Latest from Samantha Schmidt
Teens in Argentina are rewriting the rules of the Spanish language to eliminate gender in order to change what they see as a deeply gendered culture. Their efforts are at the center of a global debate over gender, amid the growing visibility of non-binary identities and a wave of feminist movements worldwide.
  • Dec 5, 2019
Los adolescentes en Argentina están reescribiendo las reglas del español, eliminando el rasgo de género de las palabras para romper con lo que consideran una profunda cultura machista.
  • Dec 5, 2019
While D.C. chapter thrives, umbrella organization has seen membership drop.
  • Nov 23, 2019
Federal officials have established a hotline and online hub of information for patients who think they might have endured an unnecessary procedure.
  • Nov 21, 2019
Colonial Williamsburg has agreed to research gender and sexually nonconforming people in 18th-century America, acknowledging to the LGBTQ community that people like them “have always existed.”
  • Nov 16, 2019
The museum aims to create a major shift in the representation of female artists, who still make up only 11 percent of acquisitions at major American museums.
  • Nov 15, 2019
To many, the books meant LGBTQ students could see their own lives reflected in the stories they read. But to some parents, the books amounted to “sexual propaganda.”
  • Nov 10, 2019
She was riding in the crosswalk of Old Georgetown Road at the entrance ramp to the Beltway Friday evening.
  • Nov 9, 2019
For first-time mothers, California’s paid leave policy reduced employment by 7 percent and lowered annual wages by 8 percent, the study found.
  • Oct 26, 2019
Students say dress codes are “misogynistic,” but parents still worry about the messages clothes send.
  • Oct 4, 2019