Gender Transition as Social Experiment?

Alexa Huang, Professor of English at George Washington University, writes about her experiences of the intersection of gender identity and race by looking at how her transition as a trans woman of color, specifically as an Asian trans woman, has altered the way privilege is applied, not applied, restricted, or revoked… » 4/16/14 7:31pm Yesterday 7:31pm

This Commercial for Tokyo Rainbow Week is Heartwarming

"Come as you are," reads the commercial for the biggest Pride event in Japan (in Japanese, of course). The parade is happening on April 27th in Tokyo's Yoyogi Park. As the event has gained in prominence and size over the years, it has expanded to include a number of events across an entire week (or more). This year,… » 4/14/14 7:30pm Monday 7:30pm

Will The Anglican Communion Tear Itself Apart Over LGBT Issues?

I grew up Roman Catholic. Yet, two years ago, I left communion with Rome after Pope Benedict XVI called same-sex marriage the most significant threat to Western civilisation in the world today. I turned to the Episcopal Church, part of the Anglican Communion, as my new spiritual home. But I fear that home will fall,… » 4/13/14 11:23pm Sunday 11:23pm

LGBT Day of Silence Isn't About Us, It's About You

Today is the LGBT Day of Silence in the United States and many other parts of the world. It's supposed to be symbolic of the silence in which LGBT youth suffer their hidden sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Specifically it is supposed to draw attention to bullying's ability to silence self expression. In some… » 4/11/14 8:31am 4/11/14 8:31am

Thai "Ladyboy" Romance Music Video Will Pull At Your Heartstrings

The video chronicles the reunion of a woman with her best friend, with whom she was in love when they were teenagers. However, there's a twist, as her best friend knew her as a "boy." She is, in fact, a "ladyboy," which is the preferred term for many individuals in Thailand we might label as trans women in a Western… » 4/10/14 10:52am 4/10/14 10:52am

Hitler's Gay Super Race To Take Over USA, Says Christian Pundit

A far right evangelical Christian commentator has asserted that today's progress in LGBT+ rights is really all part of a "homosexual fascist movement" in order to take over America and persecute Christians because Hitler's original Nazi movement was simply a cover for a master race of gay super soldiers. » 4/08/14 10:21pm 4/08/14 10:21pm

Lesbian Dating App Dattch Weeds Out Men So You Don't Have To

British lesbian dating app Dattch, which verifies that its users are indeed female-identified, is now expanding into the United States, starting with San Francisco and expanding to other American cities. Further plans are to expand into other major English speaking markets like Australia and Canada. » 4/07/14 10:24pm 4/07/14 10:24pm