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Transgender Teacher Who Fought School Boards Dies

By Wayne Parry | Tuesday Sep 30, 2014
The teacher whose battles with school boards in conservative areas of New Jersey made her a reluctant symbol of the transgender rights movement has died. Lily McBeth was 80.

Rethinking Normal: A Memoir In Transition

By Danielle Behrendt | Tuesday Sep 30, 2014
When a baby is born, the first question we ask is whether it is a boy or a girl. However, at that point, you can tell what a baby's sex is, but they cannot yet tell you their gender.

ACA Won't Really Cover Trans Surgery

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Sep 30, 2014
The transgender community championed A.C.A.'s coverage of transgender surgery, but in reality, they pay only a small amount, and may not offer talented physicians.

Transparent: New Dark Comedy About A Family Facing Their Truths

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sunday Sep 28, 2014
"One family, no apologies" is the tag line printed across Amazon Prime's promotional poster for their new series "Transparent." Ten thirty-minute episodes have been produced for the freshman season.

Facebook 'Real Name' Controversy Continues

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Saturday Sep 27, 2014
SFGN spoke to Michael Williams, aka Sister Roma of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, who explained why protesting Facebook's real names policy matters.

Disabled Indian Trans Woman Dies After Being Pushed in Front of Train

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Sep 25, 2014
An Indian transgender woman, who was disabled, died Wednesday after two youths allegedly pushed her in front of a moving train.

Manning Sues Defense Dept. for Gender Treatment

By David Dishneau | Wednesday Sep 24, 2014
Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning asked a federal court Tuesday to order the Defense Department to provide hormone therapy and other treatment for her gender identity condition while she serves her 35-year sentence in military confinement

Petition Started to Demand Facebook Drop Name Change Policy

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Sep 19, 2014
In the battle to allow drag queens and transgender individuals to continue using their Facebook profile under their stage name or chosen name, a Seattle drag performer has founded a petition on

Trans and Drag Coalition Meet with Facebook Over 'Real Name' Policy

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Sep 18, 2014
Drag queens, transgender individuals and LGBT activists continue to be angry over Facebook's enforcement of their "legal name" policy for users, despite an hour-long face-to-face meeting on Wednesday in San Francisco.

MTV to Air Documentary About Transgender Youths

Thursday Sep 18, 2014
Laverne Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven young transgenders.