Writing

Identities

As Trump’s ban plays out in court, America’s first openly transgender recruits are joining the military

In West Virginia, LGBTQ advocates see a shift toward support

In California, non-binary activists pushing for ID options reach new frontier

Rebecca Sugar, Cartoon Network’s first female creator, on writing LGBTQ stories for kids

Using only materials from a refugee camp, artists recreate Syria’s lost treasures

Arts + Culture

Rare Booksellers Rallied Against an Amazon-Owned Company and Won

This beaming sculpture will shine from earth’s orbit — and probe the politics of space

Stitch by stitch: A brief history of knitting and activism

In a Florida prison, a poet grapples with power and oppression

Projection artists bring light to social issues with attention-grabbing protests

Broadcast Production

Comedian Cameron Esposito tackles sexual assault in new special “Rape Jokes”

In a heavily Puerto Rican city, schools scramble to help students displaced by hurricane

Taylor Mac turns U.S. history inside out in epic, 24-hour show