trans issues

Oh Joy Sex Toy: Appearances by Mady G

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week, Maddy G. shares their personal story about body image, identity, and beauty. Read more »

Transgender Americans Organize to Update IDs Before January

In just days, TransLawHelp.Org springs up to offer legal resources for transgender people. Read more »

As Trump Takes Office, We Will Keep Fighting

I’m afraid. I’m anxious. But we can’t back down now. We need to buckle down, stand united, and give 100 percent. Read more »

The Right to Pee in Peace: Trans People Speak Out About Bathroom Discrimination and Discomfort

For the 1.4 million trans people in the United States, bathroom access is not an abstract political issue. It’s a daily problem. Read more »

G.L.O.S.S. and the Unbearable Weightiness of Success

Days after announcing their choice to turn down a lucrative record deal, queer-centric Olympia punk band G.L.O.S.S has annoucned their breakup.  Read more »

How Voter ID Laws Can Disenfranchise Transgender Folks

The new “Voting While Trans” guide spells out how hard it can be to update your ID. Read more »

Pop Life: Candy Darling and the New York of Yesteryear

Candy Darling never gave up the fight to be the truest version of herself, even in the darkest moments of her life. Read more »

Popaganda: Breaking the Binary

It’s good to get complicated. On this episode, we rethink binary approaches to brain science, sexuality, gender, and disability. Featuring a moving story from stand-up comedian and #GoodMuslimBadMuslim co-host Zahra Noorbakhsh, who talks about her decision to come out as... Read more »

In Its Third Season "Transparent" Strives for Intersectionality—With Mixed Results

Transparent remains excellent at what it does best: examining gender identity and Jewish identity from the perspective of an almost unbearably privileged and self-centered family unit. Read more »

Your Film isn't "Transgressive," It's Transphobic

Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney weaver star in a new film that’s billed as “edgy” but is really just a bad idea. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »