On defending my own existence: the only winning move is not to play.

In 1983’s “War Games,” a pre-Ferris Bueller Matthew Broderick stars as David Lightman, a teenager who accidentally hacks into a secret government super-computer, nearly starting World War III. Over the past 32 years, the film has reached a kind of cult status for its commentary about the losing consequences of possible Cold War-era military action, […]

By |June 10th, 2015|LGBT, Life, Transgender|3 Comments

On relationships and the struggle associated with transition

During the past day, I’ve come across two blogs that just absolutely broke my heart, but for completey different reasons.

Helen Boyd, author of My Husband Betty and She’s Not the Man I Married, wrote a beautiful post about her and her wife’s 13th wedding anniversary. In the piece, she discusses the challenges that […]

By |July 15th, 2014|Life, Personal, Transgender|1 Comment

Your help

I’ve got a bit of a dilemma.

While I absolutely love to be able to update PTC on a regular basis, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find the time to put together content.

As many of you know, I’ve been busy over the past year, trying to get to a place where I can make writing and […]

By |July 7th, 2014|Life, Personal|1 Comment

Feast of Fun podcast #2007 – Obama Steps His P*ssy Up

In which we discuss my most recent Rolling Stone article about President Obama’s trans-inclusive executive order, the difference between gender identity and gender expression, my sex life, plastic surgery, Burger King, and why it’s time to make peace with Dan Savage.

By |July 7th, 2014|Interview, Life, Personal|0 Comments

My Thoughts on Being Included in the Trans 100

Late last month, I learned that I was to be included on this year’s Trans 100 list. The list, which celebrates work within and for the betterment of the ‘trans community,’ included a number of well-known names, as well as a large number of “this person deserves to be a ‘well-known name'” […]

By |April 7th, 2014|Life, Personal, Transgender|1 Comment

Christmas, 1990

“What do you want for Christmas?” A burly man with a fake white beard and a bright red suit asked.

“I really want a Nintendo,” responded a child from atop the man’s lap.

“Have you been a good boy this year?” The pseudo-Santa asked as if reciting a script.

The child nodded enthusiastically.

“I’ll see what we can do […]

By |November 25th, 2013|Life|0 Comments