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Parents Sue State For 'Careless, Ill-Considered' Gender Reassignment Surgery Performed On Their Son

Posted 09.12.2013 | Gay Voices

A South Carolina couple has filed a groundbreaking lawsuit against their home state over a gender reassignment operation performed on their adopted so...

American Woman: How Feminism Is Changing the Identity Discourse

Anushay Hossain | Posted 11.11.2013 | World
Anushay Hossain

The #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen hashtag made women of color, "ethnic women," even if just for a fleeting, Internet moment step outside of the shadows and grab the mic. We took control of the narrative instead of having it defined for us.

Our Evolving Multi-Gender Society

Dana Beyer | Posted 11.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

These are exciting times as the freedom to self-determine is allowing a myriad of identities to arise. My personal belief is that the binary will survive and be strengthened as the borders of the two main categories become softened and the codes that determine qualification are loosened.

The Problem with Puppy Love

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 11.09.2013 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

One day, she came home and ran into the house, tightly gripping a torn-up note in her fist. It was a love note. She was not interested in love notes. It was upsetting and made her uncomfortable.

Bashing Binaries -- Along With 2,000 Pounds of Clay (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Heather Cassils | Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Heather Cassils

I aim to make images that bash through binaries and the notion that in order to be officially transgender, you have to have surgery or take hormones. I perform trans not as something about a crossing from one sex to another but as a continual becoming.

Men Feel Bad Around Smart, Successful Women

Lisa Wade | Posted 11.06.2013 | Women
Lisa Wade

You know all those badass ladies out there that are inexplicably single? Well, maybe it's not so inexplicable.

WATCH: Boy Discovered He Was Intersex From School Physical

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Germany will soon be the first European country to recognize babies born with ambiguous genitalia as a third gender, allowing parents to choose a baby...

Breaking the Mold On 'Traditional Beauty'

Mary Gorham Malia | Posted 10.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Mary Gorham Malia

The people that show up in Jack Tar 207 shoots aren't strictly queer, they do shoot straight folk too, but LK notes they are intentionally leveraging the stunning style of the queer community in the Portland area.

#BraveGirlsWant to End Stereotypes, But What They NEED Is YOU

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Soraya Chemaly

The past few years have seen a massive groundswell in activism focused on challenging stereotypes and addressing media inequities. The newest venture is the Brave Girls Alliance. The Alliance is determined to raise awareness of both issues and encourage people to use the power of their voices and pocketbooks.

Can Boys And Girls Learn Better Together?

Techbridge Girls | Posted 10.22.2013 | Parents
Techbridge Girls

I have devoted my life to promoting the development of girls. I sometimes get surprised reactions when I share that I don't have a daughter. I started this work over two decades ago--not for a daughter, but for my son, Kyle.

Media's Shameless Role in Peddling Gender Stereotypes to Children

Lori Day | Posted 10.26.2013 | Parents
Lori Day

It's brilliant. It's lucrative. It's also a breathtaking act of psychological vandalism against our children. Media shapes perception, and perception becomes reality.

Without Our Land, We Cease To Be a People: Defending Indigenous Territory and Resources in Honduras

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Beverly Bell

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell Miriam Miranda is a leader of the Honduran Black Fraternal Organization (OFRANEH), which works with the 46 communities ...

Who Needs Gender Norms? Not Children -- That's For Sure

Frida Berrigan | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents
Frida Berrigan

The dominant society is fast and ruthless in its enforcement of gender norms. It is not just the clothes that are available for little kids, it's everything.

Mainstream Media's Issue With Chelsea Manning's Gender Identity

Alex Hayden DiLalla | Posted 10.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Alex Hayden DiLalla

The reports about Manning's coming out are simply emblematic of a widespread attitude that offending the "T" and "Q" of LGBTQ is not as egregious as offending or perpetuating negative cultural assumptions about the former three letters, and that those brave enough to present as their true gender identity should not be supported or affirmed by the public for doing so.

Germany To Offer 3 Gender Options On Birth Certificates

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.29.2013 | Gay Voices

As of November, Germany will be the first country in Europe to offer a "third gender" distinction on its birth certificates. A new German law stip...

Hyperconnectivity and Digital (dis)Connection

Elizabeth Filippouli | Posted 10.13.2013 | Technology
Elizabeth Filippouli

The digital gap impacts societies and the global economy in a number of sectors: education, poverty and job opportunities are some of the most important ones.

LOOK: Incredible Photos Expose The Truth About Masculinity

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.09.2013 | Women

As a culture, we spend a serious (and necessary) amount of time discussing the expectations placed on women, and what it means to be female. But are t...

Brown Girl Passing for a White Guy

Rolla Selbak | Posted 10.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Rolla Selbak

Let me be clear. I do not look like a guy. At all. No one would ever mistake me for one on the street. But somehow, I find myself the only female in a room full of guys, talking about women as if I'm not there.

Examining Media's Socialization of Gender Roles

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.08.2013 | Media
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Do the media create, or maintain, or reflect the gender-based roles that saturate our environment? If you picked "All the Above," you and I would have filled in the same oval on our imaginary multiple-choice bubble answer sheets.

Huma's Support for Weiner: What's Saudi Arabia Got to Do With It?

Hamna Zubair | Posted 10.07.2013 | Media
Hamna Zubair

Why, in an article that is largely about how Weiner's sext-addiction may damage his and his wife's standing with the Clintons, does Dowd feel the need to mention Huma Abedin's upbringing in Saudi Arabia?

She, He and Ze All Have the Right to Make Own Identity Choices

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.07.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Issues around sex and gender have been heatedly floating around my social networking circles recently. An uncomfortable divide seems to be brewing among those who see feminist assertions around gender as a challenge to transgender identities, and vice-versa.

We Are Not All Trayvon Martin

Susan Henking | Posted 10.06.2013 | Chicago
Susan Henking

I am gratified that this is a time in this country when a young white woman can express public outrage at the killing of a young black man. And yet, we are most definitely not all Trayvon Martin.

Lost in Trans-lation

Nadia Cho | Posted 09.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Nadia Cho

Transgender and genderqueer individuals challenge us to think about how people are defined and what it means to be who we really are. What constitutes a man or a woman is dictated by cultural norms, and how we identify with a certain gender is more complicated than we think. Gender is a spectrum.

Zimmerman: Gender Not Race

Michael Smerconish | Posted 09.28.2013 | Crime
Michael Smerconish

The O.J. Simpson criminal prosecution was doomed from the moment the trial was moved to downtown Los Angeles, ensuring that the jury looked nothing like the two victims. Might the outcome of the Zimmerman trial have been similarly predetermined -- because of gender?

Critics Miss Irony in Royal Baby Comment

Victoria Arbiter | Posted 09.25.2013 | Media
Victoria Arbiter

To address when I commented -- with deliberate irony -- how "brilliant a royal Kate is" [for having a boy], perhaps I should share the historical context that some appear to have missed, where many a royal wife suffered at the hands of her husband for not producing a male heir.