WATCH: Gay Male Prom Queen Fights Transphobia
May 27 2014 6:30 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 2:46 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 2:16 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 3:12 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 6:21 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 3:56 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 1:39 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.

Rochester, N.Y., Radio Hosts Fired Following Transphobic Rant
May 22 2014 12:10 PM ET

Radio Hosts Suspended Fired Following Transphobic Rant

Parker Marie Molloy

Rochester, N.Y,. radio station 98.9 The Buzz takes swift action against the controversial hosts of The Breakfast Buzz following a segment that set off several corners of the Internet.

Can the Trans and Drag Communities Work Together?
May 22 2014 6:00 AM ET

Can the Trans and Drag Communities Work Together?

Daniel Reynolds

After a RuPaul's Drag Race season that caused strife between the transgender and drag communities, drag performer Courtney Act advocates for advancing the conversation.

Trannyshack No More: Founder Launches Rebranding Effort
May 21 2014 1:45 PM ET

Trannyshack No More: Founder Launches Rebranding Effort

Parker Marie Molloy

Since 1996, San Francisco–based drag event Trannyshack has been drawing crowds. After recent controversy surrounding the name, the event's founder looks to rebrand.

Rochester, N.Y., Radio Hosts Go on Transphobic Rant
May 21 2014 1:41 PM ET

Rochester, N.Y., Radio Hosts Go on Transphobic Rant

Parker Marie Molloy

Hosts of a popular Rochester radio show launched into a transphobic tirade, which included repeated misgenderings and an accusation that transgender people are mentally ill.

Op-ed: Remembering Pioneering Trans Writer, Activist, Matt Kailey
May 21 2014 11:10 AM ET

Op-ed: Remembering Pioneering Trans Writer, Activist, Matt Kailey

Jacob Anderson-Minshall

Colorado-based transgender journalist Matt Kailey passed away over the weekend, but his influence is remembered by those he worked with.

Crystal Bowersox on Why She Disagrees With Michfest But Will Still Perform
May 21 2014 6:15 AM ET

Crystal Bowersox Is Sticking With Michfest But Not Siding With It

Parker Marie Molloy

The singer-songwriter tells The Advocate she opposes Michfest's intention to exclude trans women but will still headline the event.

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