Trans Teen Won't Be Homecoming King, But Can Start a GSA
October 30 2013 6:09 PM ET

Trans Teen Won't Be Homecoming King, But Can Start a GSA

Sunnivie Brydum

Kasey Caron wasn't allowed to run for homecoming king, but he will be allowed to start a gay-straight alliance at his Pennsylvania high school, the first GSA in the region. He'll also be allowed to wear the blue cap and gown designated for male students at graduation.

WATCH: Trans Woman Alleges Harassment At LA Fitness
October 30 2013 1:19 PM ET

WATCH: Trans Woman Alleges Harassment At LA Fitness

Sunnivie Brydum

Yanel Valenzuela says management at an LA Fitness facility in Montclair, Calif., told her she's no longer allowed to use the women's locker room.

Calif. 'Christians' Spread Another Fake Story About Trans Bathroom Harassment
October 29 2013 1:23 PM ET

Uncover the Latest False Claim of Trans Bathroom Harassment

Sunnivie Brydum

Supporters of a campaign to repeal California's new law supporting transgender students are once again publishing false claims that allege trans teenagers are harassing their female classmates in restrooms.

Trans Advocates Want to Meet With Jelly Belly Chairman
October 28 2013 5:46 PM ET

Trans Advocates Want To Meet With Jelly Belly Chairman

Michelle Garcia

Leaders from four major LGBT organizations want to meet with the chairman of Jelly Belly Candy to persuade him to drop his support for an anti–trans student policy in California.

WATCH: Lou Reed: Perhaps Bisexual, Definitely a Voice for All
October 28 2013 1:49 PM ET

WATCH: Lou Reed: Perhaps Bisexual, Definitely a Voice for All

Trudy Ring

Reed, rumored to have had relationships with men as well as women, was one of the first rock stars to feature gay and transgender people in his songs.

Right-Wingers Won't Stop Harassing Colo. Trans Teen for 'Unhealthy Behavior'
October 25 2013 2:10 PM ET

Right-Wingers Won't Stop Harassing Colo. Trans Teen for 'Unhealthy Behavior'

Sunnivie Brydum

A 16-year-old transgender student in Colorado is in anguish after the right-wing Pacific Justice Institute made up a report that she was 'harassing' students in the girl's bathroom.

NOM's New Attack on Trans Students: Nudity Trumps Sincerity
October 25 2013 12:44 PM ET

NOM's New Attack on Trans Students: Nudity Trumps Sincerity

Sunnivie Brydum

The antigay National Organization for Marriage focuses on the genitalia of transgender students in California in its latest fundraising pitch.

Does the Stonewall Commemorative Plaque Erase Trans People's Role in Riots?
October 24 2013 5:42 PM ET

Will the Stonewall Plaque Erase Trans People's Role in Riots?

Sunnivie Brydum

Trans activists say the use of the term 'gay' as an umbrella term erases the historic importance of trans and gender-nonconforming people in the riots that launched the modern LGBT equality movement.

Trans Woman Commits Suicide After Firing Under Russia's 'Propaganda' Ban
October 22 2013 12:26 PM ET

Trans Woman Commits Suicide After Firing Under Russia's 'Propaganda' Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Dasha Stern was 22 years old when she took her own life after being fired under Russia's nationwide ban on so-called homosexual propaganda.

Mother of Trans Teen Targeted by Right-Wingers Speaks Out
October 21 2013 12:55 PM ET

Mother of Trans Teen Targeted by Right-Wingers Speaks Out

Sunnivie Brydum

When the antigay Pacific Justice Institute claimed a transgender teenager was harassing cisgender students in the school bathroom, LGBT activists went to work uncovering the truth — which has now been confirmed by the teen's lesbian mother.

NYT's inspired Trans vs. Gay Discussion Unearths Surprising Stats from Earlier Survey
October 20 2013 6:40 AM ET

Surprising Stats from NYT's Gay vs. Trans Discussion

Diane Anderson-Minshall

A media mainstay asks the question and activists jump to answer. But do these Pew survey stats belie the truth?

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