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The Danish Girl Tests the Bounds of Gender, But Does Not Break Them

Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl is blatant Oscar bait and it knows it. Telling the story of Lili Elbe, one of the first people to ever undergo gender confirmation surgery (as far as we know), it taps into the hot-button issue of trans rights while giving Academy voters exactly what they want: beautiful scenery, swelling…

Pol Is Against LGBTQ Conference Even Though He Has No Idea What It Is

Meet Iowa State Rep. Greg Heartsill, a politician who’s so worried about gays and lesbians recruiting questioning youth into “the lifestyle” that he will stop at nothing to shut down a youth conference about LGBTQ issues. Two problems: Heartsill has no idea what went on at the conference and doesn’t even know what…

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