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As A Former Child Star, I'm Suspicious Of Buying Into The Cult Of Celebrity

As a child actor, I wanted people to see the real me rather than an idealized version of me. Now, I'm all too aware that celebrities can never live up to people’s fantasies.

Meredith Talusan • One year ago

What Are Some Things You Wish You Knew Before Starting Hormone Replacement Therapy?

It's like going through puberty, but a lot more confusing.

Sarah Karlan • 2 years ago
Sarah Karlan • 3 years ago

This Former Couple Documented Their Gender Transitions In Gorgeous Photos

As Rhys Ernst and Zackary Drucker went through their gender transitions together, they documented the process in intimate photographs. The Transparent co-producers spoke to BuzzFeed News about collaboration, adolescence, and what happens when the private becomes public — especially once a relationship ends.

Meredith Talusan • 3 years ago

Trans-Themed Web Series "Her Story" Just Got Nominated For An Emmy

The six-episode web series is the only independently produced project nominated for Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series, a new category this year.

Meredith Talusan • 3 years ago

Prominent Trans Lawyer Picked To Run National Trans Rights Legal Group

Jillian Weiss, a professor who also has been behind cutting-edge employment litigation on behalf of transgender people, will take the helm of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Meredith Talusan • 3 years ago

This Is How Queer People In Orlando Are Mourning After The Pulse Shooting

In the days after the Pulse massacre, performers in Orlando’s LGBT club scene were recovering from trauma and mourning their friends. But because people have flocked to Orlando’s other gay bars, and because the rent needs to get paid, LGBT nightlife staffers have had to work through their pain in public — not to mention the emotional labor involved in being the face of a national tragedy. Here’s how they’re coping: in stolen, private moments among the queer families that love them.

Meredith Talusan • 3 years ago

We Gave 16 Trans People Makeovers To Honor Their Idols

"I hope when people who feel left out because of their gender expression see this post, they'll feel like we're honoring them." - Jeffrey Marsh

Nora Whelan • 3 years ago

This Beautiful Photo Series Encourages Employers To Hire More Trans People

"I believe it is time for companies to step up and take action to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce."

Meredith Talusan • 3 years ago
Meredith Talusan • 3 years ago

What Happens If You're A Trans Person Who Doesn't Feel "Trapped In The Wrong Body"

Not all trans and gender-nonconforming people feel “trapped” in the bodies they were born into. So why is that still the dominant way to think about trans experience and identity? Maybe it doesn't have to be.

Meredith Talusan • 3 years ago

These Trans Women Have Messages For Their Moms On Mother's Day

"Thank you for always loving me, for receiving me as my authentic and unapologetic self. I love you mom."

Meredith Talusan • 3 years ago

When Trans Selfies In Bathrooms Go Viral

To protest anti-trans bathroom bills, some attractive, cis-passing trans people have taken selfies to show the absurdity of having to use a restroom that doesn’t match their gender identity. But do cis allies who share these images express allegiance to established gender roles as a condition of their support?

Meredith Talusan • 3 years ago
Meredith Talusan • 3 years ago

16 Reactions Any Trans Woman Who's Been To A Party Will Recognize

"So what do you think of Caitlyn Jenner?"

Meredith Talusan • 3 years ago

Why Call Centers Might Be The Most Radical Workplaces In The Philippines

You may not realize it, but the person on the other side of your customer service phone call might be transgender. On calls, Filipino workers can safely adopt women's voices, names, and clothing, all while earning a decent wage. But their success at work doesn't protect them from the discrimination they face outside of it.

Meredith Talusan • 3 years ago

These Awesome Nude Portraits Show The Range Of Trans Men's Bodies

"The guys are all different body types, so other guys could see that wherever they are in their transition, their identities are valid."

Meredith Talusan • 3 years ago
Augusta Falletta • 3 years ago

All The Questions You Had About Tucking, But Were Afraid To Ask

For many people, particularly trans women, tucking can be both necessary and life-affirming – but there's not a lot of information out there about how to do so safely. Here's what you need to get started.

Meredith Talusan • 3 years ago

What People Say To Gender Nonbinary People Vs. The Subtext We Often Hear

"You're so confusing. Are you a boy or a girl?"

Meredith Talusan • 3 years ago