17 hours ago
18 Portraits of Trans Male Models That Represent Strength & Confidence

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'18 Portraits of Trans Male Models That Represent Strength & Confidence.'

Designer Marco Morante made history during New York Fashion Week when he sent a cast of all-trans models down the runway for the Marco Marco show. Photographer Andrew Werner captured behind-the-scenes shots of the entire event.

20 hours ago
Dave Wheeler sues Rogers for $1.4M, says it encouraged 'edgy' on-air persona that got him fired | CBC News

●OOOoooooooKAYYYYYY!
‘A former Winnipeg radio host fired by Rogers Media after controversial on-air comments he made about transgender people is suing his old employer for more than $1.4 million.’

Former Winnipeg radio host Dave Wheeler is suing 92.1 CITI FM and parent company Rogers Media, saying they violated his employment contract and publicly defamed him when he was fired in July for controversial on-air comments about transgender people.

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TransValid

●THE CAST OF 'POSE'
'Each Sunday night on FX, Blanca (Mj Rodriguez), Angel (Indya Moore), and Elektra (Dominique Jackson) walk the ballroom floor to one of the greatest soundtracks on TV, serve epic looks and even more epic face, embody the joys and struggles of trans women of color, and solidify the bonds of their unconventional family in what has become a triumph for queer diversity and representation.'

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CREDIT: Danielle Levitt, OUT

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Transgender teen who stabbed parents to death on Halloween was afraid they wouldn't 'accept her'

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‘A transgender teen has entered a guilty plea in connection with the murders of her parents on Halloween because they would not accept her transition to female.’

Andrea Balcer, whose name still appears as Andrew Balcer in court documents, stabbed her mother Alice nine times and father Antonio a dozen times but left her brother unharmed

1 day ago
The State Department Needs to Reassure Transgender Americans About Their Passports

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‘Trans people are seeking confirmation from the State Department that they will still be able to update their gender markers without undergoing sex reassignment surgery first.’

Trans people are seeking confirmation from the State Department that they will still be able to update their gender markers without undergoing sex reassignment surgery first.

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Hospitals in Pakistan to separate transgender patients, court rules

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‘The Lahore High Court in Pakistan this week ruled public hospitals in Punjab province must provide separate facilities for transgender patients.’

The Lahore High Court in Pakistan this week ruled public hospitals in Punjab province must provide separate facilities for transgender patients.

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Female transgender inmate sues Colorado Department of Corrections for mistreatment

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‘Woman was raped twice in prison custody -- and then retaliated against for reporting it.’

A black transgender female inmate in the custody of the Colorado Department of Corrections is suing the department for repeatedly harassing and attempting...

1 day ago
Federal court rules Wisconsin must provide health insurance coverage for transgender state employees

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‘A federal court has found that denying transgender state employees health insurance coverage for transition-related medical care is unconstitutional and violates federal nondiscrimination law.’

A federal court has found that denying transgender state employees health insurance...

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Supporters for transgender anti-discrimination bill begin final push before election day - The Huntington News

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“Massachusetts was the birthplace of marriage equality and it must be the firewall against the spread of discrimination,” said Kasey Suffredini, the co-chair and president of strategy for Freedom for All Americans, a group working to uphold the bill. “If we lose here, we will see this fight in every state across the country. So we’ve got to win this one for our commonwealth, and we’ve got to win this one for our country.”

Question 3 on the ballot will ask voters whether they would like to keep a bill passed in 2016 protecting people from discrimination in public places based on their gender identity. Proponents of the bill held a rally in Copley Square Sunday.

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Inspired By Protest Signs, Artist Tuesday Smillie Stitches A Transgender Lineage

●HISTORY
"This banner is long gone," the artist says. "As far as I know, all of the members of STAR are dead at this point ... this history has for the most part been washed over by mainstream historical narratives."

Queer and transgender activists from the '70s have garnered renewed interest as today's trans and gender nonconforming people -- like Tuesday Smillie -- search for a lineage.

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