A recent lawsuit has charged the U.S. Department of Education as being complicit in the abuse of LGBTQ students.
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A recent Title IX lawsuit alleges discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation at religious schools. Two scholars argue that this might be a pivotal moment.
It's time we embrace the true meaning of the word 'reparations'—this isn't just about giving people money, it's about offering apologies and taking account for previous mistakes.
Many surveys aren’t designed in a way that captures the true diversity of gender identification.
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The proportion was the largest the study's authors had ever seen.
‘Boy Wearing a Wig,’ Wilhelm von Gloeden (1900).
Few trans kids in the early 20th century had access to information about trans life. That they still faced down the judgment of parents and doctors is a testament to the truth of their dysphoria.
For generations, queer people have demonstrated their adaptability to navigate life outside the status quo with supportive communities.
Queer people have learned to build and rely on "chosen families." Finding ways to creatively bolster and expand our networks of care takes on renewed importance in the pandemic.
In the late 1980s, trans youth started going online to connect with others experiencing gender dysphoria.
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For trans youth who couldn't be themselves in real life, the internet became a place for connection and self-expression.
Today’s sex scenes are, first and foremost, fun.
Some critics are complaining that sex scenes have vanished from cinema. But they're still very much present – in all their awkward, perverse glory.
Few Americans would care about how to best accommodate transgender athletes if they weren’t winning events.
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Since there is no typical transgender athlete, broad rules don't seem appropriate. But that's exactly what legislation seeks to do.
Randomized controlled trials of therapeutic interventions have yet to be conducted.
Because little scientific evidence exists for trans medical treatments, doctors are often wary when working with trans people, even if they realize it's in the patients' best interests to do so.
Transitioning is possible after going through puberty, but it’s much more difficult for trans people to look the way they want to look.
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Puberty-suppression therapy gives trans teens the gift of time and the ability to attain a more desirable appearance.
An affirming college environment can set trans youth on a path of personal, academic and professional success.
These are some of the key features and policies that trans prospective students may want to consider in their college exploration process.
How women describe themselves, and whom they engage romantically with, is changing.
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Women's sexual identities and behaviors are changing in ways men's are not.
Trans baby boomers typically began living in their affirmed gender around age 50. For millennials, it’s age 22.
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The survey also found that trans people who live in their affirmed gender report experiencing less stigma, anxiety and depression.
Studies show that family acceptance or rejection has a big impact on a trans child’s mental health and happiness.
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A psychologist and expert on gender diversity explains strategies for creating a healthy environment for trans or nonbinary kids.
Transgender medicine uses a multidisciplinary approach to help trans youth live happier lives.
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Transgender youth have a number of research-backed medical options available to them. The multidisciplinary approach ranges from promoting family support to hormone treatments to surgery.
Looking for the meaning of Lil Nas X’s latest video? The detail is in the devil.
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The video for Lil Nas X's latest track is provocative and erotic. It also fits into a tradition of turning the tables on those seeking to oppress marginalized groups through religious dogma.
At least one in 10 LGBTQA+ Australians are still vulnerable to religion-based practices to change or suppress their sexuality or gender identity.
While professional sports franchises have become more socially conscious, LGBTQ fans and players aren’t exactly embraced with open arms.
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Half of LGBTQ participants in a recent study experienced discrimination, insults, bullying or abuse while playing, watching or talking about sports.
March 31 marks International Transgender Day of Visibility.
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We need to commit to creating safe and inclusive environments for trans and non-binary youth, because when they have those supportive environments, they thrive.
Southern Baptist purity culture teaches that women are to blame for men’s sexual urges.
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A scholar of gender and religion who grew up Southern Baptist explains how literal teachings on the Bible inform members' views on women.