Deadly Medicine: Leelah Alcorn and Conversion Therapy

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 […]

By |January 2nd, 2015|Transgender|0 Comments

4 Times Cleveland’s Plain Dealer Has Been Awful About Trans People

Like many print media outlets, The Cleveland Plain Dealer has fallen on hard times. Last year, “Ohio’s largest news source” (yeah, but who are you competing against?) announced that they would be laying off employees and reducing home delivery to just 3 days a week. Over the course of the past […]

By |December 10th, 2014|Transgender|0 Comments

Science Magazine’s Attempt to Highlight HIV Epidemic Backfires

By |July 17th, 2014|Culture, Transgender|1 Comment

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

“the first trans person to _______”

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 […]

By |July 10th, 2014|Culture, LGBT, Transgender|3 Comments

Trans News Update – 5.11.14 – #1

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 –

2.) Trans Military –

3.) New York Name Change –

4.) Ore. Man Accused of Discrimination, Runs for Office – […]

By |May 12th, 2014|Transgender|0 Comments

Trans-ponder podcast episode #201

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.


By |May 5th, 2014|Personal, Transgender|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

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