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It seems like the entire nation has been talking nonstop for weeks about the controversy surrounding new laws and regulations that either support equal bathroom access rights for transgender citizens or strips them away. Although some states have now outlawed trans access rights, new reports claim that President Barack Obama and his administration are planning to push for pro-trans…

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Caitlyn Jenner may be the most talked about transgender celebrity in the nation, but that doesn’t mean that the she’s always being praised by the people, even when it’s from others in the transgender community. And that became apparent this week when Jenner was blasted by other trans activists and fans after she made a…

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The transgender community has gone from invisible for most Americans to being one of the most talked about communities over the past two years thanks to trans stars like Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner, as well as trans-inclusive shows like “Orange Is the New Black.” However, despite the increased representation and growing legal rights, the trans community…

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Waka Flocka definitely put his foot in his mouth last week when he went on a disgruntled rant last week against Caitlyn Jenner and the rest of the transgender community during an interview. Since then, Waka has been under fire from the trans community over his comments, but now he’s speaking out and denying allegations…

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With so much hype surrounding Caitlyn Jenner being the recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this year’s ESPY Awards, there was no doubt that the Olympic icon would have something powerful to say when she took the stage to accept the award. As expected, Jenner didn’t disappoint as she gave a moving speech about acceptance…

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Undocumented trans Latina leader Jennicet Gutierrez gained national attention this week when she interrupted President Obama while he spoke at a White House event honoring LGBT Pride Month on Wednesday. Now, after facing a mountain of criticism and scrutiny, Gutierrez is speaking out and explaining why she so passionately interrupted the president. As most know,…

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  Shockwaves were sent through the transgender community last week when news hit that Leelah Alcorn, a transgender female teen, had committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving truck. Since then, outrage has surged over the bullying that Alcorn endured before her suicide, and now, sadly, it seems that the bullying hasn’t stopped because a…

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The transgender equality movement has not only been about representation in the media and the arts, it’s also been about creating equal laws in our legal system for the transgender communities, which have been tragically underserved and disregarded by the law. However, the trans community scored a major win for equality this week when it…

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Violence erupted on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, this past weekend when a transgender woman was attacked and beaten unconscious by four men. Now, police have finally revealed footage of two of the attackers to the public. According to CBS News, the attack happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday in Bushwick. Police say the 28-year-old victim…

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If 2013 was all about the growth of gay rights, 2014 is definitely shaping up to be a year about expanding upon that idea to include the growing rights and representation of transgender people. That point was definitely made clear this week when India made the landmark decision to allow transgender people to identify themselves…

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RuPaul and his hit show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” have been under fire for the past few weeks from many in the transgender community, including trans star Carmen Carrera, over what some considered to be transphobic phrases used during a segment of show. Now, after weeks of controversy, RuPaul has announced that he’s making changes to his…

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