trans issues

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 »


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 »

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 »