Drop Dead Diva Showrunner Josh Berman Says Goodbye, Trans Episode Among The Last
May 09 2014 7:00 AM ET

Drop Dead Diva Signs Off With Trans Episode

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Drop Dead Diva uses one of its last episodes to focus on a story playing out right now: a trans kid who can't use the school restroom.

N.Y. Lawmaker Looks to Simplify Name Change for Trans Residents
May 08 2014 5:37 PM ET

Bill Aims to Simplify Name Change for Trans New Yorkers

Parker Marie Molloy

In most states, transgender individuals are required to publish a public notice in a local newspaper prior to legally changing their names. One legislator hopes to remove this burden for trans New Yorkers.

HHS Expected to Lift Medicare Ban on Gender-Confirming Surgeries
May 08 2014 5:11 PM ET

HHS Expected to Lift Medicare Ban on Gender-Confirming Surgeries

Parker Marie Molloy

Medicare's 33-year-old ban on transition-related surgery for transgender Americans may soon be coming to an end.

WATCH: India's Newly Recognized Hijra Community Reminds Citizens to Buckle Up
May 08 2014 1:32 PM ET

WATCH: Indian Hijras Remind Citizens to Buckle Up

Parker Marie Molloy

A group of Indian hijras took part in a PSA encouraging the country's drivers to buckle their seatbelts.

Ore. Bar Owner Accused of Antitrans Discrimination Running for Office
May 08 2014 12:04 PM ET

Ore. Man Accused of Antitrans Discrimination Bias Running for Office

Parker Marie Molloy

Former business owner Chris Penner is looking to unseat the commissioner of the state's labor bureau, which found Penner guilty of antitrans discrimination in 2012 and ordered him to pay $400,000, although Penner has thus far refused to pay the fine.

Orange Is the New Black's Lea DeLaria Withdraws From Michfest
May 07 2014 8:39 PM ET

OINTB Star Withdraws From Michfest

Sunnivie Brydum

Responding to Twitter questions about her decision to perform at the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, which does not admit transgender women, out actor Lea DeLaria announced that she will not participate.

Orange is the New Black Star Joins Line-up of Trans Exclusionary Music Festival
May 07 2014 10:50 AM ET May 08 2014 12:27 PM ET

OITNB Star Joins Michfest Lineup

Parker Marie Molloy

Lea DeLaria has joined the lineup for this year's Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, an event that explicitly forbids trans people, like her Orange Is The New Black costar Laverne Cox, from attending.

Battery Charges Dropped Against Calif. Trans Student
May 07 2014 10:10 AM ET

Battery Charges Dropped Against Calif. Trans Student

Parker Marie Molloy

A victim of chronic bullying, Jewlyes Gutierrez was charged with battery following a physical altercation with her tormentors. After being placed in a restorative justice program, charges were dropped.

Op-ed: What the Internet and 'Ghostbusters II' Have in Common
May 07 2014 8:30 AM ET

Op-ed: What Ghostbusters And The Internet Both Share

Michelle Garcia

Anger is one hell of a beast.

Mo. School District Outs Trans Student to Classmates' Parents
May 06 2014 4:52 PM ET

Mo. School Outs Trans Student to Classmates' Parents

Parker Marie Molloy

A Missouri school district issued a letter to parents last week, informing them of another student's transgender status and asking fellow students to avoid bullying. But did the district violate federal law in the process?

Alaska Thunderfuck Apologizes for Controversial Video
May 06 2014 1:26 PM ET

Alaska Thunderf*ck Apologizes for Controversial Video

Sunnivie Brydum

The drag performer called into the Feast of Fun podcast to apologize for a video he filmed that portrayed a drag queen shooting a transgender blogger in the head.

Wilson Phillips Singer Makes Transphobic Comment on CBS's The Talk, Apologizes
May 06 2014 11:24 AM ET May 06 2014 6:44 PM ET

Carnie Wilson Makes Transphobic Comment on The Talk, Apologizes

Parker Marie Molloy

Carnie Wilson repeatedly referred to Donald Sterling's mistress V. Stiviano as a man on Monday's episode of The Talk, then later said the statement was taken out of context.

Op-ed: It Takes a Real Man to Wear a Cute Dress
May 06 2014 11:20 AM ET

Op-ed: It Takes a Real Man to Wear a Cute Dress

Riki Wilchins

When gender isn't only about pants and dresses.