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Gender Non-Conforming Teen to File Federal Lawsuit against South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles

Gender Non-Conforming Teen to File Federal Lawsuit against South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles

New York, NY – The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) will hold a press conference on Tuesday, September 2, on the South Steps of the South Carolina State House in Columbia to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles on behalf of a 16-year-old gender […]

Transgender Discrimination in Public Accommodations: The New Report & How you can Help

Transgender Discrimination in Public Accommodations: The New Report & How you can Help

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— One of the advantages to having a column of my own, especially as an activist, is having a little soapbox to hop up onto when things get under my skin or when there’s something really important I feel folks need to know about. In this case, it’s the subject of discrimination […]

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Being Misgendered, Whether Intentional or Not, Causes Pain

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— Have you ever been misgendered? That is, have you ever been mistakenly referred to as “she” instead of “he,” or as “him” instead of “her?” Does it make you feel uncomfortable? What do you do? Do you let it go or do you correct the person? If you correct them, […]

Ask a Transwoman: Am I Trans?

Ask a Transwoman: Am I Trans?

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— Dear Lorelei, I’ve known since I was nine years old that I didn’t want breasts. I went through puberty very young. By the time I was ten I was already getting hair in certain parts of my body. I was raised that hair was to be shaved off because young girls […]

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“The times, They are A-Changin”: Trans People in Media Make Strides for Equality

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— As Bob Dylan sings, “The times, they are a-changin.’” They certainly are changing for LGBT people, especially for the transgender segment of that acronym, and the changes are for the better. For a long time it seemed like it would never get better, but it has. I think the turning […]

Ask a Transwoman: A Moment of Choice: Knowing When It’s Time to Transition

Ask a Transwoman: A Moment of Choice: Knowing When It’s Time to Transition

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— One of the most frequent questions I, or any trans person, gets asked is, “When did you know you were a ______?” My own answer is that I’ve always known. For as far back as I have memory, I have known I was a girl. That’s not really the most interesting […]

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Say it Loud, I’m Trans & I’m Proud! On Pride Season & Self-Acceptance

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— It’s June again and it’s Pride season. After living painfully in the closet for years, I can now enjoy days of celebration of finally coming to terms with and being proud of who I am, no more hiding my true self. To march and proclaim “I’m trans and I’m proud!” […]

Why I Don’t Hate RuPaul: Thoughts on the Drag Race Controversy

Why I Don’t Hate RuPaul: Thoughts on the Drag Race Controversy

  By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— By the time you read this, I really hope that the controversy around RuPaul’s use of the word “She-Male” (a term almost universally considered to be offensive by the transgender community) in his show RuPaul’s Drag Race will have slipped out of my news feeds, along with the heated exchanges it […]