Queers are still battling with state-sponsored homophobia, but in the lesbian community we are also battling with ourselves and each other over the boundaries of gender identity.
Mary Emily O'Hara is a journalist living in New York. Her reporting on LGBT news and gender politics has appeared at NBCNews.com, the Daily Dot, Rolling Stone, Al Jazeera, and more.
The original ‘L Word’ focused on the well-off, and had very odd attitudes towards trans and butch characters. The reboot should be more attuned to the full range of lesbian lives.
After Betsy DeVos signals she wants the Education Dept to become less political, LGBT advocates send a letter to all states reminding them of their duty to care for trans students.
Stacking doll Sam may be the first toy to physically illustrate the transition from one gender to another, making a journey from girl to boy as each new, larger piece is added.
Salt Lake City used to have one of the most virulently homophobic school districts in the nation. This spring, it crowned its first LGBT prom king and queen.
There's a good reason women use more meds than men—trauma. A survivor of childhood rape makes the case for medication.
Jeremiah True got kicked out of class for ranting about rape culture and now he’s threatening to “rain hell” down on Oregon’s Reed College.
Oregon lobbyists are inviting exotic dancers to write their own labor legislation.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is under pressure to consider the FDNY’s pitiful diversity record when choosing a new fire commissioner.
By day, Portland’s Grant Chisholm sells retro furniture. By night, he stalks the streets railing against the sin of “homosex”