Christian conservatives in the country have campaigned tirelessly for decades to prevent legislation that would offer protections to L.G.B.T.Q. people.
Tag Archives: Transgender and Transsexuals
In Defense of J.K. Rowling
The charge that she’s a transphobe doesn’t square with her actual views.
How Teens Recovered From the ‘TikTok Tics’
A wave of teenagers who developed tics during the pandemic has receded, illustrating the powerful influence of stress on the body and the resilience of adolescents.
Harry Styles Dedicated a Brit Award to Female Acts Who Weren’t Nominated
In 2022, the Brit Awards merged its top artist prizes to include male, female and nonbinary acts. This year, the event faced backlash for not nominating any women.
The Relentless Attack on Trans People Is an Attack on All of Us
To deny equal respect and dignity to any part of the citizenry is to place the entire country on the road to tiered citizenship and limited rights.
Utah Bans Transition Care for Transgender Youth
The measure, signed by the governor on Saturday, is part of a wave of proposed legislation in states across the country this year that would restrict transgender rights.
Will U.K. Rejection of Scottish Gender Bill Bolster Independence Movement?
The decision left Scottish politicians angered by what they saw as London’s thwarting the will of their Parliament, possibly handing independence backers a potent weapon.
G.O.P. State Lawmakers Push a Growing Wave of Anti-Transgender Bills
Four states could ban transition care into young adulthood. Lawmakers in several others want to restrict drag shows in ways that could affect transgender performers broadly. It’s part of a long-term plan.
Pope Francis Says Homosexuality Is Not a Crime, but Is a Sin
In an interview with The Associated Press, the pope said the church should do more to end laws that criminalize same-sex relations.
Trans Kids Deserve Private Lives Too
When students redefine their gender identity without telling their parents.
Bathroom Bans for Transgender Youths Are Poised for Supreme Court Review
A recent ruling created a split among federal appeals courts on whether schools can forbid transgender students to use restrooms matching their gender identities.
When Students Change Gender Identity, Should Schools Tell Their Parents?
Educators are facing wrenching new tensions over whether they should tell parents when students socially transition at school.
What’s Next for the Great Gay Play? Everything.
In recent shows, ideas of gayness are expanding, combining and disappearing all at once.
U.K. Government Blocks Scottish Law Making Gender Change Easier
For the first time, the government in London is blocking legislation approved by the Scottish Parliament, saying the measure on gender identity would undermine U.K.-wide equality law.
In Video, George Santos Encourages Transgender People to Join G.O.P.
A year before George Santos first ran for Congress, he appeared at an L.G.B.T.Q. event using one of his alternate identities, Anthony Devolder.
Was Yeshiva University Entitled to $230 Million in Public Funds?
The Modern Jewish Orthodox school refuses to recognize an L.G.B.T.Q. student club, arguing in court that it is a religious institution.
A Trans Man in Mexico Forges His Own Path
In a traditional Catholic town, Alex develops his identity and defends his dreams.
Want to Understand L.G.B.T.Q. Life in America? Come to Alabama.
I went to Alabama to understand what our country’s anti-gay backlash looks like on the ground — and what it really means to fight back.
I’m a Trans Athlete. I’d Rather Be Myself Than Win.
It might not seem like such a big deal to swim on a team that doesn’t align with your true self, but I was struggling to get out of bed for practice.
The ‘Golden Gays’ Return to the Stage in the Philippines
They formed a community meant to support and shelter gay people who had been cast aside by society. Decades later, they are still living together, hosting pageants to help make ends meet.
Education Dept. Logs Record Number of Discrimination Complaints
Some of the highest-profile complaints show how America’s culture wars are affecting the nation’s children.
A Literary Scene Where Parties Are Part of the Agenda
LittlePuss Press specializes in work by transgender writers. Its founders also know it’s hard to resist a great party.
Blue States Want Red States to Face Consequences, but Travel Bans Are Harmful
Well-intentioned laws are making it harder for young academics to do their research.
How Americans Can Stand Against Extremism
Transgender people are under threat from political violence.
Transgender Americans Feel Under Attack as Political Vitriol Rises
Language about pedophiles and “grooming” of young children has intensified a movement, reminiscent of campaigns dating to the 1970s, that seeks to turn transgender people into a political wedge.
