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Positively Trans: Assesses Needs & Realities of Transgender People Living with HIV/AIDS

Positively Trans: Assesses Needs & Realities of Transgender People Living with HIV/AIDS

OAKLAND, Calif.—Today, Transgender Law Center launched the Positively Trans (T+) survey, a first-of-its-kind community-led needs assessment to examine the legal and policy landscape as experienced by transgender women, men, and gender non-conforming people living with HIV/AIDS across the country. “As transgender people living with HIV/AIDS, we are capable of forming our own network, telling our […]

Op-Ed: Marriage Equality Helped All of Us; Fight Continues; No to Gay, Inc.

Op-Ed: Marriage Equality Helped All of Us; Fight Continues; No to Gay, Inc.

By: Keegan O’Brien*— While millions celebrated the Supreme Court’s historic ruling on June 26 making gay marriage the law of the land in all fifty states, it wasn’t just right-wingers who were raining on the big rainbow parade. A number of activists on the queer left, plenty of whom I respect and agree with on […]

Caitlyn Jenner's Poignant Speech at ESPYS: Her Fight for Trans Kids

Caitlyn Jenner’s Poignant Speech at ESPYS: Her Fight for Trans Kids

By: Christine Nicco/TRT Reporter & Columnist— “If you want to call me names, make jokes, doubt my intentions, go ahead. I can take it. But for the thousands of kids coming to terms with who they are, they shouldn’t have to take it,” said Caitlyn Jenner to a full house at the EPSY Awards. Strong […]

Obama Owes Transgender Community an Apology

Obama Owes Transgender Community an Apology

By: Natalia Muñoz*/Special to TRT—  In June 2015, many in the LGBT communities nationwide were in a particularly celebratory mood. As has become an annual custom, New York City Mayor Bill DiBlasio hosted a rocking party at Gracie Mansion prior to the city’s mega Pride march. And President Obama hosted a party at the White […]

Mainstream LGBTQ News Coverage Virtually Only About Marriage Equality  

Mainstream LGBTQ News Coverage Virtually Only About Marriage Equality  

By: Milo Todd/Special to TRT— Marriage Equality. That’s a success and a massive deal. History was made mere weeks ago (http://tiny.cc/ql07zx). But as I saw all of the victory coverage, all of the photos of people breaking down in pure joy on street corners, I couldn’t help but wonder why in the world this was […]

Ask A Trans Woman: Caitlyn Jenner’s Transition

Ask A Trans Woman: Caitlyn Jenner’s Transition

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— Lately, it seems like the only question people want to ask me is, “What do I think about the whole Caitlyn Jenner ‘thing’?” I’ve been asked this question by hair stylists, friends-of-friends, bartenders, baristas, strangers on a train and cis gay men galore. It’s what they all want to know when […]

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Transgender Transition & Family: When Things Don’t Go Smoothly

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist—  When you transition to living full time in your true gender it can be one of the happiest days of your life. After years of dealing with questions, guilt, shame, and fear, you are finally ready to take the plunge. You can finally be you! You are ready to embrace […]

Stonewall Transgender Woman Celebrates Marriage Equality Decision

Stonewall Transgender Woman Celebrates Marriage Equality Decision

By: Erica Kay-Webster— WEST BARNSTABLE, Mass—At The Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969 we firmly stood our ground and refused to surrender to the injustices that we had lived with for so many years. That was the night that we said enough is enough. We fought back and the riots on the streets lasted for 3 […]