trans issues

Tender Judging Care : #TransCrowdFund and the Politics of Desire

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

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 »

What Sarah McBride’s Election Means for Trans Visibility

Even as trans politicians make gains, the reality of political visibility isn’t that easy. Read more »

Cis Women Can’t Ignore Trump’s Anti-Trans Shelter Policy

While the HUD proposal would undoubtedly hurt trans people first and foremost, its language and implications should terrify women everywhere. Read more »

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. Read more »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »