Gender Transition as Social Experiment?

Alexa Huang, Professor of English at George Washington University, writes about her experiences of the intersection of gender identity and race by looking at how her transition as a trans woman of color, specifically as an Asian trans woman, has altered the way privilege is applied, not applied, restricted, or revoked… » 4/16/14 10:15pm Yesterday 10:15pm

Will The Anglican Communion Tear Itself Apart Over LGBT Issues?

I grew up Roman Catholic. Yet, two years ago, I left communion with Rome after Pope Benedict XVI called same-sex marriage the most significant threat to Western civilisation in the world today. I turned to the Episcopal Church, part of the Anglican Communion, as my new spiritual home. But I fear that home will fall,… » 4/15/14 9:55pm Tuesday 9:55pm

LGBT Day of Silence Isn't About Us, It's About You

Today is the LGBT Day of Silence in the United States and many other parts of the world. It's supposed to be symbolic of the silence in which LGBT youth suffer their hidden sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Specifically it is supposed to draw attention to bullying's ability to silence self expression. In some… » 4/11/14 10:04am Friday 10:04am

Vaginas Engineered From Scratch Are Actually a Thing

With what could have major implications on sex reassignment surgery for transgender women, four young cisgender women have been successfully implanted with vaginas made from their own cells. Follow up tests have shown that the engineered vaginas are not distinguishable from the rest of the young women's bodies. » 4/10/14 8:55pm 4/10/14 8:55pm

Thai "Ladyboy" Romance Music Video Will Pull At Your Heartstrings

The video chronicles the reunion of a woman with her best friend, with whom she was in love when they were teenagers. However, there's a twist, as her best friend knew her as a "boy." She is, in fact, a "ladyboy," which is the preferred term for many individuals in Thailand we might label as trans women in a Western… » 4/10/14 3:39pm 4/10/14 3:39pm

Hitler's Gay Super Race To Take Over USA, Says Christian Pundit

A far right evangelical Christian commentator has asserted that today's progress in LGBT+ rights is really all part of a "homosexual fascist movement" in order to take over America and persecute Christians because Hitler's original Nazi movement was simply a cover for a master race of gay super soldiers. » 4/08/14 10:59pm 4/08/14 10:59pm

Nebraska Won't Let Kid Read Macklemore Lyrics on TV, Shitstorm Ensues

Every year, the winners of Nebraska's state high school speech and drama competition are invited to perform their winning material on public TV. But this year, they're running things a little differently. One of the winners in the poetry category, you see, made the mistake of choosing "controversial" material that openly … » 4/02/14 6:10pm 4/02/14 6:10pm

Marriage Equality Comes To England, Wales But Not N. Ireland

Starting one minute after midnight, March 29th GMT, same-sex couples in England and Wales will be able to have their unions recognised as marriages. Previously same-sex couples could only enter into a civil union which conferred the same rights as marriage but was viewed as the government marking out which unions were… » 3/29/14 1:49pm 3/29/14 1:49pm

Courtney Love, Please Shut Up About Bruce Jenner!

GUYS. I thought we talked about this. I could have sworn we already had a long, drawn out, excruciatingly detailed conversation about why this kind of shit is not okay. After maybe a week or two of total freak outs about Bruce Jenner, I thought we had agreed to shut the fuck up about him and leave him the hell alone. » 3/26/14 11:28pm 3/26/14 11:28pm