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The Transgender Community™

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; […]

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

“Because We Can”: How Society Justifies Transgender Discrimination

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 […]

By |November 13th, 2013|Personal|6 Comments

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

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 […]

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

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

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”

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2.) Search “tranny”

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By |September 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|9 Comments

Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

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 […]

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

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

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?!"

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