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Warning: Genital Inspection, 50 Feet Ahead

Warning: Genital Inspection, 50 Feet Ahead

By: Nicole Lashomb, Editor-in-Chief— Maybe you’ve heard of him. The Congressman from South Dakota who thinks its perfectly fine to “inspect” the genitals of transgender high school athletes to be sure they are playing on the “right” team. Legislator Roger Hunt (R-S.D.) proposed legislation that could require examination of transgender athlete’s genitals. According to Hunt, gender […]

Donald Trump Shows True Colors

Donald Trump Shows True Colors

By: Mike Givens*/TRT Guest Columnist— Jorge Ramos, a well-known anchor for Fusion TV and Univision, was abruptly escorted out of an August 25 press conference held by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after attempting to ask a question about the controversial billionaire’s harsh immigration stance. Ramos was shut down before he had a chance to […]

Trans Comics Take Over New York's Only Tammy’s Twist

Trans Comics Take Over New York’s Only Tammy’s Twist

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— Okay, so, it’s well past two in the morning and my deadline is noon tomorrow, or rather, later today. I’ve been staring at a blank page for hours, or rather; I’ve been doing everything in my power not to stare at the glowing white expanse. I’ve indulged all my major vices—coffee, […]

Faith, God and Family: Give Thanks for Something Everyday

Faith, God and Family: Give Thanks for Something Everyday

By: Paul P. Jesep*/TRT Columnist— One thing I underscore in my spiritual wellness classes is to be thankful for something each day. No matter how bad your life might be, give thanks. Develop a routine to do it. Be grateful to the Creator or the Universe (if you don’t believe in a higher power). Do […]

La Sexualidad en la Vejez y los Ancianos Gay

La Sexualidad en la Vejez y los Ancianos Gay

Por: Francisco “Jimagua” Cartagena Méndez/Columnista de TRT— Nuestros ancianos/as se enamoran y sienten deseos sexuales. La sexualidad ha estado presente a lo largo de la historia del ser humano. Es sabido que somos seres sexuales, sin embargo existen mitos y creencias que se han arraigado en nuestras sociedades. Esto ha creado diversos estigmas sobre al […]

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Life After Caitlyn Jenner: We Still Face Struggles & Support is Still Needed

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— Since Caitlyn Jenner came out, it is not unusual to find in the daily news a story of a trans person or an article about the life of trans people. I think that this is terrific because it gives exposure to trans lives and to the struggles we face every […]

Trans Women are 49 Times More Likely to Have HIV & Here’s Why You Should Care

Trans Women are 49 Times More Likely to Have HIV & Here’s Why You Should Care

By: Diane Anderson-Minshall*/Special to TRT— Let me tell you about a woman I met. Let’s call her Trina. On the surface, we have some similarities. A woman of color and a bottle blonde, Trina grew up feeling like she never fit in. Shuffled between family members, she left home early in an effort to be […]

Tearing Down the Walls: Beyond the Stonewall Rebellion

Tearing Down the Walls: Beyond the Stonewall Rebellion

The story of the Stonewall Rebellion and the rise of the gay liberation movement. By: Keegan O’Brien*— Forty-six years ago patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a popular New York City gay bar, fought back against abusive police, and in doing so launched the modern lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movement. With the historic Supreme Court ruling in June declaring gay […]