LGBTQ Abuse Shows it’s Time to Shift the Debate on Domestic Violence

LGBTQ Abuse Shows it’s Time to Shift the Debate on Domestic Violence

A recently released report confirms what a growing body of national and international research has shown: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people experience family and sexual violence at rates similar to, or higher than, heterosexual women. LGBTQ abuse shows it’s time to shift the debate. Despite this, discussions about sexual and family violence […]

Trans, Transgender, Cisgender: We Are What We Name Ourselves

Trans, Transgender, Cisgender: We Are What We Name Ourselves

Transgender and gender non-conforming lives are becoming increasingly visible. Debate about the lives and legitimacy of trans people is being conducted in the most mainstream of media outlets: Time magazine magazine is discussing Laverne Cox, People is featuring model Andrej Pejic’s sex reassignment surgery, and the New Yorker is taking on the fraught relationship between […]

What’s the Backlash Against Gender Neutral Bathrooms All About?

What’s the Backlash Against Gender Neutral Bathrooms All About?

Last month North Carolina became the first state to pass a law requiring transgender individuals (including students) to use only bathrooms that match their biological (rather than identified) gender. They did so in response to an ordinance passed in Charlotte that supported transgender bathroom choice. Transgender students’ access to bathrooms is an increasingly active front […]

Transgender Reporting in the Media

Transgender Reporting in the Media

Yesterday, the Courier-Mail put the gruesome murder of Indonesian transwoman Mayang Prasetyo, killed by her partner Marcus Volker, on its front page. The article is breathtaking in its prurience and voyeurism. Even though Prasetyo was murdered and dismembered, the Courier-Mail deemed it appropriate to include a succession of photos of a seductively-posed Prasetyo in a […]