A Hapa transgender male athlete is the first transgender man to compete in any NCAA division 1 sport, reports CBS News.
A rising junior at Harvard, Schulyer Bailar originally made Harvard’s swim team as a woman. Bailar transitioned to a male and switched to Harvard’s men’s swim team about two years ago.… Read more
Jake Zyrus talked about the person he grew up as and the person her fans all know, Charice, in two separate interviews.
His announcement on June 20 that he had changed his name to Jake, served as his official coming out party as a transgender.
“I … Read more
The transformation for the former Charice is now complete.
He has changed his name to Jake Zyrus, reports CNN Philippines.
Jake erased all of Charice’s old social media posts and replaced it with his new name.
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My first tweet as Jake. Overwhelmed. Saw all your love comments and I’m so happy. Finally. I love
By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge
Outside of Caitlyn Jenner, two of the most visible transgender women in the U.S. today are a Hawaii-born journalist and an internationally famous model, who is an immigrant from the Philippines.When the Trump administration rolled back federal mandates for the use of school bathrooms for transgender people, Janet… Read more
Your race plays a role in almost every aspect of your life including opportunities that are opened or denied, where you are raised and where you live, how you are treated and how you treat others and even who you love and who loves you.
By Ed Diokno
The president of Parents, Families, Friends of Lesbians and Gays API (PFLAG) in Southern California hopes the largest LGBTQ gathering in the U.S. will provide an energetic start to a budding support group for LGBTQ APIs and their families.
The Creating Change Conference is an annual event sponsored and organized by the National … Read more
By Ernabel Demillo
Clara Yoon recalls the day her son, who was still in high school, announced that he was transgender.
“My husband and I, just like many other parents, we were shock, in denial and we were afraid,” she remembered. “And it’s because one, we didn’t know what transgender means and based on … Read more
A transgender Filipino activist has been included in a new campaign by cosmetic company Cover Girl to inspire young woman to reach new heights, reports ABS CBN.
Entitled Girls Can, the program features a series of interviews by journalist Soledad O’Brien with women leaders.
“Media shapes culture. So when media starts telling empowered and … Read more
The Miss Hercules pageant near Oakland, California accepted the first transgender contender for this year’s competition, sending an unprecedented message of openness, reports ABS-CBN News.
15-year-old Brandon Sooksampan, who is of Laotian descent, hopes her participation will bring awareness of the trans community. She also looks up to Caitlyn Jenner and Geena … Read more