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Transgender Rights news and analysis from The Nation
January 31, 2023
Fresh Off Victory Against “Roe,” the Religious Right Is Pushing a Record Number of Anti-Trans Bills
The attacks on trans people echo the right’s anti-abortion playbook note for note. It’s up to us to recognize what’s really going on here.
January 31, 2023
The Mainstream Media’s Fearmongering About Trans Kids Is Nothing But Clickbait
In a transphobic world, parents of trans children have every reason to worry. It’s craven for journalists to take advantage of that fear.
January 27, 2023
I’m the Proud Dad of a Drag Queen—and I Want a Better World for My Kid
Why are many thoughtful, well-educated people so ready to lump drag queens, nonbinary, and transgender people in a single rejectable category?
January 9, 2023
Pakistan’s Transgender Community Rises Up
In the wake of changing legal standards recognizing the self-determination of gender identity, transgender Pakistanis are taking steps to live openly.
January 3, 2023
Sterilization Survivors Who Won Reparations Now Face Another Challenge—Getting It
Advocates and incarcerated survivors wonder if enough is being done to inform and assist all survivors in California, who have until the end of the year to apply for compensation.
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December 14, 2022
Reading Judith Butler’s “Gender Trouble” in the Age of Ron DeSantis
More than 30 years after it was published, the seminal queer theory text still has some things to say.
December 9, 2022
The Respect for Marriage Act Sets a Dangerous Precedent for Civil Rights
The bill headed to Biden’s desk includes a religious exemption that sets a troublesome precedent, not only for LGBTQ rights but possibly for all legislation.
November 28, 2022
The Club Q Massacre and the New Culture of Lynching
Homophobic violence is fueled by the extreme right’s victim blaming.
November 25, 2022
No One Can Take Away Our Joy
Across time and place, and amid grueling violence, trans people love and care for our own.
November 7, 2022
What, Her Worry? Iowa’s Kim Reynolds Is Running a Dishonest and Nasty Campaign
But the Republican governor’s punch-down politics are no bar to reelection.