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Laverne Cox Talks Trans Issues in ’TakePart Live’

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jul 7, 2014
As part of their coverage for LGBT Pride month in June, Pivot’s interactive news show, "TakePart Live" featured an interview with "Orange is the New Black" star Laverne Cox.

Five Things to Know About Transgender People

By Lisa Leff | Sunday Jun 22, 2014
President Barack Obama has quietly done more to advance rights for transgender people than any other president, but they remain among the nation’s most misunderstood minorities. Here are five things to know about transgender America.

Trans Punk Singer Takes Issue With Arcade Fire’s New Music Vid

By Jason St. Amand | Friday May 23, 2014
The leader of the punk rock band Against Me!, who is transgender, took issue with Arcade Fire’s new music video for "We Exist," which stars Andrew Garfield in drag.

Maggie Keenan-Bolger Hosts Queer Theater Networking Event

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Apr 25, 2014
On April 28, Maggie Keenan-Bolger and Honest Accomplice Theatre will host a networking event for Queer Women and Trans* People in the Performing Arts.

San Francisco Set to Name Street After Trans Icon

By Matthew S. Bajko | Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
San Francisco is set to name a street after a transgender icon, marking the first time the city has awarded such an honor to a member of the transgender community.

Trans ’Drag Race’ Contestants Speak Out on Show’s Alleged Transphobia

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Apr 3, 2014
Carmen Carrera and Monica Beverly Hillz, two prominent transgender contestants of "RuPaul’s Drag Race," respond to allegations that the show uses anti-trans language.

Geena Rocero Launches Global Organization for Gender Rights

By EDGE | Monday Mar 31, 2014
To coincide with the celebration of International Transgender Day of Visibility, activist and model Geena Rocero today launched her new a global awareness campaign, Gender Proud.

What’s Between Your Legs?: Thoughts on International Transgender Day of Visibility

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Mar 31, 2014
Special guest writer Cathy Renna shares her thoughts on International Transgender Day of Visibility.

Trans Actress Set to Speak in San Francisco

By Elliot Owen | Sunday Mar 16, 2014
Laverne Cox, an actress who has made a name for herself in the LGBTQ community and beyond in recent months, will be speaking in San Francisco next week, where she’ll draw from her own story as an African American transwoman.

Trans Activist Turns Twitter Temper Tantrum To Teachable Moment

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Feb 6, 2014
Trans activist Janet Mock returned to CNN’s Piers Morgan last night following a controversial Tuesday interview that led to a Twitter feud.