Transgender

Massachusetts ballot question 3 puts transgender rights on national stage

Massachusetts ballot Question 3 is gaining attention beyond the Bay State as the Trump administration considers redefining legal definitions of sex and gender, threatening transgender protections across the country. Question 3 asks residents to uphold a transgender protection law that was...

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 11:29am

How you can support transgender groups and organizations

According to a recent report by the New York Times, the Trump administration has plans to make changes to transgender rights in the United States. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a memo that shows exactly how the Trump administration plans to make changes to transgender...

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 4:20pm

PHOTOS: Transgender celebrities and public figures you should know

Laverne Cox, Janet Mock and Caitlyn Jenner are recognized as some of the bigger names when it comes to transgender celebrities and public figures, but there are many others you should become familiar with. These transgender celebrities and public figures are active in the transgender community and...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 10:33pm

Boston Children's Hospital completes first first female-to-male transgender surgery in Massachusetts

Boston Children’s Hospital paved the way for transgender care back in 2007 with its Gender Management Service program, the first of its kind in the country. And now, the top-ranked institution has once again taken a strong step forward with the first phalloplasty, or penis creation...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 12:01pm

Mount Sinai celebrates 50 years of supporting LGBTQ and other city youth

While Pride March 2018 takes place Sunday, next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, which sparked the modern gay rights movement. In conjunction with that historic milestone, New York will host WorldPride 2019, the first U.S. city to do so. But that’s a year away, and...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 8:59am

Vermont passes law for public gender-neutral bathrooms

Effective July 1, all single-user public restrooms will become gender-neutral bathrooms in the state of Vermont. Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed this bill, dubbed H.333, on Friday.   The bill states that "a single-user toilet may be identified by a sign, provided that the sign marks...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 11:13am

NYC will now house inmates according to gender identity

New York City’s Department of Corrections will now house incarcerated individuals based on the gender they identify as, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday. The DOC is also working with the NYC Commission on Human Rights in order to maintain the Transgender Housing Unit as an additional...

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 3:00pm

PHOTOS: 26 transgender models you should follow on Instagram

Here are 26 transgender models you should know and follow on Instagram. Whether you want to stay inspired by their creativity and style, or admire their courage for being true to themselves, follow these trendsetters and gamechangers on social media.  1. Shay Neary...

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 4:46pm

Danica Roem becomes Virginia's first transgender woman elected official

Virginia made history last night when Danica Roem became the first transgender woman to become an elected official. Democrat candidate Danica Roem, 33, defeated Republican Robert G. Marshall and was elected as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in the state’s 13th District....

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 2:25pm

Trump asks court to drop lawsuit over his transgender military ban

Federal courts are considering blocking President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban and lawyers for the Trump administration are arguing it’s way too early — the Pentagon hasn’t even finalized the details. "That challenge is premature several times over,"...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:07pm

Here's how Trump is rolling back Obama policies on immigration, education and civil rights

As the Trump administration announced on Tuesday it would put an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, the program became the latest target on a hit list of Obama-era programs President Donald Trump has been undoing since taking the Oval Office in January. In undoing his...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 6:26am

Transgender members in U.S. military may serve until study completed: Mattis

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday current policy regarding transgender personnel serving in the military would remain in place until he advises President Donald Trump on how to implement his directive on a transgender ban. Mattis said in a statement he would set up a panel of...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 9:10pm

White House gets ready to roll out transgender military ban amid pushback

The White House is reportedly getting ready to issue guidelines for President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban despite widespread pushback. The guidance is expected to come out in the coming days and the Pentagon will have six months to enact the ban, according to a Wall Street...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 11:36am

Trump said he did the military a favor by banning transgender troops

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he did the military a big favor by banning transgender troops, despite the fact he never consulted the Pentagon before making his announcement, leaving thousands of transgender service members’ fates uncertain. “It’s been a very...

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 1:26pm

Why Doubt’s breakthrough trans scene almost never made it to air

Back at the start of July the fourth episode of Doubt’s debut season, Clean Burn, aired to little fanfare and was watched by just 1.62 million viewers. But in the middle of the episode was a scene that could have far-reaching repercussions, as it was the first to feature three trans...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 5:27pm

Coast Guard official says he will not 'turn back' on transgender servicemembers

The head of the U.S. Coast Guard is challenging President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people from serving in the military and is sending a message of support for “out” service members. “I will not turn my back. We have made an investment in you and you have made an...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 5:33pm

How to talk to your transgender kid about Trump

Despite campaign trail promises to fight for LGBTQ individuals, President Trump’s actions toward the community, especially transgenders, have been quite the opposite. First, Trump removed Obama-era bathroom protections for transgender students in February. Last week, he announced via Twitter...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:35am

Viagra costs military 5 times as much as healthcare would for transgender military troops

Citing the “tremendous medical costs” of treating transgender military members, President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced a ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, but studies show his claim doesn’t really add up. “Our military must be focused on decisive...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:24pm

'Star Trek' actor, LGBT activist George Takei condemns Trump over militarytransgender ban

Actor George Takei didn’t hold back his anger over the transgender military ban announced Wednesday by President Donald Trump. Trump cited “tremendous medical costs and disruption” for his reasoning behind the decision, but thousands of troops currently already serving in the...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 4:10pm

Couple wins $100,000 dream wedding from Pride Month Tinder Success Story

Update July 11: Tinder announced the winners of the $100,000 dream wedding on Tuesday: Logan Peters and Ryan Holly. The couple’s wedding will be officiated by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” judge Michelle Visage, who also helped select the couple as the winners....

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 8:36pm