"I came to understand that what I wanted was to be seen as my complete self — my gender, my race, my history — without being judged because of it." An excerpt from Fairest: A Memoir.
As a child actor, I wanted people to see the real me rather than an idealized version of me. Now, I'm all too aware that celebrities can never live up to people’s fantasies.
It's like going through puberty, but a lot more confusing.
Lots of butter, lots of glitter.
As Rhys Ernst and Zackary Drucker went through their gender transitions together, they documented the process in intimate photographs. The Transparent co-producers spoke to BuzzFeed News about collaboration, adolescence, and what happens when the private becomes public — especially once a relationship ends.
The six-episode web series is the only independently produced project nominated for Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series, a new category this year.
Jillian Weiss, a professor who also has been behind cutting-edge employment litigation on behalf of transgender people, will take the helm of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.
In the days after the Pulse massacre, performers in Orlando’s LGBT club scene were recovering from trauma and mourning their friends. But because people have flocked to Orlando’s other gay bars, and because the rent needs to get paid, LGBT nightlife staffers have had to work through their pain in public — not to mention the emotional labor involved in being the face of a national tragedy. Here’s how they’re coping: in stolen, private moments among the queer families that love them.
"I hope when people who feel left out because of their gender expression see this post, they'll feel like we're honoring them." - Jeffrey Marsh
"I believe it is time for companies to step up and take action to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce."
"She's just a clueless Muggle."
Not all trans and gender-nonconforming people feel “trapped” in the bodies they were born into. So why is that still the dominant way to think about trans experience and identity? Maybe it doesn't have to be.
"Thank you for always loving me, for receiving me as my authentic and unapologetic self. I love you mom."
To protest anti-trans bathroom bills, some attractive, cis-passing trans people have taken selfies to show the absurdity of having to use a restroom that doesn’t match their gender identity. But do cis allies who share these images express allegiance to established gender roles as a condition of their support?
"Am I still straight?"
"So what do you think of Caitlyn Jenner?"
You may not realize it, but the person on the other side of your customer service phone call might be transgender. On calls, Filipino workers can safely adopt women's voices, names, and clothing, all while earning a decent wage. But their success at work doesn't protect them from the discrimination they face outside of it.
"The guys are all different body types, so other guys could see that wherever they are in their transition, their identities are valid."
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For many people, particularly trans women, tucking can be both necessary and life-affirming – but there's not a lot of information out there about how to do so safely. Here's what you need to get started.