On Friday, May 13, the White House put its foot down about that wiggling, […]

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Transgender Man Seeks Legal Action Against Barbershop

Kendall Oliver is transgender and is suing Rancho Cucamonga, CA barber Richard Hernandez for failing to provide service based on gender identity.

  A transgender man named Kendall Oliver, who uses the gender-neutral pronoun they, plans to sue a barbershop in Rancho Cucamonga, California for denying them service. Oliver had made an appointment there, but after arriving, was told that The Barbershop (the name of the establishment in question) did not cut women’s hair. Oliver, who is […]

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Trans Students Want School Systems To Respect Their Identity

Lavender Graduation is a cultural celebration that recognizes lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer (LGBTQ) and allied students of all backgrounds. The ceremony acknowledges their achievements and contributions to the university as students who survived the college experience thanks to their activities and education at the University of Illinois.

Title IX, the federal law, meant to protect students against gender discrimination on campus, adopted protections for transgender students only two years ago, but it frequently gets held up as proof that LGBT students face no challenges or safety issues at school. However, that assumption is incorrect. Local governments, school boards, and school administrators need […]

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True Transgeder Stories Are Waiting To Be Told

Karen Ulane was a aviator in the Vietnam War and a pilot for Eastern Airlines before she was fired for her gender transition.

With The Danish Girl opening across the country this Christmas, we’re going to hear people saying ‘There, you’ve had your trans movie, be happy.’ But there are so many more trans people whose lives would make amazing movies. Imagine the dramatic biopic one could make of One-Eyed Charley, a trans man who drove stagecoaches in […]

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