Laverne Cox

January 11, 2015 - 4:24pm
Local artists Rhys Harper and Gavin Rouille explore the changing transgender conversation through artwork at the Syracuse Trans*cending Gender exhibit.

There are places in Kaleb Lynch’s North Carolina hometown where he will not go, ever, even with people.

These are places where residents like to sit on their porches in rocking chairs with shotguns, and where good ol’ boys come to hang out at night. Though Lynch’s home is a college town, and the only real “blue” part of the county, these are places he, as a transgender man, isn’t safe or welcome.

“I wouldn't go up there because I just wouldn't do it,” he says.

October 30, 2014 - 10:29am
The Orange Is the New Black actress spoke on Wednesday evening in Goldstein Auditorium.

As a woman who has overcome many obstacles to accept herself and who is currently more aware than ever of who she is, Laverne Cox made sure to share with the Syracuse community her own identity.

October 15, 2014 - 11:52am
One Syracuse University student finds truth in his identity as transgender.

Note from the writer:

October marks national LGBT History Month and observes National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11. As a reporter for The NewsHouse, I reached out to transgender students to help our community at SU better understand what gender identity means for our colleagues regardless of appearance. Each of the three students I worked with shared their personality and passions with me, and now wish to share them with our NewsHouse readers. Follow the profile series on Oct. 15, 22 and 29.