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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.

Black Trans Woman Ashley Diamond Released from Prison After 3 Years
August 31 2015 9:26 PM ET

Ashley Diamond Released After 3 Years in Men's Prison

After serving more than three years in a men's prison, where she reported repeated rapes, the black trans woman was released to family members in Georgia today.

Op-ed: Jazz Jennings Is TV's Unsung Trans Heroine

Op-ed: Jazz Jennings Is TV's Unsung Trans Heroine

Caitlyn gets all the attention and publicity, but TLC reality star Jazz Jennings may be doing even more for visibility.

WATCH: Antigay Kentucky Clerk Inadvertently Married This Queer Couple

WATCH: Antigay Ky. Clerk Already Married This Queer Couple

The antigay clerk saw the trans man and his pansexual wife as 'just another straight couple' when she signed their marriage license in February, say Camryn and Alexis Colen.

He Said, She Said: Getting Candid With Cait

He Said, She Said: Telling Cait, 'Don't Be a Stupid' Woman

Jenny Boylan goes from being friend and adviser to making some very candid comments, in a downright tough talk with Cait.

Woman Who Died in Caitlyn Jenner Crash Is Reportedly Being Sued

Lawsuit Targets Woman Killed in Caitlyn Jenner Crash

The driver who was killed in the crash involving Caitlyn Jenner is being sued by the people who struck and killed her.

South Dakota Keeps Trans-Inclusive School Sports Policy

South Dakota Keeps Trans-Inclusive School Sports Policy

However, legislators may challenge it — even trying to require genital exams.

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