trans issues

Validating Hardship: Netflix’s “Disclosure” Reconciles Trans Pain and Joy

It’s a noteworthy watch considering the way that films prior have represented trans people.

Very Online: Why Are “Euphoria” Viewers So Desperate to Paint Jules as the Villain?

The desperate desire to paint Jules as a villain is thinily veiled transphobia. Read more »

Changing Tides: Black Feminists Are Mobilizing for Trans Women

The fight for racial justice can only be enriched by feminist strategies developed with an eye toward trans inclusion and empowerment. Read more »

Safe and Seen: Leave Potter Nostalgia behind in Favor of Trans Authors

It’s heartbreaking to learn that one of your icons is transphobic. Read more »

Tony McDade and Other Trans People Deserve Better than Deadnaming

It’s not accurate to call a trans person by incorrect pronouns, or a name that isn’t, and never was, their name. Read more »

Without Condition: In “Fairest,” Meredith Talusan Dreams of Freedom from Others’ Perception

“My gender and race reflected on each other like a dizzying hall of distorted mirrors.” Read more »

Protecting Voting Rights for Trans People Is a Must for Us All

A comprehensive approach is necessary for reforming voting rights for trans people. Read more »

#GirlsLikeUs: Trans Feminist Advocacy and Community Building

Black trans women and their political frameworks have become the face not only of trans issues but of LGBT issues as a whole—a representation few could have imagined even a decade ago. Read more »

Religious Exemption: Catholic Hospitals Are Barring Transgender Patients from Surgery

These policies and resulting statements, coupled with the reach and growth of Catholic healthcare systems, could make access to gender-confirmation surgery even more difficult. Read more »

Aria Sa’id Is Fighting for Trans Women of Color in San Francisco

People don’t realize that words and narratives affect transgender women in many ways. Read more »

Fighting to Thrive: Reflecting on “Boys Don’t Cry” 20 Years Later

Representation matters, but so do the stories that the media—film and television—chooses to tell about trans lives. Read more »

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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 »

It's Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

The marginalization of transgender women in feminism is not new, but the decades-long debate has taken on new dimension thanks to social media and the ease of finding strangers’ personal information online. 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 »