transgender

Donald Trump tweeted this morning that the U.S. will not allow or accept transgender persons to serve in the military. Trump’s new policy rolls back Obama’s 2016 ruling loosening restrictions on transgender people’s right to serve. via: Fader

A 19-year-old transgender woman, Symone Marie Jones, tragically died following a silicone buttocks injection back in January. According to WRAL, the procedure was illegally done by Kavonceya Iman Cornelius at Cornelius’ home. Now, the 42-year-old is being charged with second degree murder. Before the procedure, Jones had already undergone breast implant surgery with a licensed doctor in Miami. She traveled […]

Tragic video has been released of a transgender woman, Dandara dos Santos, 42, being beaten by a group of men in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, Ceara. Dos Santos was reportedly dragged from her home into the streets, then punched, kicked and attacked with shoes and a plank of wood in front of residents. Soon after, […]

LGBTQ people of color are far more likely to experience violence according to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs’ most recent report and when transgender women are under attack, it’s important to uplift and shine light on those who are challenging perceptions, organizing people, or just plain changing the game. Today we honor the beauty of […]

It’s been a tragic week in Louisiana due to the deaths of three Black trans women over the course of three days. On Saturday night, Chyna Doll Dupree, was killed outside of a shopping center according to the Times Picayune. https://twitter.com/KaneBlacque/status/836604455357296640 When news of her death hit friends and loved ones, they shared messages of love support and […]

It looks like Beyoncé is sharing ways to support LGBTQ students. In light of the Trump administration’s roll back of protections for transgender students, the megastar singer is demonstrating support for the 100 Days of Kindness initiative aimed at LGBTQ students. The initiative is organized by GLSEN which is a group that seeks to improve the educational experience for LGBTQ […]

The new policy will allow young boys to join the organization based on their gender identity...

2016 was the year of discrimination, and it’s continuing to the bitter end. An eight-year-old named Jo Maldonado from Secaucus, New Jersey, who identifies as transgender, has reportedly been kicked out of the Cub Scouts. The child was assigned female at birth but has identified as male for more than a year. Kristie Maldonado, the […]

Many trans individuals passed away in 2016, most with very little media attention. Here, we remember those who lost their lives.

Many trans individuals passed away in 2016, most with very little media attention. Here, we remember those who lost their lives.

Plus, civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis accepts National Book Award with emotional speech and three teens charged for hatchet attack on transgender woman in North Carolina.

The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to consider a Virginia school district's challenge to Obama's transgender rights regulation.