Transgender News and Commentary

Sep 21, 2014

An Open Letter to Sam Pepper


Hi Sam!

Thanks for taking the time to read this letter. As fellow YouTubers, we have much respect for others who put so much hard work into building their channel. It’s not easy, and you should be proud! That said, we’ve noticed that in your success, there has been a lack of respect in…

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Dec 30, 2012

Wipe Out Transphobia

Wiping Out Transphobia, using Education, Activism, Support & Understanding - - Our Twitter: @2012WOT. Email:

Wipe out Transphobia is an international project, with the sole aim of reducing and wiping out if possible the transphobia in society that regularly affects both trans and non-trans people.

Transphobia manifests itself in many situations from home and school, to the office and socially. The effects can be horrific, with people being bullied and harassed, denied jobs and healthcare and then committing suicide because of the pressure. Transphobia in its worst form, often results in rejection, hatred, violence and then murder.

Trans people deserve to live with dignity and respect, like anyone else!

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Aug 4, 2011

TSA at LAX get transgender training

The Transportation Security Administration said Thursday that its managers at Los Angeles International Airport are undergoing mandatory sensitivity training after a transgender employee alleged she was ordered to dress like a man, pat down male passengers and use the men’s restroom.


Jul 12, 2011

Violent crimes against LGBT individuals up 13%, report says

An 18-year-old gay man from Texas allegedly slain by a high-school classmate who believed his friend was making advances toward him; a 31-year-old transgender woman from Pennsylvania found dead with a pillowcase around her head; and a 24-year-old lesbian from Florida purportedly killed by her girlfriend’s father, who disapproved of the relationship.


Jun 29, 2011

What will it take for America to accept transgender people for who they really are?

Transgender people are some of the least protected, most persecuted people in the United States. In a recent study of transgender students, nearly half said they’d been “punched, kicked, or injured with a weapon” at least once in the last year. On average, a transgender person is murdered because of their identity every month, according to the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund. In 2008, for instance, Angie Zapata, an 18-year-old Colorado woman, was bludgeoned to death with a fire extinguisher when her attacker—a man she met through a social-networking site—realized that she was born male.


Jun 22, 2011

Safer Sex: Study Examines Sexual Communication in Transgender Community

“The HIV prevalence rate is less than 1 percent for the general U.S. population. But for the transgender population, the HIV prevalence rate is estimated to be as high as 60 percent in major metropolitan areas. Although these are only estimates, they are troubling.”


Jun 17, 2011

UN group backs gay rights for the first time Clinton hails vote as 'historic'; Islamic countries object to 'unnatural' right

The controversial resolution marked the first time that the Human Rights Council recognized the equal rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.


Jun 16, 2011

Transvestism 'no longer a disease' in Finland

Finland next year will remove the diagnoses of Fetishism, Fetishistic transvestism, Sadomasochism, Multiple disorders of sexual preference and dual-role transvestism from the Finnish ICD edition 


Jun 15, 2011

Transgender woman forced to work as a man for the TSA.


Jun 11, 2011

Transsexual artist Nina Arsenault (2)


Jun 11, 2011

Transsexual artist Nina Arsenault (1)