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.
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.
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.
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.
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.