At around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 28th, 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn stepped in front of a semi-trailer on Interstate 71 near her Kings Mill, Ohio home, bringing an end to her young life. Soon after, a pre-scheduled note was published to the teen’s Tumblr account, outlining that it was her parents’ inability to accept that […]
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 […]
What I’m about to write is going to be seen by most as nit-picky, and to be entirely honest, it is.
“_________ becomes first trans person to ________”
Anytime I read that phrase, I ask myself, “How does this person know?”
I mean, there could have been a dozen, a hundred, or a million trans people to do […]
I’m hoping to put together a video roughly once every week or so, giving a quick overview of trans current events.
Below are links to the full stories.
1.) Jane Doe – http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/04/25/rally-planned-imprisoned-16-year-old-trans-girl
2.) Trans Military – http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/05/11/watch-defense-sec-hagel-open-review-trans-military-ban
3.) New York Name Change – http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/05/08/ny-lawmaker-looks-simplify-name-change-trans-residents
4.) Ore. Man Accused of Discrimination, Runs for Office – […]
Over the weekend, I recorded an episode of the Trans-ponder Podcast with Mila and Jayna. It was a fun time. The hour-long podcast can be downloaded at iTunes or streamed straight from the Trans-ponder website.
Topics covered include: Trans current events, tips for writers, the “RuPaul kerfuffle,” and more.
we have […]
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'” […]
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:
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?”
Even now, […]