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

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

Seattle has third-highest rate of anti-LGBTQ hate crimes

Seattle basks in the reputation of being a welcoming place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, but recent FBI data questions this notion. Seattle had the third-highest rate of hate crimes against LGBTQ people among large U.S. cities in 2012. 

SEATTLE TIMES
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