In Japanese popular culture, new trends come and go. But the Japanese have toyed with gender norms for generations. A professor of anthropology explains.
The term transgender is relatively new, and there are many challenges with using this word, especially when gender is defined differently across cultures.
Gender fluidity is becoming more mainstream, and the English language is in the process of adapting to new cultural attitudes about gender and preferences.
I stumbled past the gay rights monument, the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, NYC, right when New York State legalized same-sex marriage.