The Tarot Reader and Activist Who Created DC Comics’ First Transgender Superhero

Created in the 1960s by DC Comics, Doom Patrol is an eccentric superhero team comprised of complex characters like Danny the Street, a sentient neighborhood that identifies as genderqueer. It’s fitting then, that this team would also boast DC Comics’ first transgender superhero, Kate Godwin, written by their first out trans writer: Rachel Pollack. Hailing from Brooklyn, Pollack led a stereotypical straight cisgender male life …

Gift Guide: Books + Blankets

Perfect pairings for the colder months

Bidding farewell to summer is bittersweet. As longer, warmer days make way for gloomier weather, there’s still plenty to look forward to. And one of the most simple pleasures of autumn and winter is reading a good book while wrapped up in a blanket. As the wind, hail, rain or snow whizzes around outside and you’re cozy indoors, here are some pairings to consider—from poetry …

Detransition, Baby

A witty, tender look into the inner lives of three women—Reese, trans woman; Katrina, a cis woman; and Ames, who lived as a woman for six years and then detransitioned—Torrey Peters’ debut novel explores deep, sometimes dark, places that few writers dare to venture. Beginning with an unplanned pregnancy, the story of love, self-discovery, loss and pain follows the three characters on a journey that …