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.

Transitioning Back to One’s Assigned Sex at Birth

By: Wednesday August 7, 2013 1:10 pm

In the past few months there have been two public transitioners who transitioned first from men to women and then back to men. One was Michael Wallent (F.K.A. Megan Wallent; second transition announced in her March blog entry News), and the other was Don Ennis (F.K.A. Dawn Stacey Ennis; reported in the New York Post article I’m a guy again! ABC newsman who switched genders wants to switch back).

MA: Equal Access in Public Accommodations Bill to Get Its First Hearing

By: Friday July 5, 2013 5:00 pm

A bill to prohibit discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations is scheduled to get a hearing in the Joint House and Senate Judiciary Committee of the Massachusetts General Court this Tuesday, July 9.

“An Act Relative to Equal Access in Hospitals, Public Transportation, Nursing Homes, Supermarkets, Retail Establishments, and All Other Places Open to the Public” (House Bill 1589/Senate Bill 643) would add “gender identity” to the list of classes protected from discrimination in public accommodations.

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