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.
‘Judy’ depicts the connection between the struggles of diva Judy Garland and the hardships historically faced by white, cisgender gay men.
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Fans of divas like Judy Garland formed complex social networks and communities around their fandom that were also about joy and celebration.
Scene from It’s A Sin during a recreation of AIDS protests in the 1980s.
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New research highlights how the press excluded, shamed and invaded the privacy of those living with HIV.
Not all gay people enjoy big cities, but pop culture has little to say about rural LGBTQ life.
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Stereotypically, gay, queer and trans kids flee small towns to find acceptance in big, diverse cities like New York or Chicago. But evidence shows many will eventually return to rural areas.
A pro-LGBTQ poster at Bosphorus University in Turkey with the image of the mythical creature Şahmeran.
Student protesters in Turkey recently used this mythical figure to express their queer identity. An art historian explains the significance.
The fast-paced move to digital spaces after the pandemic has expanded possibilities for finding community and support in adverse circumstances.
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When disaster strikes, not everyone is affected the same way. Research shows the experiences of sexually and gender diverse people are frequently very different to those of heterosexual people.
Revelers party during the Circuit Festival’s Water Park Day in Vilassar de Mar, Spain, in August 2016.
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A decadent New Year's Eve bash held in the throes of the pandemic is a symptom of a larger problem in the gay community.
Engraving of Loreta Janeta Velazquez, a Cuban-born woman who fought in the American civil war as Lieutenant Harry T. Buford.
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Although the terminology we now use to describe gender would have been alien in the 18th and early 19th centuries, the concepts were understood by many.
Having historically positioned itself as 'non-partisan', the ACL's recent campaigns reflect a return to its US roots, and perhaps hopes of achieving a similar polarising cultural shift in Australia.