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Ask Matt: Would a Genderless World Affect Transition?

in Advice/Matt Kailey

A reader writes: “I’ve been thinking about gender roles and how most of them are created and imposed by society. I believe our behaviour could be ‘genderless’ if we didn’t have these external influences telling us how men and women should act, dress, etc. “Now, if this were to hold true and one day we…

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If trans women aren’t welcome, neither am I

in Guest Transadvocate

A cisgender sex-positive dyke organizer addresses the cotton ceiling .   By Andrea Zanin The question of whether or not to include trans women in women’s sexuality-based events is old and tiresome, but it still comes up with some regularity. I recently responded to a discussion on this topic and I realized that it might be useful to…

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On Trial in Texas: The Transitioned Status of Trans People

in Cristan Williams

Today Phyllis Frye (America’s first out trans judge) and I met up with Nikki Araguz at the 13th District Court of Appeals for the hearing on how Texas will view the transitioned status of trans folk. For the uninitiated, here’s how we got here and why this case will likely affect YOU. Court began at…

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Myriad Double Standards

in Julia Serano

So last week, my new book, Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive, was reviewed in Publisher’s Weekly – you can read the review here. It is generally positive and I am pretty happy with it! However, there is one line in the review that I feel misconstrues what I was trying to say in the…

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Sometimes it doesn’t get better

in Advice/Laurelai Bailey/Opinion

Sometimes it doesn’t get better, sometimes life shit on you until you break and there’s nothing you can do. I’m not going to lie to you and tell you it gets better because it might not get better, but i do want to tell you one thing. Even if it never gets better you are…

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If you live in Texas, YOUR transitioned status is up for appeal

in Cristan Williams/Politics

This very important case has been dragging on for a couple of years now and here’s the recap: 1.) It all started April, 19 2010 with this: Back in 2010, an intersex person wanted to marry a woman and the El Paso clerk  didn’t know if it was legal to issue a marriage license because…

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