Trump announces ban on transgender individuals from serving in military, WU community reacts

President Donald Trump announced that the United States will not permit individuals who identify as transgender to serve in the military — in a decision that will not impact University policy — Wednesday.

| Senior News Editor

Vagina Monologues audience praises transgender inclusivity

With a greater focus on transgender inclusivity this year, Washington University’s chapter of the national organization V-Day raised money through The Vagina Monologues this weekend for the St. Louis Metro Trans Umbrella Group (MTUG), in addition to raising awareness for general women’s issues.

| Contributing Reporter

Trans* women of color panel concludes awareness week events

Panelists offered a diverse set of perspectives on being transgender, touching on issues from police brutality to the history and future of the trans* rights movement in the keynote panel of Wash U Pride Alliance’s Trans* Awareness Week.

Michaela Lange | Staff Reporter

Author Janet Mock talks activism, gender oppression, identity in Graham Chapel

Author, editor and activist Janet Mock spoke about her experiences as a mixed-race transgender woman and her views on activism and intersectionality at the keynote address for Pride Alliance’s Trans* Awareness Week.

June Jennings | Contributing Reporter

Treasury funds ‘Orange Is the New Black’ actress for Trans* Week

Laverne Cox, a transgender actress starring in the Netflix original series “Orange Is The New Black,” will be speaking at November’s Trans* Awareness Week, pending final contracts being signed.

| News Manager