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Do These Pants Make Me (Look) Trans?

Gender and gender identity are complex and diverse: there’s not just one way of being a girl, being trans gender, and those also aren’t your only choices. So how do you figure out where you’re at when the little boxes don’t seem to fit?

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Morning Roundup: Nancy Pelosi Fires Back

Pelosi speaks out on the anti-choice assault on women’s rights, a Thai airline seeks to hire transgender women as flight attendants, women use less epidural anesthesia during labor when they control their own pain relief, and a heart-breaking attack on women’s shelters in Afghanistan.

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Study: New Therapy Shows Promise for HIV Prevention

Long-awaited results were released today in the New England Journal of Medicine of a study on the effectiveness of a single daily tablet for preventing HIV transmission among those at high risk of infection.

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Top of the News: Afternoon Edition

Teen girls are facing discimination in athletics, a transgender inmate vows to continue lawsuit against the state, the Massachusetts House sees a growing number of anti-choice lawmakers and more in today’s afternoon round-up!

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Prop 8 Court Victory: A Reproductive Justice Win Too

The widely-celebrated court decision striking down Proposition 8 is important for many reasons, not least because it underscores that reproductive and sexual rights are integrally and intimately linked.

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Get Real! I Feel Like My Body Is Wrong, But My Parents Say My Feelings Are Wrong

Listen to your own feelings and sense of self. You’re the expert when it comes to your own identity. The only ultimate authority on our gender is us.

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In The Interest of “Equality,” Malawian Woman’s Identity Is Erased

 

The mainstream media is notorious for misgendering trans people; when trans women are written about, they are described as being “men dressed as women” and referred to persistently as “he.” And although many gay rights groups include the letter “T” in their acronyms and claim to be inclusive of diversity in gender identity, they don’t hesitate to blatantly disregard gender identity when it serves their purpose of arguing for “equality” in the treatment of gays.

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Transgender Community in New Orleans Speaks Out Against Abuse and Discrimination by Police

New Orleans’ Black and transgender community members and advocates complain of rampant and systemic harassment and discrimination from the city’s police force, including sexual violence and arrest without cause.

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Stuck in the Middle with You: Inventing “Normal” for Sex and Gender

Our culture struggles with the notion of how gender ought to manifest — that there are fixed recognizable differences in the look and function of sex organs, presence of hormones and type of chromosomes that generate two distinct and bounded categories: male and female. And therefore man and woman. But actually, there aren’t.

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At “Breakthrough” Meeting, Holy See “Condemns Criminalization of Homosexual Conduct”

At a "breakthrough meeting," the Holy See condemned “unjust discrimination against homosexual persons,” and advocates detailed the spread throughout Africa of violence and hatred against gay, lesbian and transgender persons.

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