transphobia

The Trans Mental Health Debate Is A Lot More Complicated Than You Think

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The commonly held interpretation is that I am “a woman trapped in a man’s body,” but the truth is much more complex than that.

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I'm Done Trying To "Prove" My Non-Binary Identity

This is why I’m done “proving” my identity to the nay-sayers.

Masculinity always felt like a pair of shoes that didn’t fit quite right.

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It Isn’t “Political Correctness” To Ask You Not To Be A Dick

It isn't “political correctness” to ask you not to be an asshole. (Image: Thinkstock)

It isn't “political correctness” to ask you not to be an asshole. It isn't “censorship” to ask that you consider the basic human rights and feelings of others before spewing your toxic, hateful, inconsiderate bullshit for the world to see.

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How Diverse Is The US Olympic Team, Really?

In Rio, fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad will become the first American athlete to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab.

Can you name an elite female athlete? If you asked me to name someone other than Venus or Serena Williams I’d have a tough time.

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Saying “We Are All The Same” Will Not Unite Us

We are all different, as we come from different backgrounds, experience different hardships, and come to have different perspectives on the world. Image: Thinkstock.

As much as you want to believe people are all the same, we don’t have the luxury of being seen as the “default” in the same way white, straight, cis people often are. We don’t have the luxury of dismissing our painful history and systemic issues for the sake of everyone getting along, because we’re still in the middle of them.

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My 10-Year-Old Daughter Came Out At Pride. I'm Proud, But Also Afraid.

“I know what I am now. I’m pansexual.” Image: Pixabay.

Moments after this big reveal, as I sat with the knowledge that I was the mother of a queer daughter, we heard about the man in Los Angeles being stopped on his way to Pride with guns and bombs, and I suddenly realized that my daughter was now one of the millions of people at risk because of vile and unreasonable hatred about non-straight sexuality.

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My 10-Year-Old Daughter Came Out At Pride. I'm Proud, But Also Afraid.

“I know what I am now. I’m pansexual.” Image: Pixabay.

Moments after this big reveal, as I sat with the knowledge that I was the mother of a queer daughter, we heard about the man in Los Angeles being stopped on his way to Pride with guns and bombs, and I suddenly realized that my daughter was now one of the millions of people at risk because of vile and unreasonable hatred about non-straight sexuality.

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Contradictions In The United States Of Amnesia: Why A Black Man Can Love Donald Drumpf

He makes it nearly impossible to not acknowledge American hypocrisy. Image: The Good Men Project.

The danger of submitting to the false patriotic tranquility of the United States of Amnesia is Donald Drumpf. He reminds us that the United States of Amnesia is one of the most peacefully violent countries in existence, not only politically, but economically, socially, psychologically, and spiritually.

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I Came Out As Trans To My Best Friend In Middle School — And She Rejected Me

The one person I thought I could trust, the one person I thought would accept me, turned her back on me. Image: Thinkstock.

When you have a best friend, you expect to be able to tell them anything and for them to love you unconditionally, without judgment. At least, that’s what I felt about my best friend in sixth grade. She was like an older sister to me; of course she would stick with me.

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I Came Out As Trans To My Best Friend In Middle School — And She Rejected Me

The one person I thought I could trust, the one person I thought would accept me, turned her back on me. Image: Thinkstock.

When you have a best friend, you expect to be able to tell them anything and for them to love you unconditionally, without judgment. At least, that’s what I felt about my best friend in sixth grade. She was like an older sister to me; of course she would stick with me.

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