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Trans athletes have condemned a recent op-ed by tennis legend Martina Navratilova, who wrote that trans women should not compete against cis women in sex-segregated sports. Writing in U.K. newspaper The Sunday Times this past weekend, Navratilova says that allowing trans women athletes to compete as women is “insane,” likening it to “cheating.” “A man can decide to be female, take hormones if required by whatever sporting is concerned, win everything in sight and perhaps earn a small fortune, and...

Ola and Abel Osundairo, the two brothers allegedly involved in an attack against actor Jussie Smollett were seen leaving a grand jury room to talk to prosecutors on Tuesday, CBS News Chicago reports.  It was also reported that the two men were recorded in a car from a ride-sharing app, presumably on their way to the scene of the incident. The Osundairos seemed nervous during the car ride, sources told CBS.  Last month, Smollett reported to police that he was attacked...

The Trump administration is set to launch a global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality in dozens of nations where anti-gay laws are still on the books, NBC News reported Monday. While on its surface, the move looks like an atypically benevolent decision by the Trump administration, the details of the campaign belie a different story. Rather than actually being about helping queer people around the world, the campaign looks more like another instance of the right using queer people as...

It was just a few weeks ago when news first surfaced that Jussie Smollett said he was attacked as racist and homophobic slurs were hurled at him. Each day since then has been eventful, to say the least: Like the best roller coasters, the investigation of his claims has had so many highs and lows, speculative twists, and unconfirmed turns that it was hard for many to believe the Empire actor was indeed a victim. I was not one...

This weekend, when the Chicago Police Department released information suggesting that Empire actor Jussie Smollett helped stage an alleged racist and homophobic violent attack on Jan. 29, the general public and many initial supporters denounced the actor. Despite whether or not these claims are true, others — particularly those who have had firsthand experience with the notorious police department — believe that we shouldn’t be too quick to trust the information that they’re releasing. One such person is Charlene Carruthers,...

Long-rumored 2020 hopeful Bernie Sanders finally came out with it: He’s running for president. The Vermont Senator announced his campaign, his second consecutive attempt at seeking the Democratic nomination, in a Vermont Public Radio interview Tuesday morning. He detailed a platform similar to the one he campaigned on against eventual 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, focused on expanding health care coverage, raising the minimum wage, and lowering student debt. Along with defeating current President Donald Trump — whom Sanders described as...

TransGriot is a GLAAD Media Award-winning blog that has been covering trans issues for over a decade, well before mainstream media outlets deemed violence against trans women of color and laws targeting the community newsworthy. Its creator, Monica Roberts, was featured in a Daily Beast profile published Tuesday morning that celebrated her work and her ability to do what so many journalists chose not to. “This was a happy day,” Roberts tells Out, but that changed by the afternoon. Hours...

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