trans issues

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 »

Five Trans-Centric Webcomics to Know and Love

More very cute genderqueer and trans comics, please and thank you!  Read more »

Pokémon NO: How the Game Can Be a Venue for Harassment

Street harassment is nothing new, but Pokémon GO creates a new avenue for harassing people in public. Read more »

This Is Why I Write: Almost All Stories About Trans Women Are Written By Cisgender Authors

This summer, I’m attending a first-ever workshop for all trans women. Having that space is so, so important.  Read more »

How "Her Story" Challenges the Way We Think About Trans Romance

The webseries about the romantic lives of queer & trans women in LA was just nominated for an Emmy.  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 »

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 »

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 »