Vice Documentary "Sistergirls" Examines Trans Life On Remote Indigenous Island

The remote community of the Tiwi Islands, located 80km north of the Australian mainland, has a thriving gay and trans community known as the Sistergirls. More than 5 percent of the Tiwi population identify as a Sistergirl with most of them living publicly as women and observing local Indigenous traditions. In this episode of Australiana, VICE embeds with the Sistergirls to explore the intersection of traditional culture and gender identity. We follow the story of Laura, who at the age of 33 has been awaiting gender reassignment hormones since she was 10 years old.

There’s a village in the Caribbean where ‘girls’ grow penises at age 12

A rare genetic disorder means girls in Salinas in the Dominican Republic turn into boys at 12-years-old.

Around one in 90 children in Salinas are “Guevedoces” (sometimes called “Machihembras,” meaning “first a woman then a man”).

When these children are born they look like girls, with no testes and what appears to be a vagina, and it’s only when they near puberty that the penis grows and testicles descend. These children are simply referred to as the guevedoces, which literally translates to “penis at 12.”

The Cost of Transitioning: Transwoman Spends 75K For The "Perfect Female Body"

A transgender woman spent over $76,000 trying to attain the ideal female body after hiding the desire to change sexes for 40 years.

56-year-old Fulvia Pellegrino has endured a round of arduous surgeries to attain her current appearance including over 150 lip and cheekbone fillers, four breast implants and two series of liposuction.

Pellegrino was born with the name Fulvio and has the full backing of her wife Marisa, reports Daily Mail.

People Reveal When They First New They Were Transgender

People are revealing the moment when they first knew they were transgender.
An AskReddit thread has sparked a conversation between trans people from across the globe.

Hundreds of people from the trans community are speaking about how they came to understand their gender identity and what followed.

The stories range from beautiful to sad to horrific as folk from the trans community recount their experiences.

Transwoman Says She Was Blocked From Her Bank Account Because "I Sounded Like A Man"

Drew Dalziel Santander account was blocked off by a customer service representative who misgendered her upon hearing her voice.

Dalziel is currently in vocal training and had phoned up the bank to query a charge she had incurred on her account.

She said that when answering security questions, she was told that her account would be blocked for a week because “she sounded like a man”.

Dalziel said: “While I can see why this happened, it has been stressful.

“I haven’t had access to my money and have had to borrow to get by.

Watch: Transman Having Conversation With His Sons About What It Means to Be Transgender

In a video that is sure to bring a tear to at least one of your eyes, Amari Vendely is shown having a conversation with his sons about what it means to be transgender. Their answers and understanding prove that its not a topic that will confuse children but rather one they can easily comprehend and love unconditionally. If only adults were this easy to get on board!

TransWoman Starts Scholarship Fund For Transwomen of Color In Honor of Her Grandmother

Londyn De Richelieu has created the Claudette M. Mason Foundation's first annual GIRLS UNITED Scholarship for Transgender Women of Color in honor of her grandmother. Claudette M. Mason was a single mother born during a time when women (single and black especially), or those of the African Diaspora living in the United States were not able to realize the true freedoms of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Two Men Charged With Attacking New York Transwoman

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Authorities arrested and charged two men with a hate crime after a Wednesday morning attack on a transgender woman in Stapleton.

Tapharia Jones, 24, of Port Richmond, and Yaqwa Jones, 20, of Stapleton, allegedly attacked the 29-year-old woman near the intersection of Prospect and Bay Streets at approximately 9:40 a.m., authorities allege.

As they kicked and punched the woman, they made multiple comments about her transgender status, according to police reports.

The victim was treated at the scene by EMS workers for minor injuries.

We Have To Stop Shaming Men Who Date Trans Women

With the recent outing of Tyga and Bobby Valentino there is still a stigma about men who date trans women. These stigmas have repercussions that extend well beyond shock gossip and site views and often lead to violence against trans women and the men who love them.

Tee Tee Dangerfield Is The 16th Transwoman Killed In The US This Year

Early Monday morning, a transgender woman was found murdered outside of a College Park apartment complex in the Atlanta area.

The woman, TeeTee Dangerfield, 32, was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds near her car at the South Hampton Estates, according to the College Park Police Department. She was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital and ultimately died of her injuries, Major Lance Patterson told Georgia Voice.

–Man sentenced for stabbing date 119 times after learning she’s trans–