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Gender Variance

Can God Make People Who Don't Fit Into Our Boxes? The Transgender Question

Morgan Guyton | Posted 11.27.2013 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

Azusa Pacific University, a Christian college, recently decided to fire a theology professor for coming out as transgender. It got me thinking about a basic conflation that I think conservative evangelicals like Russell Moore are making in how they react to transgender people.

Who, Then, Really Is Trans?

Dana Beyer | Posted 10.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The main issue for the traditional trans community is that by being public and claiming membership as trans, persons such as B. Scott, or the recent detransitioners who made the news, muddy the public perception and make political action more difficult.

The Many Mothers of Cinderella Boy: A Review of A Kid Like Jake

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

What if Cinderella attended the wrong ball? What if Cinderella were a 4-year-old boy named Jake whose parents desperately want him to get into an elite private school? These are among the questions raised by the new play A Kid Like Jake.

Do Bisexuals Always See Beyond Gender?

Lauren Michelle Kinsey | Posted 03.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Lauren Michelle Kinsey

It's a common misconception that all bisexuals are "gender-blind." Both gender-influenced and gender-free attraction patterns are part of the normal, healthy variation of human sexuality.

Does 'Bisexual' Imply That There Are Only Two Genders?

A.J. Walkley | Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

The idea that bisexuals are attracted to only two genders is an incredibly common stereotype of all bisexuals. Many people assume that the "bi" aspect of the word "bisexuality" implies a gender binary, and that those who identify as bisexual are only attracted to males and females.

Show Offers Carmen Carerra Cake as Apology for Transphobic Prank

Emerson Whitney | Posted 08.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Emerson Whitney

Performer and trans activist Carmen Carrera is calling for TLC show Cake Boss to re-edit an episode in which she recently appeared as a guest star and unwittingly becomes the butt of a blatantly transphobic prank.

Carmen Carrera And Janet Mock On Lorena Escalera, Media Justice And 'Utmost Fabulosity'

Emerson Whitney | Posted 07.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Emerson Whitney

A wildly insensitive New York Times article on the life and death of trans artist and drag performer Lorena Escalera flared tensions between the gender-variant community and the paper when it was published as part of the Sunday edition on May 14.

When The Gender Boxes Don't Fit

Ericka Sokolower-Shain | Posted 05.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Ericka Sokolower-Shain

What gender-variant youth need are teachers who don't make assumptions, who ask lots of questions and then listen to the answers. Everyone is different. When a kid tells you what's important to them, that's what they want you to do.

It's OK to Be Neither: Teaching That Supports Gender-Variant Children

Melissa Bollow Tempel | Posted 02.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Melissa Bollow Tempel

It became evident that I would have to address gender directly in order to make the classroom environment more comfortable for Allie and to squash the gender stereotypes that my first graders had absorbed in their short lives.