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'Transgender Street Legend Vol. 2' Finds Left at London "At My Peak and Still Rising"

"[Pandemic lockdown] has been a detriment to many people's mental health," notes Nat Puff (aka Left at London) around her incendiary, politically-charged new album, "but goddamn it if I haven't been making some bops here and there!"

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'Trans Power' Is a Celebration of Radical Power and Beauty

Juno Roche's Trans Power discusses trans identity not as a passageway between one of two linear destinations, but as a destination of its own.

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'Going Stealth': Trans Politics and Surveillance Practices

When activists cooperate with a repressive state, who gets left behind?

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‘A Fantastic Woman’ Is a Tale of Identities Half-formed, Half-believed

Unfortunately, Sebastian Lelio's foreign film-Oscar nominated drama about a transgender woman is also something of a half-shaped movie.

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When One's 'True Sex' Is Discovered in America

The rich portraits Skidmore creates of these trans men can help illuminate not only their lives but also the lives of many other trans people who remain undiscovered and anonymous.

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The Ongoing Conversation of Gender and Sexuality

Dutch author Maxim Februari's The Making of a Man is an interesting, if sometimes frustrating, contribution to discussions of gender and sexuality.

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Fear of a Binary Planet: 'Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?'

This is a briskly paced, sophisticated conversation about gender that sometimes shocks, disgusts, brings you to tears, makes you laugh, and think. Mostly think.

Culture

Connect the Dots: Transgender Narratives in Pop Culture

Transgender representation in modern film, television, and literature blurs the lines of gender, class, race and sexuality, which is precisely why trans narratives are still considered dangerous.

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Clipping all the difference(s) into patterns of hierarchy all around!

Arg! And here I was just sifting through the current news, looking for health care coverage, but got assaulted with this crap in the headlines.

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A Finished Life: The Goodbye & No Regrets Tour

A middle-class man living with a terminal illness decides to quit his job and travel across the country, to say farewell to friends and family before taking his own life.


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