Caitlyn Jenner to Write Memoir

Caitlyn Jenner, with help from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Buzz Bissinger, will publish a memoir recounting her early life and the lead-up to her highly public transformation. Speaking to the New York Times, Bissinger revealed, “It’s her book, but it’s going to be reported out to keep her honest. She’s been incredibly open, and I think it has the potential to be a really …

India’s First Transgender Modeling Agency

Though they’re officially recognized as a third gender by the Indian government, “hijras”—a transgender group specific to South Asia—still face harsh prejudices by mainstream society. Rudrani Chettri (who identifies as a hijra) is aiming to dissolve that discrimination through her charity, Mitr Trust. By raising £5,000, Chettri hopes to set up a transgender modeling agency to help hijras find sustainable and safe employment. Dazed recently …

How Transgender People Choose New Names

Choosing a new name is oftentimes a first step for transgender people as they adopt a new identity. Much like Caitlyn Jenner’s = “Call Me Caitlyn” cover, announcing a new name is a symbolic moment that makes others to see them differently—even if they may still look the same. Sometimes, it’s a most difficult decision. From spontaneous decisions to wracking detailed name lists, New York …