Canadian Blood Donor Turned Away Due to Trans Identity
May 19 2014 6:47 PM ET

Canadian Blood Donor Turned Away Due to Trans Identity

Parker Marie Molloy

While trans people in the U.S. are routinely rejected as blood donors, one Canadian trans woman has found herself on the receiving end of the same discriminatory treatment north of the border.

Saginaw, Mich., to Consider Stripping Trans Protections From Nondiscrimination Ordinance
May 19 2014 4:44 PM ET

Mich. City to Consider Stripping Trans Protections From Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Parker Marie Molloy

With the uncertain status of a proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, some advocates of Saginaw, Mich.'s LGBT rights ordinance are considering removing some trans protections as a means to sway voters.

PHOTOS: The Entire World Shows Its Pride With IDAHOT
May 19 2014 3:20 PM ET

PHOTOS: The Entire World Shows Its Pride With IDAHOT

Advocate.com Editors

President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry issued statements, the president of Costa Rica raised a pride flag, but most importantly millions of people worldwide stood in solidarity.

Justin Vivian Bond Celebrates a 'Happy Tranniversary!'
May 18 2014 11:00 PM ET

Justin Vivian Bond Celebrates a Happy Tranniversary!

Brandon Voss

The queer icon commemorates 20 years in NYC with an 'extreme' and 'shocking' performance.

WATCH: Andrew Garfield Explores Gender Identity in New Arcade Fire Video
May 16 2014 2:32 PM ET

WATCH: Andrew Garfield Bends Gender for Arcade Fire Video

Parker Marie Molloy

Spider-Man gets made up for Arcade Fire's third single off last year's Reflektor, 'We Exist.'

Michfest Urges Attendees to Rally Behind Its Performers
May 16 2014 11:22 AM ET

Michfest Urges Attendees to Rally Behind Its Performers

Parker Marie Molloy

Michfest organizer Lisa Vogel clarifies that trans women aren't banned β€” they just aren't wanted on the land.

Md. Gov. Signs Trans Nondiscrimination Bill Into Law
May 15 2014 1:22 PM ET

Md. Gov. Signs Trans Nondiscrimination Bill Into Law

Parker Marie Molloy

With the stroke of a pen, Maryland becomes the 18th state to provide protections for transgender individuals statewide.

WATCH: Ronan Farrow's Trans Military Debriefing
May 15 2014 1:17 PM ET

WATCH: Ronan Farrow's Trans Military Debriefing

Parker Marie Molloy

The MSNBC host continues his focus on trans issues, this time taking on the military and welcoming discharged Navy cryptologist Landon Wilson and TransMilitary's Fiona Dawson to bring the cultural conversation ever closer to critical mass.

May 15 2014 11:31 AM ET

Photos: Havana Cuba Pride Conga March

Photographer Eric Politzer captured Havana Cuba Pride Conga March, the beginning of a week of events culminating with the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

VH1 Greenlights Trans Docuseries TransAmerica
May 14 2014 1:50 PM ET

VH1 Green-lights Trans Docuseries TransAmerica

Parker Marie Molloy

Executive produced by Tyra Banks and Gay Rosenthal, and starring Carmen Carrera, the Chicago-based docuseries is expected to premiere in late 2014 or early 2015.

Chelsea Manning's Attorney Accuses Pentagon of 'Strategic Leak'
May 14 2014 10:42 AM ET May 14 2014 2:15 PM ET

Manning's Attorney Accuses Pentagon of 'Strategic Leak'

Parker Marie Molloy

An Associated Press report cites anonymous Pentagon officials who claim that the WikiLeaks source has been cleared for transfer, and will receive hormone therapy.

Report: More Than 100 Instances of Antitrans Violence This Year
May 13 2014 4:09 PM ET

Report: More Than 100 Instances of Antitrans Violence This Year

Parker Marie Molloy

A report of the year's first four months serves as a reminder of the alarming rate at which trans individuals β€” particularly transgender women of color β€” are murdered worldwide.

WATCH: Malaysia's Battle for Transgender Rights
May 13 2014 3:10 PM ET

WATCH: Malaysia's Battle for Transgender Rights

Parker Marie Molloy

Often deprived of health care and legal recognition, Malaysia's transgender population is mounting a legal challenge against laws that prohibit their self-expression.

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