Gender

The Park Service buried its own study on harassment
The Park Service buried its own study on harassment
The agency promised transparency and action. Instead, it kept the audit confidential.
Coming out as trans in the rural West
Coming out as trans in the rural West
A high schooler’s photo essay documents what it’s like to go through intense change in a place that never changes.
How Texas’ restrictive abortion law puts pressure on clinics in Western states
How Texas’ restrictive abortion law puts pressure on clinics in Western states
Patients are turning to places like New Mexico and Colorado for care.
Indigenous zines elevate authenticity
Indigenous zines elevate authenticity
The craft’s lack of limitation allows for powerful storytelling.
Why are Diné LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit people being denied access to ceremony?
Why are Diné LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit people being denied access to ceremony?
We should not be discriminated against when our gender roles don’t match our sex.
 Enjoy a front-row seat at Diné Pride’s Christmas drag show
Enjoy a front-row seat at Diné Pride’s Christmas drag show
More than 200 people attended the event to raise money for scholarships.
A retired WWII pilot photographs ‘the saga of fallen flesh’
A retired WWII pilot photographs ‘the saga of fallen flesh’
Anne Noggle documents herself and other aging women with respect and a touch of wry humor.
Transgender prisoners in the West now have tools for self-advocacy
Transgender prisoners in the West now have tools for self-advocacy
A court ruling transforms healthcare rights for incarcerated trans people.
The West’s hidden corners offer a safe space for polygamists
The West’s hidden corners offer a safe space for polygamists
Each year, Mormon fundamentalists gather on a remote slice of southeastern Utah.
What the outdoor rec industry doesn’t get about the LGBTQ community
What the outdoor rec industry doesn’t get about the LGBTQ community
Companies can help shift outdoors culture from homophobia toward inclusion while helping their bottom line.
A memoir of sorrow and grace
A memoir of sorrow and grace
Pam Houston conveys the pleasures and challenges of rural life.
Currents of consent and control
Currents of consent and control
Like strainers of a river, our memories reshape us from within.
Why the queer Mormon policy reversal is not enough
Why the queer Mormon policy reversal is not enough
Mormon suicide has deeper roots — and demands more change — than the church’s reversal of its exclusion policy.
The ecosexual movement is attracting new people to environmentalism
The ecosexual movement is attracting new people to environmentalism
‘Pollen-amorous’ leaders host marriages to the Earth in Sin City.
An outsider endures violence and redemption in the Wild West
An outsider endures violence and redemption in the Wild West
A familiar trope of storytelling puts women and people of color on center stage.
Gay rodeo and the subversion of Western clichés
Gay rodeo and the subversion of Western clichés
A photo exhibit asks viewers to ponder whether, in reclaiming the idea of the cowboy, gay rodeos renounce violence or reinvest in it.
Mountain biking is my act of resistance
Mountain biking is my act of resistance
In predominantly white Colorado, I bike to beat my fear.
Former Bureau of Indian Affairs director engaged in abusive behavior, no action taken
Former Bureau of Indian Affairs director engaged in abusive behavior, no action taken
Bryan Rice’s behavior at the BIA highlights a culture of harassment and inaction.
Senate hears stories of Indian Country’s missing and murdered
Senate hears stories of Indian Country’s missing and murdered
Data gaps, understaffing and lax investigations have deepened the crisis.
Colorado’s top offices go blue
Colorado’s top offices go blue
Midterm voters elected Jared Polis, the nation’s first openly gay governor.
The ascension of Matthew Shepard
The ascension of Matthew Shepard
A painter examines the aftermath of a murder motived by hate, 20 years later.
Congress must prioritize Native women through legislation
Congress must prioritize Native women through legislation
The critical Violence Against Women Act is set to expire at the end of this month.
Gender diversity on the fire line
Gender diversity on the fire line
A photographer chronicles several of the firefighters combating and cleaning up after California’s Donnell Fire.
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