18 Dec 2018

Legal definition exclusionary Transgender; students react to Trump’s failed promise to protect individuals

On Oct. 21 the New York Times broke a story about a Department of Health and Human Services memo indicating the Trump administration was seeking to exclude transgender people in

18 Dec 2018

Hong issues apology, correction for ‘transphobic’ crime bulletin

A person involved in an altercation that led to a timely warning bulletin describing her as a “transgender female” said she’s suffered on several levels since the email was issued

17 Dec 2018

RuPaul’s Drag Race takes on the inclusion of transgender queens

Gia Gunn is the first transgender queen cast on “RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars” following statements suggesting transgender queens would be ineligible to participate. The latest season premiered on Friday,

31 Mar 2018

Transgender Visibility: A Work in Progress

The spirit of the first-ever recorded act of collective queer resistance to social oppression and police harassment in the U.S. occurred took place in the Tenderloin District in August 1966

14 Mar 2016

Celebrity gender identities aren’t news

Following in the footsteps of sister Lana Wachowski, “Matrix” director Lilly Wachowski has come out as a transgender woman, but not entirely on her own terms. In a statement to the

23 Feb 2016

Cis actors continue to take credit for trans rights

When I heard the news that a movie would be made based on the life of transgender pioneer Lili Elbe, I was cautiously optimistic. When I heard that Eddie Redmayne,

08 Sep 2015

Gender neutral bathrooms cause unnecessary panic

[media-credit name=”(Eva Rodriguez / Xpress)” align=”alignright” width=”725″][/media-credit] Earlier this year, hundreds of Americans applied for a one-way ticket to Mars with no chance of ever returning to Earth, but when it

05 Feb 2014

Professor documents transgender Filipina running for Congress in Manila

An SF State cinema professor’s documentary shows the world of LGBTQ political struggles from the view of a transgender woman running for office in the Philippines. Director Johnny Symons is

29 Nov 2012

Graduate student Gina de Vries sparks queer activism through writing

In a tiny bedroom full of books and trimmed with pink Christmas lights, writer and activist Gina de Vries’ experience melds with her talent for fiction. While much of de

18 Nov 2012

The Ins & Outs: Health care takes monumental step by covering sex reassignment surgery

Being unhappy with your appearance is hard enough to handle. The struggle to lose the extra pounds, appear taller and get the perfect haircut can psychologically weigh on a person’s soul.