Gender

LGBTQ

What's the Difference Between Non-Binary, Genderqueer, and Gender-Nonconforming?

A beginner's guide to the differences and similarities between three of the most common terms with which people outside the gender binary identify.
Mary Retta
4 days ago
Gender

What Happens When a 'Feminist' Lawyer Paints Weinstein Victims as Mentally Unstable

A new book reveals that famous women's rights attorney Lisa Bloom tried to help Harvey Weinstein by portraying his victims, including Rose McGowan, as "unglued." Here's why that effects all sexual assault survivors.
Leila Ettachfini
9.10.19
Gender

7 Non-Binary People on What It's Like to Have an 'X' Gender Marker

As more states allow options beyond M and F on birth certificates and drivers licenses, here's how some who have made those changes say it has affected their lives.
Leila Ettachfini
9.4.19
Music

The All-Woman Music Festival Trying to Right the Wrongs of Music Festivals

Yola Dia was chock full of women and nonbinary folks on stage, in the crowd, and behind the scenes. Will more events like it help fix the gender disparities that plague major music festivals?
Trish Bendix
8.29.19
LGBTQ

The Horrible Things That Happen to Trans People Going Through Airport Security

"Nine out of ten times I’ve gone through a body scanner, I’ve been flagged for having an 'abnormality in the groin region.'"
Leila Ettachfini
8.27.19
LGBTQ

Canada’s Latest Hate Crime Stats Still Don’t Include Trans People

Up until recently, trans folks have not been protected by Canadian human rights legislation.
Abigail Curlew
8.22.19
Gender

A Study Backing Caster Semenya’s Ban Was Seriously Flawed

Even before the study's forthcoming correction, many scientists agreed that the research was dubious.
Leila Ettachfini
8.22.19
identity-rights

New Trump Rule Would Let Many Companies Fire People for Being Pregnant, Gay, or Trans

Employers with federal contracts may be allowed to effectively discriminate against workers based on the employer’s religious beliefs.
Susan Rinkunas
8.16.19
Gender

The Doctors and Parents Arguing for Female Circumcision in the U.S.

The first female genital mutilation case in the U.S. has reignited a longstanding debate over what constitutes the practice and how best to handle it.
Suman Naishadham
8.14.19
Gender

15 States Have Passed New Laws to Protect Women After #MeToo

A new study shows that the movement has made tangible waves beyond the media.
Mary Retta
8.8.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

How This Trans Athlete Is Fighting Back After Being Banned by USA Powerlifting

“I followed all the rules leading up to competing," JayCee Cooper said.
Arielle Duhaime-Ross
5.10.19
healthcare

The Outrageous Reasons Women Can’t Get Their Tubes Tied

People are being denied tubal ligations because they're too young, childless, only have one child, aren't married—or for any other reason their doctor chooses.
Darlena Cunha
5.7.19
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