Transgender

India crowns its first transgender beauty queen

Miss Transqueen India aimed to celebrate gender fluidity and enhance the profile of India's trans community, with the winner being presented with an opportunity to represent India at the International Queen pageant in Thailand in March 2018.

Like other pageants, the event featured plenty of glitter and rhinestones, but unlike other pageants, Miss Transqueen India made a point of declaring all the participants "winners," in recognition of their struggle for acceptance and recognition.

Trying to find love as a transgender man

A transgender man, Gutierrez grew up as a woman. In high school, he was a bit of a tomboy and came out as a lesbian. But even then, he knew there was something more he was missing.

"Being in a woman's body, I felt trapped," he said. "I would see myself in the mirror and see the feminine features of my body, and I would hate it."

A year ago, the 30-year-old began taking testosterone, and his life completely changed.

App has made 250,000 transgender matches

In November, the popular dating app introduced the option to let users identify as any gender, not just male or female.

 

As a result, the app has seen roughly 250,000 matches with transgender users, Tinder founder and chairman Sean Rad announced onstage at SXSW on Friday.

GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis, on a panel with Rad about inclusivity, commended the steps that Tinder has taken to elevate trans people.

Laverne Cox on why she still has something to prove

Actress Laverne Cox says this, reflecting on her formidable career success.    

As the first openly transgender person to receive an Emmy nomination or to grace the cover of Time magazine, Cox has broken countless barriers by giving a face to a community that for decades has been told “they do not exist.”

First openly transgender official hired at White House

The White House announced Raffi Freedman-Gurspan's appointment on Tuesday. Freedman-Gurspan is an outreach and recruitment director for presidential personnel in the Office of Personnel. Transgender advocates say she is the first openly transgender official to serve in the White House.

Freedman-Gurspan previously was a policy adviser for the National Center for Transgender Equality's racial and economic justice initiative.

Miley Cyrus reveals she's friends with Caitlyn Jenner

During the young singer's interview for her Marie Claire cover story, Cyrus revealed that Jenner considers her as a friend, and that the two have bonded over Caitlyn's highly publicized transition.

"We've talked a lot about how you can never make every single person happy," Miley tells the mag for their September issue.

"We always laugh about people saying she transitioned to be famous. Which is crazy. Caitlyn has to tell her story, because if she doesn't, everyone else is going to tell it for her."