Melissa Gira Grant covers sexual politics, technology, and human rights as a Pacific Standard contributing writer. She's the author of Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work.
In between the rows of men were writers who had been underestimated, rejected, and pushed out—even if their names were and remain unknown.
Some said Trump's proposed ban on trans military service members was a distraction from the health-care bill. But his rhetoric is meant to turn those he sees as undeserving into targets.
Even before the Pulse massacre, 2016 was on track to be the deadliest year for LGBTQ people in America.
The first daughter's anti-trafficking braintrust represents a certain credentialed mix, one with considerable overlaps in organizational membership.
A new campaign rooted in the South is getting mothers in prisons and jails across the country home for Mother’s Day.
Conservatives and religious groups are borrowing myths about transgender people from feminists.
If the National Center on Sexual Exploitation thinks that every entity from HBO to the Department of Justice is guilty of perpetuating evil, perhaps it needs to take a closer look at its core beliefs.
The rifts in feminism are not new; we've just been ignoring those working to understand them.
The exclusion and denial of trans lives gets imagined as something we've moved on from, while the everyday struggles that face trans people remain ignored.
The fights women of color face for reproductive rights remain sidelined (and sometimes, made invisible) in what is now the establishment story: There is Roe, and everything after.