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Transgender Rights news and analysis from The Nation
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Why Brazil’s First Trans State Legislator Built a Refuge for Black Queer and Trans People
Erica Malunguinho, an artist, educator, and politician, is fighting for an inclusive future.
Thomas Jean Lax
July 28, 2021
The Trouble With ‘the LGBT Community’
Under capitalism, LGBT has become a convenient acronym to sell rainbow flags and political candidates.
July 19, 2021
Oregon Will Protect Reproductive Health Care When Hospitals Merge
A landmark bill will ensure that health care services don’t disappear when Catholic hospitals take over other providers.
June 29, 2021
The Fight for LGBTQ Rights Must Include Reparations
If passed, a Senate resolution introduced in June would apologize to LGBTQ federal workers for historical acts of discrimination. Real reparations demand far more.
Omar G. Encarnación
June 21, 2021
Dark Money, the Supreme Court, and the Fate of LGBTQ+ Rights
The NAACP, the ACLU, and the Human Rights Campaign—the country’s largest LGBTQ+ political organization—have all joined forces with the Koch network–funded Americans for Prosperity to defend the role of dark money in politics.
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June 8, 2021
Letting Trans Athletes Tell Their Story
The director and producer of
Changing the Game
join the show to talk about their acclaimed documentary.
June 1, 2021
As Pride Month Begins, Republicans Double Down on Restricting Transgender Americans
An unprecedented effort in state legislatures across the country.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
May 4, 2021
The NFL Player Standing In Solidarity With Trans Athletes
NFL free agent RK Russell joins the show to talk about why defending transgender athletes is especially important now.
March 30, 2021
Visibility Alone Will Not Keep Transgender Youth Safe
This Trans Day of Visibility, we must be active in the fight against anti-trans legislation proliferating across the country, starting with Arkansas, Alabama, and South Dakota.
March 26, 2021
Students in Turkey Are Standing Up for LGBT Rights
After a newly appointed university official dissolved
University’s LGBTI+ club in January, students across the country launched a nationwide protest movement.