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The lives of our gender-bending, boundary-breaking neighbors from all across the globe.

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I Didn’t Know I Was Trans Until I Got Sober

When I stopped drinking, I finally realized the deep sadness I'd been trying to drown with alcohol was really gender dysphoria.

Planning My Wedding as a Nonbinary Bride

I couldn’t even pick a pronoun. How was I supposed to decide what to wear on the most important day of my life?

These Gender-Nonconforming People Are Building a Safe Haven on an Appalachian Farm

Growing their own food and winning over their neighbors, they feel safer in rural West Virginia than they ever did in the big city.

How a Trip to Disneyland Changed My Trans Family Forever

We thought we were being generous by giving my dad a week to live as a woman. But once we had that week together, we could never go back.

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Penny’s Ex-Husband Realized She’s a Woman. But They’re Still Best Friends.

When Dee came out as a transgender, it meant the end of her marriage to Penny. And that’s when the empowering journey for both women truly began.

Attention Legislators: Gender Transitions Are Not One-Size-Fits-All

New York State’s new law requiring coverage of gender reassignment surgery sounded like a game changer. The problem: not all trans people want the same thing.

Polyamorous People #2: “Once You Start Questioning Gender, Other Things Fall Down Like a House of Cards”

A transgender New Yorker on life in an all-queer, all-poly Brooklyn group house, and on the alarm spreading through their...

My Mother and I Went Through Gender Transitions at the Same Time

When I told my parents that their daughter was about to become their son, it made it much easier to find out one of them was going through the same thing.

In This Mexican City, Trans People Are Celebrated. So Why Do They Feel So Left Out?

The people of Juchitán have long shown love for their gender-bending “muxes.” But beyond the glitz and glamor, some say pageantry is no substitute for equal rights.