A Letter Re: Why blaming Leelah Alcorn’s parents only compounds the bigotry.”

Hi, Meghan; I’m Parker.

Earlier today, I had an opportunity to read your L.A. Times op-ed, “Why blaming Leelah Alcorn’s parents only compounds the bigotry,” and I can’t help but feel as though you’ve misconstrued a number of factors in the path to forming your opinion.

Now, I noticed that though you had a chance […]

By |January 15th, 2015|Culture, Transgender|0 Comments

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

It’s not only gay men who are banned from donating blood; you know that, right?

Today, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it is moving to put an end to what many have described as a “ban on gay blood donations,” in favor of one that would allow individuals the FDA classifies as “men who have sex with men” to donate blood on the condition that they’ve […]

By |December 23rd, 2014|LGBT|1 Comment

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

“The Gay Agenda”

My work here is done. *dusts off hands*

 

By |December 11th, 2014|LGBT|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

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

Reading the Chicago Bears’ Twitter Account is Nothing Short of Depressing

Last night, my beloved Chicago Bears continued their emulation of Chicago’s other Ursidae-christened sports team (the Cubs, obviously), by losing to the Dallas Cowboys 41-28, all but eliminating them from playoff contention.

 

I’m not surprised that the […]

By |December 5th, 2014|Culture|0 Comments

New Year’s Resolution: 5 Phrases 2015 Can Do Without

This month, I’ve committed myself to updating PTC on a much more regular basis. In classic “12 Days of Christmas” style, I’ll be churning out 12 new posts here (a few will be exclusively available to those who donate to my Patreon, so… check that out).

To kick things off, here’s a quick list […]

By |December 1st, 2014|Culture|0 Comments

Catholic Church Still Awful About Trans People, LGBT Orgs Rejoice

A preliminary report from the Catholic Church’s most recent Synod (meeting of the clergy) signals a change in church ideology on the topic of gay and lesbian Catholics. Three paragraphs, under the heading, “Welcoming homosexual persons,” was lauded by many LGBT advocacy organizations and media outlets as being a massive leap forward for […]

By |October 14th, 2014|LGBT|1 Comment