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Homegrown trans rocker Evan Greer keeps her music political

Last month, when Tommy Gabel of Against Me! announced via Rolling Stone that she's transgender (and will now go by Laura Jane Grace), I immediately wondered what Evan Greer might be thinking.
Mother knows best
By LIZ PELLY  |  May 25, 2012

Kate Bornstein’s queer evolution

Feisty transgender icon Kate Bornstein's newest book, A Queer and Pleasant Danger (Beacon Press), is best summed up by its subtitle: The True Story of a Nice Jewish Boy Who Joins the Church of Scientology and Leaves Twelve Years Later to Become the L
Cult following
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  May 25, 2012
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Queering the party with the DJs of Nu Life

Growing up gay on Long Island, Brian Friedberg went out dancing almost every night: at all-ages clubs, raves, dancehall nights, gay hip-hop nights, gay clubs, straight clubs, and late-night joints. But he couldn't find the party he was looking for.
Beyond Gay Night
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  May 25, 2012

Trans activist Gunner Scott says, despite increased visibility, it’s still dangerous to be transgender in America

I don't know why I'm transgender. I just am.
State of the Union
By GUNNER SCOTT  |  May 25, 2012

Female-to-male alongside pop culture

About this time a year ago, I watched Chaz Bono on Late Night with David Letterman try to explain to America what it meant to be transgender. Letterman's hammy reaction made me clammy with fear. Oh god, I thought, terrified.
Year in transition
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  May 25, 2012