How a Barber and Journaling Expert Spends His Sundays

John Casey bears witness to New Yorkers’ stories, whether they are in his chair or taking his writing workshops.

#brooklyn-nyc, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #writing-and-writers

It’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Spiritual Calling

After coming out as a transgender woman more than two years ago, Vica Steel never dreamed of forging a path to church leadership. Until now.

#content-type-personal-profile, #iowa, #lutheran-churches, #nevertoolate2021, #religion-and-belief, #steel-vica, #transgender-and-transsexuals

‘Gender Alchemy’ Is Transforming Art for the 21st Century

With the growing visibility of gender-nonconforming and transgender people, the scope of feminism is fast evolving. Now two major museum shows in California explore the impact on art.

#art, #berkeley-art-museum-and-pacific-film-archive, #cheang-shu-lea, #davis-vaginal-1969, #green-nicki-1986, #hammer-museum, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #institute-of-contemporary-art, #muholi-zanele-1972, #museums, #new-time-art-and-feminisms-in-the-21st-century-exhibit, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #witch-hunt-exhibit, #women-and-girls

Shelters on the Mexico-U.S. Border Welcome L.G.B.T.Q. Migrants

A community in Tijuana is a model of a physically and psychologically safe place for vulnerable migrants.

#asylum-right-of, #children-and-childhood, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #immigration-and-emigration, #transgender-and-transsexuals

SB 8 Is Only the Beginning

The Texas abortion law is just an opening salvo in a broader push by conservatives to restrict the rights of their neighbors, classmates and colleagues. 

#abortion, #gun-control, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements, #womens-rights

Missouri Relocates Gay History Exhibit From State Capitol

The exhibit, which examined Kansas City’s contributions to the gay rights movement, was supposed to be in the Capitol building until the end of the year.

#discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kansas-city-mo, #missouri, #missouri-state-museum, #museums, #politics-and-government, #razer-greg, #state-legislatures, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #university-of-missouri

Maggie Nelson Wants to Redefine ‘Freedom’

In her new essay collection, the writer wants to enunciate all the meanings and manifestations of the word that our current conversation obscures.

#art, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #nelson-maggie, #on-freedom-four-songs-of-care-and-constraint-book, #poetry-and-poets, #the-argonauts-book, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #writing-and-writers

Refugees Are Suffering. This Novelist Won’t Look Away.

Rabih Alameddine writes about topics many would rather forget. In his new book, “The Wrong End of the Telescope,” he tells the story of a transgender doctor attempting to care for people fleeing war-torn Syria.

#alameddine-rabih, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lebanon, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #syria, #the-wrong-end-of-the-telescope-book, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #writing-and-writers

The Gender Binary in Language Classes

Languages that contain only “he” and “she” pronouns pose problems for communicating about gender identity. Here’s how some language teachers are helping.

#education, #english-language, #french-language, #gender, #genderfluid, #hebrew-language, #language-and-languages, #nonbinary, #spanish-language, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Virginia School Board to Pay $1.3 Million in Transgender Student’s Suit

Gavin Grimm sued the Gloucester County, Va., school board after he was barred from using the boys’ bathroom. The dispute put him at the center of a debate over transgender rights.

#bathrooms-and-toilets, #discrimination, #grimm-gavin, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #virginia

The Reappearing Act of Puppies Puppies

The artist, who also goes by Jade Kuriki-Olivo, began her career as a solitary and mysterious figure. Now, with the support of her community, she’s become entirely herself.

#art, #blood-donation, #content-type-personal-profile, #duchamp-marcel, #indigenous-people, #kuriki-olivo-jade-puppies-puppies, #queer-thoughts-llc-manhattan-ny-gallery, #transgender-and-transsexuals

The School Culture Wars: ‘You Have Brought Division to Us’

From mask mandates to critical race theory and gender identity, educators are besieged. “You are just trying to keep everything from collapsing,” one official said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #masks, #race-and-ethnicity, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states

The School Culture Wars Over Masks, CRT and Gender Identity

From mask mandates to critical race theory and gender identity, educators are besieged. “You are just trying to keep everything from collapsing,” one official said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #masks, #race-and-ethnicity, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states

A Shape-Shifting Woman Plays All the Parts

Across three cities on bus shelters and a giant billboard, Martine Gutierrez, the artist, performer and provocateur, asks what it means to be a woman in these times.

#art, #content-type-personal-profile, #culture-arts, #discrimination, #gutierrez-martine-photographer, #public-art-fund, #race-and-ethnicity, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #whitney-museum-of-american-art, #women-and-girls

I’m a Trans Athlete. I Only Want to Win If It’s Fair.

Trans athletes are trapped in a culture war. I’m not a cheater, but I may have an unfair advantage.

#running, #testosterone, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

What’s the Best Way to Protect Sex Workers? Depends on Whom You Ask.

There are two competing bills in New York: One would punish pimps and customers, while the other would decriminalize the entire trade.

