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Judge Frees Man accused of murdering Texas Transgender Woman Without Trial

Judge Frees Man accused of murdering Texas Transgender Woman Without Trial

Mark Daniel Lewis, 20 has been released after a probation revocation hearing exonerated him of murdering transgender woman Kenne McFadden, 24 who was found dead in the San Antonio River on April 9th, 2017. The Texas transgender community already upset over the prosecutors bungling of the case are incensed over the judges transphobic ruling clearing […]

Texas Transgender Student Mack Beggs Wins Second Girls State Wrestling Title

Texas Transgender Student Mack Beggs Wins Second Girls State Wrestling Title

Euless Texas High school senior Mack Beggs persevered despite new rules enacted to defeat him to win his second state girls wrestling championship. Beggs says that he has been offered a collegiate scholarship where according to rules he will compete with other men. Two weeks after Mack Beggs won the University Interscholastic League 110-pound girls’ wrestling […]

Cincinnati Transgender Teen Wins Battle to Transition

Cincinnati Transgender Teen Wins Battle to Transition

Friday Juvenile Court Judge Sylvia Sieve Hendon awarded permanent custody to the boy’s affirming grandparents removing him from his parents who had denied him therapy and HRT. His parent’s denial of his transition angered the LGBT community when it became known they demanded that he submitted to ‘Christian’ conversion programs sometimes lasting 6 hours at […]

Man charged with hate crime for the murder of trans woman Casey Haggard

Man charged with hate crime for the murder of trans woman Casey Haggard

Justice is finally being served for the horrific throat-slashing murder of transgender woman Casey Haggard. Originally Fresno police felt the murder caught on video was a random act of violence. But thanks to a local advocate’s persistence 38-year-old Richard Lopez has been charged with the slaying as a hate crime. “This was a premeditated hate […]

Transgender college student Deejea Smith attacked twice in two weeks

Transgender college student Deejea Smith attacked twice in two weeks

De Anza College student Deejea Smith is speaking out after being attacked for the second time in two weeks on the Cupertino campus. The student is transgender and police are calling the incident a hate crime. Deejea Smith described coming face to face with an attacker in the Flint Center Garage. Smith recalled, “The second […]

Superbowl Coke Ad Gives Subtle Shout Out To Non-Binary Trans Peeps

Superbowl Coke Ad Gives Subtle Shout Out To Non-Binary Trans Peeps

“There’s no one quite like you. Or her. Or him. Or them.” The Superbowl Coke ad inclusive byline substantiating non-binary transgender lives by using the oft-preferred pronoun “Them” is a bold corporate move. The concept of gender fluidity amoungst non-binary people is arguably the most troubling aspect of our community for ultra-right-wing conservatives. This advertisement subtly promoting […]

Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate Jeanne Ives Defends Transphobic Racist Attack ad

Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate Jeanne Ives Defends Transphobic Racist Attack ad

Candidate Jeanne Ives said the ad that began airing this weekend illustrates the GOP governor’s “chosen constituents based on the policy choices he made” and primary voters need to know about his record. Politicians from both sides of the aisle view it as a deceptive fear mongering attack on women’s, immigrant and transgender lives and […]

Texas Bathroom Bill Fallout: A Tsunami of LGBT Candidates

Texas Bathroom Bill Fallout: A Tsunami of LGBT Candidates

More LGBTQ Texans than ever are running for office, magazine says by Rishika Dugyala, The Texas Tribune Jan. 24, 2018 A self-described “gun-toting, truck-driving, true Republican,” Shannon McClendon avidly followed state politics and served as a five-time appointee for various boards under former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. But until now, she never pushed herself to run for […]

Texas Progressive’s Wave Riding High With the Women’s March 2018

Texas Progressive’s Wave Riding High With the Women’s March 2018

All across Texas thousands of progressives, both men and women joined millions country-wide for the Women’s March 2018. The Dallas Morning News estimated 7,000 attended there. It would be safe to say tens of thousands marched statewide, some in unheralded small town marches. My Cowtown Women’s March 2018 was one of those events barely making […]

Arlington NAACP opposed TX Gov Greg Abbott as MLK Grand Marshal and WON

Arlington NAACP opposed TX Gov Greg Abbott as MLK Grand Marshal and WON

The Arlington Texas NAACP prevailed denying bigot Texas Gov. Greg Abbott a political platform as Martin Luther King Grand Honorary Marshal. The leaders of the Arlington TX branch of the NAACP were forced into a true conundrum. Either boycott or protest. But when faced with the possibility that Greg Abbott a far right-wing politician being […]

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