According to a recent report released by Affinity 95, transgender people and people of color are more likely to be victim of hate crimes, especially homicides.
The report, “Violence Against Gender Non-Conforming People,” was released Tuesday.
A top player for a school basketball team has been banned from playing an an upcoming game because she is a female.
Jaelyn Bates, a fourth grader at Frey Basketball Academy, says she was told she can no longer compete with her teammates.
In an effort to reclaim the word “leader” for young girls, organizers of a new campaign are encouraging everyone to ban the word “bossy.”
The University of Illinois’ Board of Trustees voted to add ‘Gender Confirmation Surgery’ to student health insurance.
The vote, which landed with 8 out of 9 in favor of the addition, means that transgender students would be allowed to undergo sexual reassignment surgery, and be covered under the student health plan.
For as long as the site has existed, users have only had two options when describing their gender on Facebook. Now, the site has added additional options for those who do not identify as male of female.
During a recent interview with Parade magazine, First Lady Michelle Obama said the Obama Presidency “changes the bar” for all of our youth, regardless of race, gender, or sexuality.
“Children born in the last eight years will only know an African-American man being president of the United States,” she said. “That changes the bar for all of our children, regardless of their race, their sexual orientation, their gender.”
BET has released a statement regarding the controversy surrounding their treatment of blogger/media personality B. Scott.
According to Scott, BET forced him to completely alter his famously androgynous appearance, including the removal of makeup and high heeled shoes.
In the statement, BET says they regret the “miscommunications from both parties,” and unintentionally offending the LGBTQ community.
It’s not the BET Awards if something horrible didn’t pop off, right?
Well, blogger B. Scott, who hosted the BET Awards red carpet last night, confirmed that the network forced him to change his shoes:
[A]ccording to Scott, BET refused to allow him to wear heels on camera. Scott, who was initially excited for his first BET Awards hosting gig, was noticeably down when he appeared on camera for the pre-show. Afterwards, Scott took to Twitter to reveal that his sullen attitude was caused by BET forcing him to change his outfit.
An article in The Village Voice is helping to bring light a report that unveils some alarming statistics about the police harassment of transgender people of color.
A new report out from the Anti-Violence Project shows that 40 percent of New York City anti-gay violence survivors polled said they had been mistreated by the police in 2012. Reports of police misconduct also spiked by a factor of 10–from eight incidents in 2011 to 78 in 2012–largely because of the AVP’s outreach to transgender and gender-nonconforming people of color, according to the organization.
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