#human-trafficking, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #prostitution, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Judge Temporarily Blocks Arkansas Ban on Health Treatments for Transgender Youth

The decision came in response to an American Civil Liberties Union challenge to a first-in-the-nation law enacted by Republican state legislators in April.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #arkansas, #children-and-childhood, #gay-and-lesbian-alliance-against-defamation, #hutchinson-asa, #law-and-legislation, #medicine-and-health, #politics-and-government, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #youth

She’s One of China’s Biggest Stars. She’s Also Transgender.

Jin Xing, the first person in China to openly undergo transition surgery, is a household name. But she says she’s no standard-bearer for the L.G.B.T.Q. community.

#china, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #jin-xing, #television, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

‘No Ordinary Man’ Review: The Life and Death of Billy Tipton

This documentary sheds light on a prominent jazz musician whose death became a spectacle when it was discovered he was transgender.

#aisling-chin-yee, #billy-tipton, #chase-joynt, #documentary-films-and-programs, #no-ordinary-man-movie, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Abbott Opens Texas G.O.P.’s Push to Reshape the State

Calling a special session of the Legislature, Gov. Greg Abbott commenced a fierce political clash as state Republicans seek to restrict voting, transgender rights and how racism is taught.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #discrimination, #law-and-legislation, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #texas, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

International Court Rules in Favor of Trans Rights in Honduras

The landmark decision from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, born out of a brutal murder, could have far-reaching implications for L.G.B.T.Q. rights across Latin America.

#honduras, #inter-american-court-of-human-rights, #kennedy-robert-f-center-for-justice-and-human-rights, #latin-america, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Pride Parties and Protests Bring Excitement Back to N.Y.C. Streets

After a more cautious Pride last year, many New Yorkers were eager to be together again: “Bro, the energy is amazing.”

#greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #new-york-city, #parties-social, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case on Transgender Bathroom Rights

An appeals court had ruled that a Virginia school board’s policy barring a transgender boy from using the boys’ bathroom was unlawful.

#bathrooms-and-toilets, #education-k-12, #grimm-gavin, #supreme-court-us, #transgender-and-transsexuals

New York City Braces for Heat and Humidity

The steamy weather, with a heat index above 100, is expected until Thursday, and the city opens centers where people can keep cool.

#holder-brenda-brenda-continental, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #new-york-city, #soulja-lee, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #weather

What I Saw in My First 10 Years on Testosterone

What I saw in my first 10 years on testosterone.

#gender, #men-and-boys, #testosterone, #transgender-and-transsexuals

For Pride This Weekend, You Do You

There are plenty of ways to celebrate, from several grass-roots marches to a 10K run with beer tastings.

#holidays-and-special-occasions, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lesbian-avengers-activist-group, #new-york-city, #nyc-dyke-march, #reclaim-pride-coalition, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Pride Celebrations Are Decades Old, but 2021 Will Still Have Some Firsts

From colorful baseball team logos to Vice President Kamala Harris’s historic appearance at a Pride parade, officials and organizations are paying tribute to the L.G.B.T.Q. community in new ways.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parades, #stonewall-inn-manhattan-ny-bar, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Transgender Children Are Everywhere

Being trans isn’t a liberal Western fad. 

#children-and-childhood, #discrimination, #parenting, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Celebrating Pride Around the City

After a more subdued 2020, we’re closing out a revived Pride Month with parties, demonstrations and family celebrations.

#art, #black-people, #central-park-summerstage, #dancing, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #museums, #music, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #summer-season, #transgender-and-transsexuals

The N.F.L.’s Carl Nassib Broke a Barrier. Will Others Follow?

The number of publicly out L.G.B.T.Q. athletes in men’s biggest pro leagues lags far behind that in women’s sports. Will Carl Nassib’s announcement change that?

#athletics-and-sports, #bird-sue, #clarendon-layshia-1991, #collins-jason, #football, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #institute-for-diversity-and-ethics-in-sport, #nassib-carl-1993, #national-basketball-assn, #national-football-league, #nunes-amanda-1988, #outsports-com, #rapinoe-megan, #sam-michael-1990, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #ultimate-fighting-championship, #women-and-girls, #womens-national-basketball-assn, #womens-world-cup-soccer

Munich Wanted to Light Its Stadium in a Pride Rainbow. European Soccer Said No.

The lighting plan was meant as a statement against a new law in Hungary, whose team is taking on Germany on Wednesday. UEFA said the request was too political.

#bavaria-germany, #discrimination, #fans-persons, #german-bundesliga, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #munich-germany, #soccer, #stadiums-and-arenas, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #union-of-european-football-assns-uefa

V.A. Plans to Offer Gender-Affirming Surgeries for Transgender Veterans

The secretary of veterans affairs announced the shift in care at a Pride event over the weekend, but the process for changing benefits could take years.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #mcdonough-denis-r, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department

Colorado Baker Fined for Refusing to Make Cake for Transgender Woman

Jack Phillips, whose previous refusal to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple made its way to the Supreme Court in 2018, violated the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act, a state judge found.

