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 […]
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 […]
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.
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, […]
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 […]
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?
There have been […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]