Backtalk: Adichie's Transphobic Remarks & Trouble at Thinx

Problematic faves: writers & panties edition.

Creating a Lush World of Trans Woman Literature: An Interview with Writer and Fierce Trans Femme, Kai Cheng Thom

So on the one hand, famous trans writers are elevated into this intensely fetishized status, and then on the other, they're taken down and exiled for not being good enough. Read more »

Reading Chimamanda Adichie Today: On Racism and transphobia in feminism

I had to wonder how Adichie’s recent responses to trans folks failed her own feminist politics in her new book, Dear Ijeawele. Read more »

Up in Flames: "Woman on Fire" Tells a Trans Woman's Story, But It's Not For Trans People

Woman on Fire is a feel-good story that isn’t concerned so much with its titular character’s arc as with the journeys of the people who surround her. Read more »

Body Politic: Marginalization at the Women's March and Beyond

Here's the thing about unity, though: it cannot be demanded. It must be constructed with care. Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: Appearances by Mady G

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week, Maddy G. shares their personal story about body image, identity, and beauty. Read more »

Transgender Americans Organize to Update IDs Before January

In just days, TransLawHelp.Org springs up to offer legal resources for transgender people. Read more »

As Trump Takes Office, We Will Keep Fighting

I'm afraid. I'm anxious. But we can’t back down now. We need to buckle down, stand united, and give 100 percent. Read more »

The Right to Pee in Peace: Trans People Speak Out About Bathroom Discrimination and Discomfort

For the 1.4 million trans people in the United States, bathroom access is not an abstract political issue. It’s a daily problem. Read more »

G.L.O.S.S. and the Unbearable Weightiness of Success

Days after announcing their choice to turn down a lucrative record deal, queer-centric Olympia punk band G.L.O.S.S has annoucned their breakup.  Read more »

How Voter ID Laws Can Disenfranchise Transgender Folks

The new "Voting While Trans" guide spells out how hard it can be to update your ID. Read more »

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Politically Correct Language Isn't Just About Being Polite—It's About Survival

Photo by Phillipe Leroyer (Creative Commons). Two weeks ago, Jonathan Chait published the lengthy essay "Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say" in... Read more »

Critical Conditions: For Trans Individuals, Seeking Medical Care Can Be a Minefield

When trans individuals encounter the medical system, they're often met with discrimination and misunderstanding. Read more »

Know & Tell: The literary renaissance of trans women writers

"By morning a familyof baffled new bodiescaress one another in the sun& each by each,we teach...

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Mock & Awe: Janet Mock on truth-telling, community building, and writing the story she had been waiting for her whole life.

Mainstream media does a pretty horrendous job of telling the stories of trans people, often focusing on the details of their transition and...

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