What About Bernie?

Bernie Sanders is running for president and we can’t help but notice how often he has stepped up for LGBT people this year. Getting to know Bernie, it’s apparent that his advocacy for our community isn’t just because it’s popular today. Like other politicians he didn’t come around to sticking up for LGBT people in the past 3 years. Rather, he’s been on our team since the 80’s. Take a look at his rap...

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Is Hillary On Our Side?

Is Hillary On Our Side?

It’s the season of politics. Last election was the first time we heard politicians running for the presidency verbally acknowledging LGB people. What’s more, Joe Biden stepped up in a clumsily heroic way and both outed President Obama’s support for same-sex relationships but spouted advocacy for the transgender community. Once again we are on stage, trending as a major topic for presidential front runner Hillary Clinton, who...

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Crushing The Gender Binary

Crushing The Gender Binary

Have you heard? Target is the first major store chain to take the plunge into defaming the infamous girls and boys aisles in toy stores. It’s easy for us to ask, what makes a toy more appropriate for girls rather than boys? The clear and resounding answer is, nothing other than the child’s own choice. Duh. The idea behind gender advertising is the notion that gender (in all it’s fluidity and contradictions) can be communicated...

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Say Hello To Hollywood!

Say Hello To Hollywood!

There is something affirming about seeing the likeness of ourselves shining back at us from the television. It seems to reaffirm the various parts of our individual identities. Since the history of television and movies Hollywood has been one to turn a blind eye to nuances of diversity in our country. Currently trending is a stunning criticism of the historical events of Stonewall, yet the main characters aren’t people of color or even...

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Camps For Trans* Kids

Camps For Trans* Kids

Camp Aranu’tiq was founded in 2009 by Nick Teich, author of Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue. He dreamt of a safe & fun place for youth who felt like they might not fit in at other camps because of their gender and/or who wanted to be with others like them. He launched the first summer week in New England in 2010 with 41 campers. There is a  flagship summer camps in NH & CA as well as leadership programs for...

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