gender
Such commentary spreads lies and misinformation which makes it harder for trans kids to access treatment and respect.
makeup
The first time I wore makeup, I was 17, in college, and being interviewed about a graduate student strike on a local television station.
parenting
Maybe it’s a stage. And maybe it’s not. But either way, I don’t want him to ever feel like he wasn’t able to express himself because his parents didn’t support him.
in

Jul 10, 2014 at 11:00am | 378 comments

trans issues
An interview with Geena Rocero on gender acceptance, the fashion industry and being a new face of Marriott's LGBT-friendly #LoveTravels campaign.
facebook
intersex
Historically, people believed that it was possible to "naturalize" intersex children into a binary gender. Today, thinking on this issue is very different.
in

Apr 22, 2014 at 5:00pm | 15 comments

gender
Nothing quite gets to me like walking into a restaurant or store and being greeted with, “Hello, Ladies,” especially when the person I’m with is male identified.
gender
It's a fast-shrinking group of people who still find the tale of the bold white man to be the most thrilling and relatable one available.
transgender
It's important to avoid conflating non-binary sex and gender identities with being born intersex, as these are very different identity categories.
twitter
Being a black woman is great. But being a black woman on social media can be a pain in the ass.
gender
When I was 8, I "confused" people with my gender too. Fortunately I didn't go to a school bent on forcing me to fit a narrow definition of acceptable girliness.
in

Mar 27, 2014 at 1:30pm | 88 comments

unpopular opinion
Here's a radical idea: instead of creating one new female character out of whole cloth, why not just change the gender of half of the existing characters?
uptalk
A lot of folks are very concerned lately that this habit is ruining our young women by making them sound like air-headed insecure simpletons. I strongly disagree.
in

Feb 25, 2014 at 1:00pm | 263 comments

issues
To maintain my crochety curmudgeon "Never happy with ANYTHING" status, I'm required to tell you that these changes aren't perfect.
in

Feb 13, 2014 at 5:30pm | 111 comments

the good men project
It felt sort of ick that the Beastie Boys seemed to be trying to stop the re-appropriation of their song to such a great cause. But there's a reason for it.
jezebel
street harassment
Everything I had been holding back for years suddenly came bubbling up to the surface. All the years of silently putting up with the the heart-piercing, debasing verbal assaults from guys like this. I was done. Before I knew it I found myself across the street, face to face with the guy in the polo shirt.
thought catalog
At what point does “privilege” become “abuse”?
women
How about the ladies all get to relax and we let men play nice for a change?
gender changes
I saw something I shouldn't have seen. In a tiny box in the corner of a page of lab test, were the letters “XY."
the frisky
It would be easy to mistake these kids as a bunch of adorable young girls––running, playing and having fun like kids everywhere do at camp. But for many of them, Camp You Are You is one of the few places they feel comfortable enough to experiment and express unconventional gender presentations.
in

Jul 25, 2013 at 11:30am | 68 comments

ougate
I don’t have the time to waste on hit pieces targeting me and my identity.