02 Jan 2020

A transgender character is coming to the Marvel Universe

Coming soon to a theater near you — a transgender Marvel character.

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14 Nov 2018

Transgender artist out of ideas to subvert social constructs

Coupon, Pennsylvania — Local visual and musical artist and self-professed cultural dissident Valerie Sanders has run out of ways to express herself and grab attention in the fast-paced era of social media driven by the constant fear of missing out.

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06 Jun 2018

Jazz Jennings on gender confirmation surgery: ‘I’m going to have a vagina!’

The date is set.

Reality TV personality and social media star Jazz Jennings will undergo gender confirmation surgery on June 26.

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23 Jan 2018

Laverne Cox Makes History As Cosmopolitan’s First Transgender Cover Girl

Laverne Cox can add “Cosmopolitan covergirl” to her ever-growing list of credits and accomplishments.

The Emmy-winning actress, producer and LGBTQ rights advocate made history as the first transgender woman ever to appear on a Cosmo cover, appearing atop Cosmopolitan South Africa’s February issue in a sheer black leotard. The Valentine’s Day-themed #SayYesToLove edition is focused on LGBTQ issues, and features a rainbow-colored masthead designed specifically for the occasion.

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20 Oct 2017

Transgender woman convicted of sexually assaulting girl

A transgender woman in Wyoming has been convicted of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl inside the bathroom of a local home — and now faces up to 70 years in prison.

Miguel Martinez — who identifies as a woman and uses the name Michelle, according to her public defender — was found guilty of first-degree and second-degree sexual abuse of a minor by a 12-person jury Wednesday. She now faces up to 70 years in prison, the Billings Gazette reports.

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