Poised for Perfection: Sgt. Shane Ortega Puts a Face to the Transgender Military Ban

Poised for Perfection: Meet This Transgender Army Sargeant

Sgt. Shane Ortega tells The Advocate how he's been able to serve for years in the U.S. Army as an openly transgender man and about the pressure he faces now that the world knows who he is.

New Report Underlines Savage Inequalities Faced by LGBT Americans

New Report Underlines Savage Inequalities Faced by LGBT Americans

Even if marriage equality becomes a nationwide reality this summer, LGBT Americans will still be subject to many inequities, the Movement Advancement Project points out.

Op-ed: Embracing the Role of Asian Mother to a Trans Son

Op-ed: Embracing the Role of Asian Mother to a Trans Son

Marsha Aizumi says she was honoring her forebears when she marched in a Pride parade to support her transgender son.

As California Trans Inmate Granted Parole, Gender-Affirming Surgery Postponed

As Calif. Trans Inmate Granted Parole, Gender-Affirming Surgery Postponed

Michelle-Lael Norsworthy's lawyers deny claims that she's previously avoided parole in order to receive surgery, pointing out that California requires health insurers to cover transition-related care.

San Diego Mourns Third Trans Teen to Die by Suicide

San Diego Mourns Third Trans Teen to Die by Suicide

Kyler Prescott, a 14-year-old transgender boy, took his life on May 18, marking the third reported San Diego-area teen lost since March.

Women Are Still Locked in Immigration Detention Cells With Men Just Because They're Trans

ICE Still Locks Trans Women in Cells With Men

A former detainee says Immigration and Customs Enforcement must stop housing transgender women with men in private prisons. In a word, it's about rape.

Girl Scouts Reject Hate Group, Welcome Trans Girls

Girl Scouts Reject Hate Group, Welcome Trans Girls

The Girl Scouts of the USA shows us the best way to respond to right-wing transphobia.

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