People assume that I was in the closet because I didn’t disclose that I was assigned male at birth. What people are really asking is ‘Why didn’t you correct people when they perceived you as a real woman?’ Frankly, I’m not responsible for other people’s perceptions and what they consider real or fake. We must abolish the entitlement that deludes us into believing we have the right to make assumptions about people’s identities and project those assumptions onto their gender and bodies.
It is not a woman’s duty to disclose she’s trans to every person she meets. This is not safe for a myriad of reasons. We must shift the burden of coming out from trans women, and accusing them of hiding or lying, and focus on why it is unsafe for women to be trans.
Activist and formerly incarcerated transgender woman CeCe McDonald has firsthand experience with the injustices of the criminal justice system — particularly when it comes to the lives and bodies of transgender individuals.
A new book celebrates the lives of gay and transgender cabaret performers in Havana, Cuba, and the role they play in Cuban society.
The cover photo of the July 11 issue of Science has drawn concern and outrage from trans and human rights advocates this week.
Truth Be Told is a series by Katina Parker that will profile black queer and trans visionaries, including Staceyann Chin, B. Slade, Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Patrik-Ian Polk, Mia McKenzie, Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Toshi Reagon, Emil Wilbekin, Darnell Moore, Linda Villarosa, Karamo Brown and Justin Robinson.
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Work still needs to be done in making sure the Pride movement caters for everyone, says Stonewall’s Acting Chief Executive Ruth Hunt.
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A popular student center at Northwestern University is the latest college campus facility to embrace gender-neutral bathrooms.
Gretchen McCulloch, The Toast’s resident linguist, on why we have gendered pronouns at all, and where they may be headed.
Great piece on gendered pronouns in English, including more support for singular they and interesting historical information.
American Opera Projects will stage the world premiere of As One, a chamber opera with two voices singing the role of a transgender protagonist.
Many of us have been bending our characters’ genders and sexual orientations for years, but it’s terrific to see the game officially embrace this….
The European Court of Human Rights ruled Wednesday that countries which require married trans people to divorce prior to legally updating their gender are not in violation of the European human rights.