"You're so confusing. Are you a boy or a girl?"
"I feel so grateful, and I hope that I can open doors for other trans guys."
"I don't think anything will change, but I will feel different."
The cherished aspects of my former country and gender continue to be part of my life. I live in the space of possibility between homes.
"I know who I am, and I don't need other people to know who I am to feel valid." With a new album and a new perspective, Ryan Cassata — who came out as trans at 15 on live television — has grown to embrace a manhood that isn't defined by society's rules.
As a book that has become standard reading for trans women goes into a second edition, the author — along with trans women the book has touched — reflect on its incredible impact.
"Fuck. I am a cutie. Estrogen is fantastic!"
"A lot of media doesn't really represent us. I really wanted that lens to change."
Men don't vomit at the sight of trans women in comedies anymore, but recent releases like Deadpool and Zoolander 2 demonstrate how trans and gender-nonconforming people are still reduced to empty punchlines.
If being queer is ~ so unnatural ~ why are there so many instances of same-sex behavior in the wild?
In celebration of Black History Month, let's recognize and applaud the amazing black leaders who have shaped the transgender movement.
"Those silenced by persecution need to have their voices heard."
How an undocumented transgender Latina woman named Jennicet Gutiérrez cut off the most powerful man in the world at a 2015 White House celebration of LGBT victories — and why, in 2016, she has no plans to stop disrupting.
Why can't women's pants have functioning pockets? Is that too much to ask?
Well hello there, boys.
"Oh, you're trans? But you look so good!"
Brit Fryer, whose short film Trans-ience won him an Ignite Fellowship from Sundance to attend the festival and get started in the industry, wants to explore black trans masculinity in new and exciting ways.
As a trans woman, my relationship to makeup — and accompanying cisnormative beauty ideals — has been particularly fraught. My 2015 resolution was to stop wearing it entirely. Here's how things turned out.
Her Story, the new six-episode series about trans and queer women navigating their professional and dating lives, is setting out to change the way we think about high-quality trans media.
"It never gets easier for girls like us."