Parents magazine has been ordered to stop its print run from children’s magazine The Mag because of the magazine’s “insensitive and potentially harmful” content.
The magazine, which is distributed by Penguin Random House, published an article on transgender children’s bodies and the idea of trans men.
In it, a 16-year-old trans boy explains his life as he attempts to live his life in a gender other than what he identifies with.
“As long as I am allowed to be myself in the eyes of my parents, my peers, and my friends, then I am fine,” he writes.
The Mag is not the first American magazine to be sued for its content.
Last year, The Daily Beast sued The Atlantic after they published a cover story titled “The Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist Manifesto,” in which the author of the article, author and transgender woman Toni Morrison, argued that trans women should be banned from using women’s restrooms.
Morrison’s article also included a quote from a trans woman who argued that “the only thing more damaging to a transgender woman than being shot in the genitals is the thought that someone might think of her as a man.”
The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California filed a complaint with the court against the magazine and The Mag, saying it violated the federal “right to privacy” and the “right of the public to receive and to review articles of general interest.”
The Mag has been cited for numerous content-related claims, including a transphobic essay on trans women, a “dismemberment” article about the gender identity of trans women in the New York Times, and a piece on trans people that includes a photo of a man who was born a woman and has undergone “sex reassignment surgery.”