Transitioning is stigmatized as betraying our assigned gender. Sometimes, though, it takes two betrayals to get where we need to be.
On top of how hard it is to be transgender in a cissexist world, it’s also really hard to be a child. It can be hard to have two moms in a heterosexist world. It can be hard to have a transgender mom. Put that all together, and I’m just one giant ball of anxiety who is frequently at a loss for the perfect way to help my child navigate the world.
What Shapeshifters has done here is made binders where the point of them goes beyond the normal utilitarian point of a binder. And honestly? We deserve that!
“I can simply rest in this strange and beautiful world of homosexual daddies with expansive definitions of what it means to be masculine; given how raw and terrible I feel as I continue to come out as trans, continue to lift up the rocks within myself and peer under them, this is what I need.”
“Our identities shouldn’t require any external validation. But they do.”
I find myself preemptively mourning the transgenerational communities and cliques and cults and clubs and covens of girls like me that could be and may not be.
Pose is one of the most joyful shows on television right now, full of tenderness and heart. And it stars trans women of color! What more could you want?
“I didn’t want any other student to have to suffer the same experience that I had to go through.”
Super Late Bloomer, which chronicles the first year of Julia’s life after she decided to transition, could turn any pessimist into the most ardent optimist.
Sex between someone with a penis and someone with a vagina gets a lot of representation, but not when the penis-haver is a woman. Here’s everything you need to know about lesbian sex with trans women who have penises.
Blackness and transness interconnect in this radical history of not just black and trans people, but also where beliefs about black and trans people come from.
The 29-year-old Black trans woman was shot and killed in South Carolina.
If The Merry Spinster seems almost fixated on gender, it’s because Ortberg began participating in gender therapy and exploring identity while writing it, and “It turns out I’m trans!”
Non-binary does not mean the same thing to a single one of us. We’re all super nervous to talk about it in public, though!
Seals’ family called the 28-year-old Houston native a beautiful and loving person.
It took be months to bring myself to ask the question I’d wanted to ask since coming out: How am I supposed to have sex if I hate my genitals?
As cis white men are forced out of Hollywood to face repercussions for their actions, this could become an important moment for traditionally marginalized voices to tell stories in ways we’ve never been allowed to before.
“Butch/Femme is important to me because butches and femmes writing and discussing what it meant to be who we are shaped my understanding of myself and how I can show up in the world.”
Heterosexuality is illegal and Roxane Gay is hilarious. It’s Sunday Funday!
Today Trump signed an official directive that prohibits transgender people from joining the military, and additionally gives Defense Secretary Mattis a great deal of latitude in terms of deciding the fate of transgender people already enlisted.