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1711, 2013

The Transgender Community™

By |November 17th, 2013|Personal|2 Comments

I never quite know how to answer questions about “the transgender community.” To me, the Transgender Community™ is a product of the greater LGBT-industrial complex, just s neat way to classify those of us on the island of misfit toys. Trans individuals are just as diverse and complex as any other grouping of people.

Liberal, conservative; […]

1311, 2013

“Because We Can”: How Society Justifies Transgender Discrimination

By |November 13th, 2013|Personal|8 Comments

I recently read about Alissah Brooks, a transgender woman from Atlanta, Georgia, and her recent run-in with a bouncer who denied her entry to a club on the basis of her gender identity. For those who haven’t yet read this story, after attending a GLAAD event in Atlanta, Brooks and a few friends stopped at […]

1111, 2013

A bit of a rambling tangent on “what it’s like to be a man”

By |November 11th, 2013|Personal|0 Comments

I really don’t know what it is to “be a guy.” Sure, I lived as one for the majority of my life, but when people ask what it’s like to be able to “see both sides,” I don’t really have an answer. I could very easily give you a comparison of what it’s like to […]

409, 2013

3 Pictures to Illustrate why “Tr*nny” is a Slur

By |September 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|13 Comments

A friend once brought up an interesting point:

The way you know that “tranny” is a slur is by doing 3 different Google Image searches.

1.) Search “trans woman” and “transgender woman”

2.) Search “tranny”

Do you see the difference (I had to turn Google’s SafeSearch feature on for that 2nd search as the results were a bit on […]

2608, 2013

Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

By |August 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|3 Comments

On several occasions, I’ve been asked why I’m so open about the fact that I am a transgender woman. No, I’m not walking down the street with a sign on my back that tells people that I lived the first 26 years of my life publicly identifying as a male, but I am very open […]

1508, 2013

California’s School Success and Opportunity Act (AB1266) Will Save Lives

By |August 15th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Apparently, what used to be called, "providing basic human decency," is now, "political correctness run amok!" Apparently, it's more important to indulge ridiculous hypotheticals like, "what if a boy just says he's a girl one day so he can go in the girl's bathroom?!"