trans women


Trans Disabled Teen Model Aaron Philip Is the Future of Fashion

She made history this summer as the first black, trans, disabled model to sign with Elite Model Management. And she's just getting started.
Aaron Barksdale
Generational Gaps

Trans People Talk About What They Wish They Knew When They Were Younger

"I wish I'd known I needn't feel obliged to talk about my genitals to random people at parties."
Clara Krohn
Dipo Faloyin
sex work

This Trans Porn Site Wants to Show You Real Sex, Not ‘Shemale’ Stereotypes

The creator behind the new Montreal-based TSNaturalsXXX talks sex, stigma, and industry pressures.
Brigitte Noël
sex work

What It’s Like to Be a Trans Woman in Porn

“People are so disgusted with their attraction to us, while simultaneously getting off because of us.”
Allison Tierney
The VICE Guide to Right Now

New Rules for Trans Blood Donors Coming to Canada

Trans rights groups are pissed off about the new policy, which focuses on gender identity and surgery—not behaviour.
Sarah Berman

Women and Marginalized Groups Come to Forefront of Black Lives Matter in Toronto

"For all the little Black girls out there who are not allowed to just be little Black girls, this night is for you."
Sierra Bein

Cry-Baby of the Week: An Airline Passenger Allegedly Threatened to Bring Down the Plane If She Couldn’t Sit with Her Cat

Also this week: Over 150 high school kids staged a walkout because a trans girl wanted to use the girl's locker room.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete

'Tangerine' Was Shot on an iPhone, But Director Sean Baker Still Pines for Celluloid

We spoke to Sean Baker, the director behind this year's breakout Sundance film, about depicting the world of two trans black women as a white, male director.
Rod Bastanmehr

The Uphill Battle to Make Prison Safer for Trans Women

Even as their advocates win victories in court, trans inmates remain vulnerable to violence from their fellow prisoners and indifference from a system that does not understand their needs.
Aviva Stahl

Community Seeks Answers From Police Following Toronto Transwoman’s Death

Police maintain that the death of Sumaya Dalmar, a Toronto transwoman of colour, was not suspicious. But that's all they're saying.
Sarah Ratchford

How the Killing of a Trans Filipina Woman Ignited an International Incident

The trial of a US Marine accused of murder starts today. Will he go free?
Meredith Talusan

Trans Women of Color Face an Epidemic of Violence and Murder

The incoherent response by cops is just making the problem worse.
Mary Emily O'Hara