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Sex and Gender

Michael Phelps' Supposed Girlfriend Came Out As Intersex. She Was Not 'Born A Man.'

Avery Stone | Posted 11.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Avery Stone

The bottom line is this: If the media covers someone who comes out as intersex, it is its responsibility to educate itself about what that means. In Chandler's case, although some outlets did cover the term correctly, the majority failed. This is deplorable. Why? Because it just reinforces stereotypes.

The Fundamentals of Transphobia

Dana Beyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The opposition is very confused about the differences between sex and gender, gender identity and sexual orientation. But the problem is more fundamental: Most Americans do not have a basic understanding of human biology and reflexively equate "biology" and "sex" with genitals.

Sex, Gender and the Greater Truth Forgotten in the Marriage Equality Debate

Larry Womack | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Larry Womack

We're born with biological sexes that may or may not be male or female, gender identities that may or may not align with them and sexual orientations that are all over the place. How have we come this far in the marriage debate without asking how such suspect delineations could matter?

The Gender Spectrum: A Detrimental Solution to the Binary Problem

Sandra Matsevilo | Posted 05.28.2012 | College
Sandra Matsevilo

While the gender spectrum is a plausible stepping stone in better understanding gender, it is in no way a final solution to helping individuals find their identities.

Wives Who Keep Quiet Have Greater Chance Of Heart Disease

The LA Times | Denise Gellene | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Married women who keep silent during marital disputes have a greater chance of dying from heart disease and other conditions than women who speak thei...

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."