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Predictions that top women athletes will soon be competing with the best men, and may even outperform them someday, have not borne out. Ted Goldring/Flickr

Will women ever be able to compete against men in Olympic events?

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. Screen Shot, Australian Story, ABC

Rethinking how we represent transgender children in the media

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.
Policy changes and face-to-face conversations are part of the plan. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

LGBT equality doesn’t exist – but here’s how to fight for it

The massacre at an Orlando gay club is a savage reminder that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people still face harsh prejudice in America and lack full equal protections under the law.
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Transgender Americans

This week our collaborators at the PBS debate show Point Taken ask: is the U.S. moving too quickly or too slowly on gender rights?
A bathroom in a Los Angeles school is marked for all genders. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Why trans rights nationwide are only a matter of time

New White House guidelines on sex discrimination have caused backlash in some states and school districts. But it won't last, according to researcher at UMass Amherst.
When do girls come to like pink and boys blue? AquaOwl

When do children develop their gender identity?

Gender is more of a flexible state than most people think. And as children, we start out thinking more flexibly about gender than we end up as adults.
Eddie Redmayne stars as Lili Elbe.

The Danish Girl: all skirt and no substance

The film tells the story of Lili Elbe, who was one of the first people to receive sexual reassignment surgery. Sadly, the film barely scratches the surface of the real story.

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