trans issues

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 »

Mock & Awe: Janet Mock on Truth-Telling, Community Building, and Writing the Story She Had Been Waiting for Her Whole Life

Redefining Realness is written with astounding honesty and heart. Read more »

Here's Why You Should Know About the Case of CeCe McDonald

CeCe McDonald is scheduled to be released from prison this month. This is a very big deal. Her case is a prime example of how the legal system can (and often does) work against... Read more »

Three Important Facts to Read on Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to recognize the high rates of violence that trans people face around the world. The ... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the news on our radar today!Not all same-sex couples want to get married just because it’s legal. In fact, many gay couples are remaining... Read more »

Anything That Loves: New Comics Collection Explores The Space Between Gay and Straight

People often talk about a hierarchy inherent in the acronym LGBT: that gays and lesbians garner the most attention and representation, while the “B” and the “T” get left out of the conversation or are excluded on purpose, even within the queer community. Meanwhile, some identities are left off... Read more »

The Dubious Distinction of Being the First Out Trans Woman in Military Prison

  “I am Chelsea Manning. I am female.” With that announcement, Chelsea Manning begins her thirty-five year sentence with the dubious distinction of being the first openly trans woman in the U.S. military prison system. While a ... Read more »

Feminine Protection: An Interview with “Whipping Girl” author Julia Serano

We should focus our energies on challenging the rather arbitrary meanings and values that get placed onto our sexed bodies, gender expressions, and sexualities. 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 »