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Opinion: Trans, Intersex Visibility and the Myth of Scarcity

Opinion: Trans, Intersex Visibility and the Myth of Scarcity

By H. Adam Ackley on The Advocate The recent media focus on Caitlyn Jenner’s coming-out as a trans woman seems to celebrate her conformity to binary gender standards, with her serving as the doe-eyed cover girl for a major magazine. Indeed, the former Olympian strikes a provocative (and stunning) pose in a white bustier that leaves little [...]

Cleaning My Closet by Meredith Elizabeth Reiniger: Magic Markers

Can airborne words suffocate a human being? Are victims able to evaporate at will? It happened in 1956, between classes. We were in seventh grade. Will I never forget the humiliation that dropped my head in shame? The problem stemmed from a marketing icon, the two-toothed, Disney-created beaver that chanted “Brusha... brusha... brusha...  [...]

LGBTQ Living: Trans style

LGBTQ Living: Trans style

Cora Treoir Duncan. Photo: Michael Johnson By Susan Jordan Gender variant or gender queer people are not usually interested in transitioning from one binary gender to the other. They create their own third-gender style, adopting and inventing as they please (and the EC hopes to interview gender queer persons and also trans men in future [...]

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