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A group in New York City mourned the loss of Kiwi Herring, a 30-year-old trans woman killed by police after allegedly attacking her neighbor and a police officer. Her family says that there is more to the story. 

August 30 2017 9:53 PM

Defense Secretary James Mattis today said a panel will study how best to address trans service, and nothing will change until the study is done.

August 29 2017 9:36 PM

Katy Perry's monologue was questionable, but the modern take on gender was not.

August 29 2017 6:26 PM

We all need to follow Ashlee Marie Preston's example and call out recklessness and hypocrisy. 

August 29 2017 5:44 AM

Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN filed a joint suit today, and the ACLU filed one as well.

August 28 2017 1:55 PM

The exclusion of trans people from the armed forces is an injustice to all trans people, regardless of our relationship with the military.

August 28 2017 5:13 AM