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Rock Out and Support Trans Rights: Music Recommendations for Bandcamp’s Transgender Law Center Fundraiser

Today, Bandcamp is donating 100% of their share of every sale until midnight Pacific Time to the Transgender Law Center, a nonprofit organization that works tirelessly to change law, policy, and culture for the more equitable.

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Things We Saw Today: Zazie Beetz Looks Amazing as Domino in Deadpool 2

Ryan Reynolds shared a first look at Zazie Beetz as Domino in Deadpool 2 who looks amazing and I'm so excited for Deadpool 2.

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#TransFolksAreNotJokes: Janet Mock Responds to Heinous Transphobic Morning Show Interview

Janet Mock has responded to some particularly heinous attacks on herself and transgender people that came by way of "The Breakfast Club," a New York City-based radio show billed as "the most dangerous morning show.

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James Corden Shares Lovely Tribute to Transgender Troops, “L.G.B.T.”

James Corden, ever the lovely cinnamon roll, made a beautiful tribute on The Late Late Show riffing on Nat King Cole's "L.O.V.E.", changing the lyrics to suit a new acronym: "L.G.B.T."

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A List of Things You Can Buy With the Money Donald Trump Spends Avoiding His Wife

You can fund transgender troops' medical costs, even.

In light of the recent news that Donald "I'm Afraid of Change and Committment" Trump announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military, I wanted to look a bit into how much it would actually cost the U.S. to fund healthcare for trans individuals.

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Laci Green Does a Really Good TERF Impression

It came as something of a shock to find out that Laci Green knew me—or rather, she’d seen my work and decided to broadcast it to her followers in the worst possible way.

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The “Civil Rights Uniformity Act” Is Trying to Write Trans People Out of Civil Rights Protections

This House bill wants to forbid the federal government from protecting trans folks under existing civil rights laws like Title IX, the Fair Housing Act, and the Affordable Care Act.

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Close-Knit Breaks Ground as a Mainstream Japanese Film About a Trans Woman

Japan just premiered one of its first mainstream LGBTQ movies about a trans woman, and the response has been pretty positive overall.

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Things We Saw Today Yesterday: Sesame Street Meets Beastie Boys in Rad “Sabotage” Video

Mylo the Cat combined Sesame Street with Beastie Boys' delightfully campy and extremely classic music video, "Sabotage."

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But Only For Some Women: The “Women’s Empowerment” Agenda in the White House

The White House has been quietly undermining two federal groups devoted to the concerns of women: the White House Council on Women and Girls, and USAID's office of Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment.

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Trans Writer/Activist Ashlee Marie Preston Makes History as New Editor-In-Chief of Feminist Magazine

It was really appropriate that yesterday, on the 48th anniversary of the start of the Stonewall riots, a transgender writer was appointed to the top editorial position at a feminist magazine. Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera would be proud.

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The History of Cis Actors Playing Trans Roles Isn’t Pretty. Here’s Why That Needs to Stop.

Last week, we shared a video from Screen Crush's #ProudtoBe series, in which trans actors (led by writer/actress Jen Richards) made the case for why casting trans actors is not only the "right" thing to do, it's the smart thing to do. This week, they've released another video in that series. This one is written and by Screen Crush's Erin Oliver Whitney, who relates the history of cis actors playing trans roles.

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Trans Actors Talk to Hollywood About the Importance and Benefits of Casting and Hiring Trans

When we ask for inclusivity in Hollywood, we're not asking because it's a nice thing to do. We're asking because it's the right thing to do. Because not doing so is actively harmful, and because being inclusive is the thing that will make the stories that come out of Hollywood better. A group of some of the top trans and gender non-conforming talent working today made a video talking about just that.

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Dear Image Comics: Depicting Violence Against Trans People Isn’t “Edgy,” It’s Exactly the “Divisiveness” You’re Worried About

So, it's Pride Month. You know, the month in which the LGBTQIA community celebrates not only pride, but survival as we commemorate the Stonewall riots of June 1969? The riots that were started, in part, by trans women of color? Yeah, those. Image's latest "edgy" comic would've been offensive at any time, but it is especially offensive being released this month. **CW: discussion of violence against a trans character**

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Danica Roem Set to Possibly Make History as First Openly Trans State Legislator

Last night, Virginia held its Democratic primary for the state elections, and one winning candidate could potentially make history this Fall.

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Jay Duplass Talks How His Character’s Romance With a Trans Woman on Transparent Changed His Life

Actors go in and out of stories and characters all the time, but sometimes a role or a project has a deeper impact on their life than just any ol' job. For Jay Duplass, who plays Josh Pfefferman on Amazon's Transparent, his character's recent story arc with Shea (Trace Lysette) changed his view of the world, and how he approaches his work.

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Lilly Wachowski Painted Portraits of the 27 Trans People Murdered in 2016

Today, the Chicago's Center on Halsted opens a special exhibit by filmmaker Lilly Wachowski titled "Say Our Names" which will run through July 11.

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Bill Nye Shows Us the Most Important Part of Science—Adapting in Light of New Information

It's pretty amazing that Bill Nye, who for many of us provided an awesome introduction to science when we were kids, has continued to fight the good fight on behalf of science well into our adulthoods. Part of that fight, it seems, is retroactively correcting outdated ideas and methods of presentation in light of new scientific information.

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Healthcare Just Got Really Complicated for Transgender Americans

The Department of Justice sent back Section 1557 of the Affordable Health Care Act to be reviewed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Section 1557 offered protection against discrimination for marginalized groups.

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Study Shows Transphobic Bathroom Bill May Cost Texas Up to $3.3 Billion in Lost Revenue

Not to mention the emotional toll it will take on people.

Discrimination, transphobia in particular, is a fiscal toilet. The emotional expenses and morally taxing aspects of it are just mere side-effects to policymakers, concerns in the political margins.

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