May 23, 2018

Gender Nation: State health case could have national ramifications

Gender Nation is a bi-weekly column by Gwendolyn Ann Smith reviewing news affecting the trans, intersex, and genderqueer community. State health case could have national ramifications The […]
April 30, 2018

Gender Nation: Military Ban is stayed, once again

Gender Nation is a bi-weekly column by Gwendolyn Ann Smith reviewing news affecting the trans, intersex, and genderqueer community. Military Ban is stayed, once again In yet […]
April 16, 2018

Right-Wing & Anti-Trans Feminist YouTube Shooter Conspiracy

Yes, they worked to make people believe the YouTube Shooter was a trans woman and the mainstream media didn’t want you to know, but that’s a […]
April 8, 2018

SBF: Dr. Cretella doesn’t like some scholarly, peer-reviewed research on trans suicide

The Slowly Boiled Frog is biting commentary from David Cary Hart reflecting upon issues affecting the LGBT community. By David Cary Hart @davidcaryhart I should have known that […]
April 8, 2018

How Russian authorities will now process trans people

New procedures in Russia approved: activists say it could be worse, leaves intersex people with few options On 19 January 2018, Russian authorities approved a controversial […]
April 2, 2018

Gender Nation: Transphobia, Termination, and Tinder

Gender Nation is a bi-weekly column by Gwendolyn Ann Smith reviewing news affecting the trans, intersex, and genderqueer community. A questionable search leads to lawsuit A lawsuit […]
March 30, 2018

Kleeping it Real: How not to transition

Annnd we’re back! A trans Baby Boomer, Gen Xer, and Millennial are kleepin’ it real and discussing what you need to know about transition and why […]
March 22, 2018

Slate wants you to be concerned that, “A Disproportionate Number of Autistic Youth Are Transgender.” Here’s why that concern is BS.

Here’s how Slate begins its article on the concerning trend of autistic people being diagnosed as trans: Gender specialists first noticed decades ago that a large […]
March 16, 2018

Houston GLBT Political Caucus throws trans people under the bus

Unfortunately, it appears that the Houston GLBT Political Caucus, like HRC before them, is throwing the transgender community under the bus. Members of the Caucus Board […]
March 12, 2018

Gender Nation: An Oscar Win while RuPaul Fails

Gender Nation is a bi-weekly column by Gwendolyn Ann Smith reviewing news affecting the trans, intersex, and genderqueer community. An Oscar Win The Academy Awards, which has […]

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February 4, 2017

Campus Free Speech and Sophistry

By M. A. Melby As an educator, it is my duty to give all students an opportunity to learn and to succeed. In service to this […]
November 2, 2015

Fact check: study shows transition makes trans people suicidal

A 2011 Swedish study proves that trans people are more suicidal due to transition, are likely rapists and that trans women exhibit male socialization. Or does it? Perhaps […]
July 20, 2015

The Look, Interrupted: How Cinema Looks At Trans Women’s Bodies

In the 2013 film Adult World, when cisgender protagonist Amy is cleaning the bathroom, she peers through a glory hole in the stall to see Rubia, […]
July 6, 2015

Psychiatric abuse of transgender people: a case from Russia

The reality of trans pathologization in Russia By Yana Kirey-Sitnikova Note: The article contains descriptions of violence and involuntary medical treatment. Psychiatric treatment of transgender people has […]
April 7, 2015

Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: The TransAdvocate interviews Catharine A. MacKinnon

Catharine A. MacKinnon is a lawyer, teacher, writer, theorist, and activist. She is the Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan and […]
August 16, 2014

TERF hate and Sandy Stone

Sandy Stone was a problem that Janice Raymond, author of The Transsexual Empire: The Making of the She-Male, decided to take care of. Raymond felt that […]
June 15, 2014

Clinging to a dangerous past: Dr Paul McHugh’s selective reading of transgender medical literature

In a June 12th opinion article in the Wall Street Journal, well-known anti-transgender psychiatrist Dr. Paul McHugh attempts to make a case against supporting hormonal and […]
May 1, 2014

Gender Performance: The TransAdvocate interviews Judith Butler

Judith Butler is a preeminent gender theorist and has played an extraordinarily influential role in shaping modern feminism. She’s written extensively on gender and her concept […]
September 24, 2013

You might be a TERF if…

I’ve noticed that there seems to be some confusion about what a TERF is so, here’s a quick guide to help you figure out if you’re […]
February 18, 2013

Interview With an Actual Stonewall Riot Veteran: The Ciswashing of Stonewall Must End!

The POTUS noted Stonewall in his 2013 inaugural address: We the people declare today that the most evident of truth that all of us are created equal […]