Topics :: anti-trans discrimination

Groups Rally Against D.C.’s ’Prostitution-Free Zones’

By John Riley | Saturday Apr 19, 2014
Activists and advocates rallied to call for the repeal of ’’prostitution-free zones’’ (PFZs), which opponents say has led to profiling and harassment of transgender people.

NYC High School Allegedly Blocks Student’s Trans Boyfriend From Prom

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
A teen couple claims that officials from a New York high school refuse to let them attend theprom together because one of them is transgender.

Texas Trans Teacher Triumphs, May Teach Teens

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Apr 11, 2014
After being suspended by Lumberton Intermediary School in Texas, transgender teacher Laura Jane Klug was returned to the roster of substitute teachers

Geena Rocero Launches Global Organization for Gender Rights

By EDGE | Monday Mar 31, 2014
To coincide with the celebration of International Transgender Day of Visibility, activist and model Geena Rocero today launched her new a global awareness campaign, Gender Proud.

What’s Between Your Legs?: Thoughts on International Transgender Day of Visibility

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Mar 31, 2014
Special guest writer Cathy Renna shares her thoughts on International Transgender Day of Visibility.

’Drag Race’ Comes Under Fire for Transphobia, RuPaul Responds

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Mar 31, 2014
A recent episode of "RuPaul’s Drag Race" is coming under fire by some for transphobia; as one of the reality show’s challenges was called "Female or She-Male." RuPual and other of the reality’s shows officials responded to the criticism.

Connecticut City: No Bias Against Transgender Cop

By John Christoffersen | Thursday Mar 27, 2014
An investigation by a Connecticut city has found no evidence that a transgender police officer was subject to discrimination or a hostile work environment.

Christian School in Virginia Drives Eight-Year-Old Tomboy Out

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Mar 26, 2014
A Christian school in Virginia has reportedly driven out an eight-year-old girl because of her "boyish looks," saying that God had made her female, and she should dress and act as such.

Bullied Trans Teen Enters Plea Bargain to Drop Assault Charges

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Feb 10, 2014
Jewlyes Gutierrez, a Contra Costa transgender teen who faced assault charges after defending herself against schoolyard bullying, has entered an agreement that could allow charges to be dropped.

Maine Supreme Court: Transgender Student Cannot Be Denied Bathroom Access

By Justin Snow | Saturday Feb 8, 2014
Maine’s highest court sided with a transgender girl Thursday in a ruling that stated her school violated state law when it denied her access to the girls’ restroom.