Transgender

5 #TransWeek Tweets That Highlight the Experiences of Trans People of Color

Transgender Awareness Week seeks to “raise the visibility of transgender and gender nonconforming people, and address the issues the community faces.”

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Jeff Sessions Says Civil Rights Act Doesn't Protect Trans Workers From Discrimination

National Center for Transgender Equality: “We’ll see him in court.”

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3 Transgender Rights Orgs to Support While the DOD Decides How to Block People Who Want to Serve

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is doing exactly what he was ordered to do—and the lives and livelihoods of trans people are still at risk.

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Military Service Members Sue Trump, Armed Forces for Transgender Ban

“Trump’s directive to exclude transgender people from military service has created a tidal wave of harms that have already been felt throughout our armed services.”

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WATCH: Video Explores History and Contributions of Two Spirit People

Fusion’s video comes just in time for International Transgender Day of Visibility.

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REPORT: Women Who Are of Color, Trans and HIV-Positive Must Fight Overlapping Oppressions

Research by the Transgender Law Center highlights the major economic, social and health challenges facing trans women of color living with HIV.

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New Database Tracks Deaths of Transgender Homicide Victims

Mic reports: Fully 75 percent of the trans and gender-nonconforming Americans killed because of their identities since 2010 were Black women.

Trans Folks: Everything You Need to Know About Updating Your IDs Before Trump Takes Office

The bottom line: Don’t panic. But if you’re ready to update your ID documents, do it now.

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REPORT: Hundreds of Videos Showing Transphobic Violence Are Uploaded and Circulated as Entertainment

WITNESS Media Lab analyzed over 300 eyewitness videos of violence against transgender people, many of color, and found that many of them have garnered hundreds of thousands of likes and hateful comments.

Ben Carson Says Being Transgender 'Doesn't Make Any Sense'

The former presidential candidate is set to speak at the Republican National Convention tonight.

WATCH: Pakistani Student Asks President Obama How He's Supporting Non-Binary People

Non-binary Muslim student Maria Munir spoke to President Obama at an event in London over the weekend.

These New Guidelines Make it Easier for Transgender Athletes to Compete in the Olympics

But the final decision still rests in the hands of individual sports federations.

Tamara Dominguez is 17th U.S. Trans Woman Killed in 2015

The Mexican-American transgender woman’s body was found in a church parking lot.

New Series Explores Relationships of Black Transgender and Queer Couples

The first video in a new series explores why love is revolutionary for black transgender and queer couples.

'Queer People Don't Have the Luxury to Stop Telling Our Stories'

Christopher Soto, editor of the new queer poetry journal “Neptanla,” isn’t satisfied with mere visibility. He thinks the LGBT community deserves more.

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Trans Girl's Friend Helps Stop Stabbing Attack on D.C. Metro

She’s expected to make a full recovery.

R. Kelly's Ex-Wife Has the Most Wonderful Things to Say About Their Transgender Son

“All I can say about Jay is he makes it so easy to be a proud mom.”

New York's New Municipal ID Draws Criticism

The card is intended to provide identification for marginalized people–but not everyone’s convinced it’ll be a good thing.

Coverage of R. Kelly's Transgender Son Exposes Media Blindspots

Jay, 14, was outed by Atlanta-area bloggers.

Connecticut Considers Transfer of Transgender Teen Held in Adult Prison

But her future remains uncertain.