Transgender

Pride is What You Make It

Pride is What You Make It

“It is revolutionary for any trans person to choose to be seen and visible in a world that tells us we should not exist.”  –Laverne Cox A few months before my father disowned me for starting hormone replacement therapy, I spent many visitations, listening to him desperately attempting to dissuade me from taking testosterone. One instance of this was when he saw the trans pride magnet on the ... »

Coming Out Stories: A New Woman

Coming Out Stories: A New Woman

Note: This posts contains mature content. Both image links go to websites with adult content. If you’ve glanced at my biography, you’ll notice that I am a trans* woman. To simplify it, when I was born the doctor said I was a boy based off of my genitals. However, as I have aged I have realized that that was incorrect. I am a girl, a woman, female. To many this appears to be a choice. P... »

Jared Leto from The Dallas Buyers Club

Quickies: Marriage Equality fight in Kentucky, St. Patrick’s Day parade, Jared Leto, Maryland Transgender Rights Bill

Kentucky Attorney General says he won’t defend marriage equality ban, governor says he will use outside counsel to try to defend it. Negotiations continue concerning whether or not to allow LGBT groups to march in St. Patrick’s Day parade. Many people in trans* community speaking out about Jared Leto’s Oscar win. Maryland state senate passes transgender rights bill. Featured imag... »

Cathy Brennan tweeting

What weird old trick is an internet hate group using to escape the ire of the SPLC? H*ck if I know.

If you know of any weird old tricks to get the SPLC to actually listen and respond to you please let me know because it’s not working for me and I even gave them money that one time. In the meantime, there’s a weird old trick to getting a bigoted second-wave has-been who runs a hate group to dox and harass you, and I am executing it right now! (Hint: it’s by writing this article!... »

Can we not quote mine each other?

Can we not quote mine each other?

So I came across this article via facebook (how else would I read anything?). The quote that really rubbed me the wrong way is as follows: I read blogs. And an unfortunate consequence of reading blogs is that sometimes you stumble upon statements that make you upset. Lately, I’ve been dwelling over one single sentence from a blog post that I read a few months ago. The author was a femme-identified... »

Gendered Shopping

Gendered Shopping

You’ll have to bear with me, as my fascination lately is the stark differences between male and female experiences. Although I wore men’s clothing, and behaved like a very masculine human being before I started to transition, it didn’t prepare me for some of the very stark differences in how men and women perceive and move through the fashion world. You would think, that buying clothing is a prett... »

But it’s Just a Compliment

But it’s Just a Compliment

Recently, I got in an disagreement with a man about the state of street harassment that women face. He professed that it’s all just flirtatious compliments that women were just too sensitive to understand. A lot of the women he was arguing with kept trying to explain male gaze, rape culture, and a lot of other things to get through to him that the his experience was not representative of that of a... »

A Different Perspective on GRS

A Different Perspective on GRS

Today Brynn Tannehill on Huffington Post published an article titled Myths About Gender Confirmation Surgery. While I agree with much of what was in her post, I want to respond to some of it from a different perspective. I want to start with saying that I ultimately agree with Tannehill about the need for insurance companies and other health care payers to cover medical care for transgender patien... »

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