Topics :: anti-trans rhetoric

’Drag Race’ Officials Change Format Over Transphobia Allegations

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Apr 14, 2014
Officials from the popular reality show "RuPaul’s Drag Race" responded to criticisms by fans and activists, who say the show used transphobic language during a mini-challenge.

Texas Trans Teacher Triumphs, May Teach Teens

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Apr 11, 2014
After being suspended by Lumberton Intermediary School in Texas, transgender teacher Laura Jane Klug was returned to the roster of substitute teachers

What’s Between Your Legs?: Thoughts on International Transgender Day of Visibility

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Mar 31, 2014
Special guest writer Cathy Renna shares her thoughts on International Transgender Day of Visibility.

’Drag Race’ Comes Under Fire for Transphobia, RuPaul Responds

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Mar 31, 2014
A recent episode of "RuPaul’s Drag Race" is coming under fire by some for transphobia; as one of the reality show’s challenges was called "Female or She-Male." RuPual and other of the reality’s shows officials responded to the criticism.

Liza Opens Up About Ellen’s Oscars Joke

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Mar 4, 2014
TMZ speaks to Liza Minnelli about how she took Ellen DeGeneres’s joke during Sunday night’s Academy Awards -- the crack some labeled as transphobic.

Was Ellen’s Liza Minnelli Joke Transphobic?

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Mar 3, 2014
During the opening monologue of Sunday’s 86th Academy Awards, host Ellen DeGeneres made a crack at Liza Minnelli -- the joke has since been labeled by some in the social media universe as transphobic and mean spirited.

Trans Activist Turns Twitter Temper Tantrum To Teachable Moment

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Feb 6, 2014
Trans activist Janet Mock returned to CNN’s Piers Morgan last night following a controversial Tuesday interview that led to a Twitter feud.

Fight Continues Over Trans Student Law

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Saturday Oct 12, 2013
Anti-trans activists are continuing to fight against a new California law designed to support transgender students, and the woman behind a proposed ballot measure told the Bay Area Reporter that she is not a homophobe.

2 ESPN Radio Hosts Suspended for Comments Over Transgender Basketball Player

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Dec 13, 2012
Two ESPN radio hosts have been suspended after making comments about a 50-year-old transgender basketball player who made her college basketball debut earlier this month.

Miss Pennsylvania Allegedly Resigns Over Pageant’s Pro-Transgender Policy

Wednesday Jun 6, 2012
The Miss USA pageant representative from Pennsylvania resigned her crown claiming the contest is rigged, but according to organizers the beauty queen was upset over the decision to allow transgender contestants to enter.