Sexuality, Gender and Justice

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Sexuality, Gender and Justice

Special Report

Special Report

This Pride Month discover the science supporting equality and antidiscrimination

The Masks We Wear to Survive

Behavior

The Masks We Wear to Survive

A gay, African-American physician relied on personas to endure his medical training

  • September 22, 2020 — Chase T. M. Anderson

Sex & Gender

What the Science on Gender-Affirming Care for Transgender Kids Really Shows

Laws that ban gender-affirming treatment ignore the wealth of research demonstrating its benefits for trans people’s health

May 12, 2022 — Heather Boerner

Behavior

Trailblazing Transgender Doctor Saved Countless Lives

After transitioning in 1917, Alan L. Hart helped alter medical history

June 10, 2021 — Leo DeLuca

Policy

Discrimination Drives LGBT Scientists to Think About Quitting

Despite progress, many physical scientists from sexual and gender minorities experience exclusion or harassment at work, finds UK survey

June 29, 2019 — Elizabeth Gibney and Nature magazine

Policy

Laws Vilifying Transgender Children and Their Families Are Abusive

Recent measures in Florida, Texas and elsewhere serve to traumatize trans children and their families, uphold ideas that trans children are inherently troubled and go against medical advice…

March 29, 2022 — Tey Meadow and Kristina R. Olson | Opinion

Behavior

The Forgotten History of the World’s First Trans Clinic

The Institute for Sexual Research in Berlin would be a century old if it hadn’t fallen victim to Nazi ideology

May 10, 2021 — Brandy Schillace | Opinion

Policy

Politicians Don’t Get to Use ‘Science’ to Oppose the Equality Act

Research shows the bill will improve public health, and its “dangers” have been debunked

April 13, 2021 — Jack Turban

Policy

Gender-Affirming Health Care Should Be a Right, Not a Crime

Some states are going to war against young transgender people

April 13, 2021 — Kristina R. Olson | Opinion

Diversity

Anti-Trans Laws Will Have a Chilling Effect on Medicine

I am a future psychiatrist hoping to care for transgender people. But I fear these laws will make it difficult to do so

March 31, 2022 — Ashley Andreou | Opinion

Behavior

The Search for a ‘Cause’ of Transness Is Misguided

It can be well-intentioned, but it’s a dangerous path that leaves little room for a real understanding of gender and gender identity

March 23, 2021 — Nat Mulkey | Opinion

Policy

The James Webb Space Telescope Needs to Be Renamed

The successor to the Hubble currently honors a man who acquiesced to homophobic government policies during the 1950s and 1960s

March 1, 2021 — Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Sarah Tuttle, Lucianne Walkowicz and Brian Nord | Opinion

Biology

Massive Study Finds No Single Genetic Cause of Same-Sex Sexual Behavior

Analysis of half a million people suggests genetics may have a limited contribution to sexual orientation

August 29, 2019 — Sara Reardon

Policy

Trans Girls Belong on Girls’ Sports Teams

There is no scientific case for excluding them

March 16, 2021 — Jack Turban

Biology

Stop Using Phony Science to Justify Transphobia

Actual research shows that sex is anything but binary

June 13, 2019 — Simon(e) D Sun

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