A new study on teen suicide shows an extremely high rate among transgender teens. Experts say a lack of acceptance could be a contributing factor.
Chella Man is joined by a diverse group of young artists, models, musicians, and activists in the new Gap campaign, including Kimberly Drew, Carlotta Kohl, Kelvin Davis, Ezinma, and SuperDuperKyle.
At the time of the incident, the dress code on the venue's website said only that swimsuits are mandatory and didn't specify the type of swimwear.
A Florida vegan cafe waitress's shirt supports stray animals, but a customer claimed it was promoting "gay propaganda" and being "disrespectful" to straight people.
Rachel Winard, founder of the cult organic skin care line Soapwalla, opens up to writer Molly Shea about feeling shunned by the beauty industry as a queer woman.
Shaun Ross is a prime example of what it means to break traditional standards of beauty, challenge the status quo, and persevere.
She may be out of high school already, but Nikita Dragun still managed to re-create her prom night to match her new gender identity in a video that’s already drawing praise (not to mention over 500,000 views) from her fans.
Geiger looked confident and happy as she attended the 68th annual BMI Pop Awards, wearing a belted black patterned dress and glasses.
Julissa Emile (left) with college friends. Julissa Emile was attending a college poetry slam in Chicago when she tweeted a special moment that has since gone viral. The 19-year-old student took a series of bathroom mirror selfies during some down time at the event, but in each photo more people joined in.
Case in point: The red carpet, where actors parade in front of cameras and are still all too often only asked about their designer clothes. Jacob Tobia, genderqueer writer and performer, addressed the challenges ahead in a Facebook post recapping an appearance at the GLAAD Awards. It was my first bonafide red carpet in LA (at the Beverly Hilton of all places, where they host the Golden Globes) and for some reason I felt really alienated from my body.
Same-sex couple Claire and Steph Eden-McIlroy are the proud new parents of a beautiful baby girl, LJ. Although Claire is LJ’s biological mother, her partner Steph trained her body into lactating so she can help Claire breastfeed — something that most people didn’t even know was possible. You may remember the Australian couple’s bold photos posted to social media as they took turns breastfeeding little LJ (who is now two months old).
Known as one of the world’s first transgender models, Caroline Cossey has paved the way for the trans community. After travelling the world as a showgirl, Caroline embarked on a successful career as a model appearing in major fashion and pin-up magazines. In 1974, Caroline went through her final gender reassignment surgery.
Samuel Leighton-Dore is a 24-year-old gay man who desperately wants to start a family with his partner, Bradley Tennant. Leighton-Dore admits that even his mother has had difficultly wrapping her head around the arrangement.
In short, Alex Abramovich and his wife, Caroline, are ready for their first child and they are over the moon. Caroline’s due date is July 29. The healthcare that Abramovich, a transgender man, received at a Toronto fertility clinic was discriminatory because of his gender identity, he says.
As horrifying details have emerged from the worst mass shooting in American history, it has been established that the gunman himself frequented gay nightclubs, while his ex-wife has said she believed he was gay. “If a person grows up in a highly controlling atmosphere, especially one where parents are themselves prejudice against LGBT people, he or she may experience same-sex attraction as unacceptable and as a part of him or herself that cannot be allowed expression,” explains Richard M. Ryan, professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education in New South Wales and research professor in psychology at New York’s University of Rochester. “The person then feels toward them how they would feel toward their own impulses—hostile,” Ryan says. “So one route to homophobia appears to stem from this kind of internal conflict—a person at war with part of themselves.
“We kept getting gentle reminders from people that it’s not just women with periods,” Miki Agrawal, founder and CEO of Thinx, tells Yahoo Canada. In response, the company spent a year developing a boyshort product in consultation with trans men and non-binary people who might use it. Now the new slogan for Thinx is “For people with periods” and one of their campaigns features model Sawyer DeVuyst, who is a trans man.
Growing up in the small town of Mill Bay, B.C., Erin Jeffery remembers feeling relatively normal—until she turned 12. The news came as a shock, and Jeffery admits she had a hard time dealing with it. “I’ve told my mom, ‘if you ever have the chance to do it again, don’t do it just before your child goes through puberty,’” Jeffery says.
Although some were quick to blame Islam for the act of terror that claimed 50 lives in Orlando early Sunday morning, Mahmoud ElAwadi’s Facebook post is a reminder of the good in the world. “Yes my name is Mahmoud a proud Muslim American,” ElAwadi shared online.