Last night at the 67th Miss Universe pageant, history was made as Angela Ponce, Miss Spain 2018 competed for the coveted title. The reason why this is historic is that she is the first openly transgender contestant. “It’s important that people can see you to feel that they have a positive reference,” Ponce says. “It’s important that people […]
Mary Schmidt Campbell, President of Spelman College, recently announced that the Atlanta-based school of approximately 2,200 students will now accept qualified trans women during the 2018-2019 school year. In a letter sent out to students Tuesday, Schmidt Campbell noted that the school’s admissions and enrollment policy had been updated. It reads in part: Spelman College, […]
Tragic video has been released of a transgender woman, Dandara dos Santos, 42, being beaten by a group of men in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza, Ceara. Dos Santos was reportedly dragged from her home into the streets, then punched, kicked and attacked with shoes and a plank of wood in front of residents. Soon after, […]
It’s been a tragic week in Louisiana due to the deaths of three Black trans women over the course of three days. On Saturday night, Chyna Doll Dupree, was killed outside of a shopping center according to the Times Picayune. https://twitter.com/KaneBlacque/status/836604455357296640 When news of her death hit friends and loved ones, they shared messages of love support and […]
It looks like Beyoncé is sharing ways to support LGBTQ students. In light of the Trump administration’s roll back of protections for transgender students, the megastar singer is demonstrating support for the 100 Days of Kindness initiative aimed at LGBTQ students. The initiative is organized by GLSEN which is a group that seeks to improve the educational experience for LGBTQ […]
2016 was the year of discrimination, and it’s continuing to the bitter end. An eight-year-old named Jo Maldonado from Secaucus, New Jersey, who identifies as transgender, has reportedly been kicked out of the Cub Scouts. The child was assigned female at birth but has identified as male for more than a year. Kristie Maldonado, the […]
Many trans individuals passed away in 2016, most with very little media attention. Here, we remember those who lost their lives.
Ciara and Russell Wilson tied the knot last month with a gorgeous wedding in London – but that wasn't their first location choice.
A federal judge blocks Obama's transgender school bathroom rule. The plaintiffs accused the president of an overreach.