Trans kids in the U.S. were seeking treatment decades before today’s political battles
By Jules Gill-Peterson, University of Pittsburgh In 1942, a 17-year-old transgender girl named Lane visited a doctor in her Missouri hometown with her parents. Lane had known that she was a girl from a very young age, but fights with her parents over her transness had made it difficult for her to live comfortably and […]
Congressional Dems bent the universe toward justice last week. We need to keep pushing
Hopes of getting an increase to the piteously low federal minimum wage tucked into the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill were dealt a serious blow last week when the U.S. Senate’s Parliamentarian ruled that it couldn’t be included in the massive legislative package now moving through Congress. The announcement that came Thursday night was widely […]
Trans in the military: Ohioans happy with reversal, still waiting on policy change
Second Lieutenant Kazper Lewis has known since the fifth grade that he wanted to serve in the military. The Kent native’s father is a chaplain in the Army, but it was through the national organization Young Marines that Lewis learned “about leadership and challenging myself and others.” He entered the U.S. Military Academy at West […]
At least 26 trans people have been killed in the U.S. this year. This is who they are.
As of July 31, at least 26 trans people have been killed in the U.S. this year, and a vast majority of them were people of color. The violence each of them endured is horrific and should not happen to anybody, especially those who are merely trying to be who they are. Those who perpetrate […]