The Equality Act is an important step forward in addressing intersectional violence.

As we all know, last month, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality. The historic decision marked a high point in the fight for LGBT rights in the U.S.; it also highlighted just how spotty anti-discrimination measures are around the country. As many have pointed out, though it’s now legal for same-sex couples to […]

By |July 23rd, 2015|LGBT, Politics|0 Comments

It’s about ethics in journalism.

After the CFO of a media company was publicly outed as being gay (or bisexual) last week, I watched as “media Twitter” erupted in debate about the ethics of outing.

Now, I’ve written about this topic several times before. The first was in January 2014, after a Grantland published an article written by a freelancer named Caleb […]

By |July 20th, 2015|Culture|2 Comments

Serena Williams is the greatest of all-time. Deal with it.

You may not be a huge tennis (or even sports, in general) fan, but you might want to stick around for this post, anyway.

On Saturday, Serena Williams won her 21st career Grand Slam title when she defeated 21-year-old Garbine Muguruza handily 6-4, 6-4.

By |July 13th, 2015|Culture, Sports|0 Comments

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|1 Comment

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