37 Alternative 'Trans Anthems' by Trans Musicians
December 11 2014 11:27 AM ET

37 Alternative 'Trans Anthems' by Trans Musicians

Mya Adriene Byrne and Mitch Kellaway

Looking for a 'trans anthem' for your playlist? Listen to 37 sensational songs written and performed by some seriously talented trans and gender-variant musicians.

WATCH: Air Force Secretary Supports Open Trans Service
December 10 2014 6:52 PM ET

WATCH: Air Force Secretary Supports Open Trans Service

Sunnivie Brydum

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James says it's time to review — and rescind — the military's ban on open service by transgender Americans.

Cleveland Paper's Editorial Invokes Fear of 'Predators' in Trans Accommodations
December 10 2014 4:35 PM ET

Cleveland Editors Stoke Fear of Trans 'Predators' in Women's Bathrooms

Dawn Ennis

Several Plain Dealer editorial board members made the misinformed argument that allowing trans people to use the facilities that correspond with their gender identity would endanger women.

Local Virginia School Board Rejects Bathroom Rights for Trans Students
December 10 2014 4:21 PM ET

Local Virginia School Board Rejects Bathroom Rights for Trans Students

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

A county school board in Virginia passed a policy restricting trans students to using single-stall restrooms or those for their birth gender.

Duggars Declare Victory for Fairness in Repealing Nondiscrimination Ordinance
December 10 2014 4:20 PM ET

Duggars Declare Victory in Repealing Pro-LGBT Ordinance

Sunnivie Brydum

A special election in Fayetteville, Ark., saw voters repeal the city's LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent.

Op-ed: On Kate Pierson, and How Cultural Misrepresentation Hurts Trans Women
December 10 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Trans Anthem That Wasn't

Mya Adriene Byrne

A trans indie musician says rocker Kate Pierson's "trans anthem" and its stereotypical tropes are part of a much larger problem.

WATCH: Meet Australia's Indigenous Trans Men, 'Brotherboys'
December 09 2014 1:42 PM ET

WATCH: Meet Australia's Indigenous Trans Men, 'Brotherboys'

Mitch Kellaway

A community of Australia's aboriginal trans men is finding its voice through telling 'yarns' and raising awareness of life at the intersections of trans and indigenous identities.

PHOTOS: 'Transcending Gender' Captures Trans Lives Across America
December 09 2014 8:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Transcending Gender Captures Trans Lives

Mitch Kellaway

The popular project returns with a new must-see collection of breathtaking images of artists, fighters, advocates, and athletes.

Trans New Yorkers Can Now Update Birth Certificates More Easily
December 08 2014 7:52 PM ET December 09 2014 11:31 AM ET

Trans New Yorkers Can Now Update Birth Certificates More Easily

Sunnivie Brydum

The New York City Council approved legislation that removes an old requirement that transgender people undergo gender-confirming surgery before they can amend their birth certificates.

WATCH: Minn. Passes Much-Debated Trans Student Athlete Policy
December 06 2014 1:20 PM ET

WATCH: Minn. Passes Much-Debated Trans Student Athlete Policy

Mitch Kellaway

Emotions ran high at this week's meeting of the Minnesota State High School League as the board voted on a trans-inclusive policy that's ignited national debate.

L.A. Trans Woman Murdered While Knocking on Door for Help
December 05 2014 4:31 PM ET December 05 2014 5:38 PM ET

L.A. Trans Woman Murdered While Seeking Help

Mitch Kellaway

Police believe that Deshawnda Sanchez was fleeing from a robbery when she was shot to death, but have not yet ruled out a hate crime.

Trans Teen Wins $75K in School Restroom Discrimination Lawsuit
December 05 2014 1:38 PM ET

Trans Teen Wins $75K in Landmark School Discrimination Suit

Mitch Kellaway

After a five-year battle that started in elementary school, Nicole Maines will be leaving a lasting legacy for all trans students as she graduates high school.

Obama Administration Endorses Trans-Inclusive School Policies
December 05 2014 1:08 PM ET

Obama's Dept. of Ed. Endorses Trans-Inclusive Schools

Mitch Kellaway

Trans advocates are 'thrilled' that the Department of Education has officially answered questions about trans students' access to single-sex school activities and sports.

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