OED Considers A Gender-Neutral Title

The Oxford English Dictionary may soon include a gender-neutral title for those who don’t identify as a traditional Mr, Mrs or Ms. The prefix under consideration is Mx, a title that has already been accepted by some British institutions including the Royal Mail postal service, which currently offers the option on its website. The addition would make significant headway for the transgender community at a …

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A music video that knows no gender to new danceable tracks from Grimes, Young Fathers, Kero Kero Bonito and more

Grimes: REALiTi This week, Grimes shared the previously unheard track “REALiTi,” complete with a music video shot on location, traversing Singapore, Shanghai, Tokyo and elsewhere. What’s unbelievable is that it was a demo recorded in early 2013 for an album that was later scrapped because Grimes wasn’t satisfied with the material. Though it’s not mixed, mastered nor even finished, “REALiTi” sounds more than radio-ready: lush, …

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A Brooklyn artist collaborates with his friends to fund a gender-affirming surgery that his medical insurance refused to cover

“There once was a little boy who was born like a girl. When he was little, he never thought about his gender; he was just a person,” says a narrator over a video scrolling through photos of a child amid the sometimes turbulent transitions of growing up. As it so happens, this child is Leon Finley, who struggled for years feeling like a boy trapped …