- Sep 19 201616 minutes
This Spring He Gave Birth to His First Child
My brother Evan was born female. He came out as transgender 16 years ago but never stopped wanting to have a baby.
- Dec 5 20165 minutes
New Gender New Finances
What trans people need to know about taxes, insurance, retirement, and more.
- Jun 27 20162 minutes
The Gay Bar as Safe Space Has Been Shattered
IF OMAR MATEEN SOUGHT NOT MERELY TO END LIVES BUT also to sow terror in the LGBT community, he couldn’t have chosen a more apt target. For decades, gay bars have functioned not merely as watering holes but as community centers. They are—or were, unti
- Jun 27 20165 minutes
Seeing Sexism From Both Sides: What Trans Men Experience
FOR ALMOST THREE DECADES AS A RADIO NEWSCASTER in Victoria, British Columbia, Sheila Gardner fielded countless comments from male listeners—not about stories but about syntax. They’d call up, night after night, anytime they detected anything that sou
- Oct 16 20161 minute
A Small Ceremony of Unfamous People
JP: I’ve been the pastor here for 20 years. When I came, it was a “don’t ask, don’t tell” church. Then, one by one, longtime members would share their sexuality. That, more than any magic verse in the Bible, began to make it more possible for us to h
- Oct 16 20162 minutes
Gay Rights Happened Slowly; Trans Rights, All at Once
ON JANUARY 20, 2015, President Obama said the word transgender in his State of the Union address. It was only a word—but given that Ronald Reagan refused even to say the word aids publicly until 1985 because he was so disgusted by sexual diversity, t
- Dec 1 20166 minutes
How Stigma Sows Seeds Of Its Own Defeat
Defending the liberal project is a Sisyphean task in part because successfully inculcating liberal norms leads to habits that weaken the ability to sustain them.
- Jun 6 20163 minutes
Why Uncle Sam Wants To Know How Many Lgbt People Are In America
FOR CENTURIES, BEING LESBIAN, gay, bisexual or transgender in America meant hiding at least part of who you were. The stigma traces as far back as the colonial era, when sodomy was a capital crime. The culture has shifted over time, and recent decade
- Oct 3 20164 minutes
Welcome to Pride Night
Pro sports leagues fly the rainbow flag, hoping to cultivate a new market |“It totally makes sense that teams are being more proactive”
- Sep 26 20161 minute
A GENEROUS AND KINDHEARTED TRAILBLAZER, SHE HELPED START A DIALOGUE ABOUT GENDER
- Sep 19 20162 minutes
A Candidate in Utah Blazes a Trail Just by Being Herself
DEMOCRATIC SENATE CANDIDATE Misty Snow had just finished a television interview in Salt Lake City when the reporter holding the microphone bade her farewell. “Thank you, sir,” he said on Aug. 23, before correcting himself with a nervous laugh: “Ma’am
- Jan 9 20176 minutes
What's Behind The New Wave Of Transgender 'Bathroom Bills'
Lawmakers in Texas, Kentucky, and Virginia are the latest to propose legislation that replicates North Carolina’s controversial law—despite the risk of backlash.
- Jan 5 20175 minutes
Being Trans, And An Immigrant, Under The Trump Administration
Many transgender Americans have only been openly trans under an Obama administration that respected their rights. That is about to change.
- Oct 1 20165 minutes
“I Just Wanted To Get In The Room”
Actress and activist Laverne Cox, who plays Sophia Burset on Orange Is the New Black, has put transgender issues front and center in television and in politics. She talks about being a role model, election-season scapegoating, and how an alien transvestite helped her find her voice.
- Dec 29 20167 minutes
Understanding The Women Of Pedro Almodóvar’s Movies
The Spanish auteur has been accused of making films with misogynistic themes. But too infrequently have critics considered an important factor: the director’s sexuality.
- Oct 28 20168 minutes
Doctors Work To Make Puberty Easier For Trans Kids
More and more clinics are offering transgender protocols for children, which critics say is dangerous.