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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

On several occasions, I’ve been asked why I’m so open about the fact that I am a transgender woman. No, I’m not walking down the street with a sign on my back that tells people that I lived the first 26 years of my life publicly identifying as a male, but I am very open […]

By |August 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|3 Comments

A Selfish Post

Between my posts on Huffington Post and Salon this past week, I’ve found myself the target of a number of ignorant and hateful comments and messages.

When I posted to my social media profiles that I was feeling warn down and in need of distraction, the response from my local friends was […]

By |August 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness (What’s in a Name?)

Among the most basic of American principles is the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” To erase one’s identity, to render them an invisible segment of society, is to deny them true life.

Last week, Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, announced to the general public something transgender activists have known for […]

By |August 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

My Salon.com Debut: Coming Out Trans – And Happy

By |August 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Kristin Beck is the Real Traitor, Not Chelsea Manning

ImageOver the past 2 days, Kristin “Warrior Princess” Beck has taken to her Facebook account to pen some frustratingly transphobic screeds. Before she has a chance to delete them, I just wanted to capture her statements in the off chance she tries to […]

By |August 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|5 Comments

What Do You Have to Gain by Dehumanizing Us?

What do you have to gain by calling Chelsea Manning “him,” “he,” or her birth name? Are you so insecure about your own gender identity that you worry that if she’s allowed to be herself, you’ll be less of a man or less than a woman as a result? Really, what’s it to you?

Yes, she […]

By |August 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

On Chelsea Manning: “you expect the tax payers to cover this?”

Yes, absolutely.

Do prisons provide insulin to individuals who suffer from diabetes? Yes. Do prisons provide antidepressants to prisoners suffering from depression? Yes. Do prisons provide chemotherapy to […]

By |August 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|4 Comments

My Huffington Post Debut

My Huffington Post Debut

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By |August 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Do you suffer from low testosterone?” “YES! INTENTIONALLY!”

You know those “low testosterone” commercials? The ones that usually feature men doing manly things like construction, playing football or just being dude-like? “Do you suffer from depression, fatigue, decreased sex drive, or weight gain?” Um, yeah, that’s kind of what happens to people as they get older. Those are freaking ridiculous.

Could you imagine […]

By |August 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Let’s see what happens…

I’m testing something out. I am going to calmly and politely address the concerns of one of the California assemblymen who oppose AB1266. Below is what I posted to Tim Donnelly’s Facebook page (he appears to frequently respond to posts). He’s been making the rounds on conservative

By |August 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|4 Comments