In the wake of Trump’s proposed transgender military ban, new research highlights the potential for entertainment –more than news coverage – to open minds on even the most polarizing issues.
LGBT veterans march in a Boston parade. Contrary to what some may say, the military has a long history of embracing socially marginalized groups.
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Whether it be African-Americans, Catholics or transgender people, the armed forces have played a vital role in shaping US social policy toward the country's minorities.
Adam Kashmiry and Neshla Caplan play Kashmiry’s past and present selves in Adam.
The protagonists in real-life dramas Adam and Eve both appear on stage.
Eugenia Falleni in 1920. An Italian-born-woman-turned-Sydney-dwelling-man, Falleni was convicted of murder in 1920.
An Italian-born-woman-turned-Sydney-dwelling-man, Eugenia Falleni was convicted of murder in 1920. Researching a novel about Falleni left this author literally, and figuratively, at sea.
As womb transplants move from science fiction to science fact, we need to consider some ethical dilemmas.
‘Damenkneipe,’ or ‘Ladies’ Saloon,’ painted by Rudolf Schlichter in 1923. In 1937, many of his paintings were destroyed by the Nazis as ‘degenerate art.’
The 1920s and early ‘30's looked like the beginning of the end for centuries of gay intolerance. Then came fascism and the Nazis.
In this fantasy episode of “The Mindy Project,” Mindy Lahiri dreams of becoming a white man after getting rejected for a job.
When philosopher Rebecca Tuvel asked if racial identity could be as fluid as gender, she unleashed a storm of controversy and anger. Instead of shutting her down, we should listen and debate.
A new book describes what it's like to be a transgender woman in a men's prison.
A rainbow wreath laid by defence forces at a contemporary Anzac Day service.
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Until 1992, being a gay or lesbian soldier was illegal in Australia. New research is unearthing the heartbreaking stories of people who devoted their lives to the military but were discharged when their sexuality was exposed.
From the Honolulu Advertiser (May 26, 1922), a photo of a multiethnic Boy Scout troop called the ‘Queen’s own.’
Tense debates surround who exactly should be allowed to be a Boy Scout. As it turns out, the organization's 100-year history may offer some promising solutions.
Mack Beggs, a 17-year-old transgender boy, made national headlines when he won the Texas state wrestling title in the girls’ division.
While various legal battles continue over the rights of transgender athletes, one thing is clear: Inclusive, privacy-centric locker rooms are a solution that benefits everyone.
How to make campus safer for LGBTQ students.
The controversy over transgender bathroom rights rages on.
Trump has reversed Obama's landmark guidance allowing transgender students the bathroom of their choice. Here's what you need to know about the controversy.
Too much to ask for?
Conservative lawmakers are proposing 'bathroom bills' and other measures that discriminate against LGBT individuals. Beyond the moral concerns, there are large economic costs as well.
Felicity Huffman in Transamerica, which signified a shift in depictions of transgender people.
Historically, pop culture has tended to depict transgender people as objects of comedy or monstrous freaks. But attitudes are changing, as a new novel featuring a transgender child shows.
A new policy announced by the Ministry of Justice will help transgender prisoners to be treated with respect.
But it may be that at some point in the future, coming out will become a thing of the past.
No four-year-olds in Australia are undergoing any irreversible treatment, as was implied in media reports yesterday.
At age four treatment for gender dysphoria consists of counselling, and nothing irreversible.
Predictions that top women athletes will soon be competing with the best men, and may even outperform them someday, have not borne out.
A 1992 paper predicted that if women's running performance continued to improve as rapidly as it had since the 1920s, top women athletes would soon be running as quickly as the men.
How the media represent transgender people can greatly affect how young transgender people see themselves.
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Transgender children have been the focus of considerable media attention in Australia over the past two years. Much of this has been positive, focused on the rights of transgender children.