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Missing Michigan trans man Jay Ralko found dead, police say probably suicide

Missing Michigan trans man Jay Ralko found dead, police say probably suicide

The body of a missing 22-year-old man was found dead Tuesday. Jay Ralko, a transgender man who suffered from bipolar disorder, was found dead in the parking lot of Meijer at 13 Mile and Mound according to Louis Galasso, Warren police deputy commissioner. Ralko was inside his Ford Escape and police suspect suicide. Ralko’s sister […]

Boy Meets Girl: An Interview with Actress Michelle Hendley

Boy Meets Girl: An Interview with Actress Michelle Hendley

[SPOILER ALERT] ‘Boy Meets Girl’ has just finished its run on the independent film circuit and after racking up an impressive amount of critical acclaim and sweeping the 2014 FilmOut Festival, this poignant movie starring transgender actress Michelle Hendley is ready to hit the big screen in early 2015. Set in a rural Kentucky town, […]

Outgoing MI State Rep John Olumba Slams Transgender people on the House Floor

Outgoing MI State Rep John Olumba Slams Transgender people on the House Floor

Rep.John Olumba relieved of the responsibility of office wasted no time showing his contempt for his constituency. First he goes after ethnic and religious minorities “Asians and Chaldeans should have a black misery appreciation day, selling fake hair and looseys to people just looking for fresh air and making a fortune doing it,” says Olumba. […]

Plano Texas amends their non discrimination policy amid right-wing furor

Plano Texas amends their non discrimination policy amid right-wing furor

Plano  well-known as a über conservative Texas town has just amended their Equal Rights Policy to include transgender people. That in itself isn’t surprising since cities across Texas have felt compelled to do the ‘right thing’ and protect all their citizens equally. But in this case there’s a back story . Plano Texas is also home […]

Gay Couple in Alaska Receive Homophobic Abuse

Gay Couple in Alaska Receive Homophobic Abuse

Anchorage resident Adam Jacobson and his husband this week saw their home vandalised, had eggs thrown at their house and found a homophobic poster left on their car. The couple, who have been living in Anchorage for four years with no such previous incidents had this to say about the incident; ‘The whole think kind […]

Houston Transgender Vet Charlene Lauderdale after years of HRT is suing the VA for SRS

Houston Transgender Vet Charlene Lauderdale after years of HRT is suing the VA for SRS

Retired master sergeant Charlene Lauderdale, a purple heart recipient, is suing the Veterans Administration to get full medical care. The VA acknowledging her gender dysphoria has been supplying Ms. Lauderdale with hormonal treatments and transitional care according to ABC13. But they balked at covering her  Sexual Reassignment Surgery a medically necessary procedure for some trans […]

Minnesota State High School League votes to allow transgender sports participation

Minnesota State High School League votes to allow transgender sports participation

Amongst the plethora of victories trans people celebrate this week none seem quite as satisfying as the win in Minnesota. It’s plain to see, the haters know where the true battle ground is. They spared no expense utilizing Fox news and buying full-page transphobic adverts in the local newspaper. However, all that hate was for […]

Minneapolis Star Tribune runs second transphobic advert timed to do the most harm.

Minneapolis Star Tribune runs second transphobic advert timed to do the most harm.

If Minneapolis Star Tribune’s advert subbed any other minority there’d be a riot. They’d be ransacked. So why did they do it? They knew they’d be condemned. Because they thought they’d profit from it. Greedy bastards. It’s all about money for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The school board is voting on the inclusion of transgender […]

DC transwoman says she was sexually assaulted in a restroom at the Level One restaurant

DC transwoman says she was sexually assaulted in a restroom at the Level One restaurant

The 29-year-old transgender woman says the assault happened at Level One between 6:30pm and 7:00pm Thanksgiving but management said that they didn’t open until after 7:00pm. NBC 10 is reporting that D.C.’s sex crime unit is looking for a man in his 20s standing 6-feet-1-inch to 6-feet-3-inches tall with a slim build and shoulder-length blond […]

Video St. Pete FL COC president: “New LGBT inclusive ordinances invite the best.” (Thats us)

Video St. Pete FL COC president:  “New LGBT inclusive ordinances invite the best.” (Thats us)

While Florida lawmakers consider legislation that would prohibit discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people on the job and in public housing and accommodations, St. Petersburg has already strengthened its municipal anti-discrimination policy, one of several measures that earned the city a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index. The score […]