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Mari Brighe

Mari is the transgender issues correspondent for The Advocate. She is an accomplished writer, educator, and scientist. Her essays on queer and trans topics have appeared in nearly a dozen other publications. She hails from Michigan, where she is graduate student in Diversity and Social Justice in Higher Education and LGBTQ Studies. 

The board approved a set of recommendations for K-12 schools that advocate for transgender students to have access to facilities comporting with their gender identity and for schools to protect their privacy.

September 14 2016 6:10 PM

A black trans woman in her 20s was found murdered in Chicago's Garfield Park neighborhood, but police are still investigating the crime as the death of a man. 

September 13 2016 5:17 PM

Chelsea Manning has reached a breaking point with what she calls bullying and mistreatment at the hands of military officials, and has started to refuse food. 

September 09 2016 6:28 PM

The video touches on the tense history between police and trans people, and encourages officers unsure about pronouns to simply ask. 

August 25 2016 4:19 PM

Bea Sullivan-Knopf, a performance artist who uses nudity to confront discomfort with trans bodies, is suing the city of Chicago to overturn an ordinance that bans exposed female breasts in establishments that serve alcohol. 

August 25 2016 6:03 AM

In a press conference with the medalists in the 800-meter race, journalists tried to focus the conversation on testosterone levels. The out South African runner pushed back. 

August 23 2016 8:21 PM

The decision enshrines discrimination against transgender people in law and provides easy justification for any business that wants to fire transgender employees.

August 23 2016 6:05 AM
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