Kami Pham, 19, a high school senior in Shreveport, La., fought to wear makeup, a wig, and heels in her school photo and at her graduation in May.
While some people may see highlighting powder, eyeliner, and false lashes as just makeup, Laverne Cox has always used these products as tools for "self-expression."
The code of conduct was issued by the school in a document titled, “Supporting Trans and Non-Binary Students,” to avoid subjecting students to various forms of “disrespect."
Says Asia Kate Dillon: "I spent so many years not understanding my own gender identity, not having the language to talk about it… so now having the opportunity to talk about it and have it printed is extraordinary for me, and it doesn’t get tiring.”
Actress Trace Lysette talks to Yahoo Lifestyle about "Transparent," feminism, and moving forward.
Ashlee Marie Preston's famous run-in with Caitlin Jenner, she says, highlighted the complexities of identity politics within the women’s movement, as well as kicked off a conversation that needed to happen.
'Orange Is the New Black' star Laverne Cox tweeted her approval of a transgender Barbie, after Mattel announced it's releasing 17 new Ba in honor of International Women's Day.
An Ohio judge has given custody of a transgender teen to his grandparents instead of his parents, who objected to his transition. The new custody arrangement will allow the grandparents to make medical decisions for the teen, KTLA5 reports. Judge Sylvia Sieve Hendon’s ruling says that in addition to receiving custody, the grandparents can petition to change the child’s name in probate court.
Zane Alvarez, who is serving in the U.S. Army. In July 2017, President Trump bluntly tweeted, seemingly out of nowhere, that the military will no longer “accept or allow” transgender people to serve, creating chaos and questions. Meanwhile, throughout all the ups and downs and mixed messaging, transgender troops have been quietly serving their country — including Zane Alvarez, 23, currently serving in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany, as a behavioral health technician, assessing active-duty members for supportive mental-health services.
To be a supermodel means to embody an era; to lend not just a face and figure but a voice to what's going on. It's why we fell in love with people like Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington — muses who were as close as family and thick as thieves, and brought Girl Power to the runway. We admired them for their honesty, their aggressive personalities, their ability to fuse fantasy with reality, and their respect for the craft.
Transgender patients are typically medically underserved. One medical school is finding better ways to train doctors in transgender medicine.
A transgender beauty pageant founder who was killed by her husband this week was the first in 2018 of a grim statistic tracked annually by LGBT groups: the number of transgender people murdered.
In an astonishing order, the Trump administration has banned the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using seven words — including “fetus,” “transgender,” “diversity” and “science-based” — in any documents used to prepare the agency’s budget, The Washington Post has reported.
Taking an average from endless online sources, it would seem that we have at least five million hair follicles — or, put another way, a lot less than a chimpanzee, our nearest and dearest relative, but a lot more than a Mexican hairless dog. There is no escape from the hair's growth, although we can try to control, tame, or eradicate it with degrees of success, and a whole lot of body shaming. If you flick through the 'facial hair growth' Wikipedia page, you are led to believe that men are mainly hairy and that only some women are a little bit hairy.
The Nevada Dept. of Education delayed a transgender policy’s passage after a public hearing at which parents invoked “Christian beliefs” and “moral values.”
While the people behind "Transparent" are struggling with how to continue a show that can no longer be about Jeffrey Tambor’s central character, the trans women who have come forward seem to be experiencing something usually denied: People are not only listening to them, but believing them and advocating on their behalf.
When Caitlyn Jenner publicly transitioned in 2015, she helped push transgender rights into the national consciousness. Now a restaurant is using her experience as a gag — and many people aren’t laughing.
"Trans women can dress butch, just like any other women. If anything, our trans identities shouldn't confine us to femininity."
The legendary men’s magazine Playboy has made the controversial decision to feature French model Ines Rau, a transgender woman, as the playmate for November. Both supporters and detractors came out in the wake of Jameson’s comments, with some arguing this is a step forward in accepting transgender people, and others decrying a breakdown in gender roles. The Boy Scouts have boys in it.