In the last two months, Facebook has blocked me from posting. I wasn't banned for using racial epithets—anonymous administrators kicked me off the site because I said "faggot," even though I'm a well-documented faggot.
Since the Supreme Court ruled in their favor in 1995, the parade's organizers have had carte blanche to keep openly gay marchers out of the event, a decision that's looking increasingly bigoted and out of touch.
Many Western celebrities and activists have called for a boycott of the Olympics in Russia as a way to protest the country's aggressive anti-gay law—but LGBTQ activists in Russia themselves say that they're against such an action.
While that's great for future transgender people, it doesn't help those who were already forced to undergo mandatory sterilization as part of their gender realignment surgery. We caught up with Amanda Brihed, who underwent forced sterilization when she ha…