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Petition Started to Demand Facebook Drop Name Change Policy

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Sep 19, 2014
In the battle to allow drag queens and transgender individuals to continue using their Facebook profile under their stage name or chosen name, a Seattle drag performer has founded a petition on Change.org.

Trans and Drag Coalition Meet with Facebook Over 'Real Name' Policy

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Sep 18, 2014
Drag queens, transgender individuals and LGBT activists continue to be angry over Facebook's enforcement of their "legal name" policy for users, despite an hour-long face-to-face meeting on Wednesday in San Francisco.

MTV to Air Documentary About Transgender Youths

Thursday Sep 18, 2014
Laverne Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven young transgenders.

Laverne Cox, Kate Bornstein in Weeklong GENDERFLUID Fest

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Sep 4, 2014
Laverne Cox, Holly Woodlawn, Hedwig and Kate Bornstein will headline GENDERFLUID, a week-long festival of performance, film, and art by transgender and genderfluid artists, Sept. 9-14 at Baruch Performing Arts Center.

Transwoman Cece McDonald Wows at Milk Club Dinner

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sunday Aug 17, 2014
There was nary a dry eye in the house as CeCe McDonald took to the podium to receive the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club's Bayard Rustin Civil Rights Award.

Excluded from Time’s Top 100, Laverne Cox Gets Cover Instead

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday May 29, 2014
After being excluded from Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People issue in April, transgender actor and activist Laverne Cox found herself on the cover of this month’s magazine instead.

J-Lo, Laverne Cox Win GLAAD Media Awards

Sunday Apr 13, 2014
"Orange is the New Black" star Laverne Cox was presented with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which is given to a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender member of the entertainment 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.

Trans Celeb Laverne Cox Wows San Francisco Audience

By Elliot Owen | Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
A crowd of 1,200 people greeted transgender actress and advocate Laverne Cox with a standing ovation for her first Bay Area speaking event entitled, "Ain’t I A Woman? My Journey to Womanhood with Laverne Cox."
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