How the Gender Binary is Bad for Your Health

Alex Ross-ReedGender Binary

Are you a boy or a girl no

The gender binary falsely assumes that gender and sexuality can be neatly divided into two categories, male and female. The gender binary polices people’s expression and behavior based on their sex at birth. Read about the four myths that make up the gender binary in our last blog post.   When the gender binary is imposed on a diverse group … Read More

4 Myths that Define the Gender Binary

Alex Ross-ReedGender Binary

4 Myths that Define the Gender Binary

What is the gender binary? The gender binary falsely makes simple gender and sex, which are, in reality, complex and varied. The gender binary exists because of four myths.   1. There are only two biological sexes.   When a baby human is born, doctors and parents look at the baby’s genitals to determine its sex. They say, “It’s a … Read More

Smoking is More Likely to Kill a Person Living with HIV than to Die of an AIDS-Related Illness

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Smoking is More Likely to Kill a Person Living with HIV than to Die of an AIDS-Related Illness

NBC news recently reported that smoking is more likely to kill a person living with HIV, than complications associated with HIV, when the person with HIV is taking “cocktail” of HIV medication.   Like many people experiencing discrimination and isolation, people living with HIV smoke much higher rates than the general population.   “A person with HIV who consistently takes … Read More