Articles Tagged with transgender

Former ‘Glee’ Star Charice Pempengco Considering Sex Change?

Oprah Asks Charice Pempengco If She's Considering A Sex Change

“My soul is male,” Filipina singer and former Glee star Charice Pempengco told Oprah Winfrey during an interview on OWN’s Where Are They Now? Charice, 22, rose to popularity as a teenage YouTube sensation, and released her first album in 2010. Pempengco was the first Asian solo artist to have an album debut in the… Read more »

‘Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word’ First Trailer Released [Video]

Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word

If you’ve been following the story of Laverne Cox and her documentary on the difficulties of being a transgender youth, you’ll want to check out the first trailer for Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word. The trailer, embedded below, features Cox explaining what you can expect from the documentary while sharing quick clips from the… Read more »

MTV, Logo To Air Laverne Cox Documentary On Transgender Youth

Groundbreaking Transgender Actress Laverne Cox To Air MTV/Logo Documentary On Trans Youth

Orange Is The New Black actress Laverne Cox has announced a new documentary that highlights the lives of transgender youth in America. Cox, who made history as the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy in an acting category, originally made it known in April that a documentary was in the works and… Read more »

Unsolved Transgender Murders Creating Tension Between LGBT And Police

Transgender Murders Terrorizing Baltimore

A series of unsolved transgender murders are creating tension between the LGBT community and Baltimore Police. According to a recent report from MSN, Mia Henderson, 26, born Kevin Long, was found in a Baltimore alley. Henderson had been beaten to death, authorities say. This crime followed the death of Kandy Hall, born Ricky Carlos Hall,… Read more »

Transgender 13-Year-Old Says She’s Been Forbidden From School

Transgender 13-Year-Old Accusing Discrimination From Middle School

Transgender middle schooler Rachel Pepe claims that the school where she wishes to attend has forbidden her from attending unless she shows up as her birth gender. Pepe, a 13-year-old student at Thorne Middle School in Middletown, New Jersey, was born male and named Brian, and it’s Brian that school officials have demanded for the… Read more »

Supermodel Andreja Pejic Comes Out As Transgender

Andreja Pejic comes out as transgender.

Supermodel Andreja Pejic recently announced to the world that she is transgender. Once known as Andrej Pejic, the model has made a public statement proudly owning her identity: “To all trans youth out there, I would like to say respect yourself and be proud of who you are. All human beings deserve equal treatment no… Read more »

Hot Debate: Is Thor Now Transgender!?

Thor Transgender

Marvel Comics hero Thor is poised to become a woman, reports Fox News. This completely out-of-this-world revelation came to light on Tuesday, July 15, when Marvel Comics posted a hotly debated press release that revealed the following: “Who is she? Where did she come from and what is her connection to Asgard and the Marvel… Read more »

Transgender Sex Change Surgery Now Covered By Medicare

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Medicare will now cover transgender sex change surgery. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ruled that the agency recognizes the procedure is medically necessary for people who do not identify with their biological sex. HHS ruled in favor of a 74-year-old Army veteran who wants Medicare to pay for transgender sex change… Read more »

Sex Change Drugs Just Approved For Children As Young As Nine

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Sex change drugs known as “puberty blockers” could now be given to children as young as nine. Prescribing such medications is reportedly the first step towards a sex change operation. The puberty blocking drugs will be administered via one NHS trust to children who are “troubled by their gender” and want to undergo a sex… Read more »

Transgender Gets Legal Status In India, But Gays and Lesbians Don’t

Indian Eunuchs Get Official Recognition

India has elementally redefined ‘Gender Recognition’ for its official purposes. Transgender now has been legally recognized as a third gender besides male and female. However, in a cruel twist of irony, gays, lesbians and bisexuals still do not have any recognition. India’s Supreme Court has passed a landmark judgement officially giving recognition to transgenders as… Read more »

Transgender Homecoming Queen Crowned At University Of Northern Iowa

Transgender Homecoming Queen Captures Crown

Transgender homecoming queen Steven Sanchez is a first for the University of Northern Iowa. The 21-year-old captured the crown on Friday, thanks to fellow students. The Des Moines Register reports that Sanchez was born a male but identifies as “both male and female.” Sanchez is reportedly a parent to one child, and claims to have… Read more »

Bradley Manning Female, Changing Name To Chelsea Manning [Video]

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Soldier Bradley Manning is female, and officially came out as transgender as she thanked supporters in a letter. Bradley Manning announced her change of gender as well as a new name, Chelsea Manning, in the letter read on this morning’s Today show. Manning disclosed the change of gender she plans in the statement titled “The… Read more »

Lady Gaga Hopes To Block Court Docs Regarding Her Discovery

Lady Gaga Pleads With Court To Seal Potentially Damaging Information

Lady Gaga has filed documents requesting that the court block certain information in a lawsuit between two of the people, who helped discover her, according to a Sunday report from TMZ. The website noted that Gaga’s reasoning for the request was that certain information regarding her discovery is “sensitive, private, and personal,” and said info… Read more »

Transgender Student Must Wear Female Gown For Graduation, HS Insists

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A transgender student in New Mexico is being forced to make a difficult choice for graduation by his school — either wear the gown worn by female students, despite his male gender identity, or bow out of “walking” at graduation. Senior at Saint Pius in Albuquerque Damian Garcia legally changed his name last year from… Read more »

Gender Change Allowed For 12-Year-Old Child

Australian boy raised a girl starts gender change

A 12-year-old Australian child has been permitted to start using drug therapy to begin the gender change process. The child, known only as “Jodie,” was born male but has been raised as a girl since early childhood. The Courier Mail reports the Family Court of Australia has given permission for Jodie to start using puberty… Read more »

Michelle Obama Impersonated By Transgender Model For Magazine Shoot

Michelle Obama Impersonated By Transgender Model For Magazine Shoot

The latest issue of “transversal” magazine Candy features a cover that is bound to turn heads: transgender model Connie Fleming posing as First Lady Michelle Obama. The mag’s eye-catching shoot was discussed by “one-man publishing team” Luis Venegas, who told Dazed Digital: “[…] I especially love the cover story, which for the first time isn’t… Read more »