#alliance-defending-freedom, #bakeries-and-baked-products, #colorado, #discrimination, #phillips-jack-1956, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Sparks Controversy in Online Essay

The novelist’s remarks went viral after she criticized former students as well as “social-media-savvy people who are choking on sanctimony and lacking in compassion.”

#adichie-chimamanda-ngozi, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #emezi-akwaeke, #instagram-inc, #nigeria, #social-media, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #twitter, #writing-and-writers, #youth

Title IX Protections Extend to Transgender Students, Education Dept. Says

Using a Supreme Court ruling as its guide, the department will issue guidance that says discrimination against gay and transgender students is prohibited under the 1972 law.

#athletics-and-sports, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cardona-miguel-a-1975, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #education-department-us, #federal-aid-us, #gender, #states-us, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

Candidates’ Blueprints for Easing the Housing Crisis

Democrats running for mayor face a problem that may have worsened during the pandemic.Their plans have overlaps and differences.

#adams-eric-l, #de-blasio-bill, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #donovan-shaun-l-s-1966, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #mcguire-raymond-j, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #stringer-scott-m, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

Thousands Rally in Brooklyn to Protest ‘State of Emergency’ for Trans Youth

The Brooklyn Liberation march took place amid a wave of legislation targeting transgender children and violence that disproportionately affects Black trans women. “We are here to claim space,” one speaker said.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Queer Y.A. Literature’s Healing Power

New Y.A. literature, television and film let me imagine a better future. 

#books-and-literature, #love-emotion, #marriages, #movies, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Book Review: ‘Dear Senthuran,’ by Akwaeke Emezi

“Dear Senthuran” is an epistolary memoir of gender identity, diaspora and the solitude of success.

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #dear-senthuran-a-black-spirit-memoir-book, #emezi-akwaeke, #transgender-and-transsexuals

It’s Time for People in Power to Defy These New Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Laws

Unprecedented legislative assaults aimed at trans people are underway, making 2021 the worst year for anti-L.G.B.T.Q. legislation in recent times.

#desantis-ron, #discrimination, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #human-rights-campaign, #state-legislatures, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Olympics Gave Hope to Japan’s L.G.B.T.Q. Activists. But Old Prejudices Die Hard.

Legislation labeling discrimination “unacceptable” has been blocked by conservative lawmakers, showing how far the country has to go to fulfill the goal of equality enshrined in the Olympic charter.

#bach-thomas, #discrimination, #hashimoto-seiko-1964, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #international-olympic-committee, #japan, #liberal-democratic-party-japan, #olympic-games-2020, #transgender-and-transsexuals

A Top Editor Becomes Her ‘True Self’

Gina Chua is returning to the Reuters offices post-pandemic as one of the most senior transgender journalists in the country.

#adler-stephen-j, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #chua-gina, #content-type-personal-profile, #galloni-alessandra, #new-york-city, #news-and-news-media, #reuters-group-plc, #thomson-reuters-corporation, #transgender-and-transsexuals

N.Y.C. Pride 2021: Check Out These Events

The march on June 27 will be mostly virtual. But not to worry: There are plenty of in-person events, performances and celebratory exhibitions throughout the city this month.

#ahead-of-the-curve-movie, #austen-alice-house-museum, #ballez-dance-co, #brooklyn-museum, #culture-arts, #festivals, #heritage-of-pride-inc, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #joyce-theater, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #playbill, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Biden Recognizes Pride Month, Vowing to Fight for LGBTQ Rights

The official recognition is a turnabout from the policies of President Donald J. Trump, who refused to acknowledge the celebration.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #defense-of-marriage-act-1996, #democratic-party, #desantis-ron, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #harris-kamala-d, #health-and-human-services-department, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Crossroads for N.Y.C. Pride

The decision to ban police officers from marching as a group has spurred a wave of questions over the future of the celebration.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gay-officers-action-league, #heritage-of-pride-inc, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #new-york-city, #transgender-and-transsexuals

On Pride and the Song of the Cicadas

The cycles of queer progress.

#bush-george-w, #cicadas-insects, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #reagan-ronald-wilson, #republican-party, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #transgender-and-transsexuals

X is the Best Letter in the Alphabet

It’s now used to indicate sex and gender beyond the binary. But X has always been powerful.

#books-and-literature, #descartes-rene, #malcolm-x, #transgender-and-transsexuals

‘For My People’: A Transgender Woman Pursues an Olympic Dream

CeCe Telfer, the first openly transgender woman to win an N.C.A.A. title, is aiming to qualify for the U.S. Olympic trials in the 400-meter hurdles. Her biggest obstacle, for now, is a lack of training facilities.

#content-type-personal-profile, #franklin-pierce-university, #international-olympic-committee, #olympic-games-2020, #telfer-cece, #track-and-field, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Police Don’t Belong New York City’s Pride Parade

Modern Pride celebrations began with a rebellion against the police. We have not forgotten that.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #parades, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #transgender-and-transsexuals