Ira Chernus: Who Will Speak Up for My Child, the Drag Queen?
How we treat the most marginal and vulnerable among us determines the quality of life for the rest of us…. A good society takes care of the most vulnerable by assuring their safety…
Sam Long: Why I Decided to Come Out to My Students as a Trans Man
Every August, as new students arrive, I wonder whether I want to share this part of myself.
Video: West by God
At a water park deep in the Appalachian Mountains, Nelly locks eyes with Dane. On an awkward date, they drive around their West Virginia town, and Dane shares a version of himself others don’t see.
Glen Brown: Epitaph for a Transsexual
He liked feminine things
as far back as I can remember:
high-heel shoes, scarves, purses,
dancing before mirrors.
Joe Kadi | Good Poetry: A Force To Be Reckoned With
As soon as I became an activist, as soon as I connected with Arabs and feminists and queers and folks with disabilities and poor people fighting to re-make the world, poetry demanded my attention.
Bhikshuni Soma: Neither Male Nor Female
He said: How could a woman who knows no more than how to cook, clean, and make babies, possibly reach the further shore, on the way to which so many … Continue reading →
Leslie Anne Mcilroy: On the Rocks
I love my son so much I no longer call him my daughter. He presses his bound breasts to me when I hug him hello and goodbye. He wants them … Continue reading →
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 →
Will Fraker: Gender is Dead, Long Live Gender
Just what is ‘performativity’? Gender is burdened by a lot of adjectives these days. It’s non-binary, it’s fluid, it’s ‘over’. According to the American rapper Young Thug, an artist at … Continue reading →
Video: The Secret Life of Dr. James Barry
. What makes Dr. James Barry—born in Ireland as Margaret Bulkley, niece of the painter James Barry—such a noteworthy person besides passing for male in the company of people who … Continue reading →
Video: Worlds Apart (Heineken ad)
. You won’t find parties, loud music, or scantily-clothed women in Heineken’s latest ad campaign. Instead, the beer company went in a wonderfully different direction. The company’s #OpenYourWorld campaign is the exact … Continue reading →
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 →