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Trans Love story ‘Lingua Franca’ Wins at a Russian Film Festival

Trans Love story ‘Lingua Franca’ Wins at a Russian Film Festival

Transgender actress, director, filmmaker Isabel Sandoval was awarded best actress Friday at the 18th Pacific Meridian Int’l Film Festival for her break-out feature Lingua Franca. The unlikely love story Lingua Franca mesmerizes with the juxtaposition of life as an undocumented indentured trans woman during the Trump administration, in an NYC Russian Orthodox community, a faith […]

2020 TDoR to be Mourned With Record High 47 deaths

2020 TDoR to be Mourned With Record High 47 deaths

The United States ended the 2020 TDoR (Transgender Day of Remembrance) reporting period with 47 deaths the most reported since record-keeping began in 1998. Updated, as news of transgender deaths trickle in. There have been two more reported since this was originally published. The TDoR which is marked with solemn ceremonies on November 20, has […]

Trump tells Doctors Treatment of COVID19 Transgender Patients is Optional

Trump tells Doctors Treatment of COVID19 Transgender Patients is Optional

The Trump administration quietly disseminated a memo Thursday, the last step before enacting the announced rule change removing transgender people as a health care protected class. LGBTQ Nation reported that the memo was circulated by the Health and Human Services (HHS) as Coronavirus mortality rates peaked, ravaging at-risk populations. Snopes Fact Check: Will Health and […]

Meet the students suing Idaho over the Trans athlete ban

Meet the students suing Idaho over the Trans athlete ban

Three unnamed minors, one of whom is cisgender, and transgender college student Lindsay Hecox are suing Idaho over a law banning female transgender athletes from participating in sports. Hecox spoke to KTVB about HB500 the law which gave Idaho the distinction of being the only state to ban transgender women from participating in collegiate sports. […]

Trans People, Estrogen, and COVID-19

Trans People, Estrogen, and COVID-19

Transgender men might have a natural hedge against COVID-19. When the Novel Cormovirus was first reported in Wuhan it quickly became apparent that more men than women were being infected. The sex-based disparity was attributed early on to smoking and other bad habits. While nearly half of Chinese smoke, less than 2 percent of women […]

South Dakota Bill To Kill Trans Kids Dies In Committee

South Dakota Bill To Kill Trans Kids Dies In Committee

The South Dakota Senate has killed the “Vulnerable Child Protection Act” HB 1057 which targeted trans kids and criminalized trans-affirming medical professionals. ABC News reports that the South Dakota Legislature on Monday effectively killed House Bill 1057, which sought to block physicians in the state from providing puberty blockers and gender confirmation surgery to transgender […]

Study Finds In-humane Cyber-abuse of Transgender People Rampant

Study Finds In-humane Cyber-abuse of Transgender People Rampant

Eight transphobic posts are shared online every minute in the UK and US, a new report has found. A recent report analyzed 10 million social media and online posts in the US and UK over three and a half years uncovered 1.5 million transphobic posts. The report by global anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label and […]

Texas GOP orders investigation into mother who supports child’s gender transition

Texas GOP orders investigation into mother who supports child’s gender transition

Top Texas Republicans order investigation into mother who supports child’s gender transition By Emma Platoff and Stacy Fernández, The Texas Tribune Oct. 24, 2019 Top Texas Republicans have directed the state’s child welfare agency to investigate whether a mother who supports her 7-year-old child’s gender transition is committing “child abuse” — a move that has […]

Trans woman Pebbles LaDime Doe murdered in South Carolina

Trans woman Pebbles LaDime Doe murdered in South Carolina

Pebbles LaDime Doe was found dead Sunday, Aug 4th in a driveway off of Concord Church Road in Allendale County, South Carolina. Trigger Warning. Despite identifying as female on FaceBook news outlets and her family consistently misgender her. A second transgender woman was murdered in #AllendaleCountySC Sunday. I spoke with Dime Doe’s family on the […]

AMA files amicus brief in Supreme Court case: support Trans workplace rights

AMA files amicus brief in Supreme Court case: support Trans workplace rights

As the Supreme Court deliberates whether LGBT people should be protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Trans people are literally fighting daily for our lives and our jobs. Many of us endure harassment from the moment we step onto our employer’s property until the second we leave. The American Medical […]

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