These Drag Queens and Performers Want You to Take Your Toxic Masculinity and Shove It

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While on a recent weekend trip to Vienna with my boyfriend Noah, our friend Lisa turned to me and asked, “Can I be a drag queen?” https://hornetapp.com/stories/toxic-masculinity-drag/

Transformistas Masculinos

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Cuba’s relationship with LGBT communities has historically been rocky, but in the last ten years, things have been on the turn. In large part, this is because of CENESEX, the sexual health and education organization run by Mariela Castro, President Raul’s daughter. She has strongly promoted LGBT rights in Cuba, including making gender affirmation surgery […]

Men Need to Change, and Women Need to Change With Them

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The Weinstein and other sexual harassment and abuse scandals have led to demands that men change. The author argues women must alter their desires and expectations about men too: https://www.thedailybeast.com/men-need-to-change-and-women-need-to-change-with-them

What it means to design my own masculinity

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Trans advocate Tiq Milan says he didn’t become a man to become part of a patriarchal system. Rather, he hopes to lead by example to disrupt those ideas: http://tvo.org/article/current-affairs/shared-values/what-it-means-to-design-my-own-masculinity

We Need To ‘Undefine’ Masculinity

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A gender and spirituality scholar on the roles that limit us: https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/10921-joseph-gelfer-tk-tk

Jared Leto on Masculinity Today: “I Think It’s Completely Subjective”

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Since becoming the creative director of Gucci in 2015, Alessandro Michele has become somewhat of a pop culture phenomenon, with his long black hair, eclectic Instagram account, and celebrity groupies, which include everyone from It girls Petra Collins and Hari Nef to actors Dakota Johnson and Jared Leto: http://www.wmagazine.com/story/jared-leto-gucci-alessandro-michele

Transcending Gender

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Oh for the good old days, when gender was such a simple thing. Men were men and women were women and never the twain should meet, except in the bedroom (where of course two women were not supposed to meet)! And all you had to do to know which was which was to check between […]

Behind the TIME Cover Story: Beyond ‘He’ or ‘She’

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This week’s TIME cover story, with exclusive data from GLAAD, explores a change taking hold in American culture. The piece explores how you-do-you young people are questioning the conventions that when it comes to gender and sexuality, there are only two options for each: male or female, gay or straight: http://time.com/4703058/time-cover-story-beyond-he-or-she

Japan’s gender-bending history

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I’m an anthropologist who grew up in Japan and has lived there, off and on, for 22 years. Yet every visit to Tokyo’s Harajuku District still surprises me. In the eye-catching styles modeled by fashion-conscious young adults, there’s a kind of street theater, with crowded alleyways serving as catwalks for teenagers peacocking colorful, inventive outfits: https://theconversation.com/japans-gender-bending-history-71545

Yoo Ah-in philosophy on masculinity

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For Yoo Ah-in, self-awareness is the key to being attractive. He said in an interview with a local fashion magazine that the most attractive men and women are the ones who know themselves. Yoo appeared on the cover of the magazine’s March issue, which was its first “man edition”: http://kpopherald.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=201702231443296805587_2