gender identity

“Identity” Is Dictionary.com’s Word Of The Year

Dictionary.com has announced that its word of the year for 2015 is “identity,” which seems apt for a year in which gay marriage was legalized at the federal

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 8, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Ben Carson Says Transgender Military Members Are ‘A Distraction’

Yesterday, Ben Carson told military veterans at an event in Waterloo, Iowa that the military is not the place to deal with the “transgender thing.”

That’s right, someone’s…

Katrin Higher | December 6, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Caitlin Jenner And Chaz Bono Visit Gender Diverse Children At LA Hospital

Caitlin Jenner teamed up with another high-profile transgender figure, Chaz Bono, at the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles for an event with the group “Transforming Family“, a support group allowing…

Katrin Higher | August 16, 2015 - 11:00 am

Parents Sue After Doctors Decide Their Child Is A Girl

Pam and Mark Crawford of Greenville, SC, adopted MC when he was just 20 months old and then considered female. Born with “true hermaphroditism” or both male and female anatomy—including…

Newser | August 13, 2015 - 5:15 pm

A Gender Terminology Refresher

The mainstream conversation about gender identity has widened significantly in the last few months, between Caitlyn Jenner’s public transition and Miley Cyrus and Ruby Rose appearing in the public eye…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 23, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Honoring Trans* Soldiers This Memorial Day

It was only about three months ago that the Pentagon announced protections for transgender service members. Prior to March, a transgender soldier in the Army could be dismissed from service…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | May 25, 2015 - 10:10 am

Today Is The Third Anniversary Of Trayvon Martin’s Death

Today is the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death, and a crucial moment to think about what justice is for Black Americans.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 26, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Yeah, Right, I Take Nudes For Your Attention, Because It Matters So Much To Me

Do I need to link to anything that says “[Fill in the name of a woman] is getting naked on camera for attention”? It’s been said about me. It’s being…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 14, 2014 - 10:00 am

South Carolina DMV Refused To Photograph Teen For His Driver’s License In Makeup

The DMV in Anderson, South Carolina, forced a 16-year-old boy to take off his makeup in order to get his driver’s license picture taken because “he needs to look like…

Jessica Wakeman | June 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Katie Couric’s “Teachable” Moment With Laverne Cox Is Something I Wish We Saw More Of In Activism

In January, an actress from “Orange Is The New Black” appeared on Katie Couric’s daytime talk show and it made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Laverne Cox, who is…

Jessica Wakeman | June 12, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Conservative National Review Asshat Declares “Laverne Cox Is Not A Woman,” Is Very Wrong [2 UPDATES]

Last week, “Orange Is The New Black” actress Laverne Cox appeared on the cover of TIME, illustrating a piece about how trans rights issues are “America’s next civil rights frontier.”

Jessica Wakeman | June 3, 2014 - 2:00 pm

The Beautiful Story Of Ryland Whittington: A 7-Minute Guidebook For Parenting A Transgender Child

“Wow” is all I have to say after watching this beautiful video that tells the story of Ryland Whittington, a bright, fun, loving little boy who happens to be transgender.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 29, 2014 - 3:30 pm
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