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Why I didn’t go to the Women’s March

Last year, after the nightmarish haze that was Nov. 8, I found myself the next day standing on an overpass that looks over Interstate 280, hanging a …

'There Isn't A Just Housing Choice': How We've Enabled The Pains Of Gentrification

Gentrification is no longer something that just happens in low-income neighborhoods. As the phenomenon displaces communities of color, from Inglewood to Washington, D.C., "gentrification" has been co-opted to include food and culture as well. So, what does the loaded term really mean?<p>According to …

Why the Way Judge Aquilina Handled Larry Nassar's Sentencing Is So Important for Abuse Survivors

“Leave your pain here and go out and do your magnificent things.”<p>If you had asked me—a psychiatrist—who was most likely to say this to a survivor of sexual abuse, I would have said one of my mental health colleagues. But these were the words of a judge. Specifically, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who …

Why Americans see Buddhism as a philosophy rather than a religion

In East Asia, Buddhists celebrate the Buddha’s death and entrance into final enlightenment in February. But at my local Zen temple in North Carolina, the Buddha’s enlightenment is commemorated during the holiday season of December, with a short talk for the children, a candlelight service, and a …

Meditation

Laverne Cox Gives Advice to a Teen With a Crush on a Transgender Girl

"Love sets us free."<p>Dating a transgender person is not much different from dating anybody else — except that, unfortunately, it still carries a lot of stigma in our society. For that reason, Redditor azure-skies-123 was worried about his crush on a transgender classmate, and he turned to Reddit for …

Hindus have a long and surprising history of supporting transgender people, says expert on Thought of the Day

A Vaishnav Hindu teacher and theologian has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Thought of the Day detailing how Hinduism has historically supported …

We’re in the midst of an epidemic of violence against trans people | Paris Lees

My experiences as a trans woman back up the shocking statistics in Stonewall’s report. It’s time to admit the UK has a serious problem<p>Of those trans people lucky enough to have a job, one in eight have been physically attacked by a colleague or customer within the past year. Drink after work? Maybe …

Transgender

What it Takes to Pursue Acting as a Transgender Woman

Ever since I was seven years old, I knew two things: that I wanted to pursue the arts and that I identified as female. The question from that moment …

Transwomen

Transgender activist kidnapped and gang raped by at least 9 in Peshawar

The offenders also threatened the victim saying that they would kill her if she told anyone about the incident.<p>A transgender woman from Pakistan was …

Oscar Nominations Highlight LGBTQ Community and Stories in Several Categories

The highly anticipated 90th Annual Academy Awards will feature a number of groundbreaking stories about LGBTQ people and celebrate the artists who …

Russia has just made it easier for trans people get their gender identity recognized

Russia has just changed its laws to allow trans people to update their gender without having to go through gender affirming surgery.<p>The Russian …

Yance Ford Becomes the First Transgender Director to Get an Oscar Nomination

Another Oscar nominee is making history in 2018. According to <i>Daily News,</i> director Yance Ford became the first transgender director to ever be …

Scientific research shows gender is not just a social construct

When my colleague Corinne Purtill bought her doll-loving daughter an engineering kit, she had to laugh when the then-three-year-old used the present as a hairbrush. For all Corinne’s efforts at gender-neutral parenting, her daughter clearly enjoyed some traditionally feminine toys.<p>A study published …

Psychology