Tag Archives: gender identity

New Jersey school bans trans girl from school unless she dresses as a boy

TweetA New Jersey middle school is refusing to allow 13-year-old Rachel Pepe to return to her school unless she dresses and identifies as a boy. As reported by the Asbury Park Press, Thorne Middle School in Middletown, New Jersey informed Rachel’s mom, Angela Peters, that she must come back to school prepared to dress like and act like [...]
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Janet Mock flips the script and interrogates a cis journalist on her womanhood

TweetAs you know, trans women have been enjoying some pretty exciting mainstream media attention lately. The flipside of this attention is that they’re often forced to educate not only a public that’s still catching up but also the journalists that are giving them a platform. Just recently, we’ve seen Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera school Katie [...]
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Leaked emails reveal, yes, BET did discriminate against B. Scott

TweetGov. Chris Christie isn’t the only one in trouble over some leaked emails. Executives over at BET will have some explaining to do, as TMZ and the Huffington Post have published emails that dispute their claims in a discrimination lawsuit filed against them by blogger B. Scott.  Tweet
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Quick Hit: What’s next for the gay rights movement?

TweetAccording to the brilliant E.J. Graff, the next battle is over gender–and it’s one we should all be fighting. In a great Newsweek cover story that explores the way our cultural ideas of “queerness” have changed, E.J. argues that, thanks to the tireless efforts of a generation of gay rights activists, the battle over the right to desire–and [...]
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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Argentina makes history with new gender identity law

Tweet Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights. The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, [...]
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