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The Trans Community Schools RuPaul on the Role of Trans Women in Drag History

RuPaul historically has been problematic when it comes to the trans community.

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Jeffrey Tambor Officially Bounced From the Upcoming Season of Amazon’s Transparent

Transparent without the trans parent? Looks like that's what we can expect from Season Five of the hit Amazon show as series star, Jeffrey Tambor, has officially been booted from the show in response to the allegations of sexual harassment and assault against him.

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Say Her Name: Tonya Harvey Is the Third Known Trans Person to be Killed in the U.S. This Year

Tonya Harvey, a trans woman from Buffalo, NY, has just become the third trans person (and the second of color) to be killed in 2018, following 42-year-old Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien from Massachusetts, and Viccky Gutierrez from Los Angeles, CA. Now, the Erie County District Attorney's office is looking into the killing as a hate crime.

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12 Transgender Women Had Their Hair Forcibly Cut in Indonesian “Re-Education”

Police in Aceh province raided beauty salons and detained transgender women working there in a horrific human rights violation they dubbed "Operation Anti Moral Illness."

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Things We Saw Today: Photographer Reshoots Sexist Vintage Ads to Highlight Their Ridiculousness

He highlights this in a photo series called "In a Parallel Universe" that reimagines sexist ads from the 1950s-60s with the gender roles reversed.

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Jay Edidin’s TEDx Talk About Autism, Gender, and Finding Yourself Through Stories

In "You Are Here: Finding Ourselves and Each Other in Stories," Edidin talks about the ways that stories have influenced his life as an autistic trans man and the ways that "what we see in stories limits what we recognize in real life."

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Indiana Police Captain Suspended for Using the Words “Male Privilege” to Accurately Describe an Example of Male Privilege

A police officer asked why he should believe transgender people experience higher rates of police violence than non-trans people, since he'd never witnessed that. A colleague said he'd never seen it because of his "white male privilege." As you might expect, that didn't go over well.

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It’s Giving Tuesday! Some Suggestions for Putting Your Money Where Your Values Are.

Today is Giving Tuesday, the day after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Sunday and Monday where we forget about being capitalist consumers for five minutes and remember that there are amazing causes that need our help. Here at TMS, there are many issues about which we're passionate, and we love supporting the organizations entirely devoted to helping those causes and communities.

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Dear Cis Men: You’re Not the Exception

The more I have informal conversations about the current moment in feminism, focused on sexual harassment and assault, abuse of power, and female bodily autonomy, the more I realize just how disconnected many cis men feel from the problems, or the solutions.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance: 2017 Was the Deadliest Year on Record for Trans People

2017 was the deadliest year on record for transgender people.

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Transparent‘s Jeffrey Tambor the Latest Disappointing Addition to Growing List of Alleged Sexual Harassers in Hollywood

Hearing about problematic behavior always hurts more when it affects something you love. For the past four seasons, I've been enjoying following the journey of the Pfefferman family on Amazon's Transparent. I even had the pleasure of being a background actor on the show, which had what I perceived as a safe and progressive set. According to two women working on the show, it was anything but.

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Louis C.K. Ruined More Than Just His Own Career

Louis C.K. had the power to amplify marginalized voices. But now those voices are subject to his downfall.

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Virginia’s First Trans State Legislator Unseats Transphobic “Bathroom Bill” Writer

Yesterday, Virginia elected Democratic candidate Danica Roem who is now the first openly transgender woman to have been elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.

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Dallas Restaurant Uses Transphobic “Before and After” Caitlyn Jenner Photos to Designate Genders on Bathrooms

The Dallas Morning News Digital Editor Dom DiFurio was shocked when he went into a Cajun restaurant called Dodie's Place in Allen, TX and saw that the bathroom doors designated gender by using "before and after" photos of Caitlyn Jenner, as you can see in DiFurio's tweet after the jump. The level of transphobia and the complete and utter hatefulness of doing something like that is astounding.

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Things We Saw Today: Ryan Murphy’s Pose Makes TV History With Five Transgender Actors

For his upcoming anthology series Pose, set in 1980s New York, Murphy has cast five transgender actors: MJ Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Dominique Jackson, Hailie Sahar, and Angelica Ross. All will be series regulars, setting a record for scripted television.

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Things We Saw Today: BET is Cancelling Being Mary Jane and I’m Weeping Into A Glass of Wine

Signing Off, I'm Mary Jane Paul

Being Mary Jane, the BET drama staring ageless vampire and beautiful human being, Gabrielle Union, will not be renewed for a fifth season.

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L’Oreal Fires Trans Model After She Wrote a Facebook Post About Systemic Racism

What a backwards move.

The irony is thick, as they believe that they are actually championing diversity by firing a trans woman of color for talking about systemic racism.

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Mattis Orders Freeze on Trans Military Ban, But That’s What He Was Ordered to Do in the First Place

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has announced that he's still allowing trans people to serve in the military, despite the White House's orders directing the Department of Defense to ban trans people. But that's what he was told to do in the trans ban guidelines anyway.

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Chase Strangio, Chelsea Manning’s Lawyer, Shares Wisdom About Trans Healthcare

This is a thread you'll definitely want to read, and though Chase Strangio explicitly addresses reporters and the way that they write about trans healthcare, it's helpful to anyone who might need to reframe the way they think about trans healthcare in general.

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Trump Hit With Lawsuits for His Terrible, Unconstitutional Transgender Military Ban

Lawsuits from the ACLU and Lambda Legal expose the ban for what it is—a bigoted attack on human rights with no basis in research, science, or logic.

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