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B. Scott loses lawsuit against BET

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BET is well within its rights to request certain attire for its hosts according to a judge who dismissed B. Scott’s lawsuit against the network. The transgender blogger, television personality and radio host filed a discrimination suit against the network, claiming it humiliated him during last year’s BET awards by forcing him to change into […]

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Jelly Belly chairman donates to reverse rights of trans students in California

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Back in August, California passed a landmark form of legislation that allows transgender students from grades K-12 the right to choose programs and facilities based on their gender identity. It’s called the “School Success and Opportunity Act,” and Jelly Belly Chairman Herman Rowland Sr. isn’t a supporter of the legislation. What he does support is an […]

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Transgender student sues university over on-campus housing denial

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An Oregon college student is suing his university for discrimination. Jayce Marcus, who is transgender, is a sophomore at George Fox University in Newberg. He applied for on-campus housing in one of the school’s male dormitories, but was denied admission. 

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Transgender student discriminated against for using women’s bathroom

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  A North Carolina student says she was discriminated against after using a women’s bathroom. Andraya Williams, who is a member of the transgender community, was headed to class after using the ladies’ washroom at the Overcash Building at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte when the incident occurred. 

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Transgender student crowned high school homecoming king, makes history

A 17-year old North Carolina high school student has made history by becoming the first transgender teen crowned Homecoming King in North Carolina. Senior Blake Brockington was nominated by his peers this year to be East Meck High School’s 2014 Homecoming King. The announcement was made during the halftime ceremony inside the school gym Friday night. 

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Gabourey Sidibe defends & offends LGBTQ community with use of ‘tranny’

During an appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show,” actress Gabourey Sidibe repeatedly used a transphobic slur. The “American Horror Story: Coven” star said the word “tranny” when discussing life in New Orleans on the show which aired on Jan. 23. 

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Transgender reality TV star called homophobic slur by popular gossip site

  Mia Ryan made history when she became the first transgender reality television star to have a show on Oprah Winfrey’s network. Starring on the reality-TV series “Houston Beauty,” the hairstylist is one of a few students profiled on the show, who is close to graduating from cosmetology school. Mia’s appearance on the show has […]

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Charges dropped against man accused of killing Islan Nettles

The Manhattan Supreme Court dropped charges on Tuesday against a Harlem man accused of beating a transgender woman to death. Islan Nettles died in August after Paris Wilson allegedly beat her when he found out that she was born male.

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Featured Post

Video Killed the Radio Star

Two days ago, Mister Cee resigned from his position as a DJ at New York City’s HOT97. The embattled radio personality, who played an integral role in the careers of two of the best to have ever done it (Kane and Biggie) resigned after a video emerged of him engaging in a conversation with a […]

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CeCe McDonald Pens Letter from Prison About Trayvon, Racism, and Survivor’s Guilt

Cece McDonald is a black transgender youth currently serving a 41-month sentence for stabbing a person who attacked her and her friends. She recently penned a letter from prison where she discusses the justice system, and how it feels to be a survivor. The letter, which was featured on ColorLines, says in part:

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