“When a transsexual enters a prison aimed at men, they invariably turn into sexual property of the prisoners.”
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I’ve been transitioning for the last year or so. I began running because I didn’t know how else to quiet my mind.
A step closer to equality.
By dropping the case, though, prosecutors avoid a challenge to a city law that critics say makes it essentially illegal to be transgender in public.
Not being able to get married sucks. But it’s just one of many conversations.
Black Rainbow found their pot of gold.
A transgender woman housed in a Georgia prison for men alleges that the state has denied her hormone treatments and failed to protect her from rape, assault, and harassment.
Kristina Gomez Reinwald, 46, was found dead in her Miami-Dade County home on Feb. 15. Police say her death was a homicide.
Bri Golec, 22, appears to be the sixth transgender or gender-nonconforming person killed in the United States since Jan. 17.
USA Today initially reported Monday afternoon on an Army “decision” to make it harder to discharge transgender service members. After the Army would not confirm the news and advocates questioned the report, USA Today corrected the story on Monday evening.
The hospital where Dr. Levin works as a pediatrician also sent a letter to patients’ families voicing their support.
USA Today obtained a memo detailing the decision, a first for the Army.
“The only thing that has changed for us is the pronouns.” Renée Fabish asks her friends and family to show 9-year-old Milla acceptance and support.
Because everyone deserves a safe space to do their business.
Penny Proud was fatally shot Tuesday in New Orleans. Media then misgendered her and dwelled on prostitution activity near the crime scene, despite being unable to provide evidence linking it to the homicide.
“If this is a serious problem in San Francisco, it has got to be even more true in other parts of the United States.”
State Rep. Frank Artiles told BuzzFeed News why he filed a bill that would make it a crime for transgender people to use single-sex public restrooms that correspond with their gender identity.
Karla Avelar survived a serial killer, gang attacks, and four years in a Salvadoran prison to become a trans activist on the global stage. J. Lester Feder and Nicola Chávez Courtright report from El Salvador.
Taja Gabrielle DeJesus, 33, was stabbed Sunday, the latest in a number of killings of trans women of color.
Transgender people face a particular set of challenges when it comes to spaces where people exercise and compete. Here, eight athletes tell BuzzFeed Life about their experiences with fitness, movement, and competition.
Violators could be punished by up to a year in jail or a $1,000 fine.
“Sometimes people forget that I am a boy. I feel frustrated but I remind them and they remember.”
“When you feel accepted and happy as who you are, you want to do your best as a soldier – as a person.”
Yazmin Payne, 33, was the fourth transgender woman of color killed in the Los Angeles area within the last eight months.
Although some media outlets have said the victim was a transgender woman, family and friends of the victim, as well as police, tell BuzzFeed News he was a gay man who sometimes dressed in drag.
“This is who they are. This isn’t a phase that they are going through at the moment,” the lead author of a study to be published in Psychological Science told BuzzFeed News.
As views on sexuality slowly evolve in modern mainland China, the Chunai 98 club gives these men a place to express themselves.