Two new books help us talk about what it means to be transgender in a changing world.
Beautifully honest, this novel blurs the line between fiction and reality.
Our identities—gender and otherwise—are shaped by community and God.
Rogers Brubaker considers transracial and transgender identities together.
Susan Faludi’s memoir reveals the deep complexity of her father’s many identities.
Bathroom bills. The phrase’s bouncy, alliterative nature, plus just the word bathroom, makes it somehow seem light, frivolous . . . oh, it’s just about the bathroom. It’s not.
I love North Carolina. I’m not a native, but I’ve been here for a while now. The midwesterner in me still thrills at the possibility of a day trip to the mountains or the beach. I regularly try to convince my friends to move here. It’s a great place, I tell them … except for the state legislature. Last week, the legislature outdid itself in embarrassing the state in front of the rest of the country, a feat it has perfected in recent years.
Caitlyn Jenner is on the cover of Vanity Fair, people far and wide are admiring her, and social conservatives—even the heterodox ones, from Brendan O’Neill to Rod Dreher—are not impressed. One liberalish counter-response does an admirable job of taking their concerns seriously, and it comes from an unexpected source—oh I’m just kidding, it’s obviously Damon Linker.
A TV show can present a minority group as "respectable" or as people who are as screwed up as anyone else. Transparent goes with option two.