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The Gender Binary Is a Dumb, but Relatively New Concept

Men and women used to be considered members of the same "essential sex." What happened?
Bethy Squires
6.7.17
Youth, Interrupted

How Anti-Trans Bathroom Bills Make Everyone a Target

You don't have to be transgender to recognize the danger of allowing the government to scrutinize and criminalize your appearance.
Gabby Bess
4.12.17
LGBTQ

Why Gay Men Need to Get Past Masculinity

Drag queens can be leather men. Bears can be feminine. And the more we reinforce the opposite, the less ground we'll gain under Trump.
Jeff Leavell
2.24.17
The New Queer

My Son Is a Boy, and That's Fine

As a queer parent, having a son taught me how little gender matters.
Michelle Tea
12.20.16
Sex

Tinder's 37 New Gender Options Will Transform the Way We Date

According to trans rights activists, this is a significant sign of progress.
Diana Tourjée
11.16.16
Fashion

Gender in Fashion Is Dead

Meet the DIY designers and entrepreneurs who are challenging the fashion industry's status quo with looks that span menswear and womenswear.
Matt Baume
11.1.16
Gender

'Chop the Things Off': The Plight of Boys Who Grow Breasts

Gynecomastia is a condition that causes cisgender men to grow breasts. We talked with experts and men with this condition about what it's like to navigate society's strict gender norms while developing breasts at a young age.
Diana Tourjée
1.13.16
Fashion

Gypsy Sport Is Defying the Gender Binary of Menswear

By mixing sportswear with non-Western influences and utilizing fabrics usually designated for women, the label is helping redefine the way guys dress.
Antwaun Sargent
7.15.15
News

Oppressive Office Dress Codes Need to Go

Dress codes disproportionately target not just teenage girls in school, but people of color, LGBTQ students, and overweight people.
Septembre Anderson
7.7.15
Fashion

Designer Rad Hourani Is Breaking Down the Gender Binary with Unisex Garments

I called up designer Rad Hourani to discuss fast fashion, the importance of couture, and the future of unisex clothing.
Erica Euse
2.4.15
Fashion

Fashion Labels Are Finally Catering to Butch Women and Trans Men

Finding something to wear can take a heavy toll on the everyday lives of people who don't fit into the gender binary. Luckily, new fashion brands are emerging that are catering to butch women and trans men.
Erica Euse
1.20.15