“As the rights of transgender people became a major political issue in the US with fights over bathroom access, many other countries around the world have been locked in fundamental debates over gender identity.”
An excellent read.
“This week I received several letters in which each writer was struggling with the same question:”
“From the moment he joined, 8-year-old Joe Maldonado eagerly looked forward to camping trips and science projects as a member of the Cub Scouts. But his expectations were dashed after his mother said she received a phone call from a Scouting official who told her that Joe would no longer be allowed to participate because he was born a girl.”
“Carrie Fisher, the actress best known as Star Wars‘ Princess Leia Organa, has died after suffering a heart attack. She was 60.
Family spokesman Simon Halls released a statement to PEOPLE on behalf of Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd:
‘It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,’ reads the statement.”
“We recently published our special issue on what we’re calling the ‘Gender Revolution.’ Humanity’s understandings of gender—both scientific and social—are shifting, and we wanted to explore and explain them.
We knew people would have thoughts and questions about how we chose to cover a concept so in flux. We have received thousands of emails, letters, and comments on social media that span the range of excited, horrified, concerned, and grateful. We’ve responded to the most common ones here—and in some cases, we’ve explained clarifications or corrections we’ve made to our digital editions. We’ll continue to update this page as the discussion continues.”
(Via. National Geographic)
“Former Wham! singer and massively successful soul and pop solo vocalist dies ‘peacefully at home'”