Tag: Transgender and Transsexuals

In an All-Gender Cabin, Summer Campers ‘Don’t Have to Hide’

GROVELAND, Calif. — Tucked in the shade of towering Ponderosa pine trees, AG-6 looked no different from every other cabin at Camp Tawonga, save the transgender pride flag draped between wet towels on the porch railing. The wooden structure was essentially a glorified tent, with no electricity or running water, and it was home for […]

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A Teen Pretends to Be Trans, and Some Viewers Object to the Deception

In the new indie comedy “Adam,” a straight cisgender teenage boy tries to deceive a young lesbian into thinking he is transgender, believing it’s the only way he would have a chance with her. It’s a premise that raises eyebrows and causes some to wonder: Really? In 2019? But “Adam” has also been celebrated for […]

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Palestinian Authority Bans Activities by Gay Rights Group

JERUSALEM — A Palestinian gay and transgender rights group vowed on Monday to continue its activities after the Palestinian Authority police barred the group from holding events in the West Bank and threatened to arrest participants. The Palestinian Authority police, who exercise control in parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, announced the ban over the […]

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‘Pose’ Star Mj Rodriguez ‘Had to Teach Simply by Existing’

El Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant to Latinx communities. Expect politics, arts, analysis, personal essays and more. ¿Lo mejor? It’ll be in Spanish and English, so you can forward it to your tía, your primo Lalo or anyone else (read: everyone). In the world of “Pose,” the FX show that […]

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Virginia Schools’ Bathroom Rule Violates Transgender Rights, U.S. Judge Says

A federal judge ruled Friday that a Virginia school district’s policy barring a male transgender student from using the boys’ bathrooms violates the United States Constitution, an important victory for transgender rights advocates in a closely watched case. In a 28-page ruling, Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen of the United States District Court in Norfolk, […]

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Victoria’s Secret Casts First Openly Transgender Woman as a Model

Victoria’s Secret has cast an openly transgender woman for the first time, hiring the Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio for a catalog photo shoot, her agent said. Her agent, Erio Zanon, said on Monday that Ms. Sampaio, 22, had been hired for catalog work for VS Pink, the company’s athletic line. He said Ms. Sampaio “believes […]

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Gay and Transgender Rights Cases Stall Under DeVos, Report Finds

WASHINGTON — Students who said they were discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or gender identity were significantly less likely to get any relief from the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights under the Trump administration than they were under the Obama administration, according to a report released Monday. The report, released by the […]

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North Carolina Reaches Settlement on ‘Bathroom Bill’

A federal judge in North Carolina approved a settlement on Tuesday that prohibits the state government from banning transgender people from using bathrooms in state buildings that match their gender identity, ending a yearslong legal battle that prompted a divisive cultural debate. The settlement, proposed by civil rights groups and Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, […]

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Transgender Opera Singers Find Their Voices

AUSTIN, Tex. — Holding his whiskey in one hand and his Stetson in the other, the opera’s hero — a tough stagecoach driver — offered an unhappy barmaid some advice in a strong, clear tenor voice. “You could be anything,” sang the tenor, Holden Madagame. He should know. Mr. Madagame, 28, is part of a […]

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Enthralled by ‘Euphoria’? Hunter Schafer Knows Why (It’s Because of Her)

It’s hard to upstage Zendaya, the Disney Channel star who soared through “The Greatest Showman” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” into the Hollywood stratosphere. But in HBO’s “Euphoria,” Hunter Schafer has done just that, in what is remarkably her debut acting role. Schafer plays Jules, the new kid in town — a trans girl with a dreamy […]

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Why Gay Rights Is a Republican Value

This week, more than 2,000 signatories — members of Congress, women’s rights groups, businesses — submitted nearly 50 friend-of-the-court briefs to the Supreme Court in three pending cases involving L.G.B.T.Q. rights. The cases, which the court is likely to take up next session, consider whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which […]

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‘Paris Is Burning’ Goes Global

The Look Nearly 30 years after the seminal documentary on ballroom culture, underground queer dance competitions are an international phenomenon. Photographs by Dustin Thierry Text by Allyn Gaestel Produced by Eve Lyons ImageMichelle Royalty, Matyouz Royalty and Mariana Royalty at the Birth of Venus Grand Kiki Ball in Paris. Nearly 30 years after “Paris Is […]

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For Young People of Color, a Safe L.G.B.T.Q. Space in the Bronx

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Shyloh Mugler Curet’s home, a Bronx apartment she shares with her 83-year-old grandmother, has not always felt like one. She faced rejection from her family when she came out as gay. “Keep it to yourself,” some relatives told her. […]

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Stonewall Inn Uprising Anniversary: Live Updates

The highlights: ImageCrowds outside Stonewall Inn hours before the rally. CreditSpencer Platt/Getty Images What to watch for outside the Stonewall tonight. The Stonewall 50 rally will get underway at 6 p.m. outside the historic Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, where people have been gathering for hours in 90-degree heat to hear speakers and performers mark the […]

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The Night the Stonewall Inn Became a Proud Shrine

Hours before it was to become a flash point in the modern gay rights movement and a landmark visited with awe and reverence half a century later as if a shrine, it was just a dark, dingy bar called the Stonewall Inn, just another Friday night in June. A mobster named Fat Tony with the […]

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Celebrating WorldPride and Stonewall 50

Weather: Calm wind and a high in the mid-80s. There is a small chance of rain tonight. Alternate-side parking: In effect until July 4. ImageCreditJohannes Eisele/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images New York City’s celebration of Pride Month crescendos this week, just in time for the 50th anniversary on Friday of the uprising at the Stonewall […]

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Naked, Afraid and Transgender: ‘The Wilderness Couldn’t Care Less’

Editor’s note: Quince Mountain is the first openly transgender person to be on “Naked and Afraid,” Discovery’s reality TV show in which participants try to survive 21 days in the wilderness. His episode debuted this month. I’m lying under an uneven canopy of foliage, sharp gravel digging into my back. I try not to think […]

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Struggle Among Progress as Countries Restrict L.G.B.T.Q. Rights

The world has been transformed in many ways in the 50 years since the uprising at the Stonewall Inn, with major shifts in the past decade alone on every continent. Same-sex marriage is now a reality throughout most of Western Europe, much of the Americas, as well as South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. In […]

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The Gay Truth About Trump

I’ll never buy Donald Trump as gay positive. But I’d bet on gay blasé. “I think it’s absolutely fine,” he said when asked in a Fox News interview about displays of affection between Pete Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten. “That’s something that perhaps some people will have a problem with. I have no problem with […]

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