Man Gets 49 Additional Years For Hate Crime Murder of Trans Woman Mercedes Williamson

A Mississippi man has been sentenced to an additional 49 years in prison after being convicted of the first federal hate crime against a transgender victim.

Joshua Vallum, 29, had already been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to state charges in the murder of 17-year-old Mercedes Williamson.

Student Makes History As Highschool's First Trans Prom King

A student has made history by becoming his school’s first ever transgender prom king.
Alan Belmont was the winner of North Central High School prom king, beating the other finalists to don the sash and crown.

The 17-year-old was a popular choice for prom king, as he attended the competition with his girlfriend.

The teen says he wanted to raise awareness of trans issues through winning the competition, and that it was not about popularity.

Say Her Name: Chayviss Reed 9th Trans Woman Killed In US This Year

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - Detectives were looking for the killer of Chayviss "Chay" Darice Reed, who was shot dead on Friday in Miami-Dade County's West Little River neighborhood.

Reed, 28, died in the area of Northwest 27th Avenue and Northwest 93rd Street. She was born a boy, grew up in Carol City and Opa-locka and graduated from American Senior High School in Hialeah.

On Saturday, her friends and relatives remembered her courage and sense of humor when she challenged the norms and came out as transgender.

Watch: Parents Of Trans Kids Show Support In New Video

These parents are teaching their transgender children that they are loved, confident, and so much more.

Survivor Contestant Outed As Trans

Two-time Survivor contestant Zeke Smith revealed himself to be transgender during tonight's episode, after fellow tribe member Jeff Varner decided to out him in front of the other contestants.

The 29 year-old contestant won viewers over during the Millennials vs. Gen-X season of Survivor with his lovable personality, and even inspired another contestant, Bret, to come out to him on the show. Zeke was brought back this season for Game Changers, which is entirely made up of returning players who had a major impact on the show in previous seasons.

Tanisha Cassadine Dies After Silicone Injection Surgery Goes Wrong

TAMPA - The day after Tanisha Cassadine got illegal silicone injections, she fell deathly ill.

Two of her closest friends, Hamburger Mary’s franchise owner Kurt King, and entertainer Delores Van-Cartier were at the hospital when Cassadine took her last breath.

King said Cassadine was sick with pneumonia from an arduous travel schedule. But, said the injections were too much for her body to handle.

Trans Man Inspirational Body Transformation Goes Viral

Musician Jaimie Wilson, who uses the Instagram name Tboy61915, posted the image last week. He did so to encourage people not to judge others by their outward appearance.

‘DONT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER,’ he says. ‘I am posting this picture to show that not everyone has to show “signs” to be transgender.

‘You don’t have to pass a test to prove you’re trans… and you sure as hell don’t need ANYONES approval but your own.
‘This life is about finding yourself and becoming YOU.

Trans teen dies after receiving silicone injections from fake plastic surgeon

Symone Marie Jones, 19, died after receiving the injections from Kavonceya Iman Cornelius, 42.

Cornelius, who is also trans, now faces second-degree murder charges.

Jones died a few days after receiving the ‘off market’ implants at the Salisbury, North Carolina home of Cornelius, on 12 January.

Cornelius used non-medical grade silicone and did not hold a licence to perform the surgery.

According to the family of the deceased teen, Jones had believed that Cornelius was operating with a ‘concierge service’ for a legitimate plastic surgery clinic in Charlotte.

Show Featuring Trans Men Eden's Garden Returns For Season 2

Eden’s Garden is a scripted series that covers the lives of seven transgender-male best friends, including three trans-females who are like the sisters to them. Eden’s Garden is the first series to cover trans people of color in a media related entertainment way. Eden’s Garden is inspired by true stories that represents the lives of multiple transgender people. The director & writer is a black transman himself: Seven King. The writing come from personal experiences and observation from his own journey.

Caitlyn Jenner Rumored To Be Joining Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Caitlyn Jenner could be in talks to join the cast of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”

NewNowNext reports that Jenner is considering the reality show after her own show “I Am Cait” was canceled from E! due to low viewership.