Local journalist, Jon Ralston, sparks national conversation with ode to trans son

Last week, Jon Ralston showed us his rarely seen softer side when he published The child I love to his Ralston Reports blog. The post served as a love letter to his child, who legally transitioned from female Maddy to male Jake that same day. When Maddy Ralston came into this world almost 21 years…

Special edition: SCOTUS rules #LoveWins

There is no doubt that June 26, 2015 will go down as an historic day for civil rights and equality for all people in America. Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states! The closing paragraph of the decision, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, pretty…

It’s trans* awareness week and all we are talking about are handbags and shoes

This week is Transgender Awareness Week (#TransWk), which leads up to Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20. I actually think there should be a whole month dedicated to trans* awareness, education, and discussion. As a culture, we are so rigid in our concept of gender and gender identity. Too often the fluidity represented by…

Exploring girlhood, Part 4: Decoding the gender binary

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series with the question, “What does it mean to be a girl?” In the series we have explored the way society defines and confines girlhood, as well as gender in general. (Click here for part 1, part 2, and part 3.) This being SCS intern De’Liza Galimidi’s…

Queer Anti-Violence Project seeks Victim Advocates

From our friends at Gender Justice Nevada: The Queer Anti-Violence Project is looking for volunteer Victim Advocates! The training is going to be held June 1 – June 15 Saturdays, 10-3pm, The Center * Monday-Friday, 6-9pm, The Center No class on Sundays The Queer Anti-Violence Project provides Southern Nevada with specific victim/survivor services and anti-violence…

If you give a disgraced RJ publisher a blog… he’ll claim sex ed turns kids gay

You’d think that Sherman Frederick, disgraced Review Journal publisher extraordinaire, would have learned his lesson last week, after writing that Silver State girls are easy. You know, the op-ed in which he posits that if the Hispanic community has such a problem with teen pregnancy, then it’s just their own damn fault? Those slutty sluts.…