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Mixed Reaction to Jenner Interview

CELEBRITIES | Apr 30
There was mixed reaction from trans community leaders to former Olympian Bruce Jenner's announcement that he is a woman and undergoing a gender transition.

Discovery Greenlights Transwomen Series, 'Those Girls'

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 18
As its first original commission, the Discovery Life Channel commenced production on the docu-series, "Those Girls," giving an authentic look at a group of transgender friends.

Laverne Cox Shares Her Story for Trans Awareness Week

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 13
From November 14-20, individuals and organizations around the country will participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues these communities face.

Petition Started to Demand Facebook Drop Name Change Policy

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 19
In the battle to allow drag queens and transgender individuals to continue using their Facebook profile under their stage name or chosen name, a Seattle drag performer has founded a petition on Change.org.

Trans and Drag Coalition Meet with Facebook Over 'Real Name' Policy

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 18
Drag queens, transgender individuals and LGBT activists continue to be angry over Facebook's enforcement of their "legal name" policy for users, despite an hour-long face-to-face meeting on Wednesday in San Francisco.

MTV to Air Documentary About Transgender Youths

NATIONAL | Sep 18
Laverne Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven young transgenders.

Laverne Cox, Kate Bornstein in Weeklong GENDERFLUID Fest

CELEBRITIES | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 4
Laverne Cox, Holly Woodlawn, Hedwig and Kate Bornstein will headline GENDERFLUID, a week-long festival of performance, film, and art by transgender and genderfluid artists, Sept. 9-14 at Baruch Performing Arts Center.

Transwoman Cece McDonald Wows at Milk Club Dinner

NATIONAL | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Aug 17
There was nary a dry eye in the house as CeCe McDonald took to the podium to receive the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club's Bayard Rustin Civil Rights Award.

Excluded from Time’s Top 100, Laverne Cox Gets Cover Instead

CELEBRITIES | By Winnie McCroy | May 29
After being excluded from Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People issue in April, transgender actor and activist Laverne Cox found herself on the cover of this month’s magazine instead.

J-Lo, Laverne Cox Win GLAAD Media Awards

WORKPLACE | Apr 13
"Orange is the New Black" star Laverne Cox was presented with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which is given to a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender member of the entertainment community.

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