On defending my own existence: the only winning move is not to play.

In 1983’s “War Games,” a pre-Ferris Bueller Matthew Broderick stars as David Lightman, a teenager who accidentally hacks into a secret government super-computer, nearly starting World War III. Over the past 32 years, the film has reached a kind of cult status for its commentary about the losing consequences of possible Cold War-era military action, […]

By |June 10th, 2015|LGBT, Life, Transgender|2 Comments

Responding to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial: “Caitlyn Jenner is Still a Mister.”

Below is an e-mail I sent to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette associate editor Jennifer Graham in response to her editorial: “Caitlyn Jenner is still a mister: and he/she is causing fits for uncomfortable conservatives.”


 

Hi Jennifer —
My name is Parker. I’m a journalist whose work on LGBT, gender, and pop culture issues has appeared places […]

By |June 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|3 Comments

VIDEO: About Caitlyn Jenner’s wardrobe (and why it shouldn’t matter)

By |June 3rd, 2015|Culture, LGBT, Transgender|0 Comments

That which we call a Jenner by any other name…

Since Caitlyn Jenner popped up on the cover of Vanity Fair yesterday, I’ve witnessed some of the most intense, ridiculous arguing across social media. I realize that yes, that’s pretty much par for the course, but it’s a bit exhausting, isn’t it?

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There have been […]

By |June 2nd, 2015|Transgender|0 Comments

It’s a shame that you didn’t get a say in whether or not trans people exist, but get over it.

If I pointed out every time someone wrote an article in which a trans person’s identity was treated as a debate topic, well, I wouldn’t write about much else. As such, I tend to just sit back, roll my eyes, and move on with life. There was one post, however, that caught my […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Culture, Personal, Politics, Transgender|4 Comments

Parker Molloy on MSNBC: 4/27/15 — ‘NewsNation with Tamron Hall’

I was on the Monday, April 27th edition of NewsNation with Tamron Hall on MSNBC discussing the state of trans rights in the wake of Bruce Jenner’s coming out.

By |April 28th, 2015|Interview, Personal, Transgender|1 Comment

No, Transgender Rights Are Not Destroying Women’s Colleges

Over at The New Republic, writer Monica Potts argues that “Trans Activism is Threatening Women’s Colleges’ Mission.” This statement — bold, hyperbolic, and just generally ridiculous — heads an article that swings wildly back and forth between a seeming belief that it’s one’s gender identity that should determine enrollment eligibility or that it’s […]

By |February 17th, 2015|Culture|6 Comments

Pentagon Decides that Trans People are People (Sort of)

Yesterday, USA Today reported that Chelsea Manning has (finally) been cleared to begin receiving hormone replacement therapy as she serves out her 35-year prison sentence at Fort Leavenworth. While I remain skeptical about the veracity of this claim, as neither she nor her laywer has issued a statement acknowledging this (we’ve […]

By |February 13th, 2015|Politics, Transgender|0 Comments

Jon Stewart is Leaving The Daily Show, and I’m Not Heartbroken: Am I a Bad Liberal?

Maybe I’m a bad Liberal.

Yesterday, Jon Stewart announced that he’d be leaving Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, where he’s been for the past 16 years. During that time, Stewart has won 20 Primetime Emmy Awards, 2 Grammys, 7 Producers Guild of America Awards, 8 TCA Awards, a Writers Guild of America Award, and […]

By |February 11th, 2015|Culture|0 Comments

Parker Molloy on NPR’s All Things Considered

Last week, I spoke with NPR‘s Robert Siegel about the media’s obsession with Bruce Jenner’s gender identity, privacy, and trans media representation.

By |February 9th, 2015|Interview|0 Comments