COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG DEAD AT 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died, the court announced this evening. Her death is a shock, and yet not a surprise. Ginsburg has been battling a series of illnesses for years. She was diagnosed with colon cancer more than 20 years ago, and ten years later pancreatic cancer, which finally claimed her. She had…

STATE PARK RENAMED TO HONOR LEGENDARY TRANS ACTIVITY MARSHA P. JOHNSON

A state park in New York was renamed yesterday in honor of legendary trans activist Marsha P. Johnson. In an announcement yesterday – which would have been Johnson’s 75th birthday – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said that the East River State Park in Brooklyn will now officially be known as the Marsha P….

LAVERNE COX’S DOCUMENTARY DISCLOSURE LOOKS @ TRANSGENDER REPRESENTATION ON FILM

Laverne Cox serves as executive producer in the Netflix documentary Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen. The documentary takes a look at transgender representation in film. According to Indiewire, the film’s creative team, cast, and crew were “almost exclusively transgender.” Cox, who is best known for playing transgender inmate Sophia Burset on the Netflix dramedy Orange is the New…

TRANSGENDER WOMAN FOUND STABBED TO DEATH IN BALTIMORE

Johanna Metzger was stabbed to death in Baltimore on Saturday. She is at least the sixth transgender person in the U.S. to die a violent death this year. Metzger’s mother told local news that her daughter was a college graduate who taught herself how to play multiple instruments. Baltimore Safe Haven, an LGBTQ center, held…