Carmen Carrera Fires Back at T Word Critics
May 29 2014 1:39 PM ET

Carmen Carrera Fires Back at Critics

Daniel Reynolds

'I want to be respected as a woman, as a mother, as a wife. That’s why I transition,' Carrera said, responding to critics about why she would never advocate for the use of the word 'tranny.'

Laverne Cox and 'Transgender Tipping Point' Cover Time
May 29 2014 11:32 AM ET

Laverne Cox Covers Time

Parker Marie Molloy

After briefly topping the Time 100 public poll, Laverne Cox becomes the first openly transgender person to appear on the storied magazine's cover.

Laura Jane Grace Feels Differently About Arcade Fire's 'We Exist' Video
May 29 2014 6:00 AM ET

Laura Jane Grace Feels Differently About Arcade Fire Video

Lucas Grindley

The trans lead singer of Against Me! had called out Arcade Fire for not casting a trans person in a video that explores gender identity.

Carmen Carrera Becomes Lightning Rod in T-Word Debate
May 28 2014 2:38 PM ET

Carmen Carrera Becomes Lightning Rod in T-Word Debate

Parker Marie Molloy and Daniel Reynolds

In the debate over whether words like 'tranny' and 'shemale' are transphobic, attacks are increasingly focusing on Carmen Carrera.

Topeka, Kan., Now Protects Gender Identity, Domestic Partnerships
May 28 2014 1:20 PM ET May 28 2014 5:55 PM ET

Topeka, Kan., Now Protects Gender Identity, Domestic Partnerships

Mitch Kellaway

The city council of Topeka, Kansas, passed an 'equality package' to extend employment nondiscrimination protections to transgender individuals and those in domestic partnerships.

Op-ed: This T-Word Fight Is About Respect
May 28 2014 6:30 AM ET

Op-ed: This T-Word Fight Is About Respect

Rebecca Juro

The fight over the use of a transgender slur is becoming a divisive topic — at what cost?

WATCH: Gay Male Prom Queen Fights Transphobia
May 27 2014 7:30 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Prom Queen Fights Transphobia

Parker Marie Molloy

When Nasir Fleming, a gay male student at Danbury High School, was elected prom queen, he took the historic coronation to stand up for trans and gender-nonconforming students.

Duke Univ. Press Debuts Academic Journal for Transgender Studies
May 27 2014 3:46 PM ET

Duke Press Debuts New Academic Journal for Trans Studies

Mitch Kellaway

Transgender Studies Quarterly bills itself as the first nonmedical journal focusing on contemporary issues facing the trans and gender-nonconforming communities.

RuPaul Further Responds Transphobic Accusations: 'I've Been a 'Tranny' For 32 Years'
May 26 2014 3:16 PM ET

RuPaul Further Responds: 'I've Been a 'Tranny' For 32 Years'

Jase Peeples

RuPaul took to Twitter to further weigh in on his use of the t-word, and allegations that Logo is 'distancing' itself from the drag icon after recent comments.

Op-ed: Remember, There Are Transgender People Lost Serving in Silence
May 26 2014 4:12 AM ET

Op-ed: Remember Trans People Lost Serving in Silence

Michael Silverman

The executive director of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund has an important reminder for Memorial Day.

Arcade Fire Interview: 'We Exist' Sends Message to the Mainstream
May 24 2014 7:21 PM ET

Arcade Fire Interview: 'We Exist' Is Message to Mainstream

Lucas Grindley

Arcade Fire front man Win Butler responds to criticism over casting Andrew Garfield in the music video for "We Exist."

May 24 2014 4:56 PM ET

David LaChapelle Responds To Life Ball Poster Controversy

The Austrian extreme-right party is suing the organizers of Life Ball over David LaChapelle's poster depicting trans model Carmen Carrera naked

Rally Planned for Jailed 16-Year-Old Trans Girl
May 23 2014 2:39 PM ET

Rally Planned for Jailed 16-Year-Old Trans Girl

Parker Marie Molloy

More than a month after a transgender teen was placed in an adult prison, activists plan to again rally in support of her release.

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