The Eldorado Nightclub

Gender Identity in Weimar Germany

Remembering an early academic effort to define sexual orientation and gender identity as variable natural phenomena, rather than moral matters.
Christine Jorgensen

Was Christine Jorgensen the Caitlyn Jenner of the 1950s?

“What is femininity anyway?” Jenner writes in her new book, The Secrets of My Life. Perhaps the famous transwoman Christine Jorgensen knew.
Two Hummingbirds and an Orchid

Are There “Transgender” Proclivities in Animals?

We tend to think of gender expression as uniquely human. But many species gain advantages by projecting an opposite-sex appearance.

From Dorm Rooms to Bathrooms: The Long Fight for Gender Equality

Before current uproar over transgender people and bathrooms, the country debated the place of coeducation in American society.
The Danish Girl

Cisgender Actors in Transgender Roles: The Theatrical Roots of The Danish Girl

If Eddie Redmayne wins an Oscar for The Danish Girl, he will be the most recent in a string of cisgender actors lauded for portraying a transgender figure.
Sign for LGBT

The Work Life of Transpeople

How transpeople actively do and undo gender in the workplace.

Is That a “Read”? The Contentious Politics of Drag Performance

The reality television show RuPaul’s Drag Race, which recently completed its sixth season on the Logo television network, is far from running ...