In a Facebook post, the company’s chief product officer apologized to “the affected community of drag queens, drag kings, transgender, and extensive community of our friends, neighbors, and members of the LGBT community.”
In a lawsuit, Zahara Green says she was wrongly placed in a men’s prison — and when she asked for protective custody, found herself sharing a cell with the inmate who had been abusing her. Original reporting from BuzzFeed News’ Jessica Testa.
Padmini Prakash was disowned by her parents at the age of 13, but only months after India’s Supreme Court recognition of transgender rights, she is hosting a nightly news segment.
Lauren Hennessy identifies as male, but chooses not to pass. And his fiancé is just fine with that. This is a story about love, identity and podcasts.
“I am really happy about the way my classmates supported me and I hope it serves as an example to others to feel encouraged to do the right thing. I was always taught at school to accept who you are, I am only trying to live that,” stated 17-year-old Maria Muniz.
“We are born as who we are, the gender thing is something that is imposed on you.”
“Do you want to spend the rest of your life wondering what it would be like to feel completely comfortable in your own body?”
A Dutch study shows that transgender people who explored treatment in their youth ended up transitioning more easily and became happy, healthy young adults on par with their peers.
… and more takeaways from an analysis of more than 5,000 briefings by BuzzFeed News.
Lady Valor, the documentary that follows the former Navy SEAL’s life after coming out as a trans woman, pushes the envelope of trans representation. And Beck wouldn’t have it any other way.
“It’s that when I talk, it really isn’t a reflection of my soul – it isn’t a reflection of who I am.”
“I want my voice to be heard, I want my dreams to matter, I want people to know who I am because tomorrow is not promised.” An exclusive look at The Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s petition for safer housing of transgender inmates. [Update: The project removed the video Friday, at Cox’s request.]
As cities across the country debate extending (or repealing) basic non-discrimination protections to LGBT people, an ordinance adding protections for transgender people passed earlier this week.
Failure to provide the transgender inmate with medical treatment “violates her well-established constitutional right to be free from cruel and unusual punishment.”
The MtF Confessions Tumblr account collects experiences from the trans community.
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This is what progress looks like. :)
The actress has received a nomination for her role as Sophia Burset on the Netflix smash hit Orange Is the New Black.
After a picture of a teen burning the card went viral, a co-creator of the popular game responded to agree with him.
Police tell BuzzFeed they are actively investigating the homicide, but there are currently no indications it was a hate crime.
“Upon further consideration, we concluded the essay did not include some key facts and its overall tone was not consistent with what we seek to publish.” The piece, titled “Laverne Cox Is Not a Woman,” stirred considerable outrage.
As soon as Ryland could speak, he would scream, “I’m a boy!”
Ruling from Health And Human Services review board changes the game for transgender healthcare in America, advocates say. Update: HHS says it “will carry out this independent board’s ruling.”
”We’re challenging the constitutionality of state Sharia law, which has never been done before.”
This is what it looks like.
Officials are working on a plan to move the national security leaker from a military prison to a civilian prison to accommodate her request for hormone therapy.
“You have a seatbelt so why aren’t you wearing it, honey?”
This is their hilarious and important mid-traffic-signal message.
An HHS review board will soon make a ruling. A major change with potentially far-reaching consequences.
Mock turns the tables on Fusion’s Alicia Menendez, asking the kinds of questions trans women get all the time. And the exchange was Menendez’s idea.