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Ask A Trans Woman: Answering Basic Q's About Transitioning, Hormones, PMS, etc.

Ask A Trans Woman: Answering Basic Q’s About Transitioning, Hormones, PMS, etc.

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— Hi Steve! Your email was pretty similar to a lot of other queries I receive, and it covered a number of topics that people often ask about. Therefore, I thought it would be nice to return to form a bit and answer you with an old fashioned Q&A column. I’ve broken […]

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Cisgender Men and Their Fears of Dating Trans Women

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— You may or may not know it, but there is a good percentage of men who prefer trans women as their romantic partners. There are many trans dating sites. There is an ample selection of porn centered on trans women on the Internet. I joined a trans dating site in […]

Transgender Americans Face Staggering Rates of Poverty, Violence

Transgender Americans Face Staggering Rates of Poverty, Violence

New Reports Find Widespread Discrimination, Economic Vulnerably, and Health Disparities WASHINGTON, D.C.— In a year when transgender Americans are experiencing unprecedented visibility in the State of the Union address, the media, and popular culture, while simultaneously suffering extreme violence, two new reports released recently detail the widespread discrimination and inequities the transgender population faces, particularly […]

Ask a Trans Woman: The Entirely Complicated Answer About All the Simple Answers

Ask a Trans Woman: The Entirely Complicated Answer About All the Simple Answers

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— I’ve been writing this column for a number of years now, and in that time, I’ve also become recognized as something of an “expert” on trans people and our lives and also a number of other intersectional and adjacent issues including gender, sexuality, activism, feminism, coffee and whiskey. I put “expert” […]

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Changing Romantic Preference Along With Changing Gender Identity

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— When trans people transition to their true gender identity, most will keep their romantic preference the same, meaning that whatever gender they liked romantically before they transitioned they will still like after they transition. For example, if they liked women before they transitioned, then they will most likely still like […]

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 […]