Broadly’s Gender-Inclusive Stock Photos

After a 2015 Broadly article about tucking inappropriately featured a photo of a cisgender man, the author, Diana Tourjée (now a staff member at the publication and the driving force behind this project) explained why it could be harmful to the trans community. While the choice of image was questionable, it also brought up the larger issue of inclusivity in stock photos—and the fact that …

World Health Organization May Finally Declassify Transgender Identity as Mental Disorder

The World Health Organization might just overturn a decades-old disease classification and in the next edition of their codebook remove Transgender Identity as a mental illness. Thus far, all committees involved, who have taken it under consideration, have approved its dismissal. “It’s sending a very strong message that the rest of the world is no longer considering it a mental disorder,” says Dr Michael First …

Chicago Makes the Right Move in Equal Access to Bathrooms

Four months to the day since the Charlotte City Council passed the discriminatory House Bill 2 in North Carolina, Chicago has done the opposite. In a vote passed at 45 to five, Chicago’s City Council has announced that transgender people are allowed to use whichever bathroom matches their gender identity. “As other states try to erase transgender people from public life, let’s recognize that this …