John Heckel

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The Most Destructive Gender Binary

It was the latest setback for women’s empowerment. But you probably haven’t heard about it.<p>Part of the gender equality goal set to replace one of the …

Australian Parents Publish Correction to Birth Announcement When Teen Changes Gender

A “retraction” in an Australian newspaper is receiving widespread praise because it involves two parents correcting the gender of their child. In a …

'Others: Gender,' Brian Reda Photography Project, Documents Trans And Genderqueer Individuals (NSFW)

(<b>Note</b>: <i>Some images may not be suitable for viewing in work or other sensitive environments</i>)<p>A new photo series has hit the web that documents transgender and genderqueer individuals living in Minnesota's Twin Cities in a striking and beautiful way.<p>From photographer Brian Reda comes "Others: Gender," …

South Carolina DMV tells gender non-conforming teen to remove makeup

A transgender rights advocacy group says the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles restricted a teen's free speech rights by asking him to remove his makeup for a driver's license photo.<p>Sixteen-year-old Chase Culpepper went to take his driver's test in Anderson in March.<p>Chase considers …

June 20: ABCs of gender – and other letters to the editor

<b>ABCs of gender</b><p>Gender identity is something I never thought I would have to deal with as a parent (Welcome To Vancouver's Pronoun Wars – June 19).<p>Margaret Wente's column raises a lot of concerns for me about the role of schools in my kids' lives. Unlike schools, parents have a 24/7/365 …

Hillary Clinton

‘The Identity Project’, A Photo Series Exploring Self-Assigned Gender Labels And Sexual Identity

Sarah Deragon, a San Francisco photographer, has created “The Identity Project“, a photo series that explores the sexual and gender definitions that …

How feminist biology is challenging science's gender biases

Is the science of biology sexist? Last week, in a co-written article for the journal Nature, the director of the US National Institute of Health (NIH) publicly admonished scientists for testing drugs and theories on male lab rats, tissues and cells, while excluding females for fear their hormone …

Understanding gender diversity: sex and gender are not the same thing

There are two core concepts that help in understanding transgender people and their experiences.<p>First, gender and sex are distinct in this context: sex = biology, ie sex assigned at birth; gender = one's innate sense of self. Thus, transgender (where the Latin <i>trans</i> means "on the other side of") …

Why Facebook’s new custom gender option matters

On Thursday, Facebook (s fb) announced that instead of identifying as male or female (or hiding gender entirely), U.S. users will now be able to …

Facebook Knows There are More Genders Than Male and Female

For many of us, there’s no need to think twice when filling in profiles on social networking, dating or other sites. The choice is easy: male or …

Non-binary

Let's talk about the gender differences that really matter – in mental health

Gender differences have been much in the news lately. It's a topic that exerts a powerful attraction, beguiling scientists and lay people alike. Are men and women really so dissimilar that they may as well come from different planets? And where there are differences, what are the causes? Everyone, …

'Men are stuck' in gender roles, data suggest

Even as society encourages women into typically male roles, research shows it holds rigid gender stereotypes for men — probably to everyone's detriment.<p>December 26, 2013|By Emily Alpert Reyes<p>C.J. Duron, 6, has gravitated toward Barbies, Disney princesses and pink… (Liz O. Baylen, Los Angeles…)<p>Brent …

Pew Research Center

No More Women’s Rooms: Why Bathrooms Should All Be Gender-Neutral

Gender-divided bathrooms have long been a point of contention for queer people, especially those identifying as trans*. For those whose gender …

What happens if you gender-swap characters when reading to your kids?

Germany To Offer Third Gender Option On Birth Certificates

As of November, Germany will be the first country in Europe to offer a "third gender" distinction on its birth certificates.<p>A new German law stipulates that children who are born of indeterminate gender no longer have to be categorized as "male" or "female." Instead, parents can choose to leave the …

Germany leads Europe in legalising ‘third gender'

Germany will become the first European country to legally recognise a “third gender” in November when new-born babies whose sex is indeterminable will no longer be automatically assigned a male or female gender by medical staff.<p>Germany is to become the first European country to allow “undetermined” …

Germany to legally recognise third gender

Babies born without clear gender-determining characteristics can soon be registered without a sex on birth certificates.<p>An estimated one in 2,000 children born each year is neither boy nor girl.<p>Germany is set to become the first European country to recognise the third gender, known as …

Gender in the Classroom | The Takeaway | WNYC

Jennifer Finney Boylan is entering her 25th year as a professor at Colby College in Maine. As a transgender woman, the first 12 years she taught as …

Transgender Woman

Gender Nonconformity: My Advice to Parents of Girly Boys

Popular blogger and now author, Lori Duron, shares parenting lessons she's learned from raising a gender creative child.<p>My youngest son is six years old, and his life is divided into two parts: before Barbie and after Barbie.<p>During the first two and a half years of his life, C.J. was largely …

Our Evolving Multi-Gender Society

Last week the well-respected Urban Institute published a study on technology, teen dating violence and cyberbullying. The numbers were pretty horrifying, and they were worse for LGBTQ youth, both as victims and perpetrators. As I was looking through the documentation to study how the research was …

South Carolina Couple Files Lawsuit For Gender Reassignment Surgery Performed On Their Adopted Son

A South Carolina couple has filed a groundbreaking lawsuit against their home state over a gender reassignment operation performed on their adopted son when he was just a year old.<p>WYFF 4 reports that the child, who is now 8 years old and identified by the network only as "M.C.," received the …

Linda, Mother Of Transgender Daughter, Shares Her Story On HuffPost Live

Linda F., the mother of a 12-year-old-transgender daughter, joined HuffPost Live today to talk about her family's experiences throughout their youngest child's realization of her gender identity. Linda is the mother of three children, with her daughter being the youngest.<p>"She really just was …

Wikileaker Manning Reveals True Gender After Espionage Sentencing

News of the 35-year prison sentence of an Army Private known as Bradley Manning this week came as an offence to many who thought of Manning’s leaking …

Surveillance

How to Get More Women (and Men) to Call Themselves Feminists

Focus on injustice, poverty, and women in parts of the world beyond the United States.<p>When asked "Are you a feminist?" most Americans say no. A recent <i>Huffington Post</i>/YouGov poll is typical: Only 23 percent of women and 16 percent of men identified as "feminist." Accomplished women as diverse as …

A Boys' Camp to Redefine Gender

Over the past three years, photographer Lindsay Morris has been documenting a four-day camp for gender nonconforming boys and their parents.<p>The camp, …

Swedish High School Creates Gender Neutral Dressing Room

The elite high school Södra Latin in Sweden recently opened a "gender-neutral" changing room, in an effort to discourage gender stereotypes and …

Gender-Reversed 'Blurred Lines' Parody By Mod Carousel Is Sexy, Thought-Provoking (VIDEO)

Given the massive controversy -- not to mention runaway success -- of Robin Thicke's summer hit "Blurred Lines," it's not surprising that someone eventually decided to create a gender-reversed version of the video. Luckily for us, the newest parody, created by Mod Carousel, is clever, …

Boys Who Like Pink Have Their Own Camp

Since he was a toddler, PJ has liked pink and purple. But it wasn't until he started first grade, when the little boy drew a picture of himself in …