Topics :: gender identity

Students React to Facebook’s New ’Gender Options’

By Nicole Wiesenthal | Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
Students who use Facebook no longer have to choose between being male and female. In fact, now they can choose from more than 50 new gender options -- and to some students, it could mean the world.

New Gender Options for Facebook Users

By Martha Mendoza | Thursday Feb 13, 2014
You don’t have to be just male or female on Facebook anymore. The social media giant is adding a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them.

Petition Started to Encourage Southern Poverty Law Center to Label ’Gender Identity Watch’ as Hate Group

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Friday Jan 31, 2014
History was made in a most unexpected way in late 2013 when the petition titled "Southern Poverty Law Center: Monitor Gender Identity Watch as a Hate Group" appeared at Change.org. At press time, the petition had garnered more than 7,000 signatures.

Defendant in Gender-Nonconforming Skirt Burning to Remain in Adult Court

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Saturday Jan 25, 2014
A judge in Oakland last week ruled that the teenager who allegedly burned the skirt of a gender non-conforming teen should remain in adult court.

’Preferred’ Pronouns Gain Traction at US Colleges

By Lisa Leff | Saturday Nov 30, 2013
On high school and college campuses and in certain political and social media circles,self-identify as "genderqueer" -- neither male nor female but an androgynous hybrid or rejection of both -- is challenging anew the limits of Western comprehension.

Joe’s Pub Hosts Night of a Thousand Genders

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Nov 26, 2013
The Gender & Family Project welcomes Olympia Dukakis, Justin Vivian Bond, Telly Leung, Our Lady J, Lance Horne and more to "A Night of a Thousand Genders."

Calif. Teen Sets Agender Student’s Skirt Set on Fire

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Nov 7, 2013
A California student who identifies as the non-binary ’agender’ orientation is recovering from severe leg burns after being set on fire by another teenager on a bus.

Fenway Health Launches Transgender Needs Assessment Survey

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Aug 8, 2013
In an effort to assess the health of Massachusetts’s transgender and gender nonconforming adults, The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) and Fenway Health have collaborated on a needs assessment study.

How to Be a Drag King With Brooklyn’s Goldie Peacock

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 18, 2013
Ever wanted to know what it was like to be a drag king? Brooklyn’s Goldie Peacock will show you what it takes to unleash your inner stud.

Delaware Senate Approves Gender Identity Bill

Thursday Jun 6, 2013
The state Senate has approved a bill to protect transgender people in Delaware by outlawing discrimination based on gender identity.