trans issues

Right-Wingers Are Using Bathrooms to Promote Bigotry

The bills banning transgender people from gender-appropriate bathrooms are built on one thing: hate.  Read more »

The Transphobia is Out There

Transphobic jokes marred an otherwise delightful X-Files episode. Read more »

How Has Transgender Activism Changed in the Past Decade?

10 questions for Monica Roberts on the 10th anniversary of TransGriot's creation.   Read more »

"The Danish Girl" Has An Emotional Hole at its Heart.

Just in time for Oscar season, Focus Pictures has released the well-pedigreed movie The Danish Girl. The film has admirable intentions, but offers scant insight into its protagonist. It fails to do what other recent media has done... Read more »

In Honor of Leelah Alcorn, Cincinnati Passes the First Citywide Ban On LGBT Conversion Therapy

In memory of the teen her took her own life, Cincinnati passes a ban on harmful LGBT “conversion therapy.”  Read more »

Say Their Names: Honoring Transgender Day of Remembrance

Take a moment this Friday to recognize memory of lives lost to acts of anti-transgender violence.  Read more »

Backtalk: Police Sexual Assaults and Transphobic Myths

On Backtalk, Sarah and Amy discuss pop culture news of the week. This week, they dig into the disturbing case of police officer Daniel Holtzclaw and discuss the ... Read more »

Why We Can't and Won't "Drop the T"

A campaign to “drop the T” from LGBT is hurtful in all kinds of ways.  Read more »

Rewriting Reality: A Forthcoming Speculative Fiction Anthology Asks Transgender Authors to Imagine New Worlds

It’s been a helter-skelter year for sci-fi and geekdom. Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Blood & Guts

This week, we bring you three stories about the visceral realities of bodies. 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 »

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 »