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The panic over gender-neutral reproductive health language has another eye-rolling favorite phrase

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The world’s most visible trans woman has kicked off her gubernatorial campaign by demonizing trans women in sports. How do we call her out?

A microphone.
A microphone.
First of all, don’t hand her one of these. Photo by Robinson Recalde on Unsplash


Trans communities have always honored complex gender narratives

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As Biden signs new protections into law, anti-trans advocates prepare an onslaught of legislation at the state level

A trans flag outside the Supreme Court. Photo: Erik McGregor/Getty Images


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So-called progressives are angry Biden ended a policy that allowed schools to discriminate against trans students

Protestors at a rally against the transgender bathroom rights repeal, 2017. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images


With Democrats looking likely to sweep the Georgia Senate races, basic LGBTQ human rights may finally be in reach

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As legal efforts to eliminate trans youth ramp up, we must remember that being trans has always been part of childhood

Three trans girls photographed on July 7, 2018, in Round Rock, Texas. Photo: Adam Gray/Barcroft Media via Getty Images


And it only reveals the power she has to control the narrative

J.K. Rowling and Eddie Redmayne. Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images


The dissenting opinions in the Supreme Court’s ruling on LGBTQ+ rights echo some well-trafficked TERF talking points

Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh with Donald Trump. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images


And why they keep themselves hidden from you

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