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More LGBTQ People Have Been Killed So Far This Year Than All of 2016: Report More LGBTQ People Have Been Killed So Far This Year Than All of 2016: Report

We’re only eight months into the year, but already more LGBTQ people have been killed in 2017 than all of 2016, according to a report from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs.

Texas Tea Party Lawmaker Pushes for Schools to Out Their Students to Parents Texas Tea Party Lawmaker Pushes for Schools to Out Their Students to Parents

Konni Burton, a Texas Tea Party state senator, has proposed a bill that would lawfully require school employees to out queer students to their parents, regardless of the students’ wishes.

Whoopi Goldberg Is Producing an Oxygen Series About Trans Models Whoopi Goldberg Is Producing an Oxygen Series About Trans Models

Whoopi Goldberg, who’s held more than a few questionable opinions on The View but tends to be progressive in certain areas, is doing something cool on TV—producing a show about transgender models.

Laverne Cox's Role in the Law Drama Doubt Is a Major Win for Trans Actors Laverne Cox's Role in the Law Drama Doubt Is a Major Win for Trans Actors

The legal drama Doubt has been picked up as a CBS series, co-starring Orange Is the New Black’s Laverne Cox. And in a breakthrough for trans actors in Hollywood, it will be the first time a broadcast TV series will have a transgender person playing a recurring transgender character.

Tennessee's Transgender Bathroom Bill Will Not Be Pursued for a Year  Tennessee's Transgender Bathroom Bill Will Not Be Pursued for a Year 

Republican state congresswoman Susan Lynn recently introduced a bill in Tennessee’s House of Representatives that would force public school students, kindergarten through 12th grade, to use the bathroom corresponding with the sex assigned to them at birth. Although she has not shifted her perspective on this issue,…

Watch Caitlyn Jenner and Her Crew Fake Orgasms in I Am Cait Clip

In this clip from an episode of I Am Cait, Caitlyn and her traveling sisterhood learn (while teaching others) how to have a gender-free orgasm in the most intimate and non-awkward setting imaginable: a workshop.

Monica Loera Is the First Known Trans Woman Killed in 2016 Monica Loera Is the First Known Trans Woman Killed in 2016

After last year witnessed the killings of at least 23 transgender women, 43-year-old Monica Loera is now the first known trans homicide victim of 2016. On January 22, Loera was shot in front of her home in Austin, Texas. She was taken to a hospital where she later passed away.

The Case for Gender Neutral Bathrooms The Case for Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Who’s afraid of the same-sex bathroom? asks Jeannie Suk at The New Yorker, and the answer, as we’ve come to know in the last year, is a lot of people. Last November, for one example, a group of bigoted maniacs swayed Houston into voting against a basic anti-discrimination ordinance last November almost solely off the…

Ricky Gervais Loves That You're Offended By His Trans Jokes Ricky Gervais Loves That You're Offended By His Trans Jokes

Ricky Gervais is not sorry about his unfunny Caitlyn Jenner jokes during Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards. Why should he be? He’s Ricky Gervais.

Trans People Do Not Endanger Society the Way Society Endangers Trans People Trans People Do Not Endanger Society the Way Society Endangers Trans People

Rush McKenzie lives in what seems like endless summer, just blocks away from the beach in Santa Barbara, California. His three-story apartment complex—with a stone courtyard and palm trees in every direction—is one of the few Section 8 complexes for low-income workers in a city that’s known to be prohibitively…

The Zoolander 2 Trailer Is Here, With a Shitty Trans 'Joke'

The pressing question of how Zoolander 2 would handle the inevitable aging of Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) out of the modeling industry—or if they would handle it at all—has been answered: a washed-up old and a washed-up “lamé” are recruited by Interpol to re-infiltrate the fashion industry…

'Fuck Moving On': Talking to Fallon Fox About Fair Fights, Ronda Rousey 'Fuck Moving On': Talking to Fallon Fox About Fair Fights, Ronda Rousey

When Caitlyn Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award earlier this month at the 2015 ESPYs, she spoke eloquently about supporting young trans athletes so they can compete “as who they really are.” Facing a theatre full of athletic stars, Jenner declared, “Trans people deserve something vital: They deserve your…

Finding Caitlyn Jenner in Burma Finding Caitlyn Jenner in Burma

The Diane Sawyer interview with the then-Bruce Jenner was the first live television event I had watched in recent memory. I bought salsa and cleared it with my housemates. Their reactions to my request to commandeer the TV for the occasion oscillated between apathy and eye-roll, because at that moment, Bruce was still…

Trans Athlete to Compete On Harvard Men's Swim Team

Schuyler Bailar, a 19-year-old swimmer recruited by Harvard’s women’s swim team won’t be swimming with the rest of the squad come this fall. Instead, Bailar will compete with the men’s team, becoming the first transgender individual on a collegiate swim team in the history of the United States.

For Social Conservatives, Acceptance of Caitlyn Jenner Is the Apocalypse For Social Conservatives, Acceptance of Caitlyn Jenner Is the Apocalypse

The Washington Post has a pretty wonderful story today on how the right wing is reacting to Caitlyn Jenner: awkwardly, in the case of Republicans who’d like to be president someday, or, among pundits, with a full-on, “fling yourself on the floor, pee your pants, hurl your sippie cup and cry for mama”-style tantrum.

Bruce Jenner on His Transition: 'You Will See Me and You Will Know' Bruce Jenner on His Transition: 'You Will See Me and You Will Know'

The second part of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians episode devoted to Bruce Jenner’s transition aired Monday night, as Bruce worked to explain to his family what would happen next.

The Kardashians Say Goodbye to the Bruce Jenner They Knew

The first part of the two-part Keeping Up with the Kardashians episode devoted to Bruce Jenner’s transition aired Sunday night. In the episode, the family dealt with the timeline of Bruce’s shift; though they all said they’d known for some time, in varying stages, that he didn’t full identify with being a man, there…

Kerry Washington Gave a Speech That Will Give You All The Feelings Kerry Washington Gave a Speech That Will Give You All The Feelings

Kerry Washington - one of last night's winners at the GLAAD Media Awards for her work as an ally - gave a compelling acceptance speech emphasizing the need for marginalized groups to come together across difference (an especially salient point in the wake of Patricia Arquette's unfortunate comments on women's rights).

Father Stabs His Trans Child to Death, Tells Police It Was a Cult Father Stabs His Trans Child to Death, Tells Police It Was a Cult

An Ohio man's been arrested for the death of his 22-year-old child, Bri Golec, whom he murdered for being transgender. Kevin Golec, who continues identifying Bri as "his son" told police that Bri had been murdered by a cult. The cult he may have been referring to was the trans community, of which Bri had, at least at…

Florida Bill Seeks To Jail Trans People for Using Public Bathrooms  Florida Bill Seeks To Jail Trans People for Using Public Bathrooms 

A proposed Florida bill titled "Single-Sex Public Facilities" is targeting the state's Trans community.

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