It's not about trauma or how you were raised: evidence now points to a biological basis for transgender, and to the action of particular genes in that determination.
A survey done of transgender people right after they read a story on the government's move to deny transgender identity shows the emotional impact that denying that identity can have.
LGBTQ youth use Tumblr more frequently than others. The platform has provided a safe space for youth to explore sexual identities and find crucial support. A new regulating policy may change all that.
While US companies have made significant strides in creating workplaces that are more inclusive of transexual individuals, discrimination and employment penalties remain.
Physician Magnus Hirschfeld advocated for those he called 'sexual intermediaries.' His activism began before World War I – and ended only when the Nazis came to power.
Donald Trump is seeking to amend laws that prevent discrimination against Americans based on their sex. It's all just another attempt to fire up the Republican base for the mid-term elections.
Having a gender identity that does not match one's sex on a birth certificate can cause confusion and embarrassment and potentially lead to discrimination.
Now that the U.S. government is threatening to define sex as either male or female, we need to fight more than ever for trans rights. But let's give up the utopian ideal of a label-free future.
Outed. Denied care. Openly harassed. These are just a few of the experiences reported by American transgender and non-binary individuals when seeking medical care or social services.
State governments have apologised for past laws discriminating against LGBT people. LGBT service members deserve the same from the ADF, as well as a path toward redress.
Women only spaces are legally allowed to exist for a reason.
Rapacious gentrification in Vancouver is part of the story and struggle for queer residents but queer pop-ups offer some respite.
The prefix 'cis', meaning 'on this side of' is commonly used in chemistry and geography. More recently, it has become a way of referring to a person's gender identity.
Transgender voting rights could be undermined in two broad ways during the 2018 midterm elections.
Allowing for more gender options in the public sphere isn't political correctness gone awry. It's just a small shift in the evolution of how we understand, categorise and define gender.
Before colonialism, India embraced homosexuality and gender fluidity. The Supreme Court's repeal of a 157-year-old gay sex ban partially reclaims that history, but LGBTQ Indians still face hurdles.
The signs might be there. But parents and clinicians will still wonder if there's some foolproof way to determine whether their children are actually trans. There isn't one – and that's okay.
The UK government is consulting on changing gender recognition laws. Here's what you need to know.
For women and men not ready to have children, there are new ways to preserve fertility. And experimental techniques offer hope for sick children whose treatments jeopardize future childbearing.
Conversations about reproduction should be a routine part of medical care for transgender people – but assumptions and non-inclusive language can act as barriers to informed consent.