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Katelyn Burns

Katelyn Burns is a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. She was the first openly transgender Capitol Hill reporter in U.S. history.

Katelyn Burns is a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. She was the first openly transgender Capitol Hill reporter in U.S. history.

Latest from Katelyn Burns

8d ago

Texas Republicans are appealing to voters' worst instincts

The Republican Party has been pitting trans people and queer and feminist allies against one another for years. It may be working.
16d ago

Women's soccer reminds us of the fragile state of professional women's sports

Sexual abuse has always been a problem in women’s sports.
17d ago

Dave Chappelle finds that mocking transgender people can revive a career

In the last four of his Netflix specials, the comedian has mocked transgender people.
87d ago

Olympic athlete Laurel Hubbard just shattered a transphobic myth

If there’s one takeaway from Laurel Hubbard’s disappointing finish, it’s that trans women are not a threat to women’s sports.
107d ago

Caitlyn Jenner's anti-trans harassment at CPAC shows the power of deadnames

Deadnaming is all too often used as a weapon to deny trans people's existence.
170d ago

Bob Baffert says Derby horse Medina Spirit was 'cancelled.' Here's what he really means.

Baffert’s quick invocation of cancel culture is a symptom of a larger simmering issue in American politics.
181d ago

Biden told trans youth 'Your president has your back.' We need more.

For one, the president could help provide resources for relocating trans families under attack to trans-friendlier states.
189d ago

When Republicans target trans girls, cisgender girls suffer too

The proposed bans are targeting a minuscule percentage of student athletes while also introducing archaic barriers to all female athletes.
821d ago

Second Democratic debate: Trans issues are American issues — and they deserve to be heard

Like immigration and racial equality, Democrats can speak to trans issues in a way that expresses their vision for an inclusive and prosperous nation — for everyone.