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Jessie Gender

How Toxic Masculinity Harms Women

When college student Mollie Tibbetts was killed, some blamed immigrants. The real cause may be toxic masculinity — which perpetuates violence and homophobia. 

Violence Overwhelmingly Affects Women. All Men Need to Help

From the day they're born, women are socialized to protect themselves from and be afraid of men. What can we do to change this?

Do Trans Women Have Male Privilege?

Some argue trans women benefit from male privilege. Jessie Gender breaks down the claims.

Why Is Transface So Offensive?

Not sure why the recent Scarlett Johansson controversy has the trans community upset? Jessie Gender explains.

Who's Your Champion of Pride?

Laverne Cox, Wilson Cruz, Karamo Brown, and other LGBT celebrities tell us who is giving them life this summer.

Three Women React to the Public Humiliation of a Trans Person

We asked three trans women to watch video of a congressional candidate accosting a trans woman at a restaurant and then share their emotions about the incident.

The Advocates Podcast: The Importance of Lesbians

Game Changers: Lesbians You Should Know About author Robin Lowey discusses the importance of educating students about lesbians who changed history. 

Should Girls Be Allowed in the Boy Scouts?

Transgender Eagle Scout Jessie "Gender" Earl on the argument that girls shouldn't be allowed in the newly renamed Scouts BSA.

Explaining 'Spectrums': Identity, Sexuality, Even Political Affiliation

Are you more masculine or feminine? Gay, straight, or bi? Spectrums help you figure it out, as Jessie Gender explains.

'The Advocates' Podcast: 'Love, Simon' vs. 'Call Me by Your Name'

Was Love, Simon better than Call Me by Your Name? editor in chief Raffy Ermac joins Jessie and Tracy to discuss.

Top 5 Reasons Being Transgender Is Awesome

Being transgender is incredibly amazing, and Jessie Gender gives her top five reasons why for Trans Day of Visibility.

'The Advocates' Podcast: When Are Transgender Jokes Offensive?

Comedian Dana Goldberg joins Jessie and Tracy to talk about when comedy can and should be offensive on the latest The Advocates Podcast.

'The Advocates' Podcast: Women in the White House

The Advocate's executive editor, Neal Broverman, sits down with Jessie and Tracy to talk about the Rob Porter scandal and women in the White House.

7 Ways to Love Trans People, With Jessie Gender

For Valentine's Day, Jessie Gender shows us how to best show our love to that special trans person in our lives.

'The Advocates' Podcast: The Importance of LGBT Stories

Kevin Gerdes, the creator the LGBT Stories podcast, joins Jessie and Tracy to discuss the importance of sharing our truth.

Jessie Gender Takes a Barre-less Barre Class at a Queer Gym

The gym, appropriately named Everybody, is an all-around inclusive gym that proudly "welcomes all bodies, genders, races, nationalities, faiths, classes, sexualities, sizes, ages & abilities." 

Is Transgender Identity a Mental Illness?

Jessie Gender breaks down a controversial, complicated issue.

The Ins and Outs of Bisexuality

Jessie Gender and Ariel Sobel explains the ups and downs of being bisexual.

'The Advocates' Podcast: Being the Father of a Trans Woman

On this special episode of The Advocates podcast, host Jessie "Gender" Earl sits down with her father to talk about being transgender.

'The Advocates' Podcast: Golden Globes and #MeToo

For the latest episode of The Advocates Podcast, Tracy and Jessie talk Golden Globes and toxic masculinity with Pride's Taylor Henderson.