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The United Kingdom has a transphobia problem

by Heather McNamara In an attempt to better serve its transgender citizens, the UK government has recently proposed new guidance be considered in the Gender Recognition Act of 2004. Currently, a transgender person in the UK must prove they’ve been … Continue reading

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Reclaiming our transgender sexualities

Consider this: How do you feel sexy when half of the country thinks you rape people in public bathrooms? As a trans woman, it’s staggering to think about just how much of my sexual existence has been defined and circumscribed … Continue reading

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Bigot bus on tour: When “biological reality” is neither real nor biological

On March 1, a bus in Madrid bearing an anti-transgender message from a conservative Catholic group was impounded: The slogan on the bus read: “Boys have penises, girls have vulvas. Do not be fooled.” A Catholic group, Hazte Oir, had … Continue reading

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The simple truth: A message of support for trans youth

The Trump administration’s withdrawal of transgender bathroom guidance is an abandonment of a vulnerable population in need of protection. Continue reading

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Gender reasoning exercises: Symbol, substance, and tabooing your words (More Trans, module 1-1)

In most episodes of Gender Analysis, I try to present useful insights into the various concepts behind contemporary transgender issues. By examining questions about transness on multiple levels and from many different perspectives, I aim to help viewers develop a … Continue reading

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