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

The Problem with Conservative Transgender Representation

By |December 18th, 2013|Transgender|0 Comments

NBC Sports Reporter Uses Transphobic Slur

Seriously, folks. That word isn’t okay. Okay? Okay.



By |December 16th, 2013|Transgender|0 Comments

So What is a “Perfect Portrayal of a Trans Person” on TV?

I’ve been doing a fair amount of writing for The Advocate. In one of my recent pieces, I wrote about the addition of a transgender character on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. While I’m not sure where this character’s story arc will go, or how long she’ll be a part of the […]

By |December 11th, 2013|Culture, Transgender|3 Comments

Stop Quoting the “1 in 12” Statistic

“1 in 12 transgender people are murdered.”

I love stats as much as the next person, but until we can actually source this number, can we stop quoting it?

As today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, I’ve seen that statistic waved around quite a bit. Ask anyone, though, and they cannot point you to the true source […]

By |November 20th, 2013|Transgender|11 Comments

Transgender Day of Remembrance. Don’t read my site, read these

By |November 20th, 2013|Transgender|0 Comments

Azealia Banks and the Hypocrisy of the Media (TW: transphobic language)

Last night, rapper Azealia Banks tweeted a transphobic slur. Given the uproar surrounding her use of a homophobic slur (those are just 10 out of dozens of news stories about it), I assumed we could count on […]

By |September 13th, 2013|Culture, Transgender|1 Comment