Gender

#WontBeErased

'It Hurts Me at My Core': Trans, Intersex, and Nonbinary Teens Have Words for Trump

After news broke that the Trump Administration may try to define gender by "genitalia at birth," we spoke to trans and intersex teens to see what they make of the latest attempt to erase their identity.
Leila Ettachfini
10.24.18
LGBTQ rights

New York City Adds Gender-Neutral Option X to Birth Certificates

The new law, titled Intro 954, makes it easier for transgender and non-binary people to change their legal gender.
Leila Ettachfini
10.17.18
marriage

Men Describe Being Proposed to By Women

"It was a dizzying kind of surreal joy the likes of which I’ve never felt before."
Leila Ettachfini
9.26.18
Culture

New Short Film Imagines a World Where Men Are the Oppressed

Sam Bailey, director of the hit web series “Brown Girls,” made a 10-minute documentary-style film about two women on an aggressive quest to dominate men.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
9.25.18
Culture

Who Gets to Use the Term 'Partner'?

Some queer people feel it should belong to the LGBTQ community, but others feel the non-gendered term should be normalized for everyone.
Coco Romack
9.18.18
parenting

Beyoncé Is Raising Her Kids Without Gender Stereotypes, And She's Not Alone

In her September Vogue cover story, Beyoncé says that she's raising her son to be "sensitive and kind," and her daughters to see themselves as bosses.
Leila Ettachfini
8.6.18
abuse

300 People Sue USC Over Alleged Sexual Abuse by Gynecologist Spanning 30 Years

We spoke with experts about the lawsuits against Dr. George Tyndell and the University of Southern California, including the allegations that the university failed to respond appropriately to claims of sexual abuse and harassment.
Kimberly Lawson
8.2.18
Sex

Why Men Exaggerate the Number of Women They've Slept With

A July 2018 study examines the gender discrepancy in a survey around sexual partners. We spoke with the lead author on the study about their findings.
Kimberly Lawson
7.27.18
Breastfeeding

Two Women Were Scolded for Breastfeeding, So a Group of Moms Held a Nurse-In

More than a dozen moms in Minnesota nursed their children at a public pool in solidarity with two moms who were scolded for breastfeeding. Public breastfeeding became legal in all 50 states in July of this year.
Kimberly Lawson
7.25.18
Film

'She's the Man' Is the Most Important Soccer Movie of All Time

The 2006 cult classic taught me that gender cannot delineate a soccer field, a relationship, a feeling, or a talent. (And that, yes, gouda is the best cheese.)
Noa Azulai
7.11.18
revenge porn

Revenge Porn Bill in New York Killed After Google Campaign

Advocates blamed the tech company for helping to essentially kill a bill that would have made nonconsensual dissemination of sexually explicit images a crime in New York.
Kimberly Lawson
6.21.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

How Being Radically, Unapologetically Open About Sex Freed Me

I spent a decade building a separate life as an A-grade dress-wearing, dick-sucking moral vagrant. Then I realized that the secrecy only served to deepen my shame.
Tom Rasmussen
6.18.18