The social pressures to be ‘straight’ and ‘cis’ can be overwhelming for LGBTQ+ people, especially youth. Adding conversion therapy to the criminal code of Canada is a good first step to supporting them.
The Trudeau government took the first step to federally ban conversion therapy — a practice intended to change sexual orientation.
Participants at the Montréal Pride Celebrations a decade ago. Researchers say there is an overemphasis on muscular and ‘masculine’ bodies in gay communities.
For many gay men, social media and dating apps are hotbeds of body image struggles and rising toxic masculinity -- the recent '10-year-challenge' on Instagram showcases this femmephobia.
Just because your children are learning about LGBT relationships, it won't make them gay.
The British government is consulting on changes to the Gender Recognition Act, including whether to allow gender self-identification.
Anthony Gormley’s Another Place installation has become the latest site of a dispute over gender.
The UK government is consulting on changing gender recognition laws. Here's what you need to know.
Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, holding clipboard, a transgender woman, during her election night party in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.
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Christine Hallquist this week became the first trans person to win a major party's gubernatorial nomination. The percentage of trans adults has doubled since 2008. What's responsible for that change?
There are now many gender categorizations, from the traditional ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ to ‘gender fluid’ and ‘undifferentiatied.’ Health researchers can work with these to gain a more accurate understanding of disease susceptibilities.
Bigender, gender fluid, cisgender? Emerging gender categorizations are important -- for your health.
What it's like trying to use a public loo when they aren't designed for you.
Ashley Lyons and Heather Mitchell as Cate McGregor pre- and post-transition in Still Point Turning.
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Still Point Turning highlights the stigma and controversy around Australia's most high-profile transgender person.
A commonly cited statistic that 60 to 90 percent of gender dysphoric children grow up not to be transgender is based on studies that are deeply flawed.
'Rapid-onset gender dysphoria' suggests children are being persuaded into transgender identities before they know what that means. This theory is best explained by transphobia and research study biases.
The movie, about a trans woman's struggle for her rights, comes as Chile debates a long-awaited gender identity law.
Trans issues hit the headlines in 2017.
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It's been a tough year to be trans in Britain.
Bizarrely, a 2014 telemovie on the life of the transgender performer Carlotta featured Jessica Marais, pictured on the right with Anita Hegh, playing her.
A recent study found only two transgender characters appeared in TV dramas from 2011-2015. When will our television screens reflect a more diverse world?
There are huge benefits for trans people – and society – when they change their outward appearance to reflect their gender identity.
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.
Sin Dee Reel (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) and Alexandra (Mya Taylor).
Have there been too many transgender dramas recently? There's certainly room for this one.
Honesty is the best policy (and the law).
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A woman has been found guilty of tricking another woman into thinking she was having sex with a man. What does the law actually say about this?
The demarcation of the population into male and female effectively excludes everyone who falls outside those boundaries.
“Sex and gender diverse” is the umbrella term for a highly disparate, largely invisible and neglected group of people. The experiences of these people challenge the popular view that all people live in…