Is It Okay for Men to Be Feminine?

This affirming video posted by writer Justin Dennis explores the idea that presentation in terms of gender presentation is solely the choice of the individual. Justin writes, ‘Yes, it’s totally okay for men to be feminine. If you’re a man and you’ve ever been told you’re not ‘manly’ enough, this Continue Reading

Room For Debate: For Starters, ‘Unsex’ the Birth Certificate

The moment when a new baby officially becomes a legal person from the state’s view is the filing of a birth certificate. The information on the certificate — the child’s name, parents and sex — stays with a person for life. Choosing a sex using traditional choices sends a child’s Continue Reading

A Must Read: A Brief History Of Crossdressing

Humans are designed to compartmentalize objects, ideas, and experiences. It’s how we survive. Our early ancestors’ ability to instantaneously decide a whether a situation was safe or dangerous was imperative if they wanted to keep their weak, hairless little bodies alive long enough to pass along their genes. As societies Continue Reading

The Story Of The Boy In The Pretty Pink Shoes

Once upon a time, in the year 2012, a viral digital photo of a young boy who decided to wear a pair of pink shoes to preschool ignited a fiery online conversation. The boy’s older sister posted the photograph of her 5-year-old brother ready for a car ride to school Continue Reading

Video: Born This Way – A Documentary About Transgender

Born This Way is a mini-documentary that explores the ideas and misconceptions regarding gender and specifically transgender that are common in everyday society. The Born This Way Youtube page states: “Everyone has a gender; it is a thing affects everything of our lives. It affects how we act like and Continue Reading

The Argument That Just Won’t Die: Sex, Gender & the Public Restroom

DEAR ERICA, By the “old standards,” sex was determined by private parts, among other things. Does that not apply now in this “new age?” In this “new age,” if I have male body parts, but I feel like I am a female, I get to call myself a female, use Continue Reading

Mother of Trans 7-Year-Old Shares Her Child’s Story

Nicki Sullivan says her 7-year-old child, born a male, has always identified internally as a female. After seeking advice and support from GLSEN.org (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network), last Monday Nicki’s son Eli attended school for the very first time as Ella, a 7-year-old little girl. “She came back Continue Reading

UN Rights Council Passes Landmark Resolution on Anti-Gay Bias

“(Geneva) – The UN Human Rights Council resolution passed on September 26, 2014, to combat violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is a critically important achievement for upholding the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 25 human rights and other groups said today. The Continue Reading

Baruch Performing Arts Center Presents GenderFluid Festival

NEW YORK, NY – August 28, 2014  – The Baruch Performing Arts Center presents GenderFluid, a week-long festival of performance, film, and art by transgender and genderfluid artists, Sept. 9-14. Featured performers include Emmy-nominated Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox, performance artist and Gender Outlaw author Kate Bornstein, Continue Reading