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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 […]

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 […]

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TRANSitioning at Work: Are you Ready? Are they Ready? Let’s Do It!

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— Transitioning to your true gender is a wonderful thing. You’ve gotten to the point where you’re finally on the right path, and you’re eager to begin your new life. At the same time, people have to adjust to you as your new self. One of the places that you have […]

Op-Ed: MassEquality's Commitment is to a Grander Vision

Op-Ed: MassEquality’s Commitment is to a Grander Vision

By: Various Community Organization Leaders*— [Bay Window’s editor] Sue O’Connell’s editorial on December 17, “Is it Time for MassEquality to Retire?” asks the wrong question. Instead, the question we should be asking is, “Are we as a community of LGBTQ and HIV-positive people up to the challenge of growing and innovating our movement, including our […]

Ask a Trans Woman: Thanking Our Community for their Help

Ask a Trans Woman: Thanking Our Community for their Help

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— As I write this, I’ve just come home from my second Transgender Day or Remembrance (TDoR) observance of the weekend. It’s been an intense and emotional few days. Given this, as well as the intense nature of my column about TDoR last month, I thought I’d talk about something a bit […]