Labor Department Stalls on Trans Discrimination Review
June 04 2014 1:56 PM ET

Labor Department Stalls on Trans Discrimination Review

Parker Marie Molloy

In February, Labor Secretary Tom Perez announced that the department would begin reviewing 2012's Macy v. Holder case, determining how best to integrate that decision into department policy.

David LaChapelle on Life Ball, Censorship, and Identity
June 04 2014 5:00 AM ET

David LaChapelle on Life Ball, Censorship, and Identity

Parker Marie Molloy

Artist, photographer, and filmmaker David LaChapelle sounds off on his 'controversial' poster for Life Ball, the recent debate over slurs, censorship, and the importance of finding one's own identity.

Lambda Literary Announces 2014 Winners
June 03 2014 7:40 PM ET

Lambda Literary Announces 2014 Winners

Mitch Kellaway

Honorees included Alison Bechdel and Kate Bornstein, as well as the first ever Lammy given to an LGBT graphic novel.

Trans Documentary Just Gender Launches Nationwide Screening Series
June 03 2014 4:21 PM ET

Trans Documentary Just Gender Screening Nationwide

Parker Marie Molloy

A new documentary aims to capture the humanity of the trans experience, putting a focus on areas of misinformation and ignorance.

World Health Org. Calls for Removal of Surgical Requirements for Legal Gender Change
June 03 2014 3:12 PM ET

WHO: Remove Surgical Requirements for Legal Gender Change

Parker Marie Molloy

The World Health Organization released a detailed report urging national and local governing bodies to remove surgical requirements for legal gender recognition.

National Review Claims Laverne Cox Is 'Not a Woman,' Stirring Outrage
June 03 2014 2:34 PM ET June 03 2014 5:28 PM ET

Sun-Times Apologizes for Carrying Antitrans Op-ed

Rebecca Juro and Trudy Ring

The piece calls trans people delusional and refers to gender-confirmation surgery as 'mutilation'; the Chicago Sun-Times has apologized for republishing it.

Carmen Carrera Explains Past Use of T Word
June 03 2014 1:49 PM ET June 03 2014 4:34 PM ET

Carmen Carrera Explains Past Use of T Word

Daniel Reynolds

The transgender model has spoken out after a YouTube video of her saying the T word went viral.

WATCH: Suspect in Atlanta Beating Invokes 'Trans Panic' Defense
June 03 2014 11:12 AM ET

Suspect in Atlanta Beating Invokes 'Trans Panic' Defense

Parker Marie Molloy

In an interview with a local news outlet, one suspect in last month's beating of two transgender women claims he was provoked, using a "trans panic" or "gay panic" defense in his explanation of the night's events.

In Recent Election, India's Trans Population Counted for First Time
June 02 2014 7:41 PM ET

India's Trans Population Counted for First Time

Thom Senzee

Transgender Indians were recently recognized by a Supreme Court ruling, allowing them to vote and be fully counted for the first time in India's history.

Trans Man Files Discrimination Suit Against NYC Dept. of Parks and Rec
June 02 2014 4:36 PM ET

Trans Man Claims Discrimination by NYC Parks Dept.

Parker Marie Molloy

After being denied use of changing facilities at a Staten Island swimming pool, 24-year-old Bryan Ellicott is filing suit against the city's Dept. of Parks and Recreation, alleging discrimination.

Calif. Assembly Passes Bill to Respect Trans People’s Gender on Death Certificates
June 02 2014 3:01 PM ET

Trans Activist's Death Inspires Bill's Passage in Calif. Assembly

Mitch Kellaway

The bill, which would ensure that a transgender person's accurate gender is listed on their death certificate, now heads to the State Senate.

Second Man Arrested in Beating of Atlanta Trans Women
June 02 2014 9:33 AM ET

Second Man Arrested in Beating of Atlanta Trans Women

Parker Marie Molloy

After a video depicting two women being beaten onboard Atlanta's public transportation system went viral, two men are in custody facing misdemeanor charges.

Effort to Repeal Md. Trans Law Fails to Gather Sufficient Signatures, Dies
June 02 2014 9:07 AM ET

Md. Trans Law Repeal Effort Comes Up Short

Parker Marie Molloy

Maryland will become the 18th state with a transgender-inclusive antidiscrimination law on the books starting October 1, after efforts to repeal the bill through public referendum fell short.

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