May 12 2014 10:25 AM ET

Carmen Carrera Bares Both Genders on Life Ball Poster

David LaChapelle captures trans model Carmen Carrera as both 'Adam' and 'Eve' on the Life Ball 2014 poster

12 Cisgender Allies to Trans Causes
May 12 2014 6:30 AM ET

12 Cisgender Allies to Trans Causes

Parker Marie Molloy

While finding straight allies to LGB causes has become as easy as watching the Oscars, the roster of big-name cisgender allies to trans causes is in its infancy.

WATCH: Defense Sec. Hagel Open to Review Trans Military Ban
May 11 2014 10:59 AM ET

WATCH: Defense Sec. Open to Review Trans Military Ban

Parker Marie Molloy

Though the repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' allowed for lesbian, gay, and bisexual service members to serve openly, the military continues to discriminate against trans individuals, preventing them from service. Secretary of Defense Hagel speaks with ABC News on the policy's future.

WATCH: The Power of a Mother's Love for Her Trans Daughter
May 11 2014 6:18 AM ET

WATCH: The Power of a Mother's Love for Her Trans Daughter

Parker Marie Molloy

Just in time for Mother's Day, Transgender Law Center released the latest in its 'My Authentic Life' series of videos, highlighting a California mother-daughter team.

Op-ed: What My Transgender Child Taught Me About Motherhood
May 11 2014 5:32 AM ET

Op-ed: What My Trans Child Taught Me About Motherhood

Tanya Shapiro

One mother learns the value in listening to her son.

Drop Dead Diva Showrunner Josh Berman Says Goodbye, Trans Episode Among The Last
May 09 2014 6:00 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 4:37 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 4:11 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 12:32 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 11:04 AM 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 7:39 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 9:50 AM ET May 08 2014 11:27 AM 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 9:10 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.

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