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Please Stop Asking Trans Folks These Questions

“When did you decide to be a boy?” No one asks me this question, because I was born with the physical characteristics commonly associated with the gender identity I inhabit. But when it comes to ge…

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Transgender Child Wins Civil Rights Case

Sometimes it is necessary to take a critical step back and survey how much things have changed, within a social and community realm, and really appreciate the human desire for equality and tolerance. …

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12 Tough Guys with Adorable Animals (Photos)

The city of Baltimore, Maryland has an alarming incidence of animal abuse, often perpetrated by teens trying to show their "toughness" or "manliness." In response to this, the city created an anti-ani…

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The Sweetest Photo You’ll See Today: Dad Wears Skirt

Nils Pickert lives in a small, traditionally religious town in Germany. He also has a five-year-old son who enjoys wearing dresses and skirts and painting his nails. Instead of discouraging his son fr…

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The Role of a Man in the Kitchen

Men (in the most general of terms) have been wandering into the kitchen, with a sense of distinct purpose and not just to raid the fridge, for at least a decade or more. What used to be a characterist…

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A Boy/Girl’s Life: The Challenges of Transgender Children

Recently I had quite a surprising conversation with a middle-aged couple I know about transgender people. The couple, who had been together for well over 15 years in a very happy marriage, came ou…

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Boys Will Be Pink Boys: Unconventional Gender Identity

As it has been pointed out to me numerous times, I like to write about gender issues on this blog. Some assume I do it because it is provocative and progressive, or that maybe I struggle with such…

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Gender is What Gender Ain’t: Can We Raise Gender-Neutral Children?

The other afternoon I was at the park with my child (the place where parents quietly and surreptitiously compare other children to their own) and I was introduced to a sort of hellion child with all o…

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A Boy Named Sue: Gender Shaming and Stereotypes With Boys

A recent kerfuffle has gained traction on the internet (what doesn't gain traction on the internet these days?) regarding a mock-up for an advertisement depicting a young boy, seemingly enjoying himse…

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XY, XX, or Undeclared: Gender Identity and Children

"Your little girl is so cute", I get this about twice a day. Most of the time my cursory response is an appreciative "thank you" but if I have the time and am not trying to stuff my child into a car s…

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