Articles Tagged with transgender

Leelah Alcorn: Gay Rights Activist Says Parents Should Be Prosecuted

Leelah Alcorn selfies.

Leelah Alcorn, a 17-year-old transgender teenager from Ohio, took her own life last Sunday. She walked in front of an oncoming truck and was crushed to death. Leelah left behind a suicide note on her Tumblr blog, in which she said she had been forced by her devout Christian parents to undergo conversion therapy, which… Read more »

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 Cox, who made history as the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy in an acting category, originally made it known in April that a documentary was in the works and… Read more »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

sex reassignment surgery

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 »