Topics :: anti-trans rhetoric

Fired NY Radio Hosts Who Made Anti-Trans Comments Return

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Sep 12, 2014
The two radio hosts from Rochester, N.Y., who apologized earlier this year after they were fired for using anti-trans language on the air, are now back on the air waves.

Austin Lingerie Store Asks for Transwoman’s ID Before Service

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Jul 5, 2014
An Austin, Texas lingerie store is coming under fire today after being accused of humiliating and discriminating against a transgender customer.

’Cards Against Humanity’ Co-Creator: I ’Regret’ Anti-Trans Card

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
One of the co-creator behind the hilarious popular card / drinking game "Cards Against Humanity" apologized for a transphobic card last week, saying he regrets making it.

Anti-LGBT Right Winger: Satan is Behind Laverne Cox’s Trans Advocacy

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jun 18, 2014
The anti-LGBT and ultra conservative Linda Harvey of Mission America, condemned the transgender rights movement during her radio program, specifically targeting actress and trans advocate Laverne Cox who appeared on the cover of Time magazine last month.

Jenny McCarthy Deletes Anti-Transgender ’Joke’

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jun 4, 2014
Actress Jenny McCarthy is under fire this week after she made what some are calling an anti-trans joke on Twitter, but quickly deleted it.

Video :: Trans ’Drag Race’ Contestant Used ’Tranny’ in Interview

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jun 3, 2014
After weighing in on the ongoing "tranny" debate earlier this year, a video surfaced this week showing transgender star and former "RuPual’s Drag Race" contestant using the controversial word in an interview.

RuPaul Calls Out Logo Amid ’Tranny’ Debate

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday May 27, 2014
RuPaul went on a Twitter tirade after a statement by Logo was published by BuzzFeed where officials "distanced themselves" from the icon drag queen’s comments regarding the use of the word "tranny."

RuPaul Responds to Criticism of Transphobia

By Jason St. Amand | Monday May 26, 2014
RuPaul responds to the controversy surrounding his use of the word "tranny" and the perceived transphobic language used on his popular reality show, "RuPaul’s Drag Race."

MD Gains Trans Protections; Foes Vow Ballot Repeal Attempt

By John Riley | Thursday May 22, 2014
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) on Thursday, May 15 signed into law a bill prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression. But opponents are mounting an effort to collect petition signatures in the hope of overturning the law.

Rochester’s Morning Shock Jocks Fired for Transphobic Tirade

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday May 22, 2014
Rochester 98.9 "Breakfast Buzz" DJs Kimberly and Beck were "suspended indefinitely" Wednesday night, and fired Thursday morning after making controversial and anti-transgender comments during their show on Wednesday.