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Remembering and honoring Transgender people

Today, November 20, is the 18th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), a day to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of transphobia, or the hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and acts to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the Transgender community. According to LGBT organizations and […]

Trinidad and Tobago: A nation in the closet

By Maykel González Vivero – The Institute for War & Peace Reporting Jowelle de Souza is Trinidad and Tobago’s most high-profile transgender person. The political and animal rights campaigner lives in San Fernando, the country’s second city, where she owns a beauty salon and is well known as a civil society activist. But her public […]

Trans teen activist, former Homecoming king, dies in Charlotte, N.C.

Blake Brockington, a young trans activist celebrated nationwide as the first out trans homecoming king in a North Carolina high school, is being mourned after committing suicide Monday night, reports North Carolina LGBT newspaper QNotes. Brockington, an 18-year-old student at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, became homecoming king of East Mecklenburg High School a year ago […]

‘Wrong beyond repair.’ ‘The worst in us.’ N.C. papers blast transgender bathroom law.

— The Washington Post | Brady Dennis The past couple of days have brought a wave of backlash against a new North Carolina law that bars local governments from extending civil rights protections to gay and transgender people and prohibits transgender people from using public bathrooms according to their gender identity. The issue ignited a […]