gender identity

  • transgender piece 4
    May 13, 2015  

    At an early age, 8-year-old Skyler Kelly began to let his parents know that what he looked like on the outside, a girl, is not how he felt on the inside. The science of gender identity isn’t fully understood, but new research points to a complex set of factors, including biological ones. Special correspondent Jackie Judd talks to families and researchers who are working on these discoveries. Continue reading

  • alex transgender piece
    April 23, 2015  

    Alex Myers grew up as Alice, a girl, in rural Maine. In the mid-’90s, during the summer between junior and senior years at boarding school, Myers came out as transgender, starting the process of embracing his true gender identity. Once the first transgender graduate of Harvard University, today Myers, a writer and professor, takes his story to high school and college campuses. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

  • November 7, 2013  

    In the news, Typhoon Haiyan reached islands in the central Philippines, bringing with it torrential rains and wind gusts nearing 200 mph. Meanwhile, the Senate passed ENDA, the first major movement in nearly two decades on legislation that bars employers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Continue reading