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Being queer is about demolishing binaries. Image: Pixabay.

7 Things I Wish People Understood About Being Queer

Even a Google search will conflate “queer women” with “lesbian.” So the first and most obvious thing I wish people understood about being a queer Read...
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   05.31.16   |   SHARE
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A 19th-century photograph of a women’s restroom in a Pittsburgh factory. Author provided.

How Did Public Bathrooms Get To Be Separated By Sex In The First Place?

Victorian values that stressed the importance of privacy and modesty were subjected to special challenge in factories, where women worked side by Read...
Terry S. Kogan of The Conversation    |   05.30.16   |   SHARE
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Restroom sign. Image: Pixabay.

The Real Solution To The Trans Bathroom Debate

[CN: transphobia] Having apparently solved all the actual problems in the world, a number of conservatives in state and local governments have turned Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   05.20.16   |   SHARE
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I learned a lot from that man. Image: Thinkstock.

What My Single Dad Taught Me About Gender

People sometimes blame my dad for me being transgender. In their view, I guess, my father being a good dad is the reason I don't feel comfortable in Read...
Courtney Cameron    |   05.17.16   |   SHARE
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More gender neutral bathrooms? YES please!

Why This Cis Girl In A Wheelchair Cares About Bathroom Bills

It's frustrating, and even more so because I know I'm not alone in this awkward pee-pee waltz with propriety. Ask any cross-section of people with Read...
Kimmie Jones    |   04.22.16   |   SHARE
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Unless you’re talking explicitly about gay men, please don’t use the term ‘gay’ as a catch-all for our community. Image: Thinkstock.

Having Sex With Women Doesn't Make Me Gay

If I have sex with a woman, it does not make me gay. As someone who identifies as female, it doesn’t even make me a lesbian. Read...
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   04.21.16   |   SHARE
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“It feels uncomfortable writing about my child’s genitals. But I’m not sure how else to protect her.” Image: Pixabay.

Please Don’t Force My Transgender Daughter To Use The Men’s Bathroom

“My daughter is in kindergarten in the United States. She’s 6. She loves unicorns and mermaids and soccer. And I’m concerned about my community Read...
Alexis Carey of The Motherish    |   03.8.16   |   SHARE
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It’s not just him — it’s me.

Gay Men Are Hitting On Me Now — And I'm Terrified

Dating while trans is scary, especially when you’re starting to “pass.” What are his expectations for my body, if any, and what if I’m not what he Read...
Sam Dylan Finch    |   03.1.16   |   SHARE
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