Tag: Gender

Puberty Blockers for Transgender Youths

To the Editor: Re “Pressing Pause on Puberty” (front page, Nov. 14), about puberty blockers, which aid transgender adolescents but may pose some health risks: This article, published during Transgender Awareness Week, fails to convey the choice faced by caregivers of transgender youths. Until there is a safer option, the benefits of delaying puberty necessitate […]

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LBGTQ Groups Voice Their Disgust Over Herschel Walker’s Transphobic Campaign Ad

LBGTQ Groups Voice Their Disgust About Herschel Walker’s Transphobic Campaign Ad GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis notes how Walker’s campaign ignored the lousy timing to push an anti-LGBTQ agenda. Advertisement From The Hill: “Airing this kind of rubbish under the guise of a political campaign was already deplorable enough—but in the wake of Saturday night’s […]

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Florida Restricts Doctors From Providing Gender Treatments to Minors

“I feel very strongly that this is a misuse of their power,” said Dr. Meredithe McNamara, an adolescent medicine physician at Yale who treats transgender children and testified at the meeting. Mr. DeSantis nominated Dr. Ladapo, a physician and clinical researcher then at the University of California, Los Angeles, as surgeon general in September 2021. […]

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Dwyane Wade’s Ex Accuses Him Of Using Identity Of Daughter Zaya For Financial Reasons [UPDATED]

Dwyane Wade’s Ex Accuses Him Of Using Identity Of Daughter Zaya For Financial Reasons [UPDATED] “While none of us are surprised by Siohvaughn’s attempt to fight Zaya’s identity and her unwavering attempt to drag my name through the mud, I’m very disappointed that she continuously find ways of centering herself and HER needs, without regard […]

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Let’s Say Gay

Whereas the first definition for “queer,” according to Oxford and Dictionary.com, is “strange, odd.” Another definition refers not only to gay people but also to “a person whose sexual orientation or gender identity falls outside the heterosexual mainstream or the gender binary,” according to Dictionary.com. That could mean “transgender,” “gender neutral,” “nonbinary,” “agender,” “pangender,” “genderqueer,” […]

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A Nonbinary Runner’s Experience of the Chicago Marathon

This Chicago Marathon felt different for Cal Calamia. More than a homecoming, it was an opportunity to prove a point about enduring resilience and finding one’s true path. “When I come back here, I remember what it felt like to grow up in a place where queerness was not talked about even neutrally,” said Calamia, […]

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How a Christian Cellphone Company Became a Rising Force in Texas Politics

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Ahead of what would usually be a sleepy spring school board election, a mass of fliers appeared on doorsteps in the Fort Worth suburbs, warning of rampant “wokeness” and “sexually explicit books” in schools, and urging changes in leadership. The fliers were part of a broad effort to shift the ideological direction […]

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Abortion Activists Rely on Social Media More Than Ever After Roe—and That Has Risks

Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe in June, Sanchez estimates that Cedar River’s reach on Facebook is between 50 to 75 percent lower than it used to be, a dissonant development given renewed interest in abortion policy in recent months. (For comparison, less overtly politicized digital spaces have seen the opposite effect: In August, The […]

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More Trans Teens Are Choosing ‘Top Surgery’

In the past decade, the number of people who identify as transgender has grown significantly, especially among young Americans. Around 700,000 people under 25 identified as transgender in 2020, according to the Williams Institute, a research center at the University of California, Los Angeles, nearly double the estimate in 2017. Gender clinics in Western Europe, […]

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21 Women Accuse Chinese Film Veteran of Sexual Abuse in One of China’s Largest #MeToo Cases

The HEAD OF A CHINESE ACTING SCHOOL HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ABUSE OVER 15 YEARS. PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK Twenty-one women have accused the principal of an influential acting school in Beijing of sexual abuse over a period of 15 years, in one of the biggest #MeToo cases in China. They said Du Yingzhe, the 40-year-old […]

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After Dobbs: Feminism Beyond the Gender Binary

[MUSIC PLAYING] archived recording (matt walsh) What is a woman? Can you tell me that? archived recording (amelia abraham) Progressive women tell me that they find it difficult to reconcile their feminism with transgender rights. archived recording (kellie-jay keen) If the word woman no longer means woman and it means anyone who identifies as a […]

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Virginia Reverses School Protections for Transgender Students

In a move that could further inflame the debate over how to handle transgender rights in schools, Virginia will no longer allow students to use facilities marked for the gender they identify with and will mandate that they file legal documents if they wish to be called by different pronouns. Those directives were among several […]

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Transgender Youth Find the Magic of Summer Camp

MAKANDA, Ill. — The middle schoolers at Camp Indigo Point were hanging out by their cabins after swimming in the lake, practicing the ukulele and stuffing foil packets with ground beef and vegetables, which were now roasting on the fire, seven minutes on each side. Arin Webber, a real estate agent turned camp counselor, was […]

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America Is Being Consumed by a Moral Panic Over Trans People

So it’s worth remembering some stark facts whenever you hear that trans issues are somehow taking over civic life: There are relatively few trans people in America. Many of the controversies you hear about them are unlikely to directly affect the lives of the vast majority of nontrans Americans. Trans people still wield astonishingly little […]

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At Shakespeare’s Globe, a Nonbinary Joan of Arc Causes a Stir

LONDON — When the playwright Charlie Josephine watched the first performance of their play “I, Joan” at Shakespeare’s Globe last week, they sat in the theater, wracked with nerves. The play, based on the story of Joan of Arc, is Josephine’s first on a major London stage. But that was not the only reason that […]

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Harry Styles Walks a Fine Line

As a queer person, it’s impossible for me to look at Mr. Styles’s use of our symbols with such dexterity, consistency and precision and not see those symbols for what they surely must be — evidence that he is one of us. Perhaps I lack the cynicism to believe that anyone could dare to earn […]

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In DeSantis’s Florida, Teachers Navigate Curriculum Restrictions

Erin Brown, a teacher in St. Johns County, Fla., typically keeps a gay pride flag hanging up in her classroom. As the faculty sponsor of a Gay-Straight Alliance club at her high school, she wants her students to know they are safe with her. But this year, Ms. Brown found herself quietly repurposing the flag. […]

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The Reinvention of the Tank Top

The first look at Matthieu Blazy’s much-anticipated debut for Bottega Veneta was none other than a plain ribbed cotton tank top. At Prada, a slim-fitting undershirt-style white tank, this one featuring a small triangular logo at the scooped neckline, opened the brand’s fall 2022 show (it’s available on the Prada website for $995). On Chloé’s […]

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Gender Is Complicated for All of Us. Let’s Talk About It.

Produced by ‘The Ezra Klein Show’ It’s hard to think of anything changing more quickly in our society right now than our understanding of gender. There’s an explosion of young people identifying as gender nonconforming in some way or another, and others are coming out as transgender or nonbinary throughout their lives, from childhood to […]

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England Overhauls Medical Care for Transgender Youth

The National Health Service in England announced on Thursday that it was shutting down the country’s only youth gender clinic in favor of a more distributed and comprehensive network of medical care for adolescents seeking hormones and other gender treatments. The closure followed an external review of the Tavistock clinic in London, which has served […]

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Republicans Sharpen Post-Roe Attacks on L.G.B.T.Q. Rights

Days after the Supreme Court overturned the right to abortion, Michigan’s Republican candidates for governor were asked if it was also time to roll back constitutional protections for gay rights. None of the five candidates came to the defense of same-sex marriage. “They need to revisit it all,” one candidate, Garrett Soldano, said at the […]

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In Argentina, a Battle Over Gender-Inclusive Language in Classrooms

BUENOS AIRES — Instead of “amigos,” the Spanish word for “friends,” some Spanish speakers use “amigues.” In place of “todos,” or “all,” some write “todxs.” And some signs that would say “bienvenidos,” or “welcome,” now say “bienvenid@s.” The changes, which had been informally adopted by teachers in schools across Buenos Aires, were a deliberate effort […]

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After Roe’s Repeal, CVS Told Pharmacists to Withhold Certain Prescriptions

“I am torn on a regular basis between doing what is right by my patient and being sued because people who don’t understand health and medicine are making the rules,” Rebecca said. “I see these people on a daily basis; people in power do not.” Some states, such as Louisiana, are also now, or soon […]

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