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May 18, 2022
When Right-Wing Attacks on School Textbooks Fell Short
Some essential lessons from an earlier culture war.
May 5, 2022
Strippers Seize the Moment, Turning a Lockout Into a Picket Line
How many assaults, rapes, and shootings will it take for these performers to be afforded even the basic protections a union could provide?
April 29, 2022
Kansas’s First Trans Legislator Isn’t Going Anywhere
Stephanie Byers is vowing to keep trans kids safe—and some of her Republican colleagues aren’t on board.
April 29, 2022
Diary of a Queer Kid
My experience as a child with an “odd” gender identity makes me very afraid for kids facing malicious transphobia in Texas.
April 19, 2022
The Right Targets Queer Theory
Christopher Rufo, the man behind the moral panic over “critical race theory,” has fabricated another foe.
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April 13, 2022
Growing Up Queer in a Small Town
With minimal representation in my hometown and in the media, I hid my queerness and internalized toxic misconceptions about gender and sexuality.
April 7, 2022
Are Republicans Ramping Up for an Attack on Marriage Equality?
As the Supreme Court prepares to strike a blow against
Roe v. Wade
, it’s beginning to look like Republicans will make
Obergefell v. Hodges
their next target.
April 5, 2022
Why the Right Is So Mad About Trans Athletes
On this week’s Edge of Sports podcast, professor Cheryl Cooky discusses her op-ed that enraged the right.
March 11, 2022
Anti-Abortion Politicians Are Now Taking Inspiration From the Fugitive Slave Act
In a nod to the bad old days, an amendment to a Missouri anti-abortion bill would make it a crime to help a pregnant Missourian get an abortion outside the state.
March 1, 2022
First Texas Came for Pregnant People—Then It Came for Trans Kids
The fact that Texas got away with its assault on reproductive rights helped lay the groundwork for its amped-up attack on trans rights.