T/lgbt

  1. Britain’s Transgender Stand-Ups Find Comedy in a Hostile Climate Culture, Yesterday

    With opposition to transgender issues regularly expressed by mainstream British figures, the country’s trans comedians are often just trying to assert their humanity.

  2. ‘No One Can Say I Didn’t Make It’ Sports, Yesterday

    An excerpt from a new book that examines the vibrant life, and untimely death, of Glenn Burke, baseball’s first openly gay player.

  3. House Passes Sweeping Gay and Transgender Equality Legislation Washington, February 25

    The bill, first passed by the Democratic-led House in 2019, faces a steep climb in the Senate. It was approved as Democrats and Republicans sparred more broadly over transgender rights.

  4. At a Senate hearing and on the House floor, emotional debates erupt over transgender rights. Washington, February 25

    President Biden’s nominee to be assistant secretary of health, who is transgender, and a House member whose daughter is transgender, drew separate attacks from Republican lawmakers.

  5. Rand Paul Lashes Out At Rachel Levine About ‘Genital Mutilation’ Video, February 25

    Dr. Rachel Levine, President Biden’s assistant secretary of health nominee, stands to be the first openly transgender federal official confirmed by the Senate. At a hearing on Thursday, Senator Rand Paul asked Dr. Levine about her stance on “genital mutilation” and minors.

  6. TV Taught Me About AIDS. ‘It’s a Sin’ Reminded Me How Far We’ve Come. Weekend, February 25

    The new HBO Max series, set amid the first decade of the AIDS crisis in London, prompts a writer’s memories and regrets to come flooding back.

  7. More Adult Americans Are Identifying as L.G.B.T., Gallup Poll Finds Express, February 24

    A survey found that 5.6 percent of adults described themselves as L.G.B.T. in 2020, up from 4.5 percent in 2017.

  8. Passports May Soon Include a New Option for Gender Identity Styles, February 24

    Activists are pushing President Biden to uphold a campaign promise to add the nonbinary designation “X” to federal IDs.

  9. Southern Baptists Expel 2 Churches Over Sex Abuse and 2 for L.G.B.T.Q. Inclusion National, February 23

    In a fiery speech, the denomination’s president decried “fissures and failures and fleshly idolatries.”

  10. How Britain Is Reacting to ‘It’s a Sin’ Culture, February 22

    The show, which aired last month in the U.K., has broken a viewing record and revived conversations about how the country handled the AIDS crisis in the 1980s.

  11. Comfort Viewing: 3 Reasons I Love ‘Veneno’ Culture, February 19

    A raunchy and emotional look at the life of Cristina Ortiz Rodríguez, this Spanish series showcases the strength of transgender and queer communities.

  12. British L.G.B.T. Veterans Stripped of Medals Can Get Them Back Foreign, February 16

    Britain’s defense ministry said it was “committed to addressing this historical wrong.”

  13. Meet the Women Who Become Surrogates Parenting, February 15

    New York State will now allow gestational surrogates to carry babies for other parents. Here’s why they do it.

  14. A Memoir About Queer Identity, Told One Gay Bar at a Time Book Review, February 9

    In his new memoir, “Gay Bar,” Jeremy Atherton Lin documents his personal history and the history of queer identity by exploring gay bars around the world.

  15. Carmen Vázquez, a Force on L.G.B.T.Q. Issues, Dies at 72 Obits, February 5

    Often outspoken, she was a fixture in advocacy groups in San Francisco and New York. She died of Covid-19.

  16. Sandie Crisp, ‘Goddess Bunny’ of the Underground Scene, Dies at 61 Obits, February 4

    She became a muse among the Hollywood avant-garde, appearing in movies, music videos and photographs. She died of Covid-19.

  17. A State of Emergency Over Gender-Based Violence in Puerto Rico Interactive, February 4

    The governor’s declaration came after years of protest over violence against women and transgender people in the territory.

  18. Why We Can’t Stop Talking About Betty Friedan Gender, February 3

    A 100th birthday celebration in honor of the feminist raises the question: What was Ms. Friedan’s legacy exactly? ‘As with everything Betty, it’s complicated.’

  19. N.Y. Repeals Law That Critics Say Criminalized ‘Walking While Trans’ Metro, February 3

    The anti-loitering law was designed to discourage street prostitution, but was viewed by L.G.B.T.Q. advocates as a cudgel to harass transgender people.

  20. My Country Suddenly Turned on Me Op Ed, February 3

    Recovering from the trauma of the Trump era will depend on how its story is told.

  21. In ‘Gay Bar,’ Time-Hopping Snapshots of Queer Nightlife Culture, February 2

    Jeremy Atherton’s Lin first book is a personal and cultural history of establishments that affirmed and challenged his sense of identity.

  22. Pete Buttigieg Is Confirmed as Biden’s Transportation Secretary Washington, February 2

    Mr. Buttigieg, 39, became the first openly gay cabinet secretary to have been approved by the Senate and the youngest member of the president’s cabinet.

  23. Hear Sophie’s 12 Essential Songs Culture, January 31

    The producer and performer’s short but influential career had a profound impact on the way modern pop music sounds. She died after a fall in Athens.

  24. In Statehouses Everywhere, Republicans Have One Agenda Op Ed, January 31

    Legislators are targeting young queer people trying to live their lives safely, and in peace.

  25. Joseph Sonnabend, Early Force in Fight Against AIDS, Dies at 88 Obits, January 30

    At the epicenter of the epidemic in New York City, he was a pioneer researcher who, as a clinician, also made house calls.

  26. ‘The Lady and the Dale’ Review: The Con Artist and the Car Culture, January 29

    An HBO mini-series recounts the complex, contradictory life of Elizabeth Carmichael: criminal, auto executive, transgender pioneer.

  27. 31 Guards Suspended at a Women’s Prison Plagued by Sexual Violence Metro, January 28

    Inmates reported being beaten while handcuffed at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility in New Jersey, the state’s only prison for women.

  28. Mo Willems Has a Message for Parents: He’s Not on Your Side Interactive, November 16

    The beloved children’s book author on creativity, control and why even a good childhood is hard.

  29. The People Who Make New York’s Party Scene Happen Interactive, April 13

    Long a capital of nightlife, from ’70s discos to ’90s raves, the city is now home to a rich after-hours culture where anyone — of any race, gender or sexuality — is welcome.

  30. The Butches and Studs Who’ve Defied the Male Gaze and Redefined Culture Interactive, April 13

    Without their presence and contributions, queer aesthetics — and the arts at large — would be far less rich.

  31. How ACT UP Remade Political Organizing in America Interactive, April 13

    The coalition that fought against AIDS stigma and worked to slow the plague changed patients’ rights and contemporary protest movements.

  32. King Princess, an Old Kind of Rock Star for a New Age Interactive, March 11

    It’s rare for a musician to shock anymore. Mikaela Straus says [expletive] that.