Smith College, the largest of the Seven Sisters schools, voted to change its admission policy Saturday to allow transgender students at the all-female institution. Continue reading
Alex Myers grew up as Alice, a girl, in rural Maine. In the mid-’90s, during the summer between junior and senior years at boarding school, Myers came out as transgender, starting the process of embracing his true gender identity. Once the first transgender graduate of Harvard University, today Myers, a writer and professor, takes his story to high school and college campuses. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading
We spoke with experts and activists within the transgender community to address what they say are some of the most common misconceptions on what it means to be transgender. Continue reading
Before there was a “T” for transgender in LGBT, Alex Myers had to fight for visibility. At a time when the gay rights abbreviation has expanded to recognize identities beyond lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, Myers said his community, historically, didn’t exist. Continue reading
The death of a transgender teen in Ohio — and the suicide note she left behind — has sparked a groundswell of support for LGBT youth who struggle with identity and acceptance. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Mara Keisling of the National Center for Transgender Equality and Leo Sheng, a transgender man, about rising awareness and support for the transgender community. Continue reading
Claims of workplace discrimination against transgender people will now be covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Attorney General Eric Holder announced in a memo released Thursday.
This fall, Mount Holyoke College in Western Massachusetts became the second all-women’s college in the U.S. to begin accepting applications from transgender students. Continue reading
Hagel did not indicate whether he believes the policy should be overturned. However, he said “every qualified American who wants to serve our country should have an opportunity if they fit the qualifications and can do it.” Continue reading