Putin Signs Law Banning Expressions of LGBTQ Identity in Public
The law makes it illegal to spread “propaganda” about “nontraditional sexual relations” in all media, including social, advertising and movies.
Free to Be You and Me. Or Not.
50 years later, we may be forgetting the lessons of a children’s classic.
Judge Weighs Legality of Arkansas Ban on Care for Transgender Youth
The trial, the first over a challenge to a state ban on gender-affirming care, concluded last week; the judge has not indicated when he will rule.
Puberty Blockers for Transgender Youths
Readers discuss the benefits and risks of puberty blockers. Also: Donald Trump’s dinner with antisemites; robots in the workplace.
I Want the World to See Us Kissing
Being a queer person of color in America can be dangerous. It shouldn’t be invisible.
New Details Emerge About Colorado Shooting Suspect
Lawyers for the suspect accused of killing five people in an L.G.B.T.Q. nightclub say their client identifies as nonbinary.
Honey Dijon Steps Up From Dance Music’s Underground
The D.J. and producer has been a force in house music for over two decades. Tapped by Beyoncé and Madonna, and releasing her own LP, her career is kicking into another gear.
The Massacre at Club Q Was Only a Matter of Time
The right has been demonizing drag for years.
In Women and Nonbinary People, Monkeypox Cases May Have Been Missed
Despite monkeypox fading from public attention, scientists are still learning how it spreads — including without sexual contact or any symptoms.
Puberty Blockers Can Help Transgender Youth. Is There a Cost?
Puberty blockers can ease transgender youths’ anguish and buy time to weigh options. But concerns are growing about long-term physical effects and other consequences.
‘Channeling the Mama Bear’: How Covid Closures Became Today’s Curriculum Wars
According to a new survey, one issue is especially divisive: teaching about L.G.B.T.Q. rights and gender identity.
Florida Restricts Doctors From Providing Gender Treatments to Minors
The state’s medical board, whose members are appointed by the governor, has barred doctors from prescribing gender care to new adolescent patients.
For Ghana’s Only Openly Transgender Musician, ‘Every Day Is Dangerous’
Maxine Angel Opoku has found a new audience for her music with songs opposing a proposed law that would make it illegal to identify as gay, transgender or queer.
‘I’m Afraid for My Future’: Proposed Laws Threaten Gay Life in Russia
The laws, all but assured of enactment, would intensify a crackdown on L.G.B.T.Q. freedom in Russia, which Vladimir V. Putin has cast as a corrosive Western influence.
Ashton B. Carter, Defense Secretary Under Obama, Dies at 68
Trained as a physicist, he opened the U.S. military to transgender service members and removed barriers to women in combat roles.
Let’s Say Gay
“Queer” has begun to overtake other labels of sexuality. But what does it mean?
A New Procedure Could Expand Reproductive Choices for Transgender Women
Retrieving viable sperm from men with low fertility and from people who have used estrogen therapy for years has been a challenge, doctors say. A new, less invasive technique has promise.
A Nonbinary Runner’s Experience of the Chicago Marathon
“A big part of being here and running this race is reclaiming this place, which left me with a lot of emotional scars,” Cal Calamia said of running the Chicago Marathon in their hometown.
What a Conservative Therapist Thinks About U.S. Politics and Mental Health
Conservatives need mental health help too. But do they need to get it from someone who shares their worldview?
More Trans Teens Are Choosing ‘Top Surgery’
Small studies suggest that breast removal surgery improves transgender teenagers’ well-being, but data is sparse. Some state leaders oppose such procedures for minors.
The Midterm Election’s Most Dominant Toxic Narratives
Misleading and divisive posts about the Nov. 8 midterm vote have flooded social media. Here are three prevalent themes.
After Dobbs: Feminism Beyond the Gender Binary
Jennifer Finney Boylan and Thomas Page McBee on what the feminist movement owes the trans community.
Virginia Reverses School Protections for Transgender Students
The state’s Department of Education issued guidelines that would require students to file legal documents to be called by different pronouns.
Yeshiva University Halts All Student Clubs to Block L.G.B.T.Q. Group
Earlier in the week, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a ruling to stand for now that required the university to recognize the group.
Transgender Youth Find the Magic of Summer Camp
Indigo Point was created as an oasis, one that organizers saw as all the more necessary after a barrage of conservative legislation focused on transgender young people.