Excerpted from “The Future Of Feeling: Building Empathy in a Tech-Obsessed World” by Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips. © 2020. Published by Little A, February 1, 2020. All Rights Reserved.
The bookshop, which has proudly spelled out its support for trans and non-binary people in the past, announced its plans in a February 12 tweet.
“Making a donation to Mermaids every time we sell J K Rowling,” The Second Shelf tweeted.
The bookshop, which opened in Soho in 2018 and only sells books by women, added: “Donation made this morning! A small amount, but we look forward to more opportunities to contribute to this vital organization.”
Some of the first biological evidence of the incongruence transgender individuals experience, because their brain indicates they are one sex and their body another, may have been found in estrogen receptor pathways in the brain of 30 transgender individuals.
(On one hand I am glad there is continuing research into gender, on the other I worry this may lead to unintended consequences.)
Photographer Ethan James Green, who is known for his striking black-and-white style, shot a group of close friends for Alexander McQueen. Wearing the spring 2020 collection, the models are Green’s long-term collaborators Dara, Torraine Futurum, and Marcs Goldberg. All three are transgender, and all three have made waves in the industry in their own right.
Remember, a trans person story is their own. Not anyone else’s. Period.
On Thursday, Republican state Rep. Tony Randolph introduced a bill that would outlaw marriage equality, permanently legalize conversion therapy, ban changes to legal gender markers, and block the passage of LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections.
House Bill 1215 is the third in a trio of anti-LGBTQ bills brought to the state’s legislature this month. On Wednesday, the House passed a bill that would criminalize trans-affirming medical care for minors. The other, Senate Bill 88, would require mental health providers to out kids expressing gender dysphoria to their parents. Anti-LGBTQ lawmakers and organizers use the state as a test case for the nation, experts say.
Kara Ingelhart, a staff attorney at Lambda Legal, characterizes HB 1215 in particular as one of the most comprehensive bills to date targeting LGBTQ people.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bill proposed by a group of Republican lawmakers on Wednesday that would have amended the Iowa Civil Rights Act by removing protections against discrimination for transgender people is dead, a powerful committee chairman said.
What should have been a straightforward matter was instead met with hostility.
Jacob and I talked about trans-affirmative mental health care, how affirmative differs from informative, accepting intersecting identities, and how being transgender intersects with all different identities.