Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out

In an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek magazine, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook makes public that he is gay. The fact likely makes Cook the highest-profile gay person in corporate America. “Plenty of colleagues at Apple know I’m gay, and it doesn’t seem to make a difference in the way Continue Reading

Room For Debate: For Starters, ‘Unsex’ the Birth Certificate

The moment when a new baby officially becomes a legal person from the state’s view is the filing of a birth certificate. The information on the certificate — the child’s name, parents and sex — stays with a person for life. Choosing a sex using traditional choices sends a child’s Continue Reading

A Must Read: A Brief History Of Crossdressing

Humans are designed to compartmentalize objects, ideas, and experiences. It’s how we survive. Our early ancestors’ ability to instantaneously decide a whether a situation was safe or dangerous was imperative if they wanted to keep their weak, hairless little bodies alive long enough to pass along their genes. As societies Continue Reading

Ohio Girl Bullied At School After Donating Hair To Cancer Charity

10-year-old Jetta Fosburg never expected to be a victim of bullying when she cut her hair and donated it to child cancer patients, but that’s precisely what happened to the Dayton, Ohio girl. Jetta cut 14 inches off her locks and contributed the hair to the Wigs for Kids charity Continue Reading

Dolly Parton On Why She Supports Her Gay Fans

Dolly Parton is now celebrating her 50th anniversary as a Nashville performer, and she recently sat down for an enlightening interview with Billboard magazine that covered everything from her lengthy career in music and why she supports her gay fans, to being a woman in a largely male-dominated industry. Dolly Continue Reading

The Story Of The Boy In The Pretty Pink Shoes

Once upon a time, in the year 2012, a viral digital photo of a young boy who decided to wear a pair of pink shoes to preschool ignited a fiery online conversation. The boy’s older sister posted the photograph of her 5-year-old brother ready for a car ride to school Continue Reading

Utah Supreme Court Lifts Hold On Same-Sex Adoptions

Utah’s Supreme Court lifted its stay on same-sex adoptions Thursday, two weeks after the state dropped its legal fight over the issue. In May, the state’s high court placed a hold on several district judges’ rulings that ordered the Utah Department of Health to issue birth certificates to same-sex couples Continue Reading

Things Are Improving For LGBT Students, But They’re Still Really Bad

Schools are getting better at fostering a friendly environment for LGBT students, but they still have a long way to go. A survey released Wednesday by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, which advocates school safety for students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression, showed notable improvement for Continue Reading

WA School Principal Punishes Boys Crossdressing For Spirit Week – Students Stage Protest

When students at White Pass Junior and Senior High School in Randle, WA were told to dress up as their favorite celebrities for the “come as your favorite celebrity” day during Spirit Week, the chances that someone would show up for class as a high profile female role model or Continue Reading

Video: Born This Way – A Documentary About Transgender

Born This Way is a mini-documentary that explores the ideas and misconceptions regarding gender and specifically transgender that are common in everyday society. The Born This Way Youtube page states: “Everyone has a gender; it is a thing affects everything of our lives. It affects how we act like and Continue Reading

Southwest Leather Conference Announces New Dates for 2015 – Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Leather Conference traditionally has been held on the fourth weekend of January every year, but that will change for the year 2015. It has been scheduled next year for January 15th through the 18th. Regarding the change, the Southwest Leather Conference blog states: “This one time change is being Continue Reading