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The Atlantic vs. transgender people

The Atlantic is an American media organization.

Their record on fairly covering transgender people is spotty, and they have not had a transgender journalist on their masthead or staff since 1848.

The Atlantic is one of several “centrist” publications with an unusually high proportion of trans-skeptical and anti-transgender staffers, including Jeffrey Goldberg, David Frum, Scott Stossel, Adrienne LaFrance, Don Peck, Swati Sharma, Denise Kersten Wills, Sarah Yager, Adrienne Green, Hanna Rosin, Olga Khazan, Conor Friedersdorf, Helen Lewis, Michael Powell, and Emily Yoffe.


 Chris Bodenner

    • Why Is the T in LGBT?
    • Will Trans Servicemembers Be as Controversial as the Bathroom Issue?
    • Could the Transgender Debate Lead to Pay Toilets?
    • What Makes a Man or a Woman?
    • What About Transgender Women in Women’s Shelters?
    • Is the ‘Trans Lobby’ Disproportionately Strong?
    • Why Not a Private Restroom for Everyone?
    • ‘Trans Issues Are Not Left/Right’
    • Is the Transgender Movement a Spiritual One?
    • Much Ado About Genitalia
    • Does the Left Have a Smug Problem?

Gillian Branstetter

  • Sketchy Pharmacies Are Selling Hormones to Transgender People (2016)

Garrett Epps

  • How Birth Certificates Are Being Weaponized Against Trans People (2018)

Ashley Fetters

  • How Pediatricians Fail Gender-Nonconforming Kids (2018)

Lori Gottlieb

  • Dear Therapist: I Love My Trans Daughter, but I’m Still Struggling (2020)

Emma Green

  • The Culture War Over ‘Pregnant People’ (2021)

Jenny Hall

  • Coming Out as Transgender Made Me a More Effective CIA Officer (2017)

Andrea James

  • Why Is Elle Fanning Taking a Role From a Transgender Actor? (2014)

Robyn Kanner

I Detransitioned. But Not Because I Wasn’t Trans.

Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr.

  • The War on Trans Kids Is Totally Unconstitutional (2021)

Thomas Page McBee

  • Why Is the Media So Worried About the Parents of Trans Kids? (2018)

Tey Meadow

  • The Loaded Language Shaping the Trans Conversation (2018)

Hanna Rosin

  • A Boy’s Life (2008)

Jesse Singal

  • When a Child Says She’s Trans (2018)
    • Editors took the unprecedented step of publishing a series of responses (Kanner, McBee, Meadow, Urquhart)

Matt Thompson

  • How to Spark Panic and Confusion in Three Tweets (2019)

Bryony White

  • The Link Between Autism and Trans Identity (2016)

Evan Urquhart

  • My Parents Still Struggle to Know Me After I Transitioned Late (2018)

Ed Yong

  • Young Trans Children Know Who They Are (2019)
  • The Transgender Scientist Who Changed How We See the Brain (2018)


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