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What We Learned From a Mother's Love for Her Trans Daughter

What We Learned From a Mother's Love for Her Trans Daughter

Love makes the girl in a life-affirming podcast about a mother and her 7-year old trans daughter.

U.S. Appeals Court Grants Mexican Trans Woman Asylum

U.S. Appeals Court Grants Mexican Trans Woman Asylum

In a historic decision for undocumented transgender asylum-seekers and rape survivors with felony convictions, a federal appeals court has granted a Mexican trans woman asylum in the U.S.

New HHS Rule Could Change the Game for Trans Healthcare

New Rule Could Change Health Care for Trans Americans

In an unprecedented expansion of trans-inclusive protections, the Obama administration proposed a new federal rule to ensure trans-inclusive health care.

What You Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act's Trans Protections

What You Need to Know About ACA's Trans Protections

Trans Latina health advocate Joanna Maria Cifredo dissects the work that must be done to combat transgender health disparities.

Pennsylvania Judge Sides With Trans Woman Whose Parents Sued to Stop Gender-Affirming Surgery

Judge Rules for Trans Woman Whose Parents Sued to Stop Surgery

Christine Kitzler's parents filed an emergency lawsuit in an effort to prevent their 48-year-old daughter from obtaining gender-affirming surgery.

Vatican: 'Impossible' for Trans People to Be Godparents

Vatican: Trans Godparents Are 'Impossible'

Transgender people are ineligible 'by their nature' to become a godparent, according to the Vatican.

Missouri Trans Student's Bathroom Struggle Is History Repeating Itself

Trans Student's Bathroom Struggle: History Repeats Itself 

Lila Perry's fight for her right to use the girls’ bathroom at her Missouri high school echoes similar battles for equal access that marked the broader American civil rights movement.

Meet the Trans Man and Pansexual Woman Married by Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis

Meet the Trans and Pansexual Couple Married by Kim Davis

Their goal is not to gain fame or attention, say the Colens. They just want LGBT people to see that Kim Davis has already done what she refuses to do: marry two people of the same sex.

From Showgirl to CEO: Trans Businesswoman Angelica Ross Tells All
September 01 2015 4:05 PM ET

Trans Businesswoman Angelica Ross Tells All

The former lounge singer tells The Advocate how she survived sex work and a suicide attempt, found spirituality, and made peace with her mom.

Op-ed: How 'The Danish Girl' Helped Me Discover Myself

Op-ed: How The Danish Girl Helped Me Discover Myself

The author of the book upon which the new Eddie Redmayne film is based reflects on how uncovering trans pioneer Lili Elbe's story helped him define his own art.

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