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OPINION: Here’s What We All Should Be Doing for Transgender Day of Visibility

Thursday is Transgender Day of Visibility, a moment designated to reflect and acknowledge the existence of transpeople and their causes. The special nature of the […]

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NATIONAL NEWS: New North Carolina Anti-Gay Law Faces Court Challenge

New North Carolina gay discrimination law is headed to court. A new anti-LGBTQ law that prevents North Carolina municipalities and counties from extending protections to […]

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OPINION: Identity and Acceptance Collide in LGBTQ News

Coverage this week of LGBTQ news couldn’t be any more of a headache. The same tropes of homophobia and transphobia showed their nastier sides on […]

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LOCAL NEWS: Justice Delayed — Again — For Transwoman Murder Victim Keisha Jenkins

The preliminary hearing for Pedro Redding, on trial in connection to the death of transwoman Keisha Jenkins, has once again been delayed. The preliminary hearing […]

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NATIONAL NEWS: SCOTUS Reverses Alabama Court Ruling on Lesbian Adopting Parent

The U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Alabama Supreme Court ruling that took away a lesbian mother’s adoption rights. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in […]

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NATIONAL NEWS: HRC Speaks Out on the Death of Philly Transwoman Maya Young

The Human Rights Campaign publicly acknowledges the recent death of a Philly transwoman. As Philly continues to reflect on another tragic death of a transwoman […]

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OSCAR SUNDAY: Filming The Danish Girl

Trans actors Rebecca Root and Jake Graf play cisgender characters in the Academy Award–nominated film The Danish Girl. Watching the film carefully, one would have […]

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Philly Transgender Sex Worker Jara Krys on Life, Fame, and Advocacy

Over the past week, Jara Krys, a Las Vegas native and transgender sex worker studying at Penn, made headlines across the country for her candid […]

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State Should Pay for Gender-Reassignment Surgeries, Says Pa. Governor Wolf

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is speaking out against the very state that he runs after the state-run Medicaid program said it wouldn’t pay for a […]

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NATIONAL NEWS: Philly Transgender Sex Worker Lands on Buzzfeed

Penn student Jara Krys gets her experience of being a transgender sex worker told worldwide. Jara Krys, a Philly transgender sex worker/activist, broke the Internet […]

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OPINION: Drag Shouldn’t Be Blamed for Police Insensitivity

Over the past week, news of the Pennsylvania State Police miscategorizing victims of anti-transgender crimes as engaging in male or female “portrayal” has sparked controversy […]

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LOCAL NEWS: Sims and Waxman to Face Off in State House Primary, Trans-Murder Hearing Delayed, and Foxy Brown Is in Philly!

Ben Waxman has filed to run for Brian Sims’s state House seat. Ben Waxman, until recently chief spokesman for state Senator Vincent Hughes, announced today […]

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OPINION: Let’s Have a Frank Chat About Caitlyn Jenner

Earlier this week, it was announced that transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner will be speaking at Penn on February 17th. The now-sold-out event will feature Jenner […]

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WATCH: Philly Documentary Highlights Problems With the Gender Binary

A very touching new mini-documentary shot in and around Philadelphia features a series of engaging and moving discussions about not only trans identity, but the problem […]

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Win Tickets to See an Early Screening of The Danish Girl

Looking for a midweek movie/date night? There have been 25 pairs of tickets set aside for Philly Mag readers at an early screening of Tom Hooper‘s much-buzzed-about […]