Empathy Leads to Understanding

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Understanding is not a prerequisite for empathy. Empathy is a prerequisite for understanding.

Real Men Smell like Anarchy, Not Strawberries

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At what point in our development as men did we collectively decide that it was considered too feminine to smell like a flower, or a fruit, or a vegetable?

Finally College Centers Meeting Needs of Underserved Students

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Imagine this: Today is your first day at college.

Call The (Gender) Police!

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Brynn Tannehill is tired of people using gender expression as a ground for personal judgment. It’s time for things to change.

A Drag Queen for Jesus

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From having to keep his orientation “between me and God,” to donning high heels, lipstick and a wig, and having his Pentecostal pastor (also his father) as his biggest supporter.

It Happens to Boys, Too

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Anna Smith, Executive Director & Co-Founder of Restore One explains commercial sexual exploitation happens to boys, too.

Discarding the Labels and Embracing the Gray

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Imagine being a person whose label and legal status change based on where you are, and may or may not match how you identify yourself.

Facebook Rolls Out Gender-Neutral Family Options

Facebook offers family members new gender/gender-neutral options.

First there were new options for individuals. Now Facebook is offering new identity options for family members.

How a Shift in Perspective Put This Dad Onto the Path of Exceptional Fatherhood

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Jerry Mahoney found that wearing his insecurities on his sleeve wasn’t working. Really listening to his 4-year old daughter finally let him see the truth.

Why “Born This Way” is a Bad Defense That We Need to Stop Depending on

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“It does not matter whether our activities are informed by an element of choice or biology, only that we exist and that we are happy and fulfilled in our lives,” writes Angelus Morningstar.

Into the Light: On Men and Shame

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GMP is having a site-wide conversation about men and shame. Read the stories here and consider sharing one of your own.

This is Real. Facebook Adds List of New Gender Options

Just some of the customizable gender choices from Facebook.

Users asked. Facebook listened. They’ve added a customizable list of terms and pronouns for people to identify their gender.

A King’s Answers: 10 Questions About Gender

Photo by Harry King, 69, Huntsville AL

JJ Vincent asked a 69-year-old about gender, identity, self-expression, and what defines a man.

A Role of Their Own: 10 Questions About Gender

R, 32, is midwestern, married with children.

JJ Vincent asked a 32-year-old about gender, identity, self-expression, and what defines a man.

Protector, Provider, Comforter, Confidante: 10 Questions About Gender

Jim Congdon, 50, Madison AL

JJ Vincent asked a 50-year-old about gender, identity, self-expression, and what defines a man.

NEW STUDY: Gender Defined Inconsistently in Transgender Equality Debates

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A new study of the rhetoric used in debates about transgender equality shows inconsistencies in how gender identity is respected, as well as distinctions drawn between trans men and trans women.