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Katelyn Burns

MSNBC Columnist

Katelyn Burns is a freelance journalist based in New England. She was the first openly transgender Capitol Hill reporter in U.S. history.

Katelyn Burns is a freelance journalist based in New England. She was the first openly transgender Capitol Hill reporter in U.S. history.

Latest from Katelyn Burns

36d ago

How Bud Light made its true feelings about Dylan Mulvaney depressingly clear

The Bud Light-Dylan Mulvaney controversy shows that marketing beer to trans folks isn't the same as supporting them.
41d ago

DeSantis has nearly unchecked power for his anti-trans agenda — he built it that way

There’s a reason Gov. Ron DeSantis, a 2024 presidential hopeful, is able to steer Florida's anti-trans agenda in ways that threaten the lives, health and safety of trans people like me.
50d ago

Right-wing outrage for trans actress Dylan Mulvaney’s Bud Light ad backfires

A Bud Light ad by Instagram influencer Dylan Mulvaney sparked hilariously misplaced conservative outrage, also directed at LGBTQ-friendly ads for Nike and Jack Daniels.
112d ago

A new trans character doesn’t fix ‘Hogwarts Legacy’ transphobia

Harry Potter franchise's newest 'Hogwarts Legacy' video game brings up fresh concerns for the transgender community creator J.K. Rowling continues to attack.
120d 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.
166d 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.
190d 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.
203d 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.
222d 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.
230d 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.
230d 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.