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Caitlyn Jenner's Quest for Acceptance

In 2015, Caitlyn Jenner ignited a conversation around the trans community—but her politics and outspokenness have cost her their support. Now she opens up about her mistakes, her family, and her journey to become a better person.
Diana Tourjée
5.22.18
LGBTQ

The Trans Woman Who Opened an LGBTQ 'Safe Space' in North Carolina

Thanks to a legislative battle over anti-trans "bathroom bills," Charlotte, North Carolina, has become a symbol of the fight for trans rights—but until a few months ago, it lacked a physical space for LGBTQ people to gather.
Kimberly Lawson
1.17.18
PROFILES

Lily Madigan Plans on Being the UK's First Trans Member of Parliament

The 19-year-old teenager made history when she became the first transgender woman elected as a Labour Party women's officer. So why has she been viciously targeted by online bullies?
Zing Tsjeng
12.6.17
PROFILES

The Trans Candidate Who Could Unseat an Anti-LGBTQ Extremist in Virginia

Danica Roem is campaigning against anti-LGBT Republican Bob Marshall to become the first trans woman elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. Though Marshall attacked her gender identity, Roem remained unfazed: "He can't beat me on the issues."
Diana Tourjée
Callie Beusman
11.7.17
PROFILES

The Lesbian Couple Behind a Multi-Million Dollar Haunted House Empire

After Melissa Carbone and her now ex-wife Alyson Richards noticed neighbors gawking at their Halloween decorations, they turned their hobby into a business.
Mitchell Sunderland
8.25.17
politics

'We Cannot Give In': Sen. Duckworth's Uniquely Personal Stand Against Trump

The junior senator from Illinois talks healthcare, Trump's transgender military ban, and relying on Planned Parenthood when she worked as a waitress in college.
Seamus Kirst
8.11.17
Weed

The English Countess Revolutionizing Psychedelic Drugs Research

An emerging body of scientific evidence suggests that recreational drugs like magic mushrooms could treat mental illness. And we have Amanda Feilding, a hippie aristocrat turned drug reformer, to thank for it.
Zing Tsjeng
7.23.17
politics

Maxine Waters, the Internet's Political Auntie, Won't Back Down on Trump

We spoke to the 78-year-old Democratic Congresswoman from California about why she thinks it's great she became a meme.
Seamus Kirst
7.5.17
relationships

You Can Now Listen In on Other People's Couples Therapy

In one episode of her new podcast, "Where Should We Begin?," renowned therapist Esther Perel blindfolds a couple and encourages the husband to adopt a French-speaking persona named Jean-Claude.
Steven Blum
6.14.17
PROFILES

'Mattress Girl' Emma Sulkowicz Is Back—And Channeling Her Rage Through BDSM

Two years after "Mattress Performance," Emma Sulkowicz continues to provoke. Her most recent piece, in which she was bound, berated, and hung from the ceiling, tackles the question of the value of art under the Trump administration.
Linda Yang
5.25.17
PROFILES

'Twin Peaks' Star Mädchen Amick on Graduating from the School of David Lynch

The 'Riverdale' star opens up about what she learned from the 'Twin Peaks' creator, and choosing longevity over fame.
Mitchell Sunderland
5.18.17
Interviews

'Gender Is Just Limiting Society': The Model Fighting for Intersex Rights

Hanne Gaby Odiele spent her 20s walking the runway for Chanel and Givenchy. Now she's taking on a new challenge as the world's most high-profile intersex activist.
Rae Witte
5.3.17