Responding to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial: “Caitlyn Jenner is Still a Mister.”

Below is an e-mail I sent to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette associate editor Jennifer Graham in response to her editorial: “Caitlyn Jenner is still a mister: and he/she is causing fits for uncomfortable conservatives.”


Hi Jennifer —
My name is Parker. I’m a journalist whose work on LGBT, gender, and pop culture issues has appeared places […]

By |June 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|3 Comments

I assure you, I’m not “outraged.”

Like roughly 113 million other people, I spent last night watching the Super Bowl matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. Like many, I fired off a fair amount of tongue-in-cheek commentary, retweeted some jokes, and just shared a few thoughts on Twitter.
Some tweets were “successful” (whatever that means), connecting with people, like […]

By |February 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Jonathan Chait and the Willful Ignorance of the Privileged

I caved.

After pledging to myself that I wouldn’t read Jonathan Chait’s “Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say,” my curiosity got the best of me, and I took the (click) bait. The 4,721-word rant is just as bad as everyone says it is, and breaking down the massive flaws in his […]

By |January 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments

22 Weird Christmas Presents I Found on Etsy

I love Etsy. In fact, that’s where I did most of my Christmas shopping this year. It’s a wonderful place to find unique, handmade trinkets, personalized gifts, or just something you otherwise wouldn’t find in a store. The “small batch” attitude many sellers have on Etsy allows them to create super-specific, niche items.

For every awesome […]

By |December 19th, 2014|Culture, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Perfect from now on: a look back at 2014

The beginning of 2014 marked a strange and challenging time in my life. The 6-year relationship with my now-ex was in its final stages of unravelling, and I was about to move to a new apartment. On the flip side of that, my writing had just begun to take off, finding some success […]

By |December 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Deep Pockets and Empty Promises: What ESPN’s Suspension of Bill Simmons Say About the Company’s Standards

Earlier this week, ESPN suspended Grantland founder Bill Simmons for three weeks for his statements regarding NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s handling of the NFL’s current domestic violence-fueled PR nightmare, and about whether or not league executives had seen the now-infamous video of former Baltimore Ravens star running back Ray […]

By |September 26th, 2014|Culture, Sports, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Breaking Down HuffPost’s “I am NOT cisgendered” Tantrum

Recently, Huffington Post Gay Voices decided to run an editorial by J. Nelson Aviance about how hard it is being a white, cisgender man. Life is tough!

avianceGiven that HuffPo Gay Voices will publish anything that falls in line with editor Noah Michelson’s personal worldview, Aviance’s […]

By |July 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|11 Comments

Parody: If we lived in a world without double-standards

If we lived in a world without double standards, the same people pushing back on homophobic language would also take a stand on transphobic language.

I present: “A Few Words From a Real, Live C*cksucking Fag: Transphobia Edit,” based on the essay “A Few Words From a Real, Live C*cksucking Fag” by Noah Michelson

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By |April 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“My Transgender Coming Out Story” Now Available at Amazon’s Kindle Store and Apple’s iBooks Store

Last year, I got asked to write about myself. It’s a frequent request, and one I really wanted to satisfy in order to move on to different topics. I decided to put it together in one lengthy piece, as comprehensive about my upbringing as I’m willing to be.

Thought Catalog, the first website to […]

By |February 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Real Leader Of The Trolling Revolution

By |November 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments