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HRC Takes a Stand on MichFest's Trans-Exclusionary Policy

The Human Rights Campaign has weighed in on the trans-exclusionary 'womyn born womyn' intention of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, and festival organizers may not like what the national group has to say.

Crystal Bowersox Is Sticking With Michfest But Not Siding With It

The singer-songwriter says she opposes Michfest's intention to exclude trans women but will still headline the event.

Michfest Organizer Clarifies Trans 'Intention,' Asks Guests to Support Performers

Michfest organizer Lisa Vogel clarifies that trans women aren't banned — they just aren't wanted on the land.

OITNB Star Lea DeLaria Signs on to MichFest Despite Trans Exclusionary Policy

Lea DeLaria has joined the lineup for this year's Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, an event that explicitly forbids trans people, like her Orange Is The New Black costar Laverne Cox, from attending.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker Introduces Comprehensive Nondiscrimination Ordinance

The country's largest city without an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance looks to change that with a new draft policy, proposed by the city's first LGBT mayor.

Google's International Women's Day Doodle Includes Trans Women

Today's Google Doodle celebrates International Women's Day with a video celebrating women around the globe — including two openly trans women.

EXCLUSIVE: Tom Phelan Breaks Ground As Trans Actor Playing Trans Teen on 'The Fosters'

Tom Phelan plays trans teen Cole on ABC Family's The Fosters. Phelan sat down with SheWired to discuss the show, working with Rosie O'Donnell and Maia Mitchell, and trans representation in the media.

Facebook Expands Gender Options for Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Users

For years, trans individuals have lamented Facebook's requirement to be addressed using either male or female pronouns. Starting today, that's all changed.