Transwomen

Philly public schools will protect transgender students after Trump reversal

The School District of Philadelphia will not align with President Donald Trump's order to overturn transgender bathroom protections, saying it will retain its bathroom policy to protect students."The School District of Philadelphia remains a safe and welcoming place of inclusion for all our...

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:57am

Man, not transgender woman, shot in West Philly, police say

Reports Monday morning that a transgender woman had been shot outside a West Philly bar were inaccurate and based on preliminary information, police said later in the day.The 21-year-old victim, who was shot in the hip around 11 p.m. Sunday,actually identifies as a man, police said.A police...

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 8:29pm

Trump victory prompts Philly civil liberties, immigrant advocates to mobilize in opposition

A number of local grassroots groups say they are mobilizing against Donald Trump’s conservative agenda, prompted in part by several reported incidents of racist behavior directed at minorities in the days following his presidential vctory.On Sunday, President-elect Trump urged supporters who were...

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 6:25pm

LGBTQ, women and minority-owned businesses will be 'safe from discrimination': Comptroller

Currently, there are no laws to stop discrimination against companies owned by women, minorities or LGBTQmembers of the community related to government contracts. A loophole exists. City and state officials announced on Friday that new legislation will be introduced to change all that.“Our city’s...

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 1:45am

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

Rose McGowan is not Team Caitlyn

Not everyone is a big fan of Caitlyn Jenner, especially after her Glamour Women of the Year Awards acceptance speech, during which she quipped that the "hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear." Among her most vocal critics? Actress and director Rose McGowan, who posted — then...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 1:09am

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

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

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

Seeking 'dignity and respect' for transpeople

One of the first news reports about the fatal stabbing of 21-year-old London Chanel inside a North Philly row home on May 18 made a crucial mistake: Chanel, a transgender woman, was called a man and referred to using the male pronouns “he” and “his.”Nellie Fitzpatrick, the city’s director of LGBT...

Friday, June 5, 2015 - 9:28pm

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

Caitlyn Jenner breaks Twitter record with 1m followers in 4 hours

Reuters –Former Olympic athlete and reality TV star Bruce Jennerlaunched a new Twitter account on Monday as @Caitlyn_Jenner, saying "I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn."It became the fastest account to reach 1 million followers in four...

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 5:00am

Vienna introduces gay and lesbian traffic lights to boost road safety

Reuters –Gay-themed traffic lights are getting Vienna into the mood for the annual Eurovision Song Contest, one of the world's most popular kitsch cultural events which this year is being hosted by the Austrian capital.Dozens of traffic lights in central Vienna have been programmed to show male or...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 3:57am

While you were sleeping...

Good morning.As you dreamed of meeting your Prince Charming, Britain's charismatic Prince Harry revealed he'slooking for a wife. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince packed his bags for a U.S. visit, and our very own pop royal –Prince –debuted his track for Baltimore.WikiLeaksfounder Assange'...

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 5:49am

Britain tops European LGBTI rights poll as Russia slumps at bottom

Reuters –Azerbaijan, Russia and Armenia are the worst countries in Europe for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights, but violence against LGBTI people remains rife across the continent, a rights group said late on Sunday.Some countries have made historic strides toward...

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 4:01am

Is it time for a transgender Avenger?

The world of comic books has a long and proud tradition of pushing the envelope when it comes to social issues, finding entertaining and sometimes subtle ways to make the case for progressive ideas. In light of that tradition and recent developments in television and popular culture, now would be...

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 5:32pm

VIDEO: Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender woman to Diane Sawyer

ABC Breaking US News | US News VideosAfter months of speculation from gossip magazines and the media, Bruce Jenner has finally come out to Diane Sawyer as a transgender woman. Jenner opened up to Sawyer during a "20/20" special on ABC on Friday night.Jenner, who chose to use the pronouns "him" and...

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 10:02am

While you were sleeping...

Good morning! As you brushed up on your Dothraki for the new season of "Game of Thrones" on Sunday, Hillary Clinton prepared her bid. Cuba and U.S. hit a milestone with historic talks, while the White House opened restrooms and made a milestone for LGBT rights.Obama told off China for snatching...

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 6:30am

While you were sleeping...

Good morning.Before you took a sip of your soy latte, Obama said war had been averted. A shipwrecked sailor was saved after66 days at sea.A family was awarded $150 million for a son who died, while an inmate was awarded gender-reassignment surgery. Fans bought a slice of Lauren Bacall's glittering...

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 2:57pm

California inmate to get first-ever sex change in prison

Reuters –A federal judge in San Francisco on Thursday ruled that California must provide sex reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate, calling denial of the procedure a violation of constitutional rights.U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar wrote in his 38-page order that the state was violating the...

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 2:38pm