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No More Boys Or Girls In Swedish Preschool Only Genederless Friends

ParentDish | Posted 08.27.2011 | Women

At a preschool in Sweden, there are no boys or girls. Only genderless "friends" Even the Swedish equivalent of pronouns such as "him," her," "he" a...

NPR And Lasers: Inside The Mind Of Larissa Bates On Beautiful/Decay

Posted 08.20.2011 | Arts

(Via Beautiful/Decay) Larissa Bates both celebrates the male gender identity within the history of art while struggling to disassemble heteronormat...

Bringing Up Baby Without Gender: A Risky Social Experiment?

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 07.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

Baby Storm is four months old; it lives in Toronto, Canada, and is as cute as can be. Wait -- "it"?

A New Low for Fox News: Wearing Pink Makes Boys Transgendered

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 06.13.2011 | Media
Dr. Logan Levkoff

Fox News has once again sparked an insane and hate driven debate about gender identity and sexuality.

Transgender Man Says Employer Fired Him Over Birth Gender

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 06.11.2011 | New York

HADDONFIELD, N.J. — A transsexual man has sued the drug-treatment center where he worked, claiming it discriminated against him when it fired hi...

Overcoming Clergy Gender Norms

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Archetypes for men and women -- and especially clergy -- press us to conform to the norms dictated by our genders. People want religious leaders to look, sound and seem familiar.

Pill That Shapes Fetus Genitalia Cuts Chances Of Homosexuality In Girls

LA Times | Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A prenatal pill for congenital adrenal hyperplasia to prevent ambiguous genitalia may reduce the chance that a female with the disorder will be gay. C...

Confusing Friendship With Twinship

Susan Shapiro Barash | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Shapiro Barash

A way to lessen this disappointment is to recognize a friend's uniqueness from the start, and to not believe that you are sworn to the same lifestyle and same journey.

Transgender Prison Inmates Have Right To Hormone Therapy, Rules Federal Judge

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MADISON, Wis. — A federal judge has struck down a unique Wisconsin law that prohibits transgender inmates from receiving taxpayer-funded hormone...

Are Breasts a Right or a Privilege?

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

It shouldn't matter whether breast enhancement for GID patients is a "core" medical necessity. What ought to matter is that a human being is suffering and the medical establishment has the technology and resources to help.

Do Jesuit Identity and Sexual Identity Clash? On Marquette's Decision to Pre-fire Dr. Jodi O'Brien

Tyler Mahoney | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Tyler Mahoney

So what does the administration at Marquette mean when they say Dr. Jodi O'Brien -- who's openly gay -- lacks "the ability to represent the Marquette mission and identity"?

Riot Acts: Film Explores The Lives Of Transgender And Gender Variant Musicians (VIDEO)

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Kate Lowry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit Chicago-based acoustic duo Actor Slash Model has been wooing audiences with their folksy t...

The Worst Companies For LGBT Workers (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.09.2010 | Business

The Human Rights Campaign, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lobbying group and political action committee, recently released the findings fr...

Stupidity, Gay Marriage, and the Evolution of Religion

Dan Agin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dan Agin

Nowhere is the gulf between science and religion more evident and more enormous than when we confront the issues of sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity, and homosexuality.

Salt Lake City OKs Gay Rights Laws With Mormon Church's Support

AP | JENNIFER DOBNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church for the first time has announced its support of gay rights legislation, an endorsement that helped gain unani...

Getting to the Roots of Hate Crime

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abby L. Ferber

If we are serious about protecting people from violence and crime simply because of their group identities, we must also take seriously their right to equality in the home, workplace, and school.

Gender Identity Discrimination in the Workplace gets First Hearing in Congress

Joe Solmonese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Solmonese

Transgendered people, too long marginalized in society and even within the GLBT community, has made enormous strides in recent years -- we want to continue that progress and translate it into federal law.

As 'Gay Cure' Ministry Exodus International Closes, Insights From an 'Incurable'

Danielle Kaufman, M.D. | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Danielle Kaufman, M.D.

I know that my gender identity is most definitely not a choice. Had I been given a choice, I would have chosen a gender identity congruent with my body's sex. I have suffered enormous, unspeakable pain for decades from having my real gender identity in conflict with my birth sex.

Some Boys Like Dolls: Deconstructing The (Trans)Gender Binary

Lucas Waldron | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Lucas Waldron

Analyzing our obsession with the union of gender expression and biology, it becomes clear that there is not space for people unwilling to live within this oppressive gender binary. Transgender identities are often accepted only when they comply with cookie-cutter definitions of "male" and "female."

Revolution vs. Reform: Moving Beyond the Assimilationist '4 Ms' of the LGB Movement

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

My discomfort in watching the joyous reactions to recent gains for marriage equality stems from my understanding of the Stonewall rebellion as an impetus for revolutionary change within an oppressive social structure, as opposed to mere reform, accommodation, or assimilation.