Long before Candis Cayne high-kicked her way into the collective consciousness on the short-lived but impactful “I Am Cait” as Caitlyn Jenner’s BFF (or “sidekick” or “love interest,” depending on who wrote the story), the leggy transgender actress was out there, shaking up the status quo. Now she's written a beauty book.
Janet Mock details her journey through womanhood — and the beauty products that she carried along the way — in the new book "Surpassing Certainty."
Nearly four years after YouTuber Jamie Raines started taking testosterone in order to transition from female to male, he was faced with something unexpected — getting his period again. Raines, who frequently opens up about his experiences as a transgender man on his YouTube channel, had recently changed the type of testosterone he was on. Raines explains that he switched from the testosterone Nebido to Testogel because he had been experiencing high T levels on Nebido.
Orange Is the New Black fans might think we know every detail of Laverne Cox‘s makeup-free face. She did her finest acting that way for most of season 4, when her character Sophia was locked up in solitary. Then again, that’s not really the same thing as when the actress herself decides to take a photo that truly celebrates what she looks like with bare skin, as she did on Thursday evening.
"OK, so here I am everyone!!" wrote Manning, who was imprisoned in 2013 for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, of the first image of her as she looks now.
An Instagram photo posted on Wednesday by Harvard University swimmer Schuyler Bailar — which shows him before and after his gender transition, in photos just three years apart — stands out even among the glut of inspiring prom pics on social media this year.
L’Oréal’s new campaign for its Voluminous Mascara line features accomplished, iconic, diverse, gorgeous women.
A transgender vlogger posted about reaching the 20-month mark of hormone replacement therapy and pushing through the tough times. Social media can be a cruel place where hate and bullying live. Or it can be a source of community and hope, as long as people like Gia Narvaez are posting.
The largest beauty pageant for transgender women has a winner: Thailand’s Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin was crowned Miss International Queen on Friday.
“Orange is the New Black” star Laverne Cox is asking people to look up Gavin Grimm, a transgender teenager whose case is about to go to the Supreme Court.
The topic of transgender bathroom rights has been a hotly contested issue between states and the federal government since North Carolina passed a law last March that would require individuals only to use the bathrooms that matched their sex as assigned at birth. This week, the Trump administration made its first move away from expanding rights for transgender students. On Friday, the Justice Department filed a legal brief that withdrew its objections to an injunction that had blocked guidance from the Education Department, which required public schools to allow students to use bathrooms that corresponded with their current gender identity, according to the Washington Post.
A statistically astonishing development in Britain is suggesting that doctors of patients who are expecting not call them “mothers.” The move is intended to ensure that any transgender men who may become pregnant are not offended. This comes on the heels of news reports of a transgender man in the United Kingdom who is putting his transition on hold to carry a pregnancy to term. The example patient being cited is 20-year-old Hayden Cross — born female and now four months pregnant — who is holding off on a sex reassignment surgery, according to the Daily Mail.
Wearing an original design from Monisha Jaising’s new couture collection, she strutted atop a luxury cruise ship in India for the official kickoff to Lakmé Fashion Week‘s upcoming Summer/Resort 2017 shows, which begin on Feb. 1.
It was hard to be heard on Twitter Sunday night unless you were commenting on the Golden Globes — or the new L’Oréal True Match makeup campaign that previewed during its commercial breaks, that is. The ads for the collection of 33 shades present an expansive line of gender-free liquid foundation through an impressively diverse series of spokespeople, including, notably, transgender model Hari Nef. Hari Nef has just become the first transgender model to land a L’Oréal campaign.
A transgender man is suing a Catholic hospital for refusing him a medically necessary hysterectomy — the latest in an ongoing series of treatment refusals by Catholic hospitals, based on religious grounds, that’s playing out nationwide.
Emmie Smith, 17, shared the medical part of her transgender journey in a new documentary. “I think people are fascinated by gender reassignment surgery,” Smith says in the film, slated to debut on Feb. 6, although a nine-minute preview can be seen online now. Smith is featured in National Geographic magazine’s January “Gender Revolution” issue — which made headlines by featuring a 9-year-old transgender girl on its cover — along with her identical twin brother, Caleb.
The Trans Chorus of Los Angeles gives voice to people who often live in fear. It was standing room only at the West Hollywood Library in Los Angeles Sunday night, where the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles (TCLA) — a 30-member group of transgender individuals — took to the stage to commemorate the International Transgender Day of Remembrance. The song included the names of transgender individuals who were killed in the U.S. this year.
Anmarie Calgaro is suing her own teen. A mother of five kids is suing her 17-year-old transgender child — along with the teen’s supportive school district, school principal, and various local health service providers — after the teen transitioned from male to female without her mom’s express permission. “If this had been a child custody case, I would’ve had my day in court,” the mom, Anmarie Calgaro of St. Louis, Minn., said in a press conference that was broadcast Wednesday through Facebook Live.
When a sorority at Tufts University advertised its fall recruitment activities as being open to all female-identifying women in September, one transgender woman heeded that call, rushing the Delta Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi (APII) and quickly receiving a unanimous bid offer by all members.
While Caitlyn Jenner may have made statements that have caused a bit of controversy in the trans community, she has done a lot for that community. In addition to the unprecedented amount of public attention she’s brought to the community, the reality star has also raised $1.3 million for trans organizations this year through a partnership with MAC Cosmetics. Happy birthday to our friend and collaborator @CaitlynJenner! We are so proud of the impact made by her Finally Free lipstick for the M·A·C Transgender Initiative! All $1. ...