Sex, gender, and assumptions: “Usually” doesn’t mean “always.”

This morning I read an article about a breast cancer survivor who, in the wake of North Carolina’s “bathroom bill,” now finds herself being mistaken for a transgender woman—and treated therefore as less of a woman—because of her mastectomy. Her story reminds me of one of the big problems we humans often have when dealing … Read more…

My church’s “two dirty words”: A talk about race, LGBTs, Christians, and marginalization. This was my closing keynote for the Gay Christian Network annual conference last weekend, and I decided to push some buttons. How do you think it went? Let me know, and let’s revisit some of these themes on the blog.

“Why is a transgender person not considered to have a mental illness?”

The website Reddit has a popular section called “Explain Like I’m Five,” or ELI5. The idea is that people ask questions about things they want to understand better, and experts or other people who do understand the topic offer answers—not literally aimed at five-year-olds, but in simple, easy-to-understand language to help anyone grasp the concept. It’s … Read more…