In case you needed a reminder: Cool, thoughtful women absolutely killed it in 2015.
Though women faced many attacks this year, including the tragic shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado, there were also many moments when women banded together and triumphed. As 2016 is fast approaching, let’s look back and celebrate the moments — and the women — who made 2015 a year of forward-thinking female badassery. 11 Times Gender Norms Got The Middle Finger in 2015 Amber Rose’s SlutWalk … read more

Ben Carson proposed his solution Thursday to the public debate over transgender people using public restrooms that correspond with their gender identities – transgender bathrooms. The GOP presidential hopeful is already under fire for the suggestion he made during an interview with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos on Thursday. “How about we have a transgender bathroom?” Carson said. “It’s not fair for them to make everybody else uncomfortable.” “It’s one of the things that I don’t particularly like about … read more

In August, Lila Perry, a senior at Hillsboro High school in Missouri, made national headlines when 150 of her peers walked out of their school because Lila, a young trans woman, wanted to use the girl’s locker room. Over 150 Kids Protested A Trans Teen Who Wants To Use A Girls’ Locker Room On Monday, Lila went on “The View” to talk about her life since the walkout and what she’s learned since then. “After the protests, a lot of things really calmed down,” she said. “A lot of the … read more

On Tuesday, Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! stopped by MTV News to talk about the group’s new album of live performances, “23 Live Sex Acts,” which just dropped on September 4. In between dishing details about the new album and discussing what it’s like to work with Miley Cyrus, Grace, who publicly transitioned in 2012, gave advice to young transgender students in high school who are struggling with access to basic services like restrooms and locker rooms. One such student is a young transgender … read more

When one California elementary found out that a handful of their students didn’t fit traditional gender norms, they decided to do something about it. Miraloma Elementary in San Francisco is getting rid of separate bathrooms for boys and girls and making them gender neutral. “We changed the signs, we changed the way we teach our students that we don’t have boys and girls restrooms, we have restrooms,” principal Sam Bass told KGO. The shift came after a few parents came forward and told school officials … read more

What’s in a name? That’s the question Sunday’s episode of I Am Cait asks when Caitlyn Jenner decides to use her former name, Bruce, on an application for a golf course membership. “I don’t understand why you’re putting Bruce down, as opposed to Caitlyn,” Jenner friend Ronda Kamihira says in an exclusive clip from the episode. Jenner explains the dilemma, saying her golf course of choice at Sherwood Country Club is down for construction, but there’s a separate course there that she can join. Because … read more

More than 100 student walked out of class at a high school in a small Missouri town on Monday to protest a transgender classmate being allowed to use the girls’ locker room and bathrooms. Lila Perry, 17, was forced to hide in a guidance counselor’s office while her classmates and their parents picketed outside Hillsboro High School, the New York Times reports. Some even held signs like “Girl’s Right’s Matter.” “I was concerned about my own safety,” she told the Times
Perry began identifying as a … read more

It looks like the city of Hillsboro, Missouri didn’t get the memo that it’s 2015.
More than 150 students at Hillsboro High School staged a walkout that lasted nearly two hours on Monday, and it was all because their transgender classmate Lila Perry wanted to use the girl’s locker room.
Lila was born a boy but has identified as female since she was 13 years old, and she says for the most part school officials have been very understanding and accommodating towards her.
However, some of her classmates … read more

Lila Perry, a senior at Hillsboro High School in Jefferson County, Missouri, is a transgender girl who wants to use the locker room she feels comfortable in — the girls’ locker room. As a result, on Monday (August 31), more than 150 students walked out of the high school to protest her right to the restroom, KMOV reported.
According to the news outlet, “the walkout lasted for about two hours.” The report added that “Out of concern for [her] own safety, [Lila has] dropped out of gym class.”
“There’s … read more