Army soldier Shane Ortega comes out as transgender as the military evaluates their policies on transgender service members. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the US lags behind other countries in allowing people to serve openly. [more inside]
Laverne Cox (activist and actress on Orange Is the New Black, previously) and Carmen Carrera (model and competitor on Season 3 of RuPaul's Drag Race) sat down with Katie Couric to talk about their lives as transgender trailblazers. Couric's questions about genital surgery led Cox to push back and began an outpouring of journalistic advice on the issue. What you shouldn't ask. What Couric could have asked. Can the media stop?
Miss Gender — A Video Podcast About my Transition From One Gender to Another [via mefi projects] [more inside]