Trans rights are under attack
There is a dangerous escalation of transphobia happening right now. The political right in the United States and the United Kingdom are rolling back civil rights for trans people specifically and LGBT people more broadly. This is being driven by an amalgamation of mainstream conservative parties, the far right, Christian fundamentalists and right-wing shock jocks and tabloids.
I am a trans Texan
A state resident ties the current gender panic to fascist politics through the lens of their own experience.
Junk science is being used to attack trans youth
In Florida and elsewhere, Republican lawmakers are using faulty research to deny young people access to vital gender-affirming care.
In media framing, trans kids are problems to be solved—not people with rights
As states continue to pass laws that dehumanize and endanger transgender kids, the country’s most influential newspapers have not met the challenge of covering the issue.
Two classes of trans kids are emerging–those who have access to puberty blockers, and those who don’t
For decades, kids who didn’t conform to the gender expected of them were forced to endure treatments designed to “cure” their gender nonconformity. This form of therapy, called “reparative” or “corrective,” typically involved instructing parents–and sometimes teachers–to subject children to constant surveillance and correction.