Transgender

Protest at Stonewall Inn hits back at Trump's transgender policy reversal

An "emergency rally" is planned at the Stonewall Inn, the historic "birthplace of the modern Gay Rights movement" tonight.The Facebook event hosted by Equality NYreads: "Emergency rally to make it clear that we will fight to keep protections for Trans and gender non-conforming people and students....

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 4:13pm

Hey Yiannopoulos! 'Go f— yourself.' Love, Larry Wilmore

Comedian Bill Maher invited Breitbart editor Milo Yiannapoulos on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” but despite losing a panelist —Jeremy Scahill, cofounder of the Intercept —the show really didn’t get too out of hand.Thank goodness for after parties and the internet.On “Overtime,” the YouTube exclusive...

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 4:12am

Four Massachusetts churches sue over transgender bathroom law

A new Massachusetts law prohibiting discrimination against transgender people from restrooms and other public facilities illegally meddles in the "religious practices of a church," argues a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by four churches in the state.Attorneys from a conservative Christian nonprofit...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 1:18am

PHOTOS: New York City Pride Parade 2016 highlights

New York City was filled with color and pride on Sunday.Thousands of people participated and watched the 46th annual Gay Pride March in New York City.The parade route began at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue and made its way to the West Village at Stonewall Inn. Thousands of revelers took to the...

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 8:58pm

City bans use of state funds to support travel to North Carolina

The Boston City council unanimously passed an ordinance sponsored by Councillor Josh Zakim that bans the city from using state funds to support travel to North Carolina Thursday.The move comes after the state passed House Bill 2, banning cities from allowing transgendered individuals from using...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 4:10am

Transgender woman speaks out on D train attack

An NYC transgender woman is speaking out after she was reportedly attacked on the D train in January.Alleged attack victim Jennifer Louise Lopez described the Saturday, Jan. 30 uptown D Train assault in a Tuesday interview with NY1. She said fellow commuters restrained the woman who attacked her,...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 8:15am

'Interrogating Whiteness' to discuss racial representation in theatre

It’s about being inclusive. It’s about creating a conversation. Most of all, it’s about telling stories. These are some of the most important aspects of theater according to Polly Carl, the co-creative director of ArtsEmerson and director of HowlRound.On Feb. 9, Carl joins Summer Williams, Ralph...

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 12:06am

2015 was a seesaw year for social change

There were moments when I thought America was finally overcoming many of its hurdles when it came to race, gender, and socioeconomics —but then I came down from Cloud 9 after each upset that shortly countered every victory.Marriage equality is finally the law of the land thanks to the Supreme Court...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 3:30pm

New detailed guidelines strengthen protection for transgender New Yorkers

New York City is making sure all of its residents are protected whether at work, home or in public spaces.The city Commission on Human Rights released Monday new guidance, which clarifies what signifies gender identity and gender expression discrimination under the NYC Human Rights Law.RELATED:...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 1:52am

Transgender community reels from possible hate crime in Queens

As police continue to look for the suspect behind the brutal attack of a transgender woman in Jackson Heights early Sunday has left members of the local transgender community frightened about their safety.Authorities said the woman was about to walk into her home on 93rd Street at around 4 a.m....

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 3:30pm

Pop-up couches to spread awareness for LGBT homeless youth

Starting today, couches will be placed all over Philadelphia to raise awareness of the city’s LGBT homeless youth problem.Studies provided by Valley Youth House (VYH), a local non-profit that addresses youth housing insecurity, show that between 40% and 55% of the city’s homeless youth identify as...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 7:02pm

Transgender model aims to adopt child conceived from her frozen sperm

Transgender model Fay Purdham wants to be the first person in Britain to become the mother to a baby she fathered, according to a recent Daily Mail report, which added that Purdham, who was born Kevin McCamley, has launched a £100,000 ($152,000) crowdfunded campaign to find a surrogate mother. Once...

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 9:35am

Caitlyn Jenner is legally changing her name and gender

Reality television star and former Olympic champion Caitlyn Jenner has applied to a Los Angeles County court to make official her name and gender change, a court spokeswoman said on Wednesday.Jenner is a 1976 Olympic decathlon gold medalist who had been known as Bruce before she became this year...

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 10:04am

Is this gender-fluid model fashion's new superstar?

Fashion Week newbie Seth Atwell models both men’s and women’s clothes — and he's making a splash. The 6'1", raven-haired, 21-year-old Toronto nativehas broken into some pretty big shows, during just his second season (hello, Hood by Air).RELATED:Transgender model Andreja Pejic opens upWe met Seth...

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 12:11pm

Gender-neutral bathroom bill introduced in Philadelphia City Council

Certain public bathrooms in Philadelphia would have to be gender-neutral under a bill introduced in Philadelphia’s city council on Thursday.The measure — which applies only to bathrooms with a single occupant, not bathrooms with multiple stalls — was hailed by activists in the gay, lesbian and...

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 4:11pm

The seven juiciest gossip items of New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week officially starts Thursday, and this season has so much fun in store: Kardashians, runway diversity, PARIS FASHION, flash floods!Here’s everything you need to know to keep up with it all.Will Givenchy bringhauteuror chaosto New York Fashion Week?Mais non!Givenchy creative...

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 12:23pm

Can transgender women expect a Caitlyn Jenner Effect?

Transgender women undergo incredible changes, major and minor, to feel like their appearance can finally match how they feel inside. For some, the process isn’t complete without cosmetic surgery to appear as feminine as possible. But what are their reasons to opt for facial feminization surgery?Dr...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 3:30pm

Being Rachel Dolezal for a night

I’m a bold and unapologetic feminist.Through my various experiences in gender studies, I take pride in fighting for equal rights for women and fluid expression among both male, female, and transgender citizens.Sometimes, I push the envelope to challenge sexism and misogyny within my social circles...

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 10:22am

Laverne Cox is desperate to dish on the new 'OITNB' season

Laverne Cox is desperate for Friday's premiere of the third season of "Orange is the New Black" to go ahead and get here already, if only so that she can finally talk about the new plot developments. "I just want people to see it so we can really go into it," says Cox, who has — understandably —...

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 3:30pm

While you were sleeping...

Good morningBefore you surfaced, Chinese rescuers tried to find survivors in a sinking ship while U.S. airport security staff failed to spot mock weapons in a safety screening.Caitlyn Jenner was praised by the LGBT community and scored a twitter record, while the iconic Stonewall Inn stood to get...

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 5:53am