trans women


Straight Men Recall the First Time They Were Attracted to a Trans Woman

Tons of men are into trans girls, they just don't admit it.
Diana Tourjée
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
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

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 women of colour 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

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

Are Independent Charities Doing More for Victims of Domestic Violence than the Government?

Where the government's localisation of refuge services are putting women at risk every day, independent charities are picking up the pieces.
Grace Banks

Trans Women of Colour Face an Epidemic of Violence and Murder

The 20th of November is Transgender Day of Remembrance, when communities all over the world hold vigils and memorials for those lost largely to hate crimes and domestic violence.
Mary Emily O'Hara

Visions of Lorelei: Intimate Photographs of a Woman in Transition

I interviewed artist Jennifer Loeber about her pictures of Lorelei, a friend she met as a teenager in summer camp when Lorelei was still identifying as a male named Robert.
Tom Griggs