trans-rights

Legal recognition for transgender, nonbinary Pennsylvanians doesn’t come easy. Here’s why some are calling for change

BY: - June 29, 2021

But the best way to make the name and gender identity change process easier in Pennsylvania is to establish a simplified, statewide process, an expert said.

These pro-transgender rights candidates are running for office in red districts. Can they win?

BY: - September 20, 2020

(*This story was updated at 1:11 p.m. on 9/20/20 to note that Janelle Crossley would be Pennsylvania’s first transgender woman elected official if she wins in November.) As she prepared to announce her candidacy for state House, Janelle Crossley was debating with herself — should she reveal she is transgender? On the one hand, Crossley […]

Pa. Court issues unfavorable name-change ruling for trans litigants

BY: - August 18, 2020

A name change is critical and life-affirming for trans individuals. But a state law prohibits those with certain convictions from changing their names.

At least 26 trans people have been killed in the U.S. this year. This is who they are

BY: - August 10, 2020

Each left a unique and indelible footprint in their community. Each person was here, and each lived as their authentic selves. 

Community College of Philly teach-in will focus on transgender violence

BY: - July 29, 2020

The teach-in session, which starts at 11 a.m. Thursday, will discuss the impact of transphobia, misogyny and racism in the trans community.

Philadelphia’s Black queer and burlesque performers call out white producers and club owners

BY: - July 1, 2020

The performers addressed allegations of racial bias in hiring, firing and pay, as well as tokenism, transphobia and unwanted sexual advances.

‘Say Her Name’: Philly Protesters seek justice for Black, trans women

BY: - June 21, 2020

The march was one of countless held across the city since the murder of George Floyd. The tone that set this one apart was its focus on Black women, girls and trans women.

COMMENTARY

Join us March 25-29 for a celebration of gender diversity | Opinion

BY: - March 6, 2020

Over the years of attending the Keystone Conference I have had the opportunity to meet and get to know so many wonderful loving and caring people.