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According to the Smithsonian Institution, the transgender pride flag, pictured here, was designed by trans activist and U.S. Navy veteran Monica Helms in 1999. The light pink and light blue are colors traditionally associated with baby girls and baby boys. The white represents people who are intersex, transitioning, or an undefined gender

Transgender swimmer’s NCAA win could have positive ripple effects

Guilford women's swimming team members say Lia Thomas' participation in the sport is fair and important
Shugo Izumi, Staff Writer May 18, 2022

On March 17, Lia Thomas, a transgender female swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania, won the 500-yard NCAA freestyle event in Atlanta at 4:33.24. Thomas, a senior, also had good times in the 100- and...

A protest for transgender rights in San Diego.

Republican lawmakers’ crusade against transgender equality continues

AB Donegan, Staff Writer April 1, 2021

Monday, March 22, on the fifth anniversary of the introduction of House Bill 2, or the “Bathroom Bill,” another attack was launched on the transgender people living in North Carolina. This attack came...

Trans lives threatened

Jake Ramsaur, Staff Writer November 2, 2018

The Obama Administration helped the transgender community make strides in the way of civil rights, but a leaked memo shows that the Trump administration may be reversing some of the progress that was made. On...

Zeke Smith, a contestant from the reality TV competition “Survivor,” was outed by a fellow contestant during the 10th episode of the season. // Photo courtesy of Robert Voets

Trans ‘Survivor’ contestant outed on show

Sonia McLamb, Staff Writer April 28, 2017

Since House Bill 2 was enacted last year, North Carolina has been in the news time and time again due to the issue of transphobia, as both a producer of bigotry and a site of resistance. On April 12,...

Our community has an obligation to trans students

Our community has an obligation to trans students

Abe Kenmore, Managing Editor December 4, 2015

Recently I was privileged to attend a trans student panel hosted by the Multicultural Education Department. Five Guilford students talked about their experience discovering their identity and navigating...

Ireland passes gender recognition law, but US still unfriendly to the transgender community

Harris Billings, Staff Writer September 4, 2015

In 1993, Ireland decriminalized homosexual activity. Twenty-two years later, the transgender community of Ireland celebrates a major victory. In May 2015, Ireland became the first country to legalize...

Trans women deserve equality in education

William Burton, Staff Writer April 17, 2015

“In trans women’s eyes, I see a wisdom that can only come from having to fight for your right to be recognized as female, a raw strength that only comes from unabashedly asserting your right to be...

Allison making NC history as first trans* party chair candidate

Allison making NC history as first trans* party chair candidate

Brianna Parker, Staff Writer February 6, 2015

Janice Covington Allison is making history as the first transgender candidate for the North Carolina Democratic Party chair, but the journey is not without roadblocks. Allison made waves in 2012 when...

#justiceforjane movement ongoing

#justiceforjane movement ongoing

Clare Forrister, Staff Writer December 5, 2014

“A lot of times state agencies just don’t know how to handle transgender people, so they do the easiest thing and put them away where they don’t have to deal with them,” said senior Madeline Putney,...

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