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Transparent: New Dark Comedy About A Family Facing Their Truths

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sunday Sep 28, 2014
"One family, no apologies" is the tag line printed across Amazon Prime's promotional poster for their new series "Transparent." Ten thirty-minute episodes have been produced for the freshman season.

Facebook 'Real Name' Controversy Continues

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Saturday Sep 27, 2014
SFGN spoke to Michael Williams, aka Sister Roma of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, who explained why protesting Facebook's real names policy matters.

Disabled Indian Trans Woman Dies After Being Pushed in Front of Train

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Sep 25, 2014
An Indian transgender woman, who was disabled, died Wednesday after two youths allegedly pushed her in front of a moving train.

Manning Sues Defense Dept. for Gender Treatment

By David Dishneau | Wednesday Sep 24, 2014
Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning asked a federal court Tuesday to order the Defense Department to provide hormone therapy and other treatment for her gender identity condition while she serves her 35-year sentence in military confinement

MTV to Air Documentary About Transgender Youths

Thursday Sep 18, 2014
Laverne Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven young transgenders.

Transgender Teenager in Confinement Case Escapes

Tuesday Sep 16, 2014
A transgender girl whose imprisonment without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates has escaped from custody in Connecticut.

"We're All Transphobic" :: Vice Mag Co-Founder Slams Trans People, Gripes About Backlash

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Sep 4, 2014
Vice Magazine founder Gavin McInnes lashed out at transgender people in a vulgarity-laced essay last month. When GLBTs and thoughtful straight supports spoke up in turn, McInnes complained that his exercise of free speech was being attacked.

Transwoman Nicole Bray's Documentary Will Follow Her Transition: Part II

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Aug 29, 2014
In Part II of this two-part series, transwoman Nicole Bray shares the story of her gender transition, and the documentary film she is creating to help other transgender individuals have hope.

The Gender Neutral Pronoun Dilemma

By Nicole Wiesenthal | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
Some transgender folks are forgoing the traditional pronouns of "he" and "she" and instead asking to be referred to as "they" creating a grammatical nightmare for English teachers.

Md. Man Arrested for Stabbing Teen Trans Girl in DC

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Aug 1, 2014
A man from Maryland was charged with a hate crime after allegedly stabbing a transgender teen girl on a Metro train in Washington, D.C.