Originally published 08/02/2017
Many of the same arguments Trump used last week also came up in 1948. Thankfully for history, Truman didn't listen.
Originally published 07/27/2017
Albert Cashier served in the army as a man, lived his life as man and was buried at 71 with full military honors in 1915, as a man. But beneath the uniform in which he fought and was buried, he was biologically a woman.
Originally published 06/10/2016
The answer is probably not, alas. Why? Employers have weathered the civil rights revolution by accepting a definition of equality that does not require them to do much beyond treat workers interchangeably.
Originally published 05/24/2016
Under Jim Crow, if there was no bathroom for you, you either did not go, or faced the choice between personal humiliation or arrest.
Originally published 05/18/2016
They date back over 100 years.
Originally published 08/30/2015
Decades before Caitlyn Jenner, Phyllis Frye was grappling with bias, scorn and personal pain, and helping the transgender movement take shape.
Originally published 06/03/2015
But this author’s verdict is that she wasn’t transgender.
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