transgender

LGBTQ

We Asked Queer Indians How They First Learned About Sex

Porn, trial-and-error, Sidney Sheldon—LGBTQ+ youth tell us about their initiation into the world of sex and sexuality in a country where sex ed is either super-hetero or missing altogether.
Pallavi Pundir
7.12.19
LGBTQ

Work Sucks, Especially When People Get Your Pronouns Wrong

Seven trans and non-binary people share what it's like to be misgendered at work, and what to do about it.
Mary Retta
6.21.19
body

Cold Showers Help Me Manage Dysphoria When Nothing Else Works

When I had an eating disorder linked to dysphoria, I thought cold showers would help me lose weight. Instead, I find that they bring me back to myself.
Peter Smith
5.28.19
LGBTQ

The US Government Says Homeless Shelters Should Be Allowed to Ban Trans People

The new rule would allow shelters to deny a population more than twice as likely to be homeless than the average person.
Diana Tourjée
5.23.19
LGBTQ

Snapchat's Gender-Swapping Photo Filters Can Result in Real Transphobia

"There’s a fine line between encouraging people to take gender less seriously and not considering trans realities."
Serena Sonoma
5.16.19
Dating

Presenting as Non-Binary Changed My Dating Life Completely

Staying true to my femme gender non-conforming identity has definitely made relationships more complicated.
Travis Alabanza
5.16.19
sex work

I Did Sex Work to Make Money—and Find Real Intimacy With Men

One in eight trans women have done sex work as a source of income; one in five, for food or shelter. Some of us have looked for real human connection there, too.
Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard
5.9.19
LGBTQ

These LGBTQ Activists Don’t Want Queer and Trans People Serving in the Military

While the trans military ban has spurred a flurry of media coverage in support of trans troops, these activists still believe the military has no respect for human rights.
Leila Ettachfini
5.2.19
editors letter

Why We Created a Gender-Inclusive Stock Photo Library

The Gender Spectrum Collection is a stock photo library featuring trans and non-binary models that aims to help media better represent members of these communities.
Lindsay Schrupp
3.26.19
LGBTQ

LGBTQ People Are Furious at This Queer Center for Hosting a Right-Wing Event

A campaign to get LGBTQ people to leave the Democratic Party is coming to a prominent New York community center, causing major uproar.
Taylor Hosking
3.22.19
LGBTQ

A Husband Comes Out as Trans; a Couple Explains What Came Next

"There was a very small chance we'd make it through it, but here we are a year-and-a-half later."
Nick Thompson
3.4.19
LGBTQ

The Canadian YouTuber Headed for the World’s Largest Trans Beauty Pageant

After being “100 percent transparent” about her transition on YouTube, Julie Vu is taking her trans advocacy to Thailand.
Mica Lemiski
2.5.19
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