I’ve come to realize that the Olympics don’t mean as much if you don’t have cable television. While much of the world was glued to the action, I went about my business as usual. But there are a few events I’m sorry I missed.
In her column on Xtra, the Canadian queer website, author Ivan Coyote talks about her experience watching the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team.
When you’re done with the essay, be sure to click the link at the bottom and read more of Ivan’s powerful work.
There is no gender test. There is not one known to man, woman, or anyone on the spectrum in between.
The media circus and travesty surrounding the recent “gender testing” of South African runner Caster Semenya has led to South Africa’s Minister for Women and Children filing a complaint with the United Nations over how her case was handled.
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