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Transgender people — and their allies — who support and fund trans candidates yield results, write two co-chairs of the Breakthrough political action committee.

November 08 2017 2:58 PM

The California desert city is run by LGBT people.

November 08 2017 1:58 PM

She's the first transgender person elected to a major city's governing body and the first trans person of color elected to any office in the U.S.

November 07 2017 9:25 PM Updated

She's the first out transgender person elected to the Virginia legislature, and she defeated "Bigot Bob" Marshall.

November 07 2017 8:22 PM

When Butch, the macho owner of a Florida auto-wrecking company, was in a desperate search of a way to hide from the law, she transformed into a woman named Gloria. Watch a clip of her story from the new documentary, Uncle Gloria: One Helluva Ride, available on demand now on Amazon and Itunes.

November 07 2017 2:15 PM

Jorge Sanders-Galvez was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Kedarie Johnson.

November 03 2017 8:55 PM