Monthly Archives: January 2014

Wednesday Reading List: Jan. 29, 2014

Papier Hache – Transgender Pathologization – Kat Haché


It doesn’t matter to these people and to our society that the actual “reality” of the situation (one that transgender people know quite well and have faced on a deeper level than these […]

By |January 29th, 2014|Reading List|0 Comments

Joss Whedon Makes Transphobic Joke, Refuses to Apologize

Monday on Twitter, writer Joss Whedon responded to a question from Kyle McManus. McManus asked the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Buffy writer for “Advice on writing strong female leads in a comic book?”

Whedon replied, simply, “Must value strength but also community and not have peeny/balls.” In what was likely a poorly thought-out joke, Whedon’s response was viewed […]

By |January 28th, 2014|Culture|17 Comments

LISTEN: appearance; READ: Advocate Op-Ed – Caleb Hannan

On Thursday, I stopped by Vocalo to guest on The Morning AMp. There, I chatted with Molly Adams and Brian Babylon about Caleb Hannan, Dr. V, and media etiquette. Give it a listen: 


Today, I continued my coverage, penning an op-ed for The Advocate. You can read that

By |January 24th, 2014|Sports, Transgender|0 Comments

The Definitive Caleb Hannan Reading List

Grantland – Dr. V’s Magical Putter by Caleb Hannan

Finally it hit me. Cliché or not, a chill actually ran up my spine.

“Are you trying to tell me that Essay Anne Vanderbilt was once a man?”

Grantland – The Dr. V Story: A Letter From the Editor by Bill Simmons

Even now, […]

By |January 22nd, 2014|Culture, Sports, Transgender|2 Comments

And one more thing…

The following is a brief follow-up to an essay I wrote for The Toast.

“But, like, there just aren’t any big name trans actors. That’s why the role went to…”

Well, yes and no.

Talk to any recent college graduate who has spent even a few minutes on a job search site, and ask them what […]

By |January 16th, 2014|Culture|1 Comment

F U U Fing F

It never fails. As certain as the sun will rise tomorrow, a bigot will accuse you of “intolerance” for refusing to accept the hate they spew.

I recently wrote about a blog post on CNN’s iReport platform (for the record, iReport is something anyone can post to, it’s not the same thing as actually writing for […]

By |January 5th, 2014|Personal|2 Comments

Speaking Engagements/Interview Requests

Over the past few months, I’ve gotten a few requests to do some speaking gigs, as well as a few requests to appear on TV. I’ve decided that in 2014, I’ll try to give the whole “talking in front of a group of people” thing a shot.

So! With that, I’m going to start booking my […]

By |January 3rd, 2014|Personal|0 Comments

UPDATED: CNN Features Massively Transphobic Article, I Write the Author

CNN’s iReport featured a piece by Richard Lucas about California’s School Success and Opportunity Act. Lucas, who doesn’t appear to have any first-hand knowledge of transgender issues, demonstrates some of the worst misconceptions the general public have about trans issues, especially those about “the bathroom.”

Hi Richard –

Thanks for taking a few minutes to chat […]

By |January 2nd, 2014|Transgender|33 Comments