trans issues

Of Course Cis People Are Being Weird About Elliot Page’s Body

Many cis people have a long way to go when it comes to thinking critically about talking about trans people and their bodies.

Love Is the Message: The Final Season of “Pose” Hands Out Happily Ever Afters

We’ve cried with them and mourned for them, but the third and final season of Pose gives us reasons to smile for them. Read more »

Trans Girls Are the Real Target of Anti-Trans Bills

Trans women and girls, along with femme trans people who were mistakenly assigned male at birth, are subject to a uniquely intensified hatred thanks to their hypervisibility. Read more »

Let It Burn: Transgender Cooks Are Changing Kitchen Culture

Transgender women are making a home in the professional kitchen by refusing in place. Read more »

Not Your Fetish: Trans Erotica Writers Redefine Desirability

Trans people have produced erotica long before 2017 and will continue to do so long after. Read more »

Cis Gatekeepers Have No Place in Trans Stories

Allow trans people to tell trans stories on their own terms and through their own lens. Read more »

The X Factor: One Letter, Multiple Identities, and a Complex Future

How the gender-neutral “x” became a contemporary paradox. Read more »

Tender Judging Care : #TransCrowdFund and the Politics of Desire

Even before the GoFundMe boom, there was an element of desirability politics in healthcare. Read more »

Bravado and Branding: Instagrammable Startups Can’t Save Trans Healthcare

We can’t rely on the economy of influencers to solve a healthcare disparity. Read more »

Hiding in Dreams: Jane Schoenbrun Is Redefining Trans Cinema

Bitch spoke with Jane Schoenbrun about the film, dysphoria, and how the internet shapes our identities. Read more »

Give Elliot Page—and All of Us—the Rightful “They”

 Page’s coming out promises to further increase trans visibility in the public conversation. Read more »

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Know & Tell: The Literary Renaissance of Trans Women Writers

For so long, the people who wrote about us were not us. Finally, that is beginning to change. Read more »

Critical Conditions: For Trans Individuals, Seeking Medical Care Can Be a Minefield

When trans individuals encounter the medical system, they're often met with discrimination and misunderstanding. Read more »

Politically Correct Language Isn't Just About Being Polite—It's About Survival

Photo by Phillipe Leroyer (Creative Commons). Two weeks ago, Jonathan Chait published the lengthy essay “Not a Very P.C.... Read more »