Texas Town Suspends Teacher Because She Is Transgender

By: Friday April 11, 2014 9:25 am

Schools can teach a lot of things. Math, science, history, and all the rest. They can teach teamwork and the value of putting in the effort through sports and clubs. Schools can also teach tolerance and understanding, or instruct children in how to discriminate, hate and disrespect other human beings simply because of the color of their skin, the religion they do or do not follow, simply for who they are.

My Thoughts on Essay Anne Vanderbilt

By: Tuesday January 21, 2014 6:31 pm

At this point, it really doesn’t matter that Hannan never “threatened to out her on Grantland.” He had already outed her to an investor. Why would or could she believe he was not intending to do the same thing to the world?

Who Runs the World?: Beyoncé Releases Essay on Gender Equality

By: Thursday January 16, 2014 2:45 pm

You read that right, Beyoncé has taken to the pages of The Shriver Report to offer her assessment on gender equality.

Sex Workers in France Resist Attacks on Their Liberty

By: Saturday December 14, 2013 3:59 pm

These days, French political culture appears to be retreating from its stereotypical liberalism on one of its best-known “vice” industries: the sex trade. Controversial new legislation in the country would criminalize paid sex—and sex workers see the proposed law as an assault on their dignity and safety.

The legislation—which just passed a vote in the Assemblée Nationale and is slated for a Senate vote soon—does not explicitly outlaw the act of selling sex, but it penalizes its purchase:

Late Night: ‘Time is going to be your greatest enemy’

By: Monday December 9, 2013 8:00 pm

(And if she’s so traditional and non-threatening and marriageable, why isn’t she in the kitchen making a sandwich, anyway? Why is she on TV with her hair done, threatening men like that?)

‘Christian’ Group Continues to Victimize Transgender Child

By: Thursday November 7, 2013 7:30 pm

In its attempt to defeat a recently passed bill in California which would protect the rights of transgender students, a religious right group, Pacific Justice Institute, helped to spread a story about a Colorado transgender high school student allegedly harassing other female students in the bathroom.

The story was a lie.

Gloria Steinem Speaks Out on Gender Identity

By: Wednesday October 2, 2013 8:00 pm

Anti-transgender feminists (a minority all too frequently given airtime in publications that should know better, like Counterpunch) have sometimes turned to an old quote by pioneering feminist Gloria Steinem to justify their refusal to accept trans-women’s identities as valid. Today in the Advocate, Steinem refuted those claims

Judge Grants Victory for Former Teacher in Transgender Case

By: Thursday September 12, 2013 7:04 pm

Marla Krolikowski, a former New York Catholic teacher who was fired for being transgender or “worse than gay”, received a major victory in court Monday after Judge Duane Hart rejected the defense’s claims that she was a minister for the school. Judge Hart remarked that former Saint Francis Prep teacher did not fulfill the requirement put forth by the defense that because she taught religious classes she was a minister for the school.

Thoughts on Chelsea Manning’s Coming Out

By: Saturday August 24, 2013 10:30 am

I have some thoughts on how Pvt. Chelsea Manning’s gender dysphoria was rolled out.

Let me begin by saying I’m going to give, and I’m going to advocate for, respect for Manning’s chosen name and publicly embraced gender, and I’m going to use female pronouns and call her Chelsea. That; however, comes with a mixed bag of emotions.

Video Gives a Vindictive, Unfair Portrait of the Transgender Community

By: Tuesday August 20, 2013 7:35 am

This has to be the single most vindictive display of transgender bashing I have ever seen on video not involving violence.

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