TRANS RIGHTS

Getting Out of Bed

I Got My First Good Night's Sleep When I Became Homeless at 17

My homophobic parents wanted to crush my spirit into a box, so I jumped out of the window and ran for my life.
Kay Belle
1.29.19
LGBTQ

Japan Upholds Sterilization Law for Trans People Who Change Legal Gender

Law 111 also specifies that in order to receive a change in their legal gender marker, a trans person in Japan must be at least 20 years old, unmarried, and undergo gender reassignment surgery.
Leila Ettachfini
1.25.19
politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Casually Drops in on Twitch Stream for Trans Kids

She joined YouTuber Hbomberguy, who was playing Donkey Kong to raise over $340,000 for Mermaids, a UK charity for trans children.
Zing Tsjeng
1.21.19
year in review

97 Easy Ways to Be a Better Person

No matter who you are, there are always ways to be kinder to one another. Here are some ideas.
Inês Mendonça
12.27.18
LGBTQ

How an Online Forum for Moms Became a Toxic Hotbed of Transphobia

Mumsnet boasts of its political influence and hosts chats with Hillary Clinton and UK politicians. So how has it become ground zero for British transphobia?
Eve Livingston
12.6.18
TRANS RIGHTS

Uruguay Has Massively Expanded Trans Rights

The new package of reforms, which includes gender confirmation surgery to be provided by the Uruguayan health care system, cements the nation's reputation as the most progressive country in Latin America.
Sirin Kale
10.25.18
LGBTQ

Respond to the Gender Recognition Act Consultation

The consultation closes on Monday, so now is your last chance.
Broadly Staff
10.19.18
Op-Ed

A Massachusetts Vote Could Threaten Trans Rights Everywhere

On November 6, Massachusetts will vote on a repeal of protections for transgender people— the first statewide vote of its kind.
Chase Strangio
10.11.18
LGBTQ

This Trans Courier Is Fighting To Improve Gig Economy Conditions

Gig economy workers have zero workplace protection from discrimination. Hayley Stanley's lawsuit could change all that.
Lee Hurley
10.11.18
LGBTQ

I Learned How to Permanently Remove Hair to Help Trans People Like Me

Siobhan Reilly trained to perform electrolysis because she knows just how much facial hair can cause dysphoric pain to transgender women. Now, she's opened her own hair removal salon in Manchester, UK.
Lola Phoenix
10.9.18
The Least You Could Do

100 Easy Ways to Make the World Better for Trans People

Trans women are women. This is not up for debate—so don’t try to.
Kai Isaiah-Jamal
10.8.18
LGBTQ

Congressional Hopeful Alexandra Chandler Comes Out Swinging for Trans Kids

Alexandra Chandler, who would become the first trans congresswomen if she's elected, is speaking out on a November vote in Massachusetts that will ask the public whether to overturn an anti-discrimination law protecting trans people.
Kelly Gonsalves
8.9.18
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