Meredith Talusan

Meredith Talusan is a contributing editor at Mic and has written essays and investigative pieces for The Guardian, The Atlantic, VICE Magazine, Matter, BuzzFeed, The American Prospect, The New Inquiry and many other publications. She divides her time between New York and the Philippines.

LGBTQ

I Don't Miss Being a Gay Man, but I Miss Having Sex Like One

Why can't sex as a woman be as effortless as it was before I transitioned?
Meredith Talusan
8.3.17
LGBTQ

Why Can't My Famous Gender Nonconforming Friends Get Laid?

Jacob Tobia and Alok Vaid-Menon are femme nonbinary icons. But that won't get them dates, and the reasons why speak volumes about our discomfort with those who exist between genders.
Meredith Talusan
6.22.17
LGBTQ

Jennifer Boylan Wants Less Gender Theory, More Justice

After a trio of memoirs and appearing on Caitlyn Jenner's reality show, Boylan's return to fiction brings her career full circle.
Meredith Talusan
4.12.17
LGBTQ

How the Shutdown of Backpage Disproportionately Affects Trans Sex Workers

And why we must finally realize we're only oppressing the most oppressed.
Meredith Talusan
1.13.17
The New Queer

Queer Culture in the Age of Transgender Disruption

How the transgender community maintains the radical potential of queerness in an age of assimilation.
Meredith Talusan
12.20.16
The Road to Nowhere Issue

A Woman on Death Row and the Neighbor Who Put Her There

Mary Jane Veloso lives about 300 feet away from Maria Cristina Sergio in the Philippines. Veloso is on death row for allegedly smuggling heroin into the country. Sergio is in jail and awaiting trial after being accused of trafficking her neighbor.
Meredith Talusan
9.15.15
LGBTQ

Our Untold Stories: Trans People Defying Stereotypes

Regardless of how our gender expression looks to the outside world, we deserve to live our genders on our own terms. Telling our stories, so the rest of the world can understand us better, moves us closer to the goal of living better lives, free from...
Meredith Talusan
8.5.15
The Uganda Love This Issue

How the Killing of a Trans Filipina Woman Ignited an International Incident

The murder of Jennifer Laude exposed to the Philippines both the reality of trans women and the violence that they face daily.
Meredith Talusan
2.26.15