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HHS Proposes New Rules Banning Transgender Health Care Discrimination

HHS Proposes New Rules Banning Transgender Health Care Discrimination

Could End Most Insurance Plans’ Practice of Excluding Transition-Related Care WASHINGTON—Today, the (HHS) announced proposed rules to implement the non-discrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act, Section 1557. The law prohibits discrimination in many health facilities and insurance plans based on race, national origin, age, disability, and sex—including bias based on gender identity. These rules […]

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, […]

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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 […]

Survey: Majority of Americans Back Up Open Transgender Military Service

Survey: Majority of Americans Back Up Open Transgender Military Service

WASHINGTON—Today, the American Military Partner Association (AMPA), the nation’s largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) military families, responded to the results of a new national survey that show a majority of Americans support open service by transgender people in the U.S. military.  The results were released by University of Illinois Springfield Survey Research Office and were […]

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 […]

Social Justice Group Launches U.S. Trans Survey for Transgender Americans

Social Justice Group Launches U.S. Trans Survey for Transgender Americans

National Center for Transgender Equality Launches Survey Devoted to the Lives and Experiences of Trans People  Washington, DC — On Wednesday, August 19th, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) opened the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey (USTS), the follow-up to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, in attempt to gather a more comprehensive understanding of the experiences of transgender people […]

Ask a Trans Woman: Why Trans Actors Should Play More Trans Characters

Ask a Trans Woman: Why Trans Actors Should Play More Trans Characters

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— I recently finished watching the new Netflix science fiction series, “Sense8.” I binged on it in a couple of big gulps. It’s that good. This column isn’t going to be a review of “Sense8” though. Instead, I am inspired to make an argument for trans actors playing trans roles. “Sense8” was […]