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Video: Outdooring

A young man attends his nephew’s Ghanaian baptism with a plan: steal the donated money and keep a deep secret hidden from his family.

February 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Robin Carver: Being a trans person in America was already scary. Now it’s terrifying.

A new federal order wouldn’t just deny civil rights protections to trans people. It would deny we exist altogether. I’m a trans woman, and I’m terrified. Already, on any given … Continue reading

October 26, 2018 · 5 Comments

Philip F. Clark: Learning

Put up your fists, my father said. And so I did. So I have been ever since; I’ve won nothing, gained less. Blood-weary, well-worn, I resist what I can. Father, … Continue reading

August 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Irvin Cemil Schick: What Ottoman erotica teaches us about sexual pluralism

History might be the best antidote to the unthinking, and pernicious, naturalisation of cisgender identity and heterosexuality. When confronted with the fact that, for most of history, people simply did … Continue reading

May 5, 2018 · 2 Comments

Video: First Night Out

In this award-winning film directed by Will Mayo, a transgender woman goes out in public for the first time. Email subscribers may click on the title of this post to … Continue reading

March 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

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