trans issues

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 »

Backtalk: Defunding Planned Parenthood & #TransHealthFail

On Backtalk, hosts Amy Lam and Sarah Mirk discuss the pop culture stories of the week, offering snappy analysis and heartfelt sighs. This week, we talk about the plan to defund Planned Parenthood (with special guest Planned Parenthood... Read more »

Watch Very Sweet Videos of Trans Teens and the Families Who Love Them

The Transgender Law Center has launched a heartwarming new video series. Read more »

With Her Own Reality Show, Caitlyn Jenner Aims to Ease the Lives of All Trans People

From the moment she announced her intention to transition, trans activists and allies worried about how Caitlyn Jenner would comport herself in the role of “the most famous trans person alive.” Read more »

The Word "Cisgender" Is Now in the Oxford English Dictionary

In a small milestone of transgender progress, the compilers of the Oxford English Dictionary have added the word “cisgender” ... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Transformations

This week on Popaganda, we bring you three stories of change. First, singer Amelia Meath (of Sylvan Esso) talks about bringing a human sound to electronica. Then,... Read more »

Even a Stuffed Bear Gets More Respect than Trans People

In Ted 2, a dirty-talking stuffed bear fights for his civil rights—while trans people are treated as a punchline.  Until just a few years ago, it was sadly very common to for trans people to be seen as just a punchline. Read more »

In the World's Most Lethal Country for Trans People, a Brutal Beating Sparks Protest

Art in support of Brazilian trans woman Veronica Bolina by Amora Ribeiro — via Somos Todas Veronica. In Brazil, the case of a trans woman brutally beaten while she was in jail has sparked a major conversation... Read more »

When Politicians Fail to Stand Up for the "T" in LGBT Rights

Kamala Harris is the most recent politician to support gay and lesbian rights—but not transgender issues. Last month, California Attorney General Kamala Harris vaulted to into the ... Read more »

Under Federal Law, Public Schools Can't Discriminate Against Trans Students

A 2013 Rally for Transgender Equality in Washington, DC. ... Read more »

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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 »

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 »