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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

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

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

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