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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.

Trans Woman Janet Mock Redefines Realness in New Book

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Feb 5, 2014
EDGE speaks with trans woman Janet Mock about her new memoir "Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More," with readings and book signings in select markets.

Dawn Ennis is Don Again

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Aug 6, 2013
Several months after ABC News assignment editor Don Ennis very publicly came out as transgender in May, the ten year veteran of the newsroom has apparently had a change of heart, owning the experience to a bout of "transient global amnesia."

Sylvia Rivera Law Project Celebrates 10th Anniversary

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Dec 15, 2012
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project celebrated a decade of helping low-income trans people with free legal help, survival education and movement-building with a special event honoring three prominent transgender activists.

Chaz Bono Scores Last Place Two Weeks Running on ’DWTS’

By Sandy Cohen | Wednesday Oct 5, 2011
"Dancing With the Stars" contestants were asked to perform routines that reflected the most meaningful time in their lives, and when the dancing was done, Ricki Lake was in first place and Chaz Bono was in last - just like last week.

Chaz Bono’s ’Dancing’ Turn Assailed

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Sep 2, 2011
Anti-gay groups are already assailing Chaz Bono’s inclusion on the upcoming season of "Dancing With the Stars."