Last month, President Barack Obama ascended to the speaker’s rostrum in the chamber of the United States House of Representatives to deliver the 2015 State of the Union address to the 114th United States Congress.
Early in the morning of Dec. 28, a 17-year-old trans woman by the name of Leelah Alcorn was struck and killed by a semi-truck on Interstate 71 near Union Township, Ohio. At 5:30 p.m., hours after the accident, a note by Alcorn automatically posted to her Tumblr page. The note — on a light pink backdrop with a pixilated unicorn cat
Kate Pierson, long a member of the seminal new-wave group The B-52s, is releasing a new album called “Guitars and Microphones” in early 2015 — and the first single was released this month. The song — a catchy tune with a great beat and memorable hook — is what one might expect from an artist known for hits dating back to late 1970s.
Fifteen years ago, on a rainy evening in San Francisco, a group of transgender people and others met at the Castro Street MUNI station. From there, this small group would walk across the way to the Castro Theater, standing out front with placards naming various victims of anti-transgender violence while “The Brandon