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Gender Politics

Vladimir Luxuria, Italian transgender activist and former MP, on being detained in Russia

“The second time, I was very afraid,” said former Italian MP Vladimir Luxuria, about her detention in Sochi, Russia after she defied Vladimir Putin’s “gay propaganda” law twice at the Winter Olympic Games earlier this week, wearing a rainbow flag with a pro-gay slogan and even posing for photos with children.

Petition asks DA to drop charges against bullied transgender student

Family and friends of a transgender student launch a petition to get the Contra Costa County district attorney to drop a misdemeanor battery charge against Jewlyes Gutierrez, a transgender student who says she fought back against three bullies.

Gay Arcadia teen comes out - twice

Aiden Aizumi’s classmates won’t find him in 2006 Arcadia High School yearbook. Not unless they look him up as “Ashley,” anyway.

Transgender immigrants often end up with "survival convictions"

Many transgender undocumented immigrants enter the legal system through what Clement Lee, an attorney with Immigration Equality, calls “survival convictions” - crimes associated with their undocumented status, life factors such as homelessness or addiction, or mental health issues such as trauma -- which often lead to immigration detention and deportation.

GLAAD discusses the state of transgender equality

GLAAD's Dani Heffernan speaks about GLAAD's Transgender Education and Media Program. She is one of eight transgender advocates featured in the story in The Advocate.

Our stories: Documenting violence against LBT Asians

"Lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender people are violated because of their sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression."