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Moving ACLU video tells the story of a trans teen who could make history

Moving ACLU video tells the story of a trans teen who could make history Gavin Grimm just wants to do something most of us do every day without a second thought: use the bathroom that aligns with his gender.But the 17-year-old needs to get approval from the highest court in the country, and it's a fight two years in the making.

New docuseries shows what life is really like for queer and trans men of color

New docuseries shows what life is really like for queer and trans men of color A new documentary series called Other Boys NYC is highlighting the stories of an often overlooked population — queer and trans men of color.The extensive 50-part series, from global queer media network Slay TV, spotlights 50 different queer men of color from various experiences living in New York City.

Laverne Cox steps up at Grammys to highlight upcoming trans rights case

Laverne Cox steps up at Grammys to highlight upcoming trans rights case While Laverne Cox was only an awards presenter at the Grammys Sunday night, she used those precious seconds to bring attention to an upcoming transgender rights case.To the uninitiated, Grimm is a 17-year-old transgender boy who is facing a legal battle against the school board of Gloucester County, Virginia to let him use the boy's bathroom.

This photo series proves trans people are more than their gender identity

This photo series proves trans people are more than their gender identity The series aims to challenge mainstream media representation of trans lives, and prove that trans people are more than just their experiences with gender.Transilient is created for the community, by the community, featuring portrait-style photos of trans people along with excerpted, unedited interviews with those depicted.

Internet stands up for trans kids as Trump rolls back protections

Internet stands up for trans kids as Trump rolls back protections In a significant setback, the Trump administration rescinded federal guidelines that give transgender students the right to use public school restrooms that match their gender identity.According to the Washington Post, officials from the Department of Justice and the Department of Education told the U.

GLAAD celebrates triumphs of black transgender trailblazers in new video

GLAAD celebrates triumphs of black transgender trailblazers in new video To mark Black History Month, LGBTQ media advocacy organization GLAAD created a video to celebrate 14 influential black trans people, all of whom have made vital contributions to the movement.The video, which focuses on visionaries from the past century, features Stonewall-era leaders like Marsha P.

How you can help protect trans kids right now

How you can help protect trans kids right now The move has received massive backlash, spurring the hashtag #ProtectTransKids in an effort to show solidarity with trans youth.But how exactly can advocates protect trans kids, especially now?

Tech companies blast Trump for transgender rights reversal

Tech companies blast Trump for transgender rights reversal Silicon Valley and the administration of President Donald Trump have played a kind of "will they won't they" game since the new president took office in the middle of last month.Some have openly courted a relationship with Trump, such as Peter Thiel, a cofounder of surveillance-happy Palantir and of PayPal.

Trans activists on why Trump’s bathroom decision could hurt so many kids

Trans activists on why Trump’s bathroom decision could hurt so many kids As a trans woman who began her transition in middle school, Mock experienced the struggles faced by trans students first hand.I was sent home repeatedly due to 'dress code violations,'" Mock admitted.

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#EveryoneWelcome campaign challenges you to stand in solidarity with trans people

#EveryoneWelcome campaign challenges you to stand in solidarity with trans people Partnering with Tumblr, the campaign is calling for and sharing 30- to 60-second videos of people declaring their support for transgender rights.The initiative recently launched with videos from lawmakers and activists, while big names and people around the country will join the campaign soon.

Japan is planning toilets for all genders at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Japan is planning toilets for all genders at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Tokyo's city government is seeking to install universal-use toilets for all genders in Olympic and Paralympic venues, according to the Asahi Shimbun.The city, which will host the upcoming 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, will consider building at least one unisex toilet in seven of the 11 venues being built by the city government.

Tiwi Island's trans Sistagirls are about to slay at Mardi Gras pride parade

Tiwi Island's trans Sistagirls are about to slay at Mardi Gras pride parade No amount of rain will wash away the enthusiasm of the Tiwi Islands' Sistagirls.30 of the Indigenous transgender community have travelled 3,212 kilometres (1,195 miles) from their home off the coast of northern Australia, especially to slay their Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade debut.

Tinder's new gender options have led to matches for 250,000 trans people

Tinder's new gender options have led to matches for 250,000 trans people It’s been less than six months since Tinder began offering 37 options for gender identification, but their users have been quick to embrace it.Sean Rad, the dating app’s co-founder, revealed on Friday that they’ve matched a quarter of a million transgender users since November.

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doesn't like it when guys do the same. I' m all tor gender equality, transgender and all, but I am drunk and just legitjust saw probably at least 4 dicks in the gender neutral bathroom, and I donot know how I feel about this,Like I Comment " Sharetro)its not a girls bathroom though.Anything goes.

Janet Mock wants you to fight for trans students with #DearBetsyDeVos campaign

Janet Mock wants you to fight for trans students with #DearBetsyDeVos campaign The author and activist recently opened up about her high school experiences as a trans student in a viral New York Times essay, calling on the Trump administration to grant trans students essential protections.The campaign invites advocates of trans rights to send postcards to Secretary DeVos, urging her to end discrimination against trans and gender-nonconforming kids in schools.

Woman who fought off bathroom attacker has strong message for anti-trans group trying to use her story

Woman who fought off bathroom attacker has strong message for anti-trans group trying to use her story Last week, Kelly Herron was on a long run when she stopped to use the bathroom in a Seattle park and was attacked by a man hiding in a stall.That didn't sit right with Herron, and she knew exactly what to say: "not today, motherfuckers.