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Lilly Wachowski Speaks on Coming Out Trans

CELEBRITIES | By Rhuaridh Marr | Mar 13
Wachowski, best known for writing and directing "The Matrix" series of films, has come out as a transgender woman, revealing that she was transitioning in private but repeated intrusions by publications eager to tell her story had forced her to out hersel

Ni'Tee: Against All Odds... And Stereotypes

A man's man inside and out. A cool dude from Philly, but few know what it really took for him to arrive at this place. It was anything but a short easy journey....

Mixed Reaction to Jenner Interview

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

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

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.

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