Gender Politics

Caitlyn Jenner's gay marriage flip-flop and why it matters

After a somewhat awkward exchange on "Ellen" last week, Caitlyn Jenner now says she supports gay marriage.

Let's talk about why that matters.

Why should we care that a woman who makes her living raising Kardashians on reality TV (as opposed to, say, working as a county clerk) has publicly evolved on a topic that has already been settled in the highest court of the land? (If not, frustratingly, in the court of public opinion.)

Because it's a win for a rare type of acceptance and support: the kind that doesn't directly benefit the person offering it.

Boss who asked transgender woman 'What are you?' agrees to significant settlement

Last November, Jessi Dye showed up at Summerford Nursing Home for what would turn out to be both her first and last day of work.

New "Medium" webzine series offers a less celebrity take on trans issues

Popular web publisher Medium announced today that their publication Matter is joining forces with Gender 2.0, to bring stories from the trans community on their own terms.

This new forum titled We The T! is a place where transgender writers can voice many ideas and personal stories from a perspective that is not wholly based on cultural celebrity.

Here are 17 of the trans women murdered this year. say their names

After the murders of four trans women were reported over a period of 48 hours, Mock, while guest hosting Melissa Harris-Perry's show on MSNBC, took time out of the program to name each of the reported 17 transgender women -- 15 of whom were women of color -- who have been murdered in 2015.

Laverne Cox is calling for a "State of emergency" in the trans community

Transgender superstar and activist Laverne Cox is calling for a “state of emergency.”

The actress, famous for her role in “Orange is the New Black,” told Good Morning America that, “We in the transgender community right now, are reeling.”

She went on to say that there are many things that may cause transphobia, and ultimately the violence against transgender men and women.

Why we love 7-year-old transgender activist, Avery Jackson, and her incredible family

The way Hawaiian culture embraces a particular kind of transgender identity

In traditional, Western culture, gender identity is often considered a binary concept: You are either male or you are female.

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What to do if you meet a transgender person for the first time and thereafter

Of course it would be easiest and more polite to meet a person and not pass judgments made by your own prejudices. But human nature can sometimes play cruel tricks on your finest sensibilities, causing you to react in ways that might surprise you. Given the recent attention to our transgender community, here is some advice to follow if you find yourself at odds with your best judgement.

First things first: The term is trangender, not transgender-ed. More about that later.

North County Trans* Day of Empowerment to be held Saturday

OCEANSIDE, California -- The Gender Advocacy Project of the North County LGBTQ Resource Center will host a Trans* Day of Empowerment celebration on Saturday, April 25 at 3 pm.

The event will include trans* history displays, empowering art, performances, a clothing swap, celebration of victories, community, and name and gender change clinic. The highlight of the afternoon will be the annual awards ceremony.

Trans* Day of Empowerment at SDSU is this week

SAN DIEGO, California -- The Pride Center at San Diego State University (SDSU) will host a series of events this week to celebrate Trans* Day of Empowerment.

Most events are open to the general public, however the "Trans* Closed Space" is only open to those who identify as transgender or non-binary.

See the graphic below for the full schedule of events, taking place Wednesday, April 22 through Friday, April 24.