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Transgender Teacher Who Fought School Boards Dies

By Wayne Parry | Tuesday Sep 30, 2014
The teacher whose battles with school boards in conservative areas of New Jersey made her a reluctant symbol of the transgender rights movement has died. Lily McBeth was 80.

Laverne Cox Hopes to Inspire With Life Story

By Mesfin Fekadu | Friday Aug 22, 2014
Laverne Cox realizes she is having a winning moment as a transgender actor in entertainment - including a recent Emmy nomination - and she hopes her story will continue to inspire others.

Kim Watson wins Christine Jorgensen Trailblazer Award

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jul 14, 2014
The Bronx LGBTQ Center has announced that they will present their Christine Jorgensen Trailblazer Award to transgender activist and mother Kim Watson.

Police Investigate Mysterious Death of Calif. Trans Activist

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jun 17, 2014
Authorities are investigating the death of a transgender activist, whose body was found behind a Dairy Queen on June 12 in Anaheim, Calif.

Trans Reservist Becomes Public Advocate

By Matthew S. Bajko | Sunday Jun 15, 2014
Sage Fox’s military career began in 1993. For most of her military career Fox had served as a man. Yet during her deployment in the Middle East, Fox decided to transition to a woman.

Trans Men Contemplate Manhood in New Book

By Matthew S. Bajko | Saturday Jun 14, 2014
The question of what does it mean to be a man is at the heart of a new book featuring essays from a diverse group of men who have transitioned from female to male.

GLSEN Honors Trans Advocate Janet Mock

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday May 20, 2014
On May 19 at New York City’s Gotham Hall, GLSEN, honored New York Times bestselling author Janet Mock, AT&T and the 2014 Educator of the Year and Gay-Straight Alliance of the Year.

Transgender Women Reflect on A Lifetime of Change

By Matthew S. Bajko | Sunday Apr 27, 2014
In June longtime transgender activist Felicia Elizondo will celebrate turning 68. Yet she still finds it hard to believe she has reached her senior years.

Jared Leto: ’My Oscar is a Filthy Mess’

By Ryan Pearson | Friday Apr 25, 2014
Jared Leto says that while his Oscar has led to new opportunities in Hollywood, he isn’t overly concerned with the trophy itself.
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