In 2016, a controversial bill was signed in Georgia, banning transgender individuals from using restrooms designated for the sex with which they identify. In the wake of this legislation, Between the (Gender) Lines: The Science of Transgender Identity explored what was known at the time about transgender identity, discussing scientific evidence for its biological bases, as well as the social and psychological ramifications of binary gender classifications. Regrettably, we decided to remove this article in 2021 to prevent its misappropriation by individuals and groups seeking to oversimplify this complex subject and promote views that lack a scientific basis. If you are interested in this topic, we encourage you to explore the resources listed below.
The SITN editorial team
For more information:
- For a previous SITN blog article discussing sex determination systems, see: http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2016/im-xy-know-sex-determination-systems-101/
- For a fairly comprehensive discussion on the genetics of gender, see: http://www.who.int/genomics/gender/en/index1.html
- For a more complete discussion on queer acronyms, see: https://decahedronofq.wordpress.com/what-is-lgbtqqiaap/