transgender-issues

Philly’s transgender and nonbinary icons to be honored with new murals

BY: - July 27, 2021

By Michele Zipkin PHILADELPHIA —  Two murals celebrating transgender and nonbinary Philadelphians will soon be installed in the city — one on the facade of Philly AIDS Thrift in Queen Village and the other on the side of Cake Life Bake Shop in Fishtown. The murals are the culmination of a partnership between Mural Arts’ […]

David Bowie and The Kinks gave her the courage to come out. How a Philly community program helped this transgender woman finish the journey

BY: - June 27, 2021

While Pride celebrations and festivities are still trying to bounce back from the COVID pandemic, Peyton Udell still finds much to be proud of.

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‘I’m not one of the boys’: Inside one transgender Latina woman’s personal journey | Frank Pizzoli

BY: - June 14, 2021

“I knew at about 4 years old I was experiencing myself in ways different from how other people saw me,” Johanna Clearwater told the Capital-Star.

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Nearly 10 percent of youth in Pgh school district identify as gender-diverse, new study finds | Analysis

BY: - June 7, 2021

The proportion was the largest the study's authors had ever seen.

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Anti-transgender bills are latest version of conservatives’ longtime strategy to rally their base | Opinion

BY: - May 7, 2021

A civil rights scholar looks at the large number of anti-transgender policies being debated and passed in state capitols. They are a staple issue for conservatives who want to rally their base.

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Transgender youth are coming out and living in their gender much earlier than older generations | Opinion

BY: - April 28, 2021

A survey also found that trans people who live in their affirmed gender report experiencing less stigma, anxiety and depression.

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How parents can support a child who comes out as transgender: By conquering their own fears, following their child’s lead and tolerating ambiguity | Opinion

BY: - April 23, 2021

Allow your child to come to their own answers. I think with kids there’s a lot of exploration, so things can change and that’s OK. Openness from parents allows them to be who they are.

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Trans Day of Visibility offers chance for community to stand in solidarity and support | Opinion

BY: - March 31, 2021

Trans Day of Visibility, then, is an attempt, as the trans community puts it, to “give us our roses while we’re still here.”

Philly and beyond to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31

BY: - March 28, 2021

The Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs will host a trans flag raising on March 31, including remarks by the department’s executive director Celena Morrison on the importance of the day. 

Philly’s Trans Wellness Conference is going virtual

BY: - February 17, 2021

The largest transgender health conference world-wide, PTWC serves to educate members of the trans community, healthcare workers and intersections thereof, about physical and mental health issues facing trans communities.

Philly’s transgender community speaks out on intimate partner violence

BY: - February 8, 2021

A 2015 report by the Williams Institute found that roughly 31 to 50 percent of trans people experience IPV at some point in their life, compared to 20 percent of cisgender people.