NBA pulls 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte over North Carolina's transgender bathroom law

The National Basketball Association won't be holding the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte, North Carolina, because of a recently passed state law that discriminates against transgender people. Read the rest

Chelsea Manning on the end of U.S. ban on transgender people in the military

From her prison cell, whistleblower Chelsea Manning has written a beautiful piece for the Guardian about the Pentagon's announcement that it will end a longtime ban on transgender people serving in the Armed Forces, and the implications this has for ordinary trans Americans who serve our country, just like her. Read the rest

U.S. military ends trans ban

The Pentagon today ended its ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military. The historic announcement formally removes some of the risks faced by an estimated thousands of U.S. troops, who could have been expelled from the armed forces because of their gender identity. Trans people who serve in the armed forces still have harassment, sexual violence, physical assault, and prejudice to face, but the hatred and sickness no longer has a Pentagon directive to hid behind. Read the rest

A new trailer is out for 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' reboot starring Laverne Cox

“It’s not easy having a good time.”

A short but sweet new trailer for Fox's all-new production of the 1975 cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show. It's scheduled to air around Halloween 2016. Read the rest

Christian extremist mom performs anti-trans hate rap

Gender Bender.” Read the rest

Flying while trans: still unbelievably horrible

Cary Gabriel Costello is a trans-man in Milwaukee. Two-thirds of the time when he flies, the TSA has a complete freakout over the "anomalies" his body displays on the full-body scanner. Read the rest

Interview with Serah Ely, creator of the Escape Pod podcast, about her gender transition

Tony from Starshipsofa writes, "This week on StarShipSofa, I interview (MP3) Serah Eley about her remarkable transgender journey from Steve Eley creator of Escape Pod to Serah. We delve into some of the very real issues that Serah has come across, why she gave up Escape Pod and why now she has stepped away altogether from the SF field." Read the rest

It's not always easy being a trans lady at the queer zine fair

The interactive fiction game Zine Fair Lady asks you to step into the shoes of a trans woman who's headed for an LGBTQ zine fair—a space that, in theory, should be inclusive and welcoming.

Rainbow-hating Saudi authorities jail school administrator over “Emblem Of Homosexuality”

Anything remotely gay is a Very Bad Crime in Saudi Arabia.

How to talk about Caitlyn Jenner: a guide to speaking and writing about transgender people

Read these thoughtful guidelines from GLAAD, and just try not to be an asshole about it.

Monstrous Regiment: the finest Discworld novel?

Monstrous Regiment, a book about gender, war, identity, strategy and tactics, can be enjoyed without reading any of the other marvellous books in the Discworld series.

Great treatment of trans characters in Dragon Age Inquisition

The newly released Dragon Age Inquisition has just about the best handling of transgender issues of any mainstream video-game title, handled with grace through character creation, cut-scenes, and play: Read the rest

“I F*cking Hate @RuPaul”

Filmmaker, writer, and trans activist Andrea James on the current state of post-disruption journalism and its unhealthy addiction to Twitter, and LGBT brain drain.