Vicky Thompson: let down by the system.
Transgender woman Vicky Thompson died after being placed in an all-male prison. It's time we stuck up for the rights of trans people.
Why do gender-neutral bathrooms matter?
Activists are organizing "urine" blockades and "shit-ins" to demand safe bathroom for transgender students on campuses. Why is this important?
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.
The gender binary does not adequately describe the experience of people who identify as genderqueer.
Black Hill Design/www.shutterstock.com
Germaine Greer's comments that "post-operative transgender men are not women" have provoked outcry from transgender activists. So let's have a meaningful discussion about gender, sex and the complex relationship between the two.
Honesty is the best policy (and the law).
Panitan Kanchanwong via Shutterstock
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?
Is the future now?
While fashion can be an act of defiance and subversion, it can also exploit the oppressed.
The idea of ‘family balancing’ is based on the belief that children come in two genders that have essentially different traits.
The risk of harm in sex selection stems from the fact that parents don't desire any child, they want a child of a particular sex, who is to remain within the limits of binary gender roles.
Caitlyn Jenner vamps.
Caitlyn Jenner's new TV show 'I am Cait' has sparked a fierce online debate about the validity of the transgender identity. Group identity may explain why the debate is so heated.
David Bowie posing for the Aladdin Sane tour, 1973. Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita.
Image courtesy of ACMI.
David Bowie has long confounded us with enigmatic acts of gender transgression, with gestures and personas drawn from Hollywood stars, literature and avant-garde art. That flame still burns brightly.
In both of photographer Annie Leibovitz’s shots, deviance is synonymous with beauty.
Caitlyn Jenner evokes Demi Moore's controversial 1991 Vanity Fair cover shoot, done when pregnancy was something to be hidden.
Transgender is an umbrella term, encompassing a number of different identities and practices.
'Umbrella' via www.shutterstock.com
Transgender is a relatively new word. So when an academic seeks to create a transgender historical archive, complications abound.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are supporting their daughter Shiloh’s decision to be called John.
Pascal Le Segretain/EPA
If you want to know a child's gender, just ask them and then listen to the answer.
When public figures such as Cate McGregor and Bruce Jenner speak about trans experience, how does it serve the development of trans rights?
AAP Image/Lukas Coch)
A number of high-profile trans people have come out in recent months, such as Cate McGregor and Bruce Jenner. Do these big media moments help advance trans rights across society?
Young gay teens forced into conversion “therapy” may suffer mental health issues.
The history of "cures" for homosexuality reveals how discredited conversion therapies for gay and transgender children can irreparably harm young minds.
There is a high rate of assault on transgender students in schools.
Transgender students have a higher suicide rate on college campuses due to the harassment they experience. Now women's colleges, such as Wellesley, are showing the way forward.
It’s disingenuous for newspaper editors to claim ignorance in reporting trans issues.
Yesterday, the Courier-Mail put the gruesome murder of Indonesian transwoman Mayang Prasetyo, killed by her partner Marcus Volker, on its front page. The article is breathtaking in its prurience and voyeurism…
In recent years there has been a significant shift in understandings of transgender identity. So often caught up with ideas about sexuality, the liberalisation of attitudes towards gays and lesbians has…
Brave move: Kellie Maloney.
Good Morning Britain
Famous boxing promoter, Kellie Maloney, recently came out as transgender. She did so as a pre-emptive move, because it had become clear to her that at least two newspapers were going to out her without…
The Indonesian media often portrays the lives of transgender people as “sinful” and wrong.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade/Flickr
A transgender woman with heavy makeup, a red wig and dressed in pink is chased by her pimp’s henchmen. A young woman hides her in her house. So begins the TV drama, a story of repentance of a transgender…
Why is the language we use to describe gender non-conformists such as Andrej Pejic so important?
Transgender and gender non-conforming lives are becoming increasingly visible. Debate about the lives and legitimacy of trans people is being conducted in the most mainstream of media outlets: Time magazine…