Transgender people have faced the brunt of attacks on the LGBTQ community as advocates fight to protect their lives and rights.
Thinking an ethics of gender exploration: Against delaying transition for transgender and gender creative youth
Youth explore their genders – both theirs and those of others. Exploration is not only a vessel of discovery and understanding but also of creation. Centering the notion of gender exploration, this article inquires into the ethical issues surrounding care for transgender youth. Arguing that exploration is best seen not as a precondition to transition-related care but as a process that can operate through transitioning, the article concludes that the gender-affirmative approach to trans youth care best fosters youth’s capacity for healthy exploration. Unbounded social transition and ready access to puberty blockers ought to be treated as the default option, and support should be offered to parents who may have difficulty accepting their youth.
BETSY DEVOS SAYS SHE KNEW OF POTENTIAL HARMS—LIKE ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, LOWER TEST SCORES—WHEN SHE RESCINDED OBAMA-ERA PROTECTIONS FOR TRANSGENDER STUDENTS
Education Secretary Betsy Devos told lawmakers that she knew the harms of rolling back the Obama administration’s protections for transgender students before she rescinded them.
Democratic presidential hopefuls will face off in a public forum on LGBTQ issues this fall. The event, slated for National Coming Out Day on October 10, marks the first time Democratic candidates have debated queer issues since 2008, when Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Dennis Kucinich, and Barack Obama faced off in a Human Rights Campaign Foundation forum.
Trans people have a wealth of scholarly and community knowledge which deserves to be recognized
At an Equality Act hearing in the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Pramila Jayapal made the deeply personal revelation.
‘They think that some of our colleagues either do not or should not exist’