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A rainbow wreath laid by defence forces at a contemporary Anzac Day service. Daniel Spellman/Defence Gay and Lesbian Information Service

Witch-hunts and surveillance: the hidden lives of queer people in the military

Until 1992, being a gay or lesbian soldier was illegal in Australia. New research is unearthing the heartbreaking stories of people who devoted their life 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.’ Honolulu Advertiser

What history tells us about Boy Scouts and inclusion

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. AP Photo

Better locker rooms: It’s not just a transgender thing

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.
Felicity Huffman in Transamerica, which signified a shift in depictions of transgender people. Belladonna Productions

Friday essay: transgenderism in film and literature

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.
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.

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