Passing

7.25.19

Transgender Women Explain What It's Like When They Don't 'Look Trans'

When women don't visibly scan as transgender, it can feel affirming, dangerous, and totally unremarkable, all at once.

1.9.19

'The Performative Ally, the Gatekeeper, White Passing, and Ashamed,' Today's Comic by Sami Alwani

Sami Alwani tells four different stories about privilege and shame.

10.18.17

Gord Downie Taught Us How to Die, but Also How to Live

We should all be so lucky to live and die with the strength he showed.

6.22.17

The Beauty and Terror of Passing as a Woman

Transitioning from male to female was empowering—but the harassment that followed taught me new things about power and womanhood.

8.29.16

Patrick Mahomes Is The Future Of College Football's Spread Offense, And The Future Is Scary

Like Johnny Manziel, Patrick Mahomes is a baseball prospect who became an improvisational, system-busting QB. Unlike Johnny Football, Mahomes might be the future.

3.9.16

In Praise Of The Giannis Antetokounmpo Point Guard Experience

Last decade, the NBA was in thrall to the idea of the do-it-all point forward. That idea didn't work out, but Giannis Antetokounmpo is bringing it back to life.

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2.26.16

Isaiah Thomas Made the Assist of the Season, No-Look, Behind-the-Head

Scientists are still working on how he got that pass off.

1.27.16

Reel Talk: The Corbin Smith Review Of Online (Shaq) Highlights

A video-aided journey through the violent and brilliant career of Shaquille O'Neal, extremely large human and highlight-generation legend.

10.8.15

The Struggles of One Black Trans Man

We spoke with Toronto filmmaker Lucah Rosenberg-Lee, who explores transphobia, sexism, and racism in his new documentary.

9.7.15

MUNCHIES Presents: Taiwan's Funeral Feasts

When a friend or relative passes away in Taiwan, you won't go hungry at their funeral. Watch as we attend a ceremonial feast prepared by traditional "village chefs."

7.9.15

The Bureaucracy of Gender Transitioning

After someone comes out as trans to friends and family, there's a whole legal battle waiting: changing driver's licenses, birth certificates, insurance cards, and all the absurd requirements that go with it.

6.15.15

I’m Proud of Being Trans, and I Don’t Care About Passing

A few months ago, sitting on a tram at lunchtime, I noticed a young girl staring at me with her mouth wide open. Staring back I thought: There's nothing like the puzzled look of a child on public transport to tell you you're not passing.

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