Trans New Yorkers Can Now Update Birth Certificates More Easily
December 09 2014 12:31 PM ET

Trans New Yorkers Can Now Update Birth Certificates More Easily

The New York City Council approved legislation that removes an old requirement that transgender people undergo gender-confirming surgery before they can amend their birth certificates.

WATCH: Minn. Passes Much-Debated Trans Student Athlete Policy

WATCH: Minn. Passes Much-Debated Trans Student Athlete Policy

Emotions ran high at this week's meeting of the Minnesota State High School League as the board voted on a trans-inclusive policy that's ignited national debate.

L.A. Trans Woman Murdered While Knocking on Door for Help
December 05 2014 6:38 PM ET

L.A. Trans Woman Murdered While Seeking Help

Police believe that Deshawnda Sanchez was fleeing from a robbery when she was shot to death, but have not yet ruled out a hate crime.

Trans Teen Wins $75K in School Restroom Discrimination Lawsuit

Trans Teen Wins $75K in Landmark School Discrimination Suit

After a five-year battle that started in elementary school, Nicole Maines will be leaving a lasting legacy for all trans students as she graduates high school.

Obama Administration Endorses Trans-Inclusive School Policies

Obama's Dept. of Ed. Endorses Trans-Inclusive Schools

Trans advocates are 'thrilled' that the Department of Education has officially answered questions about trans students' access to single-sex school activities and sports.

DJ Nick Monaco on Honoring the Queer, Trans Roots of Dance Music

Can Dance Music Honor Its Queer, Trans Roots?

The androgynous deep house musician sounds off on his experiences with defying the gender binary, the rising tides of 'bro' culture, and his nonprofit lipstick line that aims to directly benefit trans folks.

LISTEN: Adorable Couple Talks Love, Sex, and Gender Transition

Adorable Couple Talks Love, Sex, and Gender Transition

Warm fuzzies, anyone? Hear the story of how newlywed trans activist Liam Lowery and Marie Claire writer Marisa Carroll have stayed together through thick and thin.

Miami-Dade OK's Trans Protections After Hours of Emotional Debate

Miami-Dade OK's Trans Protections After Hours of Emotional Debate

The ordinance extends nondiscrimination protections to trans people in housing, public accommodations, and employment.

U.S. Trans Activist Deported From Australia as Reality Show Tries to Film

Australian TV Tries to Film Trans Activist's Deportation

The saga continues for Monica Jones, who is now fighting alleged 'procedural misconduct' by Australian immigration officials who she claims alerted a reality TV show that she would be deported.

'Transparent' Creator on Show's First Trans Writer

Until Now, There Were No Trans Writers on Transparent

Jill Soloway explains the choice of Our Lady J and responds to criticism as the popular series resumes.

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