Category Archives: Transgender

Video: HUD Secretary Speaks to Transgender Rights Group

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan on Tuesday, Nov. 15, became the first sitting cabinet member to attend a transgender-specific event when he delivered the keynote address at the National Center for Transgender Equality’s annual awards ceremony in Washington, … Continue reading

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Man Charged in Murder of Camila Guzman

DNAinfo.com reported late on Wednesday, Aug. 17, that police have arrested a Brooklyn man in connection with a transgender woman’s murder inside her East Harlem apartment earlier this month. Equan Southall, 25, allegedly stabbed Camila Guzman on Aug. 1. DNAinfo.com … Continue reading

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David Paterson accepts award from transgender rights group

The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund honored former New York Gov. David Paterson at its Sixth Anniversary Benefit at the Chelsea Art Museum in Manhattan on Monday, May 23. Here is a video of Paterson’s acceptance speech in its … Continue reading

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Paterson bans discrimination against transgender New York state employees

Governor David Paterson received a standing ovation at the LGBT Community Center in lower Manhattan earlier today as he signed an executive order to ban discrimination against transgender state employees. “For far too long… the transgender community has had to … Continue reading

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Paterson to ban discrimination against transgender New York State employees

Boy in Bushwick has learned Gov. David Paterson will sign an executive order tomorrow that will ban discrimination against transgender state employees. The governor is scheduled to sign the order tomorrow morning at the LGBT Community Center in lower Manhattan. … Continue reading

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Puerto Rican activist maintains murdered teenager identified as gay

As Jorge Steven López Mercado’s family continues to mourn the teenager’s death, activist Pedro Julio Serrano continues to insist the 19-year-old identified himself as a gay man. “He was very comfortable in his own skin, he loved to cross gender … Continue reading

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LaTeisha Green’s mother speaks at Brooklyn forum

Roxanne Green spoke emotionally, passionately and even angrily as she talked about her murdered daughter LaTeisha at a forum at the Brooklyn Law School on Oct. 7. “You would have liked LaTeisha—she was very outgoing,” she said. “She was like … Continue reading

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New York Assembly passes transgender rights bill

The New York State Assembly passed a bill earlier today that would ban discrimination based on gender identity and expression. First introduced in 2003, the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act would prohibit discrimination against transgender New Yorkers in public accommodations, employment, … Continue reading

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Author reads new book on trans kids on Lower East Side

Transgender and gender variant youth continue to gain more visibility in the media as a result of the high profile murder of Lawrence King inside his Oxnard, Calif., middle school and other crimes that have taken place across the country. … Continue reading

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Buck Angel, a man with a pussy: LGB without the T

The debate over whether transgender people are actually included within the LGBT acronym the leaders of the movement for [gay and lesbian] rights have created certainly shows no signs of abating anytime soon. And the fact that more than a … Continue reading

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