WATCH: Australia Voids Trans Man's Marriage, Now He's Fighting Back
July 07 2014 1:38 PM ET

WATCH: Australia Voids Trans Man's Marriage; He Fights Back

Mitch Kellaway

Paige Phoenix wants Victoria's government to know it violated his human rights by requiring surgery to legally recognize his gender β€” and he's ready to take his complaint straight to the United Nations.

Trans Comedian Avery Edison Files Human Rights Complaint
July 07 2014 12:49 PM ET

Trans Comedian Files Human Rights Complaint

Parker Marie Molloy

After being detained by Canadian border officials and placed in a men's correctional facility, transgender comedian Avery Edison has filed human rights complaints with Canadian agencies.

Op-ed: Lessons From a Bad Bra Fitting
July 07 2014 3:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Lessons From a Bad Bra Fitting

Samantha Allen

Bra fittings can already be an awkward event, but a lingerie shop in Austin fumbled β€” twice β€” with a transgender customer.

New Trans Voices: Hear From the Trans Poets Workshop NYC
July 05 2014 3:40 AM ET

New Trans Voices: Hear From the Trans Poets Workshop NYC

Mitch Kellaway

Members of the Trans Poets Workshop NYC offer pieces from their diverse bodies of work.

Op-ed: AGT Seems to Believe Trans People Are Inherently Disgusting and Hilarious
July 04 2014 11:50 AM ET

Op-ed: The Penis Punchline and Prime-Time TV

Parker Marie Molloy

An 84-year-old man sings a hack song about how disgusting it is that a woman might have a penis. And that's supposed to be hilarious?

WATCH: Another Atlanta Trans Woman Brutally Assaulted
July 03 2014 2:59 PM ET

WATCH: Another Atlanta Trans Woman Brutally Assaulted

Parker Marie Molloy

The attack marks the second anti-trans assault caught on tape in Atlanta in just over a month.

WATCH: Which Transphobic Slur Did Joan Rivers Call Michelle Obama?
July 03 2014 2:12 PM ET

WATCH: Which First Lady Did Joan Rivers Call 'A Transgender?'

Parker Marie Molloy

The insult comic continues a long tradition of joking that certain cisgender women are actually transgender as a way of putting trans women down, taking aim at First Lady Michelle Obama.

Op-ed: President Obama, Make Me Cry Again
July 03 2014 3:00 AM ET

Op-ed: President Obama, Make Me Cry Again

Rebecca Juro

We've shed tears of joy at your positive moves, Mr. President, but the time to finish the job on equality is now.

Texas Lingerie Store Caught Off-Guard by Trans Customer
July 02 2014 5:38 PM ET

Texas Lingerie Store Caught Off-Guard by Trans Customer

Parker Marie Molloy

A lingerie store in Austin found itself without appropriate policies in place to accommodate transgender patron, but has now committed to updating the shop's policies.

Suspect in Trans Woman's Murder Turns Himself In
July 02 2014 5:25 PM ET

Suspect in Trans Woman's Murder Turns Himself In

Parker Marie Molloy

Tiffany Edwards' family may be closer to finding justice after the man accused in her murder turned himself in.

California Becomes Easiest Place for Trans People to Amend Birth Certificates
July 02 2014 12:57 PM ET

California Is Now the Easiest Place to Amend Your Birth Certificate

Parker Marie Molloy

Passed last year, California's AB 1121 set up the framework for a more privacy-conscious environment for trans individuals trying to legally change their name and gender.

PHOTOS: Turkey's First Transgender Beauty Contest
July 02 2014 5:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Turkey's First Transgender Beauty Contest

Advocate.com Editors

In a country that has had at least 70 murders of transgender people since 2002, participation in a beauty contest is an act of defiance and courage.

Congresspeople Urge Dept. of Ed. to Issue Comprehensive Trans Student Guidelines
July 01 2014 4:10 PM ET

These Lawmakers Want to Make School Safer for Trans Kids

Parker Marie Molloy

In a letter sent last month, three members of Congress urged the Education Department to clarify an April statement related to how trans and gender-nonconforming students are protected by Title IX.

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