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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Dec 03, 2019 at 09:00. 21 comments

Billy Dee Williams Opens Up About Gender Fluid Identity, Sees Himself as ‘Feminine as Well as Masculine’

Billy Dee Williams Opens Up About Gender Fluid Identity, Sees Himself as ‘Feminine as Well as Masculine’

At 82 years old, Billy Dee Williams is not only making moves as an iconic actor but as an iconic person.

In his recent feature interview for Esquire, Williams opened up about the ways in which he expresses his own gender identity.

“And you see I say ‘himself’ and ‘herself,’ because I also see myself as feminine as well as masculine,” Williams confirmed. “I’m a very soft person. I’m not afraid...

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Oct 31, 2019. 17 comments

Not Only Does Facial Recognition Software Often Get Racial ID Wrong, a New Study Finds It Misgenders Trans and Nonbinary Folks Almost All the Time

Not Only Does Facial Recognition Software Often Get Racial ID Wrong, a New Study Finds It Misgenders Trans and Nonbinary Folks Almost All the Time

Nonbinary and transgender identities are increasingly being accepted and normalized throughout society, but not when it comes to high-tech facial recognition software developed by some of the largest tech firms in the world.

According to Forbes, a recent study by the University of Colorado, Boulder, found that when it comes to transgender and nonbinary people, facial recognition software...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Oct 24, 2019. 17 comments

After 35 Years, Always Spreads Its Wings With a Plan for Non-Gendered Packaging

After 35 Years, Always Spreads Its Wings With a Plan for Non-Gendered Packaging

The world of what we’ve traditionally known as “feminine products” is getting more gender-neutral. In an effort to be more inclusive of trans and non-binary consumers, Always is removing the gendered “venus” symbol from its products, CNN reports.

“For over 35 years Always has championed girls and women, and we will continue to do so,” Procter & Gamble said Tuesday in a statement obtained by...

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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Sep 19, 2019. 17 comments

Inclusive Language: Merriam-Webster Gives New—and Nonbinary—Meaning to the Word ‘They’

Inclusive Language: Merriam-Webster Gives New—and Nonbinary—Meaning to the Word ‘They’

To paraphrase an LGBTQ activist catchphrase, “‘They’ are here, ‘they’ are queer and ‘they’ aren’t going anywhere”—at least, when it comes to a new, nonbinary definition of the word “they,” as announced by the editors at Merriam-Webster.

As NBC News reports, after considering things like the increasing number of people who use “they” as their personal pronoun over “he” or “she,” and the growing...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jul 12, 2019. 7 comments

'Why Does My Truth Need a Label?': Jaah Kelly, Daughter of R. and Drea, Talks About Coming Out

'Why Does My Truth Need a Label?': Jaah Kelly, Daughter of R. and Drea, Talks About Coming Out

Coming out is, in and of itself, a journey. When you’re the child of a famous father multiply accused of sexual abuse and predation, one can only imagine how much more difficult that journey becomes.

For Jaah Kelly, child of embattled R&B star R. Kelly, confusion and fear marked her coming out experience, which she revealed to Paper magazine in late June (in a profile using “she/her”...

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