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Creep of the Week: Randy Thomasson's Gay Marriage Problem

Creep of the Week: Randy Thomasson’s Gay Marriage Problem

By: D’Anne Witkowski*/Special to TRT— Desperate times call for desperate measures, and these are desperate times for anti-gay “marriage defenders” like Randy Thomasson of Save California, an organization dedicated to children and families, just not gay ones. On January 7, Thomasson sent an “urgent” memo to fellow “pro-family leaders” that laid out the “solution” to […]

Petition Slams InTouch Weekly Over Transphobic Bruce Jenner Cover

Petition Slams InTouch Weekly Over Transphobic Bruce Jenner Cover

A new Care2 petition is calling on InTouch Weekly to apologize for its latest magazine cover, which features a Photoshopped image of former U.S. track and field athlete and TV star Bruce Jenner as a woman, alongside an article that speculates on Jenner’s gender identity.  The Care2 petition—which notes that Jenner has never said or […]

9 out of 10 Transgender Employees Discriminated Against in the Workplace

9 out of 10 Transgender Employees Discriminated Against in the Workplace

  Transgender Economic Equality on Agenda at 2015 Creating Change: February 4-8 in Denver, Colorado The U.S. unemployment rate for gender non-conforming individuals is twice the national employment rate and a staggering four times the national rate for transgender people of color.  Nine out of every 10 of those who manage to find jobs also report […]

Educar Sobre Sexualidad e Identidad de Género en Nuestras Escuelas

Educar Sobre Sexualidad e Identidad de Género en Nuestras Escuelas

Por: Francisco “El Jimagua” Cartagena Méndez/Especial para “The Rainbow Times”— El concepto sexualidad se relaciona con el sexo y posee características tanto anatómicas y fisiológicas muy naturales en el ser humano. Estas características son determinadas genéticamente. Sin embargo, este concepto no es meramente una definición entre hombre o mujer, sino que posee aspectos dimensionales desde […]

Justice for Leelah Alcorn

Justice for Leelah Alcorn

By: Keegan O’Brien*/The Socialist Worker— In her suicide note, a transgender teen who took her own life asked for her death to “mean something.” Keegan O’Brien explains how we can best honor Leelah Alcorn.* “IF YOU are reading this, it means that I have committed suicide…Please don’t be sad, it’s for the better. The life I would’ve […]

Remembering Leelah Alcorn: You Will Always Sparkle

Remembering Leelah Alcorn: You Will Always Sparkle

Trans teen ends life after years of “Christian” rejection By: Nicole Lashomb, Editor-in-Chief— Leelah Alcorn, assigned a different name at birth, knew all too well what it meant to be ostracized by society, her parents, their Christian faith and even herself. After desperate attempts to be accepted by her family as the transgender girl she was, […]

Ask a Trans Woman: A Scene of the Banality of Everyday Discrimination

Ask a Trans Woman: A Scene of the Banality of Everyday Discrimination

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— It being a new year, I thought I’d give you something very different this month: a little glimpse inside an all-too-common moment. I think it’s one many trans people will recognize. The specific incident is fictionalized, as are the characters involved, though the scene is drawn directly from my own actual […]

Faith, Family and God: Finding your Truth & Relevance in 2015

Faith, Family and God: Finding your Truth & Relevance in 2015

By: Paul P. Jesep*/TRT Columnist— Often when I conduct a workshop, speak before a civic group, or receive an email inquiry about spiritual counseling and inner wellbeing, there is a direct or inferred question about the meaning of life, or lack thereof. There is a hunger to connect to something bigger than self-interest. There is […]