Gender Politics

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.

What does it mean to be intersex?

Many people don't know what the "I" in "LGBTQIA" means. Check out this BuzzFeed video featuring four individuals who explain "What It's Like To Be Intersex."

TONIGHT: Transgender Day of Empowerment at The Center

SAN DIEGO, California -- The 12th annual Transgender Day of Empowerment will be held tonight at the San Diego LGBT Community Center.

The event is designed to celebrate the diversity and strength of San Diego's Trans* community and includes speakers, entertainments, awards, and refreshments.

Everyone is welcome to attend the event which begins at 6 pm. Also, the Hillcrest Pride Flag will fly the transgender flag all day long.

For more information click HERE.

Court orders California prison to provide treatment for transgender prisoner

Transgender Law Center, along with pro-bono co-counsel from the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, on Thursday won a historic preliminary injunction ordering the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to provide adequate medical care, including gender-affirming surgery, to Michelle-Lael Norsworthy, a transgender woman being held in a men’s prison.