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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Michael Sams' groundbreaking assignment: Make the team

The openly gay NFL player is focusing on sticking with the St. Louis Rams, who drafted him.

NEW YORK TIMES

New book 'Straight' explains the invention of heterosexuality

The concept dates from the 1800s, and psychiatry played a role in picking up the terms "heterosexual" and "homosexual."

SALON

Yes, Brazilian women do play soccer. In the shadow of the men.

Many are good enough to dream of playing professionally in other countries but see no opportunity for themselves. 

AL JAZEERA

Should taxpayer dollars fund "sex change" surgeries?

Stranger columnist Danielle Askini believes it's time for Washington to overturn bans on coverage for gender-confirming surgeries. This move would decrease suicide rates among transgender individuals, helping them lead healthy and happy lives

STRANGER (SEATTLE)

Kirkland mother fights for moms' rights

Stay-at-home mom Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner built MomsRising, one of the most powerful grassroots feminist organizations in the country.

SEATTLE WEEKLY
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