Tag: Transgender and Transsexuals

‘I Live This Every Day’: Portraits of Pride in Iowa

DES MOINES — It was hot at the Capital City Pride Fest. Bodies glistening with sweat, dunk-tank-envy hot. But there people stood, draped with rainbow flags, wearing them like capes. Gathering on the street. Listening in the shade to Democratic presidential candidates who had come to win their support. Among the revelers was Mook Bascomb, […]

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Chasing the L.G.B.T.Q. Millennial American Dream

ImageCreditIllustration by John Whitlock, Photographs from Getty Images The arrival of marriage equality offers a generation a future they could not have envisioned. But is it what they want? June 13, 2019 Throughout this article: Readers who responded to a Times request about L.G.B.T.Q.+ identity shared their perspectives on getting married, raising children and reimagining […]

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Man Charged With Murdering 3 in Dallas, Including Muhlaysia Booker, a Transgender Woman

A 33-year-old man has been charged with murder in three recent killings in Dallas, including the fatal shooting of a transgender woman, the Dallas Police Department announced on Wednesday. The man, Kendrell Lavar Lyles, was charged in the death of Muhlaysia Booker, 23, a transgender woman who was found dead on May 18, Maj. Max […]

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After a Transgender Woman’s Death at Rikers, Calls for Justice and Answers

In April, Layleen Polanco, a transgender woman, was arrested on misdemeanor assault charges and sent to the Rikers Island jail complex because she could not afford to pay a $500 bail. Nearly two months later, she was found dead in her cell. The circumstances surrounding Ms. Polanco’s death on Friday, which have not yet been […]

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The Story Behind the Police Commissioner’s Handwritten Stonewall Apology

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Faced with a renewed call last week to apologize for the 1969 raid on the Stonewall Inn, the New York Police Department proclaimed that the “N.Y.P.D. of today is much different than the department of 50 years ago.” It […]

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Vatican Rejects Notion That Gender Identity Can Be Chosen

ROME — The Vatican on Monday released its first extensive official document on gender theory, rejecting the notion that individuals can choose their own sexual identity. The document, issued by the Vatican department overseeing Catholic education, argued that increasing acceptance of fluid definitions of gender by schools and legal systems posed a threat to traditional […]

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Detroit Man Charged in 3 Killings Targeted L.G.B.T. People, Officials Say

An 18-year-old man who was targeting members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community was charged with first-degree murder in the killings of three people in a Detroit home, the authorities said. Officials said the man, Devon Robinson, shot the victims — two of whom were gay and one who was a transgender woman […]

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After Third Killing of a Transgender Woman in a Year, Dallas Police Urge Vigilance

For the third time in less than a year, the Dallas police said Monday that they were investigating the killing of a transgender woman, raising the specter of a spree of violence targeting one of the most marginalized communities in the city. The police said the woman, Chynal Lindsey, 26, was pulled out of White […]

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Did I Need to Know What Gender My Nonbinary Interviewees Were Assigned at Birth? Maybe Not

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. I knew certain things about Charley Fogel, the person I was interviewing a few weeks ago at a Starbucks in Bethesda, Md. Their pronouns were they/them. They had adopted their gender-neutral name a few years […]

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Colorado Bans ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors

Colorado on Friday became the 18th state to ban “conversion therapy” for minors, a discredited practice that aims to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender expression. Gov. Jared Polis of Colorado, who is gay, signed the bill into law a day before the start of Pride Month for the L.G.B.T. community. He also signed […]

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The Fight Is Still Happening for the Rest of Us

Image In June, millions of people will gather in New York City to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the uprising at the Stonewall Inn, which marked the start of a national pride movement. But some in the Midwest say there’s still work to be done — either because they’re still struggling, or because they feel […]

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Two Transgender Activists Are Getting a Monument in New York

Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, pioneering transgender activists who were at the vanguard of the gay rights movement, will be immortalized in a monument that may be placed down the street from the Stonewall Inn, the city said on Wednesday. Ms. Johnson and Ms. Rivera were both drag performers and vibrant characters in Greenwich […]

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Which Box Do You Check? Some States Are Offering a Nonbinary Option

BOSTON — Ever since El Martinez started asking to be called by the gender-neutral pronouns “they/them” in the ninth grade, they have fielded skepticism in a variety of forms and from a multitude of sources about what it means to identify as nonbinary. There are faculty advisers on El’s theater crew who balk at using […]

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Asia Kate Dillon: ‘This Is Who I Am’

Asia Kate Dillon wandered into a coffee shop near Brooklyn’s Prospect Park looking like a fallen angel taking a personal day: Black shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, black liner circling each eye. Dillon, who gave eye-catching performances as Lucifer off-off-Broadway and as a white supremacist on “Orange Is the New Black,” broke out as Taylor […]

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Girls’ Side and Boys’ Side? Not at These Summer Camps

At the Laurel Foundation’s summer camp in California, kids swim, sail, hike and do crafts. They may also opt to take a Trans 101 workshop, a transgender history course and a transgender rights class. All of the campers in the program, which started in 2017, are transgender or gender nonconforming. At many traditional summer camps, […]

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Two L.G.B.T.Q. Memoirs Sow the Seeds of Progress

SISSY A Coming-of-Gender Story By Jacob Tobia REAL QUEER AMERICA LGBT Stories From Red States By Samantha Allen L.G.B.T.Q. people are everywhere. It is a simple and seemingly obvious fact, but one you will be forgiven for not fully realizing. Even the most well-intentioned person can fall into the trap of the dominant narrative. Through […]

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