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Katelyn Burns

MSNBC Columnist

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

3d ago

Hyperfocusing on new anti-trans bills may hurt more than it helps

The avalanche of hateful legislation has taken its toll on trans Americans' mental health.
49d ago

How Democratic-led states can rise up to the challenge of LGBTQ safety

This week, the House Oversight Committee held a hearing on violence against LGBTQ people following the deadly mass shooting at a Colorado queer bar last month.
73d ago

The Club Q shooting was a predictable next phase of anti-LGBTQ rhetoric

Colorado shooting suspect killing five people at Club Q is only the latest consequence of far-right anti-LGBTQ rhetoric that endangers our LGBTQ communities.
86d ago

Republicans are forcing trans voters into an impossible predicament

For transgender Americans, voting is often a nightmare of awkward and invasive explanations, or even outright hostility.
105d ago

Idaho's anti-drag queen bill is the next step in rolling back LGBTQ rights

Bans on public drag have historically been leveraged to police the gender presentation of queer and trans people.
113d ago

Alex Jones' visibility is a story of media failure

As the judgments for Jones' claims about the Sandy Hook shooting pile up, media outlets should look at how they helped him build his brand.
113d ago

What media can learn from Jon Stewart's surprising interview with Arkansas AG Rutledge

Stewart isn’t a trans person like me, or even a reporter. But he’s a familiar face who has spent decades on Americans’ television screens.
117d ago

A damning report on sexual abuse in women's soccer is much bigger than the game

Sexual abuse of women athletes has been a problem for as long as women’s sports has existed. The time to eradicate it is now.
141d ago

Texas wants the state to be the final arbiter of kids' gender

Kids even socially exploring their gender identity is now grounds for a child services investigation in Texas.
146d ago

My experience as a target of Kiwi Farms speaks to a scary truth about internet culture

Even with Kiwi Farms curbed, terrible people on the internet aren’t going anywhere.
158d ago

Marjorie Taylor Greene officially declares war on the trans community

If Republicans seize control of Congress, trans-affirming care for kids and adults is at stake.