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.

Labor Department Clarifies Stance on Trans Protections
July 01 2014 3:50 PM ET

Labor Dept. Finally Clarifies Trans Protections

Parker Marie Molloy

Secretary of Labor Tom Perez finally clarified that the department's transgender employees will receive nondiscrimination protections.

Former Conn. Police Officer Alleges Antitransgender Discrimination
July 01 2014 3:28 PM ET

Former Police Officer Alleges Antitrans Discrimination

Parker Marie Molloy

Two years after coming out as transgender, a police officer loses her job and alleges discrimination.

BREAKING: Obama Announces New Exec. Order
June 30 2014 6:28 PM ET

Obama Announces New Executive Order

Sunnivie Brydum

At the White House Pride Month Celebration, Obama announced that he will extend workplace protections to transgender federal employees.

Fourth Trans Woman of Color Murdered in June
June 30 2014 3:21 PM ET

Fourth Trans Woman of Color Murdered in June

Parker Marie Molloy

In a dark end to the month of June, a fourth trans woman of color has been found murdered in the U.S. — this time shot to death.

Vancouver's Groundbreaking Move for Trans Students
June 30 2014 6:00 AM ET

Vancouver's Groundbreaking Move for Trans Students

Mary Emily O'Hara

Despite protests from some parents, Vancouver, Canada's transgender students will be able to learn freely in school.

Discover Why Wanting in Arabic Is This Year's Best Transgender Fiction
June 30 2014 5:00 AM ET

Discover Why Wanting in Arabic Is This Year's Best Transgender Fiction

Trish Salah

The Lambda Literary Foundation named Trish Salah's first book, Wanting in Arabic, the best work of transgender fiction produced this year. Read an exclusive excerpt from the book below.

Facebook UK Unveils Over 70 Gender Options
June 27 2014 5:14 PM ET

U.K. Facebook Users Get Even More Gender Options

Mitch Kellaway

Building on the 50 options offered to U.S. users earlier this year, Facebook's U.K. platform goes even further in acknowledging the diversity of gender.

PHOTOS: Trans Infographics Start Conversations We Need to Be Having
June 26 2014 7:17 PM ET

How to Start the Trans Conversations You Need to Be Having

Mitch Kellaway

Three projects have devised eye-catching art to keep the buzz going about trans issues, creating shareable infographics.

WATCH: Sitcom The Switch May Make Trans TV History
June 26 2014 4:45 PM ET

WATCH: The Switch Could Make Trans TV History

Mitch Kellaway

Trans producer Amy Fox has just released the pilot for a show poised to see the first trans lead actress on television.

Wash. State Ends Discrimination in Trans Health Care
June 26 2014 1:17 PM ET

Another State Ends Discrimination in Trans Health Care

Parker Marie Molloy

Washington becomes the seventh state to forbid insurance companies from denying health care to transgender citizens